‘County farm­ers cru­cial to Europe’

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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.”

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HE­ROES: Chil­dren and staff at St Mary’s Church of Eng­land School, in Old Amer­sham, got dressed up for Chil­dren in Need

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