08 OCT 2017

Saltstone Caring Autumn Walk

It was great to join Saltstone Caring today for a wonderful sponsored walk on Dartmoor on such a glorious Autumn day


06 OCT 2017

Brixham Community Partnership

Thank you to the Brixham Community Partnership for inviting me to meet with their members at Brixham Rugby Club, where a variety of subjects were discussed


06 OCT 2017

Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Thanks to Deputy Chief Officers Mat Mander and Sarah Clark of the Devon & Severn Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority for meeting with me today to talk of the work they undertake to  manage local marine protected areas and the needs of small commercial fishing vessels.


06 OCT 2017

Advice Surgery

I held an Advice Surgery today in Totnes. If you would like to meet with me to discuss your concerns, please telephone 01803 868378 to make an appointment or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


09 SEP 2017

Brixham Fishstock Festival

A great day out at Brixham today at the Fishstock Festival where the new fish quay is transformed overnight for this unique 24-hour food and music festival. An army of volunteer helpers work long hours to turn the state-of-the-art fish market into a fantastic one-day festival venue. The event runs from 10am until midnight on the Saturday, when the volunteer army set about transforming it back into a working fish market as if by magic.... all to raise money for the Fishermen's Mission.


08 SEP 2017

Totnes Advice Surgery

I held another Advice Surgery today and if you would like to meet to discuss any concerns, please either email nina.smith@parliament.uk or telephone 01803 868378 to make an appointment.


08 SEP 2017

Young Devon

I recently met with Andy Moreman the new Chief Executive of Young Devon  at my office in Totnes. I was really interested to hear about the work they do concerning the health and wellbeing of young people, especially in light of the issues of rural isolation we face in this area.

Andy also let me know about kooth.com which is an award winning online counselling and support service owned and managed by Xenzone. They provide free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.


01 SEP 2017

Advice Surgery

Another busy Advice Surgery; if you would like an appointment to discuss, local, national or personal concerns, please email nina.smith@parliament.uk or telephone 01803 868378 to make an appointment


08 AUG 2017

Angela Pedder and Mairead McAlinden

I met with Angela Pedder (Lead Chief Executive – Devon STP) and Mairead McAlinden (Chief Executive – Torbay & South Devon Foundation Trust) at my Totnes office to catch up on health related matters.


08 AUG 2017

Devon Wildlife Trust

I met with Peter Burgess of the Devon Wildlife Trust to talk about wrasse fishing.


08 AUG 2017

Advice Surgery

Another busy Advice Surgery in Totnes. If you would like to meet to discuss your concerns please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


06 AUG 2017

Totnes 10k

I completed the wonderful Totnes 10K today. I came in 409th... oh well, there's always next year!


03 AUG 2017

South Hams Hospital

This afternoon I attended the opening of the new x-ray machine at the South Hams Hospital. It was great to meet the inspiring trailblazers and discuss the importance of new training opportunities.


03 AUG 2017

Ed Fagan Europe

I visited local business Ed Fagan Europe down in Kingsbridge to discuss the UK Space capability and participation in EU Space programs. Thank you to Chris Mahn for an illuminating chat.


03 AUG 2017

CAB

In Totnes I met with volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau to hear about their work.


03 AUG 2017

Naturally Healthy Dartmoor Project

This morning I went along to the headquarters of the Dartmoor National Park Authority to talk about the Naturally Healthy Dartmoor Project


01 AUG 2017

Torbay Hospital

I started the day with a visit to Torbay Hospital Emergency Department to hear about the great progress they are making. Thank you to all staff and volunteers.

It was good to hear that CQC has assessed Torbay Hospital Urgent and Eemergency Services and the medicine specialties as overall Good.


30 JUL 2017

Totnes Show

Another great Totnes Show!

 


28 JUL 2017

Advice Surgery

This afternoon I held an advice surgery at the Great Parks Community Centre in Paignton. If you would like to meet to discuss your concerns please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


28 JUL 2017

Totnes Police Station

This morning I visited Totnes Police Station to meet with Sector Inspector Chris Tapley for a catch up


27 JUL 2017

Dartington Deer Park

Today I was in Dartington at the official opening of the Deer Park. Congratulations on a wonderful launch and thank you to all who made it happen. Well worth a visit!


