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Town Crier Announced

Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, is delighted to announce that a Town Crier has been decided for the upcoming Alternative City of Culture year. After a number of applicants applied for the role they were narrowed down via auditions until the final decision was made.

Cub Scouts Celebrate Centenary at House of Commons

This year The Scout Association is marking the centenary of the Cub Scout movement since it began in December 1916. Sir David and a number of other MPs including the Speaker of the House, John Bercow attended the celebration at the House of Commons to show their support for the organisation.

Best Dressed Shops named in Leigh-on-Sea

On Monday 12th December Sir David, along with local councillors, visited Crѐme which won the award for best dressed shop and then Scape Interiors which won the runners-up award.

MP visits local infant school

Following a visit to Chalkwell Hall Junior School last week, Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, visited Chalkwell Hall Infant School, its partner, on Monday 12th December. He met Headteacher Mrs Elaine Palmer who showed him around the school.

Southend Festival Chorus perform at Crowstone St. Georges Church

On Sunday 11th December Sir David attended the Southend Festival Chorus concert at Crowstone St. Georges Church in Westcliff. This year the chorus performed Handel’s Messiah with Paul Ayres on the organ and the group’s founder, Dr Roy Wales as the guest conductor.

Local MPs attend Civic Carol Service in Rayleigh

Sir David visited Holy Trinity Church in Rayleigh for Rochford District Council’s Civic Carol Service on Sunday 11th December. The service was also attended by the MP for Rayleigh and Wickford, Mark Francois and Cllr Mrs Carole Weston, Chairman of Rochford District Council.

Carol singers perform on Strand Wharf, Leigh-on-Sea

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council hosted an evening of carols on Saturday 10th December. The event, which took place on Strand Wharf, featured performances by the Year 7 Choir from Belfairs Academy who were supported by the Salvation Army Band. Sir David was pleased to be invited, he said: