“I was heartened by the warm hospitality and community spirit that greeted me during my visit to the Park Road Masjid. Thank you to those who spoke with me and I hope we can continue our conversations in the future.”
“Reading is an important part of life, whether it be for work or for pleasure. We must encourage our children to pick up a book and dive into one of the many worlds created by incredible authors.”
This campaign by Save the Children aims by 2025 to ensure every child is reading well before the age of 11 – Read On Get On
Victoria spent an afternoon in the Spring sunshine at The Warriner School’s Lambing Weekend on Saturday 7th March 2015. Accompanied by her three year old niece, she spoke with Head Teacher, Dr Annabel Kay, about how the school is going from strength to strength, and how all of the school’s staff and pupils can be proud of recent results.
Sixth Form students with an interest in fields such as veterinary science are provided with fantastic hands on agricultural experience through the school farm. For the first time, the school is preparing for students to sit their A2s this Summer. After opening in September 2013, the school’s Further Education offering has proved immensely popular.
“The school farm is an innovative way of familiarising students with agricultural practices, inside and alongside a mainstream education. It helps teach responsibility, smallholding skills and respect for our natural environment.”
Victoria spent Saturday lunchtime meeting shoppers in Bicester and asking them to complete a survey on local priorities.
“Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete my survey on local priorities. I will be acting on the concerns that people raised with me”.
On Tuesday 13th January 2015 Victoria visited The Butchers Arms in Fringford as part of her Pub Tour around the constituency.
“It was fantastic to meet so many local people and hear about their local and national priorities. I want to say a huge thank you to Terry and Pat for allowing us to hold the event at their pub”
Victoria spent time speaking with visitors to the wonderful St Edburg’s Christmas Tree festival which is on display at the church in Bicester. Eighty trees were on display from the 12th to the 14th of December and huge numbers of people visited the impressive array of trees.
Victoria believes that today’s announcement that Bicester will receive Garden Town status is very positive news for the town, and wider North Oxfordshire.
Further details will be revealed in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday 3rd December.
“I’m very pleased with the news and we must grasp this opportunity with both hands. We must work together as a community to ensure that development takes place in appropriate locations and adequate infrastructure is provided. ”
Victoria Prentis, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Oxfordshire
On Saturday 8th November 2014 Victoria Prentis was selected as the new Parliamentary Candidate for North Oxfordshire. The decision was taken at a meeting of local members that was held at The Warriner School in Bloxham.
“I am thrilled to have been selected to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Oxfordshire. It is always an honour to be selected as a Parliamