Eric Ollerenshaw column: Lancaster Ridge school visitors have all the answers

Eric Ollerenshaw, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood
Eric Ollerenshaw, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Last week in Westminster it was good to welcome another one of our local schools, Lancaster Ridge Community Primary School, who were doing a tour of Parliament and also enjoyed a question and answer session.

As always there were some lively questions to be answered and I hope they enjoyed this as much as I did.

Back in Lancaster, on Saturday morning I was able to make a quick visit to Lancaster Castle’s Armed Forces Day celebration. The celebration was excellent, with just some of the highlights being Lancaster University’s ‘Streets of Mourning’ interactive map and the restored vehicles (maintained by the Military Vehicle Trust), along with so many other exhibits. It was great to see every cadet force represented and hopefully gaining new recruits while the Castle provided a fitting backdrop for us all to demonstrate what we owe, every day of the year, to the brave men and women of our Armed Services.

With last Saturday (June 28) having also been the centennial anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the event that essentially started the First World War, this year’s celebration was particularly apt.

During the fantastic weather we are having it was also great to get the chance to go to the 63rd Annual Forton Field Day. As usual it was a highly enjoyable day, with a huge number of games, activities and stalls for all ages. The fancy dress in particular was excellent and it seems that each year the costumes just keep on getting better and better.

I would like to thank everyone involved for organising the event and making sure that a good time was had by all by bringing the whole village community together.

As always, please contact me if I can be of any help. I represent everyone who lives in Lancaster regardless of how or whether you vote.

My contact details are:

Email, phone 0207 219 7096 or 01995 672975, write to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or 59 High Street, Great Eccleston, Lancs, PR3 0YB, web