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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National Apprenticeship Week

Last week, I joined apprentices and staff at Waitrose in Cobham, to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2016. I was met by store manager Will Lane and local co-ordinator Caroline Fielding, and got the opportunity to shadow the two apprentices working in the Cobham store, Paige and Jake (pictured with me above) to see the kind […]

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Wellden Turnbull Budget Seminar

On Friday, I joined Wellden Turnbull, an independent firm of chartered accountants based in Cobham, for their annual Budget seminar at Cobham Rugby Club. The annual seminar is a great opportunity to touch base with the local business community, reflect on the main aspects of the Budget, and hear back from local businesses and residents. […]

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Catching Up with Councillors

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been buzzing around the constituency meeting with local councillors, keeping my ear to the ground. This week, I met four branches of the local Conservative Association, to discuss a range of important issues, from providing more school places to Crossrail 2. At a meeting with Walton South […]

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Meeting with Local Businesses

Over the last week, I have been catching up with some local businesses. On Thursday evening, I visited Esher Business Guild to talk about government policies to help small businesses, including reducing red tape and the business rates review. We also talked about the current mix of businesses on Esher’s High Street, and how we […]

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