On Friday, Nick will be in the constituency, attending a number of local events, including a farm visit near Washington, after which he will meet with head teachers at Steyning Grammar School to discuss school funding.
Following this, Nick will attend the St Georges’ Day Roast Lunch hosted by the South Downs Conservatives in Angmering.
In the afternoon he will travel to Upper Beeding to hold his regular surgery at The Hub (by appointment-only). If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
Nick will then visit the Old Workshop Cafe at Sullington Manor Farm which has just started its Spring/Summer season opening hours.
On Friday Nick is delighted to be joining an event marking the 500th person to graduate from a ‘Building Heroes’ course at Brinsbury Campus in Pulborough. Building Heroes is a charity which helps armed service leavers in transitioning to civilian life by training them into a career in building and construction.
In the afternoon Nick is visiting the new venture from Edgcumbes Coffee Roasters & Tea Merchants and The Arundel Brewery. The Brewhouse Project is due to open to the public on 12 April, but Nick will be meeting the team behind the business to learn more.
Later in the day, Nick is meeting reality personality and anti online abuse campaigner Katie Price, and her mother Amy Price, ahead of next week’s debate in the House of Commons, which has come about as the result of a petition started by Katie.
In the evening, Nick will be addressing members of the Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association at its AGM.
On Thursday, Nick will be in Washington DC as a member of the Lancet TB Commission, and will be speaking on a panel about their report with the UN Envoy on TB, Dr Eric Goosby, the Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership, Lucica Ditiu and the former head of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Mark Dybul.
On Monday, Nick will attend a briefing on the campaign for equal marriage in Northern Ireland, hosted by Amnesty International. Nick is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global LGBT Rights and you can read more about his work on these issues here.
On Tuesday, Nick will sit on a Delegated Legislation Committee to scrutinise the draft Product Safety and Metrology (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
In the evening, Nick will vote on Section 13 (1)(B) of EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (a.k.a. the ‘Meaningful Vote’ on Brexit - you can read about Nick’s views on Brexit here).
On Saturday morning Nick is joining the Amberley Business Breakfast to hear about local issues from the parish council, local groups and businesses. Nick will also be speaking to the group.
Following this, Nick will be walking off his breakfast by supporting Slindon residents on a litter pick, a ‘spring clean’ for the village. The litter pick has been coordinated by Mike Imms, Chairman of Slindon Life, with support from the parish council. Volunteers are welcome and will be provided with the tools needed for the work. They will also be thanked with a voucher for tea and cake at Slindon Forge.
Nick will be in Thakeham on Friday morning to open the new village hall which has been built as part of the new housing development. Nick will then be holding his regular surgery in the hall (by appointment-only). If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
In the afternoon Nick will be visiting the Greyhound Brewery in West Chiltington to present a certificate which acknowledges one of the brewery’s beers has been featured as a guest ale in a bar at the Palace of Westminster.
Nick will be meeting cub scouts volunteers from the Bury and Pulborough packs who will be at Tescos in Pulborough from midday onwards. The cubs are doing a charity bag pack to raise money for DePaul, a charity which supports the homeless with a focus on young people. Nick is an Officer and one of the founding members of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ending Homelessness.
On Friday morning, Nick will be visiting The Dorset House school in Bury to meet with the Headmaster and Governors, followed by a questions and answers sessions with some of the younger pupils.
In the afternoon, Nick will be attending a meeting with Arundel Town Council and residents of River Road, to look at the next steps of the river wall repair project. The Environment Agency have confirmed that the scheme will be accelerated with works scheduled to begin this Autumn.
Nick will be holding his regular constituency surgeries this week in Storrington (by appointment only). If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
Nick will attend a Mary How Trust Patrons and Trustees meeting at the end of the day. Nick is a Patron for the Trust which provides health screening for cancer prevention and has been running a 30th anniversary appeal to update equipment.
On Friday morning, Nick will be holding his regular constituency surgeries, this week in Upper Beeding (by appointment only). If you have an issue you would like to discuss with Nick, please click here to see how he can help.
Nick will be visiting The Henfield Haven in the afternoon to see how they have used £65,000 of National Lottery funding to extend their existing building to offer more services.
This week is Children’s Mental Health week with the theme ‘Healthy: Inside and out’. Nick will be visiting St Peters School in Henfield to see how they are promoting children’s wellbeing and to see their new running track, the ‘St Peters Metres’.
Later in the afternoon Nick is visiting the Black Horse Amberley to meet the new owners and hear about their plans to support local tourism. The pub was saved by the local community after it remained closed for six years. It reopened in November.
Nick’s final visit on this busy constituency day will be to The Mary How Trust in Pulborough to see their new scanner which has been funded through the Trust’s 30th anniversary appeal. Nick is a Patron of the Mary How Trust, a charity which provides health screening and early cancer detection. This Wednesday (4 Feb) marked World Cancer Day.