Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tag: Sir David Amess

Prince Charles unveils new Southend Pier train

Prince Charles unveils new Southend Pier train
Southend Pier welcomed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on 1 March, as the royal couple bestowed city status on the Essex resort, before unveiling the new pier train.

Southend to bid for “city by the sea” status

Southend city bid
Southend Council is to decide on submitting an application for city status, with councillor’s stating they are “keen to support and enter this bid on behalf of the community.”

Showmen call on the Treasury to extend reduced VAT on ticket and food-sales

showmen VAT lobbying
The Showmen’s Guild has renewed parliamentary lobbying through the APPG on Fairs and Showgrounds, sending a letter to the government to extend the reduced 5 percent VAT rate beyond mid-September.

Southend MP pushes for city status

Southend centre
The MP for Southend West is pressing ahead with his campaign to have Southend granted city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, ten years after Chelmsford was officially named Essex’s first city.

Huddleston to Showmen’s Guild: We hear you loud and clear

Showmen's Guild Zoom call Nigel Huddleston DCMS
A meeting between the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain and DCMS undersecretary Nigel Huddleston ended in a pledge that the department would continue to press for increased financial support and recognition for showmen put out of work by the pandemic