19 SEP 2017

A wonderful weekend in Dover and Deal

A fete raising money to save a village hall and a popular firework display were some of the local events I attended over the weekend.

On Saturday I went to Hougham Village Fete, held on West Hougham Village Green. Its aim was to raise money to repair the Village Hall, which I visited earlier this year and have since helped with efforts to find funding. The event itself had stalls and games including crafts, a dog show, a bouncy assault course, homemade treats and live music.

In the evening I attended the annual Nonington Firework Fantasy, held at Nonington Cricket Ground. Entertainment included a BBQ, fun fair rides, candy floss, live music, dancers and the spectacular firework display.

What a great way to see out the British summer in our glorious corner of the country. I've been very busy in Westminster recently working on detailed Brexit plans, but I really wish I could spend every day in Dover and Deal.

I want to give a huge congratulations to the organisers of both events. I had a lovely time and met some amazing people.


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