Sunday, 29 April 2007
Help thy Neighbours
One of the things I have discovered about local government is that sometimes one needs help and support from neighbours to get things done. Having had a good few days out and about in my own patch I popped over to the next door ward in the next door council with Hugo Swire MP, the shadow minister for culture, media and sport.
Local businessmen have started to build what is proposed to be the main training and receiving centre for all the horse related sports for the 2012 Olympics. We met the worlds leading horse vet who has started building the world's largest horse hospital. The project is expected to be entirely funded through local businesses without any tax payers money. Its on the outskirts of Newmarket, already the centre of world racing and they see the need for facilities for the rest of the 21 Century.
The local entrepreneur behind the candidate is Larry Le-Ggatt, he's been working with two local councils and realised the importance of local government in getting projects moving - he has now agreed to be one of the Conservative party candidates for Thursdays elections. I wish him and the project well and was behind the camera for this shot!