As everyone knows this year is the Centenary of the beginning of the First World War and Debbie has been involved in the commemorations. As well as attending the Parish Meeting where there was an excellent presentation about the Fallen of Chalford, Debbie helped plant poppy seeds with children from Puddleducks Nursery. Here Debbie and daughter Samantha are seen with Liz Peters, a fellow Conservative Councillor by the Chalford War Memorial. Liz leads regular health walks around the area and did one on the anniversary of the outbreak of the war around war graves and memorials in the Parish. She will do a repeat on the Monday after Remembrance Sunday, meeting at the Baptist Church at 10.50
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"
Having worked on the Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering Debbie was very pleased to see numerous employers from this sector getting young people involved and interested.
Debbie said " It was great to meet up again with companies I have worked with in the past on the Festival and Jobs Fairs such as NKS. They take on local people to work locally to ensure that the kitchens they fit as of the highest standard. They also operate a fantastic apprenticeship scheme"