Local News

Why I support an expansion to Gatwick, not Heathrow

I am very mindful of the fact that many local residents feel an expansion at Gatwick rather than Heathrow would be preferable, and having considered the Airport Commission’s (AC) report, in which they recommend a third runway at Heathrow, I do not believe an expansion to Heathrow provides the UK with the viable long-term solution it needs.

Justice Committee publishes report on Criminal Court Charge

This morning the Justice Select Committee, of which I am the Chairman, published a report calling on the Government to scrap the criminal courts charge. By way of background, the charge was introduced earlier this year through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, imposing a mandatory charge on offenders convicted of a criminal offence to help cover the ‘relevant court costs’ of proceedings.

Bob Neill pushes for improved superfast broadband in Bromley & Chislehurst

A frequent frustration that I share with many local residents is the difficulty a significant number of us face accessing superfast broadband at home. It may come as a surprise – or unfortunately, may not – to read that four of the lowest twelve constituencies for premises with superfast broadband in the country are in London, and to add to this absurdity, that the worst of all these is the Cities of London and Westminster constituency, the seat from which our country is run!

Update on Biggin Hill Airport

I appreciate that the ongoing debate about the extension of the operating hours at Biggin Hill Airport raises strong and genuinely held feelings from residents across the constituency, and I thought now would prove an ideal time to update you on the current situation.

Help me find the best pub chef in Bromley and Chislehurst

For the first time, the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group and the British Beer and Pub Association, along with Nestlé Professional, are launching a competition to find Britain’s best Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the year. The winner will be recognised with an award in Parliament.

Local restaurant nominated for the Tiffin Cup 2015

One of Bromley’s best restaurants, Tamasha on Widmore Road, has again been accepted to take part in the prestigious Tiffin Cup competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.