Public access to MoD land

Michael has spoken to Councillors about the proposed changes to the byelaws affecting MoD land, and had an online meeting Cllr Paul Deach and Attieh Fard in late February 2020.


Congestion at the junction with the M3

Michael frequently receives complaints about the A322 Lightwater bypass, and it is recognised as the most significant cause of traffic congestion in Surrey Heath. 


In recent months, there have been a spate of burglaries across Surrey Heath, and residents are understandably alarmed.

Mental-health services

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for mental-health services for Surrey Heath residents, and Michael met Fiona Edwards, its Chief Executive, on 27 September 2019 to discuss the challenges the Trust is facing and its plans for the future.

Esso pipeline

Esso is planning to replace 90km of its 105km underground aviation fuel pipeline that runs from Southampton to London. A large portion of the existing pipeline, and the proposed new route for the replacement pipeline, passes through Surrey Heath.

Better connections to Heathrow Airport

Not only do Surrey Heath residents use Heathrow for holidays and business travel, many actually work at the Airport too.

Better transport connections are desperately needed in order to reduce congestion along the M3, especially as the Airport wishes to expand.

Rail Services

Michael wholeheartedly supports the fight for a greatly improved rail service, and is working together with local Councillors to ensure residents’ voices are heard.

Ash Vale flooding

Many residents on the Avondale estate in Ash Vale have suffered from repeated flooding, and in May 2019 Michael wrote to SSE in wholehearted support of the application submitted by the 6th Avondale Residents Association for a resilience grant.

Heathrow Expansion

On 22 February 2019, Michael chaired a special Q&A session at the Briars Centre in Lightwater about Heathrow's Airspace and Future Operations Consultation, which closed on 4 March. Four representatives from the Airport were there to answers residents’ queries and concerns.