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Carers Week 2018

This week is Carers Week – an annual awareness campaign that takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made to families and communities by the six and a half million carers across the UK.

Meeting with local farmers

I held a productive meeting with local farmers at NFU headquarters last week, discussing matters from HS2 to Brexit. Farming remains a vital part of our national interest, and I felt it was important to hear these views so I can best support my constituents in the times ahead.

Meeting with Shaw Trust

I recently met with representatives from ‘Shaw Trust’ to hear about the excellent work they are doing to help to transform the lives of adults and young people across the UK and internationally. It was an engaging meeting and I got a genuine and palpable sense of enthusiasm from those who I met with for the work that they do and the outcomes they achieve for individuals and their families.

The Worthies

Pleased to attend and speak at ‘The Worthies’ 2018 awards ceremony last night. Congratulations to all winners and nominees and thanks to Seanne Holland and the Kenilworth Chamber of Trade for putting on another fantastic event.

Lodge Farm

I was delighted to hear that the Planning Inspector has recommended that the proposed Lodge Farm development should be removed from the Rugby Borough Local Plan.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Today I met with a representative from Springfield Mind to hear about the valuable work they do in Warwickshire and talk about how we can collaborate in the future.

Visit to Dogs Trust

I recently visited the Dogs Trust Kenilworth rehoming centre in Honiley, and learned about the good work they do promoting responsible dog ownership and finding homes for the dogs in their care.

Archbishop of Canterbury Visit

It was great to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury back to Southam, the former rector of St James' Church.

Visit to Citizens Advice

Earlier this year I visited Citizens Advice (CA) in Leamington, to meet with the Chief Executive, Trustees and volunteers.