Local MP Stephen Phillips joined councillors from all over Lincolnshire on Sunday for at the annual Civic Service at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Billinghay. The service was attended by councillors, dignitaries and residents who all congratulated local councillor Mrs Gill Ogden on her appointment as Chairman of North Kesteven District Council and offered prayers for the community for the coming year. Speaking after the service, Stephen said, "Gill has worked tirelessly for her community for many years, particularly the residents of Billinghay, Martin and North Kyme as their elected councillor. I am delighted that her dedication has been recognised with her appointment as Chairman and I know that she will do a fantastic job. I am very much looking forward to continuing to work closely with her."
Stephen Phillips QC MP attended the annual summer fete at Waddington Redwood Primary School, with ward councillor for the area Lance Pennell. Stephen was treated to wonderful food, drinks and activities, all under a beautiful blue sky with bright sunshine. Stephen said: "Events like this show how strong our local communities are here in Lincolnshire, and how much everyone enjoys coming together to have fun in the sun. I congratulate organiser Toni Gamwell and her team on a fantastic afternoon, and I look forward to more fun at next year's fete – I think I even had more fun than the kids!"
Local MP Stephen Phillips visited Carre's Grammar School in Sleaford to speak with students about their views on their school's proposed move to a joint site with Kesteven and Sleaford High School away from the town centre, as well as the establishment of closer sixth form ties. Stephen has also spoken with the head teachers at both schools, who have told him about the reasons behind the move and asked for his help in making it happen. Stephen said: "This move to one site may be some years away, but it is supported by both schools and their pupils and governing bodies. It would be beneficial for students to have new facilities and for the schools to have room to grow, which is simply not possible on their current sites in the centre of Sleaford. I have asked for a meeting with the Secretary of State for Education to discuss possible sources of funding to help with the move, and I will be pressing her to do as much as she can to assist."
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