I am pleased to say we now have a date for the long-awaited Devizes broadband summit. This will take place in Devizes, at the Conservative Club in Long Street, from 5.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday, August 3rd. We also plan to stream the event online to those who are unable to attend in person.
I was pleased to hear earlier this month that three local projects were awarded money from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. In the latest round, £390 million has been allocated to more than 2,700 arts, culture and heritage organisations in England.
I held a meeting on Friday with constituents who have previously contacted me about their broadband speeds. More than 20 households joined the call to share their frustrations, with many reporting similar issues which all impact on the overall speed and reliability of their internet connection.
This afternoon I took part in Prime Minister's Questions. I asked the Prime Minister about the continuation of the social investment tax relief (SITR) scheme beyond April 2021 and asked him to use the G7 summit to trumpet to the world the benefit of the social economy.