Changing jobs is never easy, but for the 15,000 service men and women who leave the armed forces every year, it is particularly difficult as they seek to translate and transfer specific military skills into civilian work requirements.
I am very proud to have many fantastic organisations based our area, but one in particular is engaged in work that will be vital to future generations. The Woodland Trust, is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity and we are lucky to have them headquartered here in Lincolnshire.
Like many people I have found it hard to watch the tv recently as hundreds of our police officers have endured several days and nights of public unrest on the streets around Westminster and across our country.
Like everyone else I have been reliant on video conferencing and even the old-fashioned telephone to check in with some of our local organisations recently. One of my favourite meetings has been with the fantastic organisation Second Helpings in Stamford.
One of my favourite parts of this job is to visit and meet with our many charities and voluntary organisations in Grantham. However, I have been reliant on video conferencing and even the old-fashioned telephone to check in with some of our local organisations recently.
It was the French leader Napoleon Bonaparte who once quipped that England was “a nation of shopkeepers”, apparently seeking to imply that we were a country without ambition and therefore not prepared for war with his French military.