I was delighted to open an event at the FUSE Centre in Prudhoe promoting STEM subjects to school pupils aged 9 to 14. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are fascinating and important subjects and children studying these subjects will be employable and will contribute to our future prosperity.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are high on the agenda for all educational establishments and workplaces.
As a council we wish to promote them by engaging with local schools, children and businesses to increase the opportunities available in our county and showcase the exciting and varied career opportunities that the STEM subjects can open up for our young people.
Read the Northumberland Gazette Story Here.
We’re making great progress with the Corbridge Parish Council to buy 3 houses and a bungalow on the Milkwell development site. Northumberland County Council have approved our grant application for £180,000 and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have approved loans of £170,000 from the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB).
Read the Courant Article Here.
Seven schools in Northumberland are among 31 nationally in a pilot scheme, as part of the Government’s £200million roll-out of full-fibre broadband to rural locations.
On Sunday (May 19), the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that ‘the starting gun has been fired on a programme to roll out gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband to the most rural and remote locations in the UK’. One gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits, so represents an extremely fast connection.
My portfolio includes Broadband and we’ve been working really hard to get the remaining houses in Northumberland connected to broadband. It’s also important that we don’t get left behind with next generation Hyper Fast fibre connections and I’m delighted Northumberland is one of only three counties chosen for this pilot. I met with Broadband Minister Margot James MP recently and she is committed to making sure areas like ours benefit from these innovations.
I have been coaching rugby at Tynedale for 20 years and it is fantastic to see two players I have had the privelage to coach make their England debuts in the same match. An inspiration to all of the other girls playing for the Tynedale Panthers.
Read the Hexham Courant Story Here.
Our MP Guy Opperman has nominated the Corbridge Tandoori for the Tiffin Cup 2019 – a competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.
Following the success of the Tiffin Cup last year, MPs have, for the 14th year running, been asked to nominate a restaurant in their constituency in this mouth watering competition. Last year 48 restaurants were nominated from around the UK, resulting in both a celebration of the quality of South Asian food in Britain and an opportunity to raise money for charity. This year the competition is in aid of World Vision, which works to support some of the poorest communities around the world.
The grand final of the Tiffin Cup 2019 will be held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 2 July 2019.
Guy Opperman MP said:
‘I am delighted that my nomination for Corbridge Tandoori has been accepted – this is a great competition celebrating fantastic food, and all for a good cause. I am sure people in Corbridge will be wishing this local restaurant every success.’
I’m really pleased Guy has nominated Corbridge Tandoori. I serve on Corbridge Parish Council with owner Jewel Ahmed and wish him all the success he desrves in this competition. I’ve eaten ofteb at the Corbridge Tandoori and the food is delicious and the service explemplary.