MP for the Bexhill and Battle constituency. Minister of State for Rail and HS2. For replies, please email: huw.merriman.mp@parliament.uk

Bexhill and Battle
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Superb morning visit to @StPancrasInt station to meet the teams managing @Eurostar and HS1 rail and station operations. It was great to meet the teams and see the many rail passengers on their way to destinations at home and abroad.
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Perfect way to round off #EnglishTourismWeek23 is to say huge congratulations to the fantastic @KandESRailway Chief Stationmaster, Geoff Colvin, who this weekend was announced as the winner of the @VisitEnglandBiz Tourism Superstar Award 2023! Well done Geoff, fully deserved!馃弳馃殏
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Huw Merriman MP retweeted
Congratulations to Chief Stationmaster; Geoff Colvin our fantastic winner of this year鈥檚 #TourismSuperstar! 猸愶笍猸愶笍猸愶笍 This year鈥檚 top 3 winners are: 1) Geoff Colvin @KandESRailway 猸愶笍 2) Luke Henshaw @car_british 猸愶笍 3) Dave Paynter @WWTSlimbridge 猸愶笍 Congrats all!
And our fantastic winner of the @MirrorTravel @VisitEnglandBiz #TourismSuperstar 2023 is Geoff Colvin, Chief Stationmaster at @KandESRailway ! Congratulations to our new staycation holiday hero and thanks to all the brilliant finalists and everyone who voted
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It's the final day of #EnglishTourismWeek23. Why not plan a trip to #Bateman's in the lovely village of #Burwash, which was home to Rudyard Kipling for nearly 40 years, followed by a well-earned cuppa at Blacksmiths Tea and Coffee Shop on the High Street? 馃珫鈽曪笍
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The village of #Robertsbridge is believed to date back to 1176 & likely got its name from the Latin translation of 鈥楶ons Roberti鈥, the name of the first bridge built across the river Rother. Click here to find out what's on locally馃憠 tourist.org.uk/east-sussex/r鈥 #EnglishTourismWeek23
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Huw Merriman MP retweeted
Congratulations Geoff! We鈥檙e very proud of you & all our wonderful volunteers. Thank you to everyone who voted. @VisitKentBiz @Visit1066 @VisitEnglandBiz @visitashtent @MyTenterden @KMTV_Kent @bbcsoutheast @itvmeridian @KentishExpress @HRA_UK
And our fantastic winner of the @MirrorTravel @VisitEnglandBiz #TourismSuperstar 2023 is Geoff Colvin, Chief Stationmaster at @KandESRailway ! Congratulations to our new staycation holiday hero and thanks to all the brilliant finalists and everyone who voted
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The Observatory Science Centre at #Herstmonceux is one of the leading Interactive Science Centres. Enjoy spectacular science in the former home of the Royal Observatory. It's a great day out for all ages. Find out more here 馃憠 the-observatory.org/visit-us 馃敪 #EnglishTourismWeek23
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馃憢 Hello Derby! 馃嚞馃嚙 The home of Great British Railways HQ, the new single point of accountability for the performance of our railway 馃殕 GBR will deliver reform of our railways, putting customers first 馃洜 馃捇 Great to meet some of the industry鈥檚 future @derbycollege
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It鈥檚 full steam ahead for Derby, the new HQ of Great British Railways!聽 Transport Secretary @Mark_J_Harper visited Derby and outlined how GBR will harness the best talent and ideas from across the UK to transform our railways.聽 #DestinationGBR
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This is the picturesque #BredeHighWoods. Home to rare wildlife and a diverse range of habitats, people are free to roam the networks of paths through dense ancient woodland, open grassland, and sandy heaths in the High Weald #AONB 馃尦 #EnglishTourismWeek23
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It was a pleasure to come and visit!
Our Friday Coffee Mornings are always a hit! 鈽曪笍鈽曪笍 Our residents were pleased that @HuwMerriman, MP for #Bexhill & Battle, joined our Friday coffee morning last week. Here they are discussing local matters. Thank you, Huwfor attending & giving our tenants a forum. #sussex
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Yesterday I welcomed @HuwMerriman, Rail Minister, to see how inaccessible Leagrave Station is and why we need lifts. @networkrail @lutoncouncil @TLRailUK, BRAN & I have submitted our plans to the DfT. People in Luton North deserve a station that we can all use #liftsforleagrave
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Today, I welcomed @HuwMerriman, Rail Minister, to see Luton train station for himself. He saw the lack of step free access to platforms and leaking roofs. However, I am pleased he confirmed Access for All works to install lifts to each platform will be going ahead this year.
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HS2 is being delivered, and I was at West Ruislip seeing the construction of the tunnels underway
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From the HS2 West Ruislip portal
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During #EnglishTourismWeek in 2021, I visited award-winning @oastbrook vineyard run by the fantastic America and Nick. If you're interested in learning how they make their innovative wines, a Vineyard Tour & Tasting session is highly recommended馃嵎馃憠 oastbrook.com/
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Providing a glimpse of medieval splendour & prestige, the magnificent #BodiamCastle in #EastSussex is an archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior. Find out more about the castle's rich history and plan your visit 馃憞 nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/s鈥 #EnglishTourismWeek23
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Lovely #GreatDixter House & Gardens in #Northiam re-opens to the public next Tuesday. Formerly the home of gardener & writer Christopher Lloyd, Great Dixter has become a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world馃憞 greatdixter.co.uk #EnglishTourismWeek23
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I chaired a meeting with Sussex MPs and the Chief Executives of the Environment Agency and Southern Water this afternoon about sewage pollution. There was a real commitment from both organisations to cleaning up our rivers and sea.
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It's #EnglishTourismWeek23, so why not visit the beautiful town of #Battle in #EastSussex?
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