17 APR 2019

Totnes High Street

Lovely to be in Totnes during recess, our bustling street looks fantastic in the afternoon sun!


05 APR 2019

Torbay Hospital

A huge thanks to the surgical teams at Torbay hospital. Thank you for inviting me to visit to see the building work underway and to hear about the great teamwork alongside daycase theatres.


05 APR 2019

Paignton

        
        


It was lovely to be in Paignton today meeting Indiana from the fabulous Lions Monocle and catching up with Pat and Liz to discuss the Select Committee's Report on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities and the future of seaside towns. and supporting the Future High Streets Fund


22 MAR 2019

Play Torbay

Play Torbay do amazing work for children locally and it was good to catch up with their team to follow up on progress after the visit I arranged from the Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield. I was glad to hear that their funding is now far more secure and that their Easter Play Activities Programme is now here, with lots of activities for children and young people of all ages. Playground activities are free to anyone who would like to join in. There are three playgrounds: Wildfox in Paignton, Indigos in Brixham and Fort Apache in Torquay.

If your child needs the support of their Play Inclusion Team for any of the activities, do contact Play Torbay as soon as possible: please email sarahgoodman@playtorbay.org.uk or phone 01803 850157. They have team of highly trained workers skilled in playwork and youth work who are able to support young people on a one-to-one basis. You can also view the programme on their website. I will continue to press for children's play and activity to be supported as I think it is a vital part of improving mental and physical health for all our children.


22 MAR 2019

Brixham Fish Market

It was  great to be at the Brixham Fish Market today to thank the team organising and installing their new rooftop solar panels. The system is a 420 panel, 120Kw system that will take full advantage of fish market's location and will contribute each year to removing approximately 132,720 pounds of Carbon from the atmosphere, equivalent to the carbon absorbing ability of 687 mature trees and enough green energy to offset a significant part of the running of the high refrigeration needs of our port.


08 MAR 2019

International Women's Day

It was great to pop along to the fabulous Totnes Cinema on International Women's Day ahead of their screening of Totnes Women's Voices, of which I took part. In the film you hear local women and girls from age 3 to 92 give their views on politics and voting, how life has changed and what they feel still needs to change.


08 MAR 2019

Advice Surgery

Another busy Advice Surgery. If you would like an appointment to meet to discuss local or national issues please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


08 MAR 2019

Fair Trade Group

I actually met with the local Totnes and Brixham fair trade groups today during Fair Trade Fortnight to discuss this campaign. You may like to read about what the Department for International Development is doing to help cocoa farmers and you can do so here.


01 MAR 2019

Scope Communications, Totnes

I visited to see the range and role of paging and alert systems produced by Scope Communications UK Ltd, a great Totnes based company. Thank you to Malcolm Shaw for showing me around.


01 MAR 2019

Totnes Wine Company

It was good to meet with Roger Handley of Totnes Wine Company, a traditional wine merchant and one of our local independent shops where they have just introduced a Deli. Customers can now buy local cheese and other delicious deli goodies to accompany their wine.


01 MAR 2019

CAB Stall at Totnes Market

Today at the vibrant Totnes Market, the Citizens Advice Bureau had a stall to raise funds for the CAB. Although their stall will not be weekly event, there may be opportunities to buy their delicious cakes later in the year! The CAB is a charity that provides independent advice on debt, benefits, housing, family and relationship, consumer and health issues. The local CAB office can be found at Follaton House


07 DEC 2018

Totnes Progressive School

Thank you to Totnes Progressive School for inviting me to visit. Pupils have presented me with a petition to forward to the Minister to make all the shops in Totnes use recyclable/recycled shopping bags.


16 NOV 2018

Advice Surgery

Thank you to everyone who attended my Advice Surgery today in Totnes. If you would like to meet with me to discuss local or national concerns, please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk to make an appointment.


11 NOV 2018

Remembrance Beacon at Brixham

Thank you to Cecilia, Suzi and all at BATS for a wonderful and moving Armistice commemoration. Thank you also to veteran and historian, Robbie Robinson for lighting our Beacon For Brixham.


11 NOV 2018

Remembrance Day Parade

I was honoured to join Dartmouth Remembrance Parade and Service this morning to remember all who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.


09 NOV 2018

Soundart Radio

Today I appeared on Soundart Radio for a discussion on Brexit.


09 NOV 2018

NFU

It was good to meet with Louise, Andrew and Reg from the NFU to discuss the Agriculture Bill.


09 NOV 2018

National Federation of Sub Post Masters

Thank you to Stuart Rogers for meeting with me today to discuss the National Federation of Sub Post Masters' plans.


08 NOV 2018

Advice Surgery

Thank you to everyone for attending my Advice Surgery today in Totnes. If you wish to meet with me, to discuss your concerns, please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk to book an appointment.


26 OCT 2018

Advice Surgery

I held another Advice Surgery at my office in Totnes today. If you would like  to discuss local or national issues, please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk to make an appointment


26 OCT 2018

Blackawton Community Shop

In September, Blackawton Community Shop and Post Office located to the village's main street, opposite the church and just next to the George Inn.

The shop is staffed largely by volunteers, and it was great to meet with those who have helped to bring this community shop to fruition.


26 OCT 2018

Slapton Community Shop

The new Slapton Community Shop, which opened in February this year, is currently located at the end of the Village Hall car park in Wood Lane, near Slapton Ley Field Centre.

Fifteen villagers raised the funds, which amounted to nearly £30,000, mostly donated from within the community; to locating a site, sourcing the temporary wooden building. The shop is run with helpers from the village.

Community spirit at its best!


26 OCT 2018

A379 Slapton

Thank you to everyone for coming together for the official opening of the restoration of the A379 at Slapton.

When Storm Emma hit the coast in March, the wind speed and direction, extreme tides, wave height and surge conditions coincided with catastrophic effect. Every effort was made to fast-track the recovery process and thank you to DCC and the Slapton Line Partnership for working so quickly to enable me to put this to the Minister, this led to the DoT confirming emergency funding for repairs within a few days of the disaster happening.

Thank you to everyone for all their help in bringing this project to completion on schedule.


20 OCT 2018

Peoples Vote March

Thank you to every one of the 700,000 who marched with us for the amazing People Vote March today. It was an amazing opportunity to address this rally and great atmosphere. None of it would have been possible without so many people making such an effort to be there.


19 OCT 2018

Dartmouth Caring

In Dartmouth today, I met with the charity, Dartmouth Caring. Thank you for all of the work they do in Dartmouth to support local families. It was good to meet up today to discuss a number of issues.


12 OCT 2018

Dartington Hall

Thank you to Rhodri Samuel, the Chief Executive of Dartington Hall, for meeting with me . It is always a pleasure to be in Dartington as it is such an amazing place to explore, there is so much to learn from its past for today.


12 OCT 2018

Brixham College

Thank you to the staff and students at Brixham College for sharing views on health and education


12 OCT 2018

Berry Head Brixham

Absolutely stunning at Berry Head in Brixham today!


12 OCT 2018

Crafty Fox Cafe

It was lovely to catch up with Fair Project funded by AgeWell Torbay and the great team at Crafty Fox community cafe


08 OCT 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner

Thank you so much to Police and Crime Commissioner,⁩ Alison Hernandez and Ch Supt ⁦Keith Perkin⁩ for joining Mayor Judy Westacott, Cllrs and the local policing team in Totnes today, and to everyone who came to our public meeting to share views


05 OCT 2018

Brixham Community Partnership

A huge thanks to everyone who came to Brixham Community Partnership meeting this evening at Scala Hall for wide ranging discussion and for the update from Suptd Jez Capey and his local police team on policing issues in and around Brixham.


05 OCT 2018

Totnes Advice Surgery

Thank you to everyone who attended the Advice Surgery today. If you have concerns you wish to discuss, please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


04 OCT 2018

Minister Visits Totnes

Thank you to Alok Sharma, the Minister for Employment for taking the time to visit the Totnes Jobcentre to discuss Universal Credit


01 SEP 2018

Kingsbridge Show

A wonderful day at Kingsbridge Show. Many congratulations and thank you to the show committee and volunteers for all their hard work it making this another great year.


22 AUG 2018

Cirl Buntings

Absolutely loved visiting the NT Riviera toady today to meet farmers, volunteers and the RSPB South West to view for myself the conservation work that is happening to save the Cirl Buntings. Rescued from the brink, this shows what can be achieved and must not be put at risk. It was also an opportunity to discuss agri-environment issues current and future


22 AUG 2018

Advice Surgery

Thank you to everyone who attended my advice Surgery today. If you would like an appointment please email nina.smith@parliament.uk or telephone 01803 868378


22 AUG 2018

Federation of Small Businesses

It was good to catch up with the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Federation of Small Businesses at my office in Totnes to listen to the views of local small and medium sized businesses.


21 AUG 2018

Chillington Open Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended my open meeting at Chillington Village Hall this evening


20 AUG 2018

Brixham JobCentre

Many thanks to Brixham Jobcentre for inviting me to hear views on the full rollout of Universal Credit which begins in September


20 AUG 2018

Children's Commissioner

t was such a pleasure to welcome Anne Longfield, the Children's Commissioner to Brixham to meet young people, Tanni, Carmen and the team at PlayTorbay to discuss the importance of play and their role supporting families


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