Following the Environment Secretary’s announcement on 20 February that the south east of England is officially in drought, Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, has been updated on the drought situation in Basingstoke
Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, has welcomed the publication by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council of their blueprint for planning the future of the Borough. The Council has launched a six week consultation on their Core Strategy, which is the key document of the Local Development Framework, and sets out principles and policies regarding development here over the next 15 years.
During the spell of colder weather, Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, went out to see for herself some of the new grit bins that Hampshire County Council has deployed across the town and has been hearing about how the Council had prepared itself to cope with severe weather.
Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, is encouraging young people aged 11 to 16 to get engaged in the democratic process by entering “Lights, Camera, Parliament!”, a free film competition run by Parliament’s Education Service.
Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, has welcomed the publication on 8 December of the Government’s White Paper “Water for Life”, which she describes as a “call to action” for the protection of our rivers from pollution and over-abstraction. Maria highlights the damage that has been done to the River Loddon which she says must be haltedand reversed.