‘County farmers crucial to Europe’
CABINET minister and Bucks MP David Lidington has backed rural business in the county and said farmers are providing a crucial service across the continent.
Mr Lidington, who is David Cameron’s Minister for Europe, spoke at the annual conference of Bucks Rural Affairs Group.
Mr Lidington spoke in detail about the issues affecting rural Bucks, the spread of urbanisation and its impact on rural activities. He went on to discuss the role of the UK’s farming industry in Europe and the changing demands caused by the economy and technology.
The event also brought together speakers from the Natural Environment Partnership, National Farmers Union, Chiltern Rangers, Chilterns Conservation Board, Bucks and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, The Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group and Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust and was supported by Buckinghamshire Business First.
At this year’s conference, on November 14 in Quainton, the Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership was launched officially by Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, which will support the management of the natural environment within the county and Milton Keynes. CHILDREN dressed up as superheroes and raised £369 for Children in Need.
Pupils from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, in School Lane, Old Amersham, dressed up for the special day.
Teaching assistant Dawn Lammin said: “The children really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite character and there were a few members of staff too who took the fun opportunity to become a super hero for the day.”
HEROES: Children and staff at St Mary’s Church of England School, in Old Amersham, got dressed up for Children in Need