Last week I was lucky enough to ‘win’ a spot at the Queen’s Speech; I stood in Central Lobby, socially distanced from colleagues, as we witnessed, on a large screen, the Queen sitting on the throne in the Lords Chamber at her first official engagement since the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip.
As we approach the summer months with lockdown restrictions easing further, I am acutely aware that the loosening of restrictions last year brought with it an aggravating and troublesome increase in speeding and noise across our beautiful constituency caused by anti-social drivers and motorcycle
Driving around our beautiful constituency last weekend, I noticed quite a bit of litter on some of the verges. Clearly, people had deliberately tossed their litter out of their car window whilst driving, which makes me so cross about their lack of care and concern for our environment.
This Monday 12th April sees the much longed for re-opening of major parts of our local economy including non-essential retail shops, gyms and leisure centres. Pubs and hospitality venues will be able to welcome back old and new customers, serving them food and drinks outside.
This week marks the passing of one year since the Prime Minister addressed the nation announcing a national lockdown. Coronavirus was, and to a certain extent remains, the biggest threat our country has faced since World War II.
Last week, in what was one of the most highly anticipated Budgets in a decade, the Chancellor stood before the House of Commons to present the policies and measures that he and this Government are to take over the coming financial year.