Tag Archives: Andy Winter

The “Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill”


Last Friday Simon Fell the Conservative MP for Barrow and Furness read his Private Members Bill for the second time and although all but one of the MPs who responded are Conservative MPs, one Labour MPs did speak several times. … Continue reading

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Some nice words about our Queen and her Jubilee


Yesterday a friend of mine here in Brighton, Andy Winter wrote a piece that he has included in his blog and also in his column in the Argus newspaper yesterday about his experience of meeting the Queen. It is a … Continue reading

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A clear call that Brexit has reduced our STEM focus


I spend time reading the various comments about STEM in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. One of the reasons I do so is that I am a STEM Ambassador and I am very keen to … Continue reading

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The Government now must reverse their actions


A few minutes ago one of my friends published this tweet and the information is very clear. There are in the last 7 days 345.014 COVID cases in our Nation. In the previous 7 days before the recent decisions had … Continue reading

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Don’t expect Michael Gove to answer a question


A week ago on the last day of Parliament before they had a holiday Michael Gove was the Minister in the House of Commons having to deal with Topical Questions. So he got asked a number of questions and of … Continue reading

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Important Homelessness words for Hastings and Rye


On Wednesday there was an important debate in Westminster Hall in Parliament under the heading of Winter Homelessness Support. The people who took part in the debate included the current MP for Hastings and Rye, Sally-Ann Hart. She was the … Continue reading

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Lets be radical about solving some current Housing problems


In the last few days two Sussex MPs have raised questions about Housing requirements as we come out of the initial COVID lockdown situation. Many of us are very aware of this challenge and some of the opportunities and barriers. … Continue reading

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Another dreadful gap in Governmental understanding


Homelessness is a very complex issue, when one takes into account sofa surfing, inadequately and temporarily housed people as well as the very visible rough sleepers who may spend time on our pavements but may also retreat to squats or … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sylvie OBE


The publication late last night of the New Years Honours list contained the name of Sylvie Johnston who has been the CEO of a charity called Stonepillow for many years. I recall meeting her at a meeting about 10 years … Continue reading

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A New Year recommendation


One of the best bloggers that I read regularly is my friend Andy Winter, CEO of Brighton Housing Trust whose latest blog posted yesterday¬†on the Government announcement of ¬£1.25M for Brighton and Hove to ‘to prevent homelessness in the first … Continue reading

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