Tracey Takes Part in Parliamentary Pancake Race

Pancakes, crêpes, drop scones, hotcakes – call them what you like, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race sees them demolished in seconds. Not because of their irresistible taste but because they’re vigorously tossed in the air by members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords as well as political correspondents, as they batter around a race course, vying for the winners’ title.MPs, Lords and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery gather in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, where they swap their warm coats and woolly caps for aprons and chefs’ hats. It really is a sight to behold. Today marked the 17th anniversary of the race and Tracey took part for the 4th year in a row since being elected in 2010!Despite all the fun and frolics of the event over the last 17 years, the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race has served to raise awareness of the work that Rehab does in enhancing the life chances of people with disabilities and others who are socially-excluded in the UK.

The Future Of The BBC’s Chatham Studio

When the current Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall, came in front of the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee rumours were rife that the Chatham studio was due to close as part of the efficiency savings required under Delivering Quality First. I took the opportunity of asking him about the studio’s future, given its strategic importance to producing good radio and television content from North Kent. I have today received his reply.

Update on Peter’s Place

For those local residents unable to attend the public meeting in Wouldham please find below links to my four page update letter on some of the issues raised.

Tracey Opposes Capstone Valley Planning Application

Tracey has raised her concerns with the planning application to build a Residential Development of up to 500 affordable dwellings with provision of access, estate roads and incidental open space within the Capstone Valley.