Update from South Western Railway

Michael has received the following email from Andy Mellors, Managing Director of South Western Railway, regarding the rail services between Reading and Ascot (via Camberley and Ascot) and London Waterloo:

Heathrow Expansion

On 25 June, the House of Commons approved the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement (NPS), backing Heathrow expansion through developing a new North-West runway.

Tesco no longer plans to open controversial store in Lightwater

Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, was informed last Thursday that Tesco no longer plans to open a new Express store in Lightwater.

Tesco had originally applied in 2010 to build a store on the Guildford Road site, a plan which was met with much opposition from local residents.

Virgin Media pledges to rebuilt trust in Lightwater

Virgin Media has apologised to Surrey County Councillors Mike Goodman and David Mansfield and Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove for the disruption caused to residents when it recently extended its ultrafast broadband network in Lightwater.

Keogh Barracks

Concerns were raised about the living conditions at Keogh Barracks and lack of adequate heating. On 9 March, Michael wrote to the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson CBE MP, to bring this to his attention.