A thriving local economy

Local residents want a thriving local High Street to shop, spend time and meet people, so I will be pushing for regeneration funding to support local businesses and help our High Streets compete.

By improving our High Streets and attracting more quality jobs to the area, we can make Carshalton and Wallington and even better place to live, work and raise a family.

Our small and independent local businesses have been closed throughout much of the Coronavirus pandemic, so I will do all I can to help them bounce back.

News

The Budget

I warmly welcome the measures taken in this Budget.

Fusion Sound and Light

Earlier today, I met virtually with Tom and Amber of Fusion Sound and Light to hear their concerns on the impact Coronavirus restrictions have had on their business, the wider live events supply chain, and the support they would like to see in Wednesday’s Budget.

Hair and Beauty Roundtable

This afternoon I was delighted to speak with Victoria from the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF) and local salon owners Frank, Colette and Nelly to discuss the challenges facing the personal care sector.

Night Time Economy

As a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Night Time Economy, I am encouraging all Carshalton and Wallington music fans and night-time lovers to share their views in a Parliamentary survey on nightlife.

SIBA, Breweries and SBR

This afternoon I met again virtually with our two local microbreweries - Signal Brewery and Anspach & Hobday Brewery - along with representatives from SIBA to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the impact on microbreweries in Carshalton and Wallington as well as across the UK, and the

Support for Pubs

I met again today with the British Beer and Pub Association (the BBPA) to discuss the impact of the latest lockdown restrictions on this sector of the UK hospitality industry.

Stonegate Pubs

Following on from my conversations recently with Simon Longbottom, Chief Executive of Stonegate Pubs, I met virtually today with the General Managers of the Stonegate pubs in our local area.

Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday and, as we come out of national restrictions with the shops reopening across Sutton, it's the perfect opportunity to support our fantastic local shops, on and off the High Street.

British Beer And Pub Association

I met this morning with the Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, Emma McClarkin, to discuss the impact of the return of the tiered system tomorrow.

Stonegate and Pub Trade

Further to my meetings last week with the Chief Executive of Young's Pubs and with Jeremy Joseph, the owner of G-A-Y, I met today with the Chief Executive of Stonegate Pubs.