The Coronation was a momentous and glorious occasion. I cannot believe how quickly it came around after weeks of preparation and excitement. I wanted our area to make a contribution, so I organised a competition with local primary schools to design a Coronation card for The King. As always, I had a tough time choosing between some fantastic entries but Lorcan from Spellbrook Primary School’s design was eventually crowned the worthy winner. His classmate, Lexie’s, was the runner-up. It was wonderful to surprise them both at school with the good news myself - their excitement was priceless! I have since posted the card to Buckingham Palace and am confident His Majesty will have been just as impressed.
I went on to join the festivities at St Elizabeth’s in Much Hadham afterwards. I have worked with the staff there, residents and their families for many years and remain a huge supporter of the centre’s work. It is an incredible place that specialises in supporting children and adults with severe neuro-disabilities, complex epilepsy and learning disabilities - their services are renowned in Hertfordshire and across the country. It was lovely to mark such a momentous occasion together and I look forward to many more events at St Elizabeth’s to come.
Herts-based charity Helping Herts recently completed their 180-mile Coronation Walk around the county. It was great to support walkers myself during a quick rest break at the Prince of Wales, Green Tye. Everyone was in high spirits! They completed their challenge for lots of fantastic causes - 12 local charities that help children and young people. Please take a look at their website to support and find out more.
I held a productive meeting at the Rush Green roundabout with McDonald’s. We discussed the urgent need to build an extra lane there to improve traffic flow. McDonald’s and BP have now submitted their final proposals to Herts County Council as a result and I appreciate their efforts to work together on a long term solution. I will continue to do everything I can to get this done.
In Ware, I visited Chauncy School’s Head with the Executive Member for Education from Herts County Council to discuss issues they are experiencing, especially regarding Special Educational Needs provision and funding. This is an issue in Hertfordshire I have campaigned on in Westminster for a long time now. I will continue to follow up on everything raised and feedback our concerns to ministers as a priority.
I also sat down in Parliament with the new Chief Executive Officer, Maxine Bromyard, at Citizens Advice East Herts. We discussed my support for their incredible work in Hertford and Stortford and how we can best continue to work together. It was a pleasure speaking with Maxine and I wish her every success in her new role.
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