Ed met with the Smith family in Wantage to discuss their long standing connections with the area and how they plan to help the region evolve. Ed visited their solar farm, which helps power local communities through renewable energy.
Ed had a lunchtime meeting with Didcot first at the new Marriott Bonvoy Courtyard Oxford South Hotel. Following a great presentation by Oxfordshire Community Foundation the meeting focused on improving the support available for children and families in and around Didcot
Ed met with a group of Didcot 6th form students. in a week when Greta Thunberg spoke to so many parliamentarians he was encouraged that so many young people are interested and passionate about politics. Ed really values their input.
Ed met with Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of GWR to discuss improvements to Didcot Railway station and how to improve access and transfers for passengers. They also discussed timetable changes and train improvements.
Ed met with the team at Serelay to see how they are developing trusted media capture technologies at Harwell Campus. They are one of the ten start up tech companies recognised in the Technation 2019 rising star list