This week, the Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, came to visit The Y Project to find out how the £220 million Government funded Holiday and Activity Food Programme (‘HAF’) is helping children in Hastings and Rye.
Spending some precious time with my family and friends this summer is very welcome and makes me realise that no matter who we are and what we do, we all face similar uncertainties, fears and hope for the future.
Last week, the UK hosted the G7 in Cornwall welcoming leaders from some of the world’s major economies and largest democracies. This has given the UK an opportunity to showcase its new global offer and position in the world, post-Brexit.
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.