It has been an incredibly busy time here in Filton and Bradley Stoke, as well as in parliament.
The last month has seen various Christmas markets take place right across the constituency. It was a pleasure to attend fantastic Christmas events at The Edge Church, Aztec West, as well as the ‘Christmas on the Hill’ event in Staple Hill. I was particularly pleased to see such a vibrant and busy event, particularly as it fell on Small Business Saturday.
It was also great to visit St Chads Primary School again to meet with staff and pupils, just a few days after a group of students visited Parliament. It was excellent to see the positive energy and enthusiasm that is clearly delivering results at a fantastic school. I would like to thank the pupils and staff for hosting me and showing me around.
I attended the South Gloucestershire Education Awards at Bristol Aerospace to celebrate the hard work and impressive achievements from our local pupils and schools. Congratulations to all the students and teachers from across the whole area who were recognised at the event.
I welcome the recently announced plans from GKN Aerospace for a new £32m Global Technology Centre. Jointly funded by GKN Aerospace and the UK Government, the site will be a world-class hub for the development of the innovative technology needed for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft. It will ensure our region remains at the forefront of the aerospace industry and will provide a further 300 highly skilled aerospace engineering jobs.
I wish everyone a wonderful 2019 and I look forward to working hard for everyone in the area in the new year.
If you would like to discuss anything with me, be it as a resident, an organisation or business, please contact my constituency office in Bradley stoke on 01454 617783 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details, please visit www.jacklopresti.com.