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West Sussex County Times Article
I've had a busy time at Westminster. As well as my usual Ministerial duties, I made visits to Newcastle and Manchester to visit local police forces and talk about November's Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
I also enjoyed meeting a pupil from Midhurst Rother College who shadowed me for a day and had the opportunity to meet the Speaker of the House of Commons.
It was, as ever, great to return to the constituency, and on Friday morning I headed to Chichester for our regular meeting of West Sussex MPs and local authority leaders.
I was particularly pleased to hear that, after my broadband summit last May, the Government has approved the the West Sussex County Council's broadband plan. With nearly £15 million to spend over the next three years, superfast broadband for most households, and 100 per cent coverage for all, is a step closer to becoming a reality.
I went on to open the extended Haskins Garden Centre in Angmering. It's very good news that the company has made a £12 million investment in the new store, despite the economic climate, creating a large number of new jobs for local people.
I also held constituency surgeries in Arundel and attended local events on Friday and Saturday evening in Sutton and Pulborough.
On Saturday, I travelled to Newcastle to attend PC David Rathband's memorial service in the cathedral. I had the privilege of meeting him after the terrible shooting that left him blind and I admired his courage. His sad death is a sobering reminder of what police officers do to keep us all safe.
Sunday is rarely a day of rest for a Minister! Usually I have my 'red box' of work to do, and for the second weekend in a row I found myself in front of TV cameras talking about policing policy.
Many of my constituents who were watching recognised Arundel's streets, and even the TV presenters remarked on what a beautiful backdrop it was to the interviews. Another reminder of how lucky we are to live in such a fantastic county!
For anyone that is interested in what I am doing each week, I put the highlights of my diary on my website - www.nickherbert.com.
15 March 2012
"I pledge to work hard for everyone in the constituency, to stand up for local people, and to be a strong voice at Westminster for your concerns"