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I was delighted to be asked to open the newly refurbished Nehemiah Court on 1st October 2021. Nehemiah Court is a complex of 34 flats that was first opened in 2002 by Sir Bill Morris. I was met by the Chief Executive Llewellyn Graham and the Chair, Bishop Wilton Powell.
Valerie said : I was absolutely delighted that Pleck Library is continuing as a Learning Centre in the heart of the community in Pleck. Now families will be able to use the excellent facility without having to travel. it is on their doorstep.
Bill Ellens (in the yellow T Shirt) has brought the community together to start up and maintain a Pocket Garden on Wolverhampton Street. On Saturday 18 September the group planted daffodils, lavender and there was Jasmine and Honeysuckle to grow up the fence.
Valerie has today, on Back British Farming Day, called for public bodies to buy more British food all year round - part of the campaign to buy, make and sell more across Britain. I am asking every public body to give more contracts to British firms including local businesses in and also asking the Government to pass legislation
The second Opposition Day Debate was held on Afghanistan. A series of chaotic failures and miscalculations in Afghanistan have damaged our international reputation, weakened our security and tragically meant Brits and Afghans who worked alongside us have been left behind.
Two Opposition Day Debates were held on Wednesday 15 September 2021. The first debate was on the Government's plan to cut Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit by £20 a week.
Valerie said: Whilst it is right to repeal the Fixed Term Parliament Act, this Bill is an overreaction, based on a false premise: a misunderstanding of the causes of parliamentary gridlock in 2019.
Covid Memorial Wall
20mph Speed Limits
RAF Centenary Flypast