Last Friday, Michael spent a busy day in Sevenoaks and Swanley. He visited Amherst School in the morning, answering pupils’ questions in a special assembly, before meeting local councillors in Swanley.
In the afternoon, he joined residents and staff of Gloucester House Nursing Home in Sevenoaks to celebrate its 25th anniversary celebrations.
Speaking about the visit, Michael said: “I was very pleased to help the staff and residents of Gloucester House to celebrate this anniversary. Speaking to the residents, it was clear that they have happy, fulfilled lives at the home thanks to its hardworking staff. That local, tailored approach is vital and we need to replicate it as much as possible.”
After speaking to residents, he travelled to Prime Place in the heart of Sevenoaks, where he joined the Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Stephen Arnold, to open the new sales and marketing suite. Commenting on the opening, Michael said: “I first visited Prime Place, Sevenoaks last year, when it was little more than a building site. It’s a pleasure to see how much progress has been made and I look forward to seeing the completed development next year.”
It was a busy day in and around the area on Tuesday with a visit to Amherst School in Sevenoaks in the morning. This was for a Q & A session with year 6 pupils who had visited and toured Parliament in March.
This was followed by a visit to Knole Academy‘s Mock General Election Event for a lunchtime meeting for students interested in either standing as a candidate or being an active campaigner in the future. The meeting was one of a series with all the parliamentary candidates, for students who are making up their minds about which political party to represent at their Mock Election on 6th May.
Next was a visit to Total Fitness Gym which is based above Iceland and opposite Costa in Swanley. Serra Chakarto and her business partner have just opened this state-of-the-art gym with fantastic equipment specially selected and imported from Italy. This is a gym for all members of the community, whatever state of fitness or age – with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is treated with great respect.
In the evening Michael held a campaign meeting in Kemsing to meet local residents and introduce Lorraine Stack and Simon Reay who are standing as the local Conservative candidates in the Sevenoaks District Council elections. this was well-attended, and as in previous meetings, there was a good discussion about a great many topics, both national and local.
The next meeting will be in Underriver Village Hall on the evening of Thursday 23rd April at 7.30 pm
Michael opened the newly refurbished swimming pool at Amherst School today. Funds had been raised by parents, staff and Sport England. The Headmaster, Mr Derry Wiltshire officially thanked School Secretary, Mrs Jane Parish, who had worked extremely hard to co-ordinate the whole team effort and secure the funding for an all-year activity for the whole school. Congratulations go to all involved.