In Camberley Theatre last evening with the Mayor of Surrey Heath to present well earned Duke of Edinburgh awards. We were entertained by the Gordon's Pipes and Drums, a great sound in an enclosed space!. Awards won by very impressive young people from Collingwood, Tomlinscote and Gordons schools.

Attended the annual Surrey Youth Focus, Surrey Young Superstars event in Guildford on Sunday. Many congratulations to the Superstars and in particular to the Superstar of the Year, Jasmine Dhaliwal. It was a humbling honour to announce her accolade. Do visit

Was invited to attend the ceremony for the appointment of the new Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Nigel Manning. An impressive event in the Guildhall, all steeped in history and tradition. I wish Nigel and his Mayoress Councillor Marsha Moseley all success in their year.