Diary - out and about

Back out into the fray. Spent the morning in the Square in Weymouth. Some fascinating feedback. Then out in the afternoon on the door.

Diary - tributes to a special lady

On a lovely sunny day, I climbed into a suit, on to my motorbike and headed to New Milton in heavy traffic to pay tribute to Jess Davies, the former manager of Cherry Tree Nursery, which helps those with mental health problems. The funeral was held at Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground.

Diary - terror strikes again

Horrible news this morning as reports of another ghastly terrorist attack on a concert in Manchester come in. More than 20 young people are dead and circa 60 injured. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go to family and friends. Reports say there was one man who blew himself up.

Diary - come in for tea

Out and about, both in rain and sunshine. Sheltered under a garage roof while it lashed down, to be invited into tea when I told the owner we'd had to take cover. What a lovely lady. Needless to say we decided to carry on. Time for tea! Whatever next?

Diary - rounding up horses

Had a useful and informative visit to St Mary and St Joseph's RC Primary School in Wool, run by Mrs Brown. This was a long-standing visit and gave me a chance to catch up with the school's news and problems. Our meeting was in confidence, but I was given plenty of food to digest!

Diary - a new Mayor

Out meeting prospective constituents and then attending the Mayor Making at the Pavilion in the evening. The latter was a fun evening, with Cllr Kevin Brookes taking over from Cllr Richard Kosior, who has done an outstanding job over the past year and clearly enjoyed it.

Diary - questions from islanders

Rain, rain and more rain. What a foul day. Time to catch up on constituency matters and although  I am not an MP I still have to represent those in the constituency and their concerns do not stop just because there's an election.

Diary - residents have their say

An interesting day supporting a colleague and then another Drax Direct in Worth Matravers. A packed hall and lots of questions for nearly two hours. 

Diary - supporting a friend

The day began early with a visit to Lulworth fisherman Jo Miller. They are a lovely family, who have fished our waters for a long, long time. We discussed EU matters and regaining our fishing waters.