April was a busy month in Parliament. Further positive progress has been made against Covid-19 and on the 12th of April the country took another step forward in the roadmap.
Consequently, Julian has enjoyed visiting businesses in the constituency which have recently reopened such as Strawberry Safari Shepherds huts, G Craggs Electrical store and Skipton Boats.
A number of indoor based venues and businesses, such as cinemas are looking forward to the prospect of opening on the 17th of May. Julian recently visited the Plaza Cinema in Skipton which is excited to reopen and see its customers return. The cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund during the pandemic.
Julian toured Skipton town hall with Councillor Simon Myers to see the hugely impressive refurbishment works which are currently taking place.
Face to face surgeries also recommenced and Julian engaged with representatives from Ripon City of Sanctuary who spoke about how the local community in Ripon have supported asylum seekers and refugees over the last year.
Julian also answered questions from students at Kirby Hill Primary School. UK Parliament are currently running online workshops, as the Education Centre is currently closed for visits. Julian looks forward to speaking to many more schools and pupils this month.
Parliament was prorogued on Thursday 29th April bringing the 2019-21 session of Parliament to an end. The State Opening of Parliament is due to take place on the 11th of May 2021