It’s been a busy few days over the past week.
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Brentwood High Street. The Centre is to operate in conjunction with Havering College and it was great to see so many people there from the business and educational communities in Brentwood and to hear from some of the students who have benefitted from similar Academies in other parts of the country.
Business and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the ambitions for the venture and I think the opportunities are endless. This is an exciting time for Brentwood and our young people and I will watch with interest on how it goes!
Last Saturday, whilst the sun failed to come out, the rain did keep away and families flocked to the Strawberry Fair on Shenfield Common. The annual event is always a delight and this year was no different – thank you to everyone who helped to make it happen and if you came along, I hope you enjoyed it!
On Monday, Brentwood’s Deputy Mayor, Mark Reed raised the flag to commemorate Armed Forces Day at the Town Hall. Members of the Royal British Legion were on parade and it was lovely to speak to some of the veterans after. Our armed forces are something we should all be proud of and it’s always an honour to be able to show respect, even in a small way.
Next week, is set to be somewhat different as I’m in Manchester for the Local Government Conference.