MP is guest speaker at Amberley Village Breakfast
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was guest speaker at the Amberley Village Breakfast on Saturday (9 March), attended by local residents, councillors and business owners.
The popular breakfast meeting at Houghton Bridge tearooms was attended by around 40 people. The event provides an opportunity to share news on a range of local issues affecting Amberley and the surrounding hamlets of Houghton, Rackham and Greatham.
Mr Herbert updated the audience on a number of local and national issues, before taking questions.
The MP said that the A27 Arundel bypass had been delayed because of the judicial review by the South Downs National Park Authority and others, and a new round of public consultation would be held later in the year. He was confident, however, that the bypass would be built, and the funding for it remained in place. He believed that the bypass would ease traffic which is currently rat-running through downland villages, including Houghton and Amberley, and the National Park.
Brian Donnelly and Paul Clarke, Horsham District Councillors for Pulborough, also attended the breakfast.
Mr Herbert said: “The Amberley Village Breakfast is a terrific initiative and I always enjoy attending it. I think it would be great if more villages held breakfasts like this. They’re a really good way to bring people together and share local news.”
1. Photograph: (Left to right) - Tim Simpson, Amberley parish councillor, Grahame Joseph, chairman of the Amberley Society, and Nick Herbert.