Walton Heritage Day

Despite the rain, Walton Heritage Day went ahead today. I went along to join the community spirit. As usual, we had music from the Ember Big Band, a dog show, hog roast, boat rides and much more besides. Joanna Gordon (from Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance) was marshalling the organisation brilliantly. I dropped by a few of […]

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CWO Summer BBQ

Congratulations to Elise Dunweber, Ruth Mitchell and the team at our local Conservative Women’s Organisation (CWO), who organised a terrific barbecue in Oxshott. There was a great turnout, and the weather held up. There is a real buzz in the Esher & Walton Conservative Association. We’ve had 250 new members join since the EU referendum, […]

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Community Hospitals Review

Today, I met with James Blythe, Director of Commissioning and Strategy at Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Dr Jill Evans, the Clinical Lead, to discuss the CCG’s recent report following their review of community hospitals in Elmbridge. Local leaders contributed to the review, including local councillors, GPs and Dr Ian Coxon, the Chair […]

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National Citizen Service

On Tuesday, I joined a group of young people taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS), at the invitation of area manager Danielle Ellis. The NCS is a summer scheme which brings together 16 and 17 year olds from across Surrey, to complete a series of personal and team challenges and help make a […]

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Walton on Thames Trading Alliance

Last week, I met with the Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance (WoTTA), a group which has branched out from the former Walton Business Group (which I was involved with). WoTTA was set up earlier this year, by a group of local traders and residents whose aim is to make Walton-on-Thames an even better place to live and […]

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Carer Support Elmbridge

Last Friday, I visited Carer Support Elmbridge, a local charity based in Walton that supports unpaid carers who look after their loved ones. I met development worker Jenny Pearman, support and advocacy worker Yvonne Clarke, and the Chair of Trustees, Christine Hayden (pictured with me above). Carer Support Elmbridge undertake incredibly important work to support […]

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New Government

Theresa May, our new Prime Minister, is currently forming her new government. I made clear  I would enthusiastically serve in any role (at Minister of State or above) I could get my teeth into. It was not to be. But, I wish the new team well in the tackling the challenges that lie ahead.

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