Local Issues

01 May

Friends of Fareham Community Hospital’s cake sale

A pleasure as a Patron to attend the Friends of Fareham Community Hospital’s cake sale.  Thank you so much to Sue Westcott for organising and to Jocelyn Jones for hosting it in her lovely home and gardens.

Good to see the Mayor, Susan Bayford and her Consort, Brian (also a Patron) in attendance along with so many of the Friends (pictured).

The fantastic sum of £531 was raised for the hospital. Well done to all concerned

27 Apr

Sarisbury Junior School Classics and Supercar Show.

In aid of a very fitting and amazing tribute to Summer Page who tragically passed away at just 9 years of age from a rare brain tumour known as DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma).

A Fairy Tree and garden will be provided on Fareham Borough Council land near Coldeast Close and the school. The extremely talented Chris Bain (chainsaw sculptor who designed the fairy tree at Royal Victoria Country Park) has been commissioned to carve something that is in all essence totally Summer. Bognor Men’s Shed has made the designs of Summer’s friends’ fairy doors come to life.

I was pleased to start the fundraising with a £750 grant from Hampshire County Council and have no doubt all the remaining costs will be quickly raised. It was inspiring to meet Summer’s mum and dad, Samantha and Phil Page to discuss the project.

27 Apr

Opening of the Hopscotch Fareham children’s nursery.

A fantastic job by Freya Derrick and her team on the opening of the Hopscotch Fareham children’s nursery off Newgate Lane which uniquely also provides a hub of office facilities for parents to use. Great to join Fareham’s MPs Suella Braverman and Caroline Dinenage to tour the fantastic new facilities. For more information: www.hopscotchdaynurseries.co.uk or call 01329 750700.