This week I dropped in to the job centre to see what support is given to local residents who are looking for a job and also to find out how they were preparing for the change over to Universal Credit in July this year.
Last week got off to a great start as we heard the news that Harry and Meghan were to become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The country was swept up in Royal wedding fever and I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed it.
What a wonderful change it makes to have such fantastic weather over a bank holiday. We had my parents visiting from Liverpool and we thoroughly enjoyed the delights of the area with the first race of the season at Goodwood and a day out at Dell Quay as well as shopping in Midhurst and Chichester
Anyone who lives in the south east of England can tell you that our trains and roads have reached capacity. Last week I took part in a Westminster Hall debate centred around a new body called Transport for the South East (TFSE), which was formed in the summer of last year.
This week in Parliament saw the unveiling of the statue of Millicent Garrett Fawcett in Parliament Square. This was a very fitting way to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first women to get the vote and women being permitted to stand for Parliament.
This year marks the 100th birthday of the RAF when the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were amalgamated on the 1st April 2018 to form the Royal Air Force in response to growing pressure from German bombing raids during WW1.
Myself and my team spent a lovely morning with Grow Chichester in Bishop’s Palace Gardens. Most of us know these gardens as an oasis of calm in the middle of the city but there is also a hive of activity, growing vegetables for people in community.
Chichester Nursery school has been supporting and developing local children since the 1940’s so it was lovely to spend some time there last week. I didn’t attend a nursery as there wasn’t enough places where I grew up at that time but I’m pretty sure they were nothing like this one in my day.
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