The Great Western Air Ambulance has visited Chalford twice in the last month. The first time was to ensure that two children involved in a Road Traffic Collision were transported to the Bristol Childrens Hospital. The second was at the invitation of Debbie to the Community Café at the Frith Youth Centre where they raised over £60 to support the work of the air ambulance. The Air Ambulance is totally dependant upon charitable donations and needs £1.75 million per year. this equates to £600 to save a life
Thanks to Neil Carmichael MP and First Great Western, Debbie was able to take 9 children form Severn View Primary Academy to the House of Commons last week. After meeting and talking to Neil, Laura his Secretary gave a fantastic tour of the Palace, before the children went into the Public Gallery to hear the Report Stage of a Bill concerning Judicial Reviews.
Debbie said "We all had an amazing day, this is the second time we have been able to do this and would like to thank Neil and First Great Western for making it possible. It is always fabulous to see the pupils reaction to the spectacular architecture and the spectacle of Parliament"
Following the sad demise of Stroud FM, Jess Bracey who was a previous presenter with Tea Cakes and Talk has launched her own community radio station. Bus Stop Radio is a multi media platform which Jess has pumped her own money into. Debbie having appeared on the show and sharing a liking of food with Jess was invited to the launch last week at The Black Book Café in Stroud. Jess and Debbie talked about the project and Debbie has offered to give a political input to the new station.
Anybody wanting to join Debbie in supporting this community project can contact Jess on firstname.lastname@example.org
Following an accident at the junction of Burcombe Road and Middle Hill, Chas Fellows invited members of Glos Highways, Police, Parish Councillors, residents and fellow District Councillors Liz Peters and Debbie Young to join him to find a solution to this junction. Chas outlined this issues concerning signage, road markings and speed. The result of the pressure from the councillors was that road markings would be refreshed, signage would be cleared and additional signage and road markings would be used to help reduce speeds and danger at the crossroads. it is likely that this work will occur in a matter of weeks rather than months according to Glos Highways. New Parish Councillor Paul Lilly will look at presenting a paper to the next meeting about a speed campaign on Middle Hill