On Friday George attended a Cheshire East Council Cabinet Meeting. The meeting discussed various important local issues such as superfast broadband, local healthcare provision, adult services and the transfer of Cheshire East Council assets to local Town and Parish Councils.
George commented on the meeting: “As part of my constituency work, it is very useful to catch up like this with the local council”
George recently visited Pressglue to help open their new office in Knutsford. George was able to meet some of the team and was given a presentation on the business by founder, Jonathan Farber.
George commented: "This is a great way for local schools and charities to keep in touch quickly and without spending money on costly printing and photocopying."
George recently visited Wilmslow Station to look at improvements and meet members of The Sub Group who are working hard to bring these about.
"I was greatly impressed to see the recent improvements to Wilmslow station, including new bike racks, noticeboards, and of course those lovely flowers planted by Incredible Edible. It feels really welcoming. The planned improvements to the station underpass will be a great addition to the site."
'I had a very useful meeting, bringing together Cheshire NHS leaders and the Council to discuss the most effective way to deliver the highest quality healthcare for people living in and around Knutsford. My number one priority is to ensure patients have the best possible standard of care. I'll continue to work with local residents and local healthcare providers, so together we can agree an outcome that best suits the needs of the town.'
George recently visited Comberach Primary School to open its new Kitchen Garden. The community project recently received Big Lottery funding for the project and George was delighted to be shown the vegetables grown by the pupil's and help them plant an apple tree.
'I am delighted to support this fantastic community project. It was great to meet the gardening club, to see their different plant beds, and to hear about their exciting plans for the season's crop. Congratulations to Comberbach Primary School, and Babs in particular, for all their hard work.'
Today, students from Wilmslow High School came down to London for a tour of Parliament and then visited Downing Street to meet their local MP, George Osborne.
Today George met with the NFU and local farmers to discuss a range of local topics. Photograph from left: NFU Cheshire County Chairman, Robert Ford; local MP for Tatton, George Osborne; NFU Branch Chairman, Ian Garnett and Senior Group Secretary Knutsford, Liz Lawrence.
“I find it very useful to have an annual catch up with the NFU and local farmers so that they can discuss their concerns with me. The meeting was well attended on Friday, and several different aspects of farming locally were discussed, such as arable, dairy, eggs and poultry and veterinary services.”
Today, George visited the new University of Chester Academy Northwich- formerly Rudheath Community School- in his constituency and met the principal, Mr Matthew Wood and students, Harry Bessant and Steffi McLucas.
"I was delighted to be able to visit Rudheath on Friday and the new University of Chester Academy Northwich, to offer my congratulations on their new academy status. This is a great new start for the headteacher and students who are all very optimistic about the future."
I visited Waitrose in Wilmslow to present one of their Community Matters cheques to a local charity. This time it was Macclesfield Bereavement Support which has volunteers who counsel and support bereaved families in the Macclesfield and Tatton constituencies. Pam Jagger told me a little about this very valuable service which is able to help people in time of need. I also congratulated Waitrose on
their Big Society Award which was presented to them by the Prime Minister for their work with local communities through the country.
I was delighted to visit The Welcome again this week to see the changes they are making and talk to local people who are attending their Work Club. The team and the volunteers are doing a great job which is really appreciated by the local community. I also wanted to congratulate them on receiving a Big Society Award and see the plaque which was presented to them at Downing Street by the Prime Minister. I have accepted their invitation to become a Patron of the The Welcome charity and will continue to support their work.