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Social Saturday

Ed visited the Wantage Market Garden today as part of Social Saturday. An annual campaign, Social Saturday aims to inspire consumers to buy from social enterprises and businesses that put people and planet first. You can find our more here.

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

Ed visited Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary on Sunday to open their new hospital. Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity that cares for abused and ill-treated donkeys and other animals. You can find out more about their work and how to support them here.

EMS Physio

Ed visited EMS Physio on Tuesday. The business, a medical device manufacturer, has offices and a factory in Grove Business Park.

You can find out more here.

Groundbreaking at Grove Business Park

Ed conducted a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the construction of Grove Business Park on Tuesday. The Park will be a 32-acre mixed use business park, home to over 85 businesses and employing over 300 people.

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Visit to Didcot Girls' School

Ed visited Didcot Girls' School on Tuesday to see how they put the arts - music, dance, drama, arts and graphics - front and centre of their curriculum.

Visit to bpas

Ed visited the British Pregnancy Advisory Service in Oxford today to discuss their work on reproductive health. You can find out more about the organisation here.

Milton House Hotel

Milton House Hotel is now under new ownership and Ed visited today to meet the new general manager. A key local emplpoyer, the hotel is now planning imporvments at the former location of WHSmith.

Visit to Skoob Books

Ed visited Skoob Books in Didcot today and met with founder Chris Edwards. Based in London and Didcot and home to almost a million books, Skoob Books is one of the UK’s largest second hand book stores, and supplies most books seen in the background of films.

Visit to Rosalind Franklin Institute site

Ed visited the site of the planned Rosalind Franklin Institute in Harwell on Friday. When completed, it will be a national institute, dedicated to bringing about transformative changes in life science through interdisciplinary research and technology development.