Local News

Michael welcomes charity funding opportunity

Michael has welcomed the news that a £6 million funding pot will be available for charities this year, raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

Michael attends opening of new Viewing Point

It was a glorious morning in Upton for the opening of the new viewing platform in Lytchett Bay.


Michael was delighted to be able to be there and see how accessible the paths are, enabling the local community to enjoy this beautiful natural environment.

Michael welcomes money for housing

Local Councillors have welcomed the news that Councils across Dorset have been given financial support from the Government to drive forward community-led affordable housing. Funding has been received to help mitigate the impact of second homes which are prevalent across the County.

January News

I often feel that the title of this column can be misleading – whilst I do spend Monday to Thursday each week in London, my focus is always on what can benefit the people in Mid Dorset and North Poole.

Christmas Card competition

As last year, I had a competition for local schools to design my Christmas cards. I received entries from 5 schools, and Vic Martin and "Art on the Heath" from Canford Heath chose a design from each school. There were some amazing designs, and I know it was a difficult choice!

Hunt the House

As the nights get longer, I would like to encourage everyone to consider the recommendations by the Hunt the House project. This asks you to think about how easy it would be for emergency services to find your house, particularly in the dark.