Sir David visited RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on Sunday 9th July, to see two gardens which were built by Southend Youth Offending Service. This is the 8th year in a row that the group have built gardens for the show.
Sir David had an excellent time celebrating the 90th birthday of constituent Ethel Smith this weekend. The Carnival Estate Fund put on a small party in her honour on Saturday 8th July 2017. The MP for Southend West was delighted to be invited to join Ethel and her family on her big day.
On Saturday 8th July, the Southend Tamil Association held their annual Essex sports meet. Sir David was delighted to be invited to be the chief guest at the event which took place at Alleyn Court School, Great Wakering.
Over the weekend, Chalkwell Park celebrated its annual Village Green festival. The event, which was produced by Metal Culture, featured a variety of acts including musicians, comedians, theatre and more.