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We gathered together Parliamentarians, colleagues of Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan and family and friends for a service of Thanksgiving for her life and work. The service was conducted by the Speaker's Chaplin the Venerable Tricia Hillas, Archdeacon of Westminster. Cheryl was a very kind MP and I knew her as she was the Vice Chair
The Darlaston 1874 FC community is shocked at the untimely passing away of Leon Taylor, a striker. He was just 36 years old. He will be sadly missed.
On Saturday 27 November 2021 I laid flowers at a memorial for him at the Paycare Ground alongside other tributes. Leon was an important member of the team.
The Great Christmas Fayre at St. Margaret's Church in Great Barr was all set for Saturday 27 November 2021. Then the weather took a turn and snow fell making everything look glorious but some stallholders found it difficult to bring their stalls to St Margaret' Church. So a message was sent out that the Christmas
I attended a meeting organised by the Beacon Action Group to discuss the proposed Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on Chapel Lane. The meeting was held at the Great Barr Memorial Hall and was well attended. The proposal is to build a battery storage system on the Green Belt and in a conservation area. The
On Friday 26 November 2021 I visited the Joseph Leckie Academy and met the new head James Ludlow. The new building looked amazing. The original funds which were allocated 2010 under the Building Schools for the Future fund was withdrawn by the incoming Coalition Government. This was very disappointing for the children and the staff
White Ribbon Day, 25 November 2021 is a campaign calling for an end to male-inflicted violence against women and girls (VAWG). White Ribbon Day is followed by 16 days of action and activism to counter gender-based violence. This year's leading message is #AllMenCan. Men can sign a White Ribbon pledge to not only show their
I joined MPs and musicians in Parliament Square on Wednesday 24 November 2021 in showing our support for a Bill which would ensure musicians are fairly paid. The Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, etc) Bill, sponsored by Kevin Brennan MP, would make sure musicians are rewarded fairly and properly for their music through streaming
On Wednesday 24 November 2021, we welcomed home service personnel involved in Operation Pitting in Afghanistan. 120 soldiers were invited by James Gray MP and the APPG for the Armed Forces. The procession was held in New Palace Yard.
The Prime Minister spoke first and was followed by Mr Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP and Lord
Remembrance Sunday – Town Centre Cenotaph
20mph Speed Limits
RAF Centenary Flypast