King John School, in Benfleet, recently hosted Lions Clubs for their Annual Disabled Sports Day. Sir David Amess MP opened the event which took place on Saturday 15th July and was joined by Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point, who presented the prizes.
On Friday 14th July, St Thomas More High School for Boys celebrated the feast day of its Patron Saint with a mass and a day of activities. Despite the General Roman Catholic Calendar celebrating More on 22 June, the school holds its annual feast day closer to the summer holidays.
As of Thursday 20th July, Parliament will be on Summer Recess until Monday 5th September. Throughout the summer break, Sir David will continue to hold his regular constituency surgeries. The dates of these surgeries are as follows:
Local independent charity Southend Blind Welfare is one of the nominated charities for the Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Awards Tercentenary Fund. The charity is in the running to receive a grant for £25,000.
Charities and community groups in Southend are being encouraged to apply for their share of a massive £3million funding pot. People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to bring their dream project to life.
On Thursday 13th July, Sir David Amess MP asked the Leader of the House of Commons, Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, for a debate on the laws surrounding illegal caravanning sites during Business of the House questions.