26 JUL 2017

Ambulance Service

This evening I held an open meeting at Kingsbridge Community College along with Ken Wenman, the Chief Executive of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to listen to the concerns of the community about ambulance response times


26 JUL 2017

Sexual Health Services

This afternoon I met with Dr Derval Harte and Dr Nadia Khatib to discuss sexual health services in Torbay.


26 JUL 2017

St John's Community Cafe

This morning I visited the wonderful St John's community café in Bridgetown. Thanks to all the volunteers that make this possible


25 JUL 2017

Riverview

This morning I attended the stakeholder meeting down in Dartmouth. It was great to catch up with NHS staff and volunteers from across the community at Riverview to discuss progress and potential.


24 JUL 2017

Stalking

Today I met with Detective Chief Insp Stuart Cavin to discuss my Private Members Bill on stalking.


21 JUL 2017

Fisherman's Mission

This evening I was down in Brixham for a sunset cruise to celebrate the work of John & Sheila Anderson for the Fisherman's Mission.


21 JUL 2017

KEVICCs

This afternoon I met with Alan Salt the Principal of KEVICC for a catch up on various education issues.


21 JUL 2017

Advice Surgery

Another busy Advice Surgery in Totnes. If you would like to meet to discuss your concerns please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


15 JUL 2017

Ways With Words

Today at Ways With Words I interviewed Harriet Harman QC, the longest serving female MP, on the challenges of campaigning while coping with small children, her battle to increase the number of women into a Parliamentary culture that makes no concessions to family life.


14 JUL 2017

Dartmouth Visitor Centre

Dartmouth Visitor Centre is well worth a visit, as you will also find the oldest working model of the first atmospheric steam engine – invented here in Dartmouth by local man, Thomas Newcomen c 1712.


14 JUL 2017

Dartmouth Caring

Thank you to everyone at Dartmouth Caring for all the work they do to help the local community


14 JUL 2017

Dartmouth Academy

This morning I caught up Dartmouth Academy Principal, Tina Graham, to hear about the achievements of pupils and the whole team


30 JUN 2017

Totnes Memory Cafe

I met with some of the attendees and volunteers to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Totnes Memory Cafe and to hear of that it offers to attendees with short term memory loss, and those who are diagnosed with dementia together with their carers.


30 JUN 2017

Advice Surgery

Another busy Advice Surgery. If you would like to meet to discuss your concerns please telephone 01803 868378 or email nina.smith@parliament.uk


25 JUN 2017

Torbay Half Marathon

My first half marathon! Thank you to everyone who supported my fund raising for Rowcroft Hospice. I managed to finish before the roads opened up again. Thank you also to all the marshalls for their support along the way.


23 JUN 2017

Follaton Oak

I was delighted to attend the completion of the Follaton Oak development. Affordable homes are such a key issue in this constituency with has high house prices relative to average wages and it is great to see such a well thought out development providing affordable homes for the local community.


23 JUN 2017

Totnes Advice Surgery

The first Advice Surgery of the new Parliament. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you wish to meet with me to discuss your concerns on local, national or personal issues please email nina.smith@parliament.uk or telephone 01803 868378 to make an appointment


21 APR 2017

Torbay End Street Homelessness Campaign

Thank you to Mark, Tara and John for taking the time to meet with me today to discuss The Torbay End Street Homelessness Campaign's 'Connections week' which runs the week beginning April 24th 2017, where volunteers from the community will go out and survey people sleeping on the streets. They will be trained and supported by experienced staff. The information that is gathered will help to prioritise who is housed first and to better understand what people need to help them move into, and sustain a home.

Alongside this they will be working hard to source accommodation for people to move into and recruiting a Volunteer Co-ordinator, who will support volunteers to visit people as they move into their new homes.

The Council are committed to the campaign, as are many agencies such as Shekinah, Westward Housing, the Street Pastors, Friends of Factory Row, the Police, and many others.


31 MAR 2017

Neighbourhood Planning

Thank you to Cllr Jacqui Hodgson, Anna Lunk and Kate Wilson for meeting with me today to discuss housing and the Neighbourhood Plans


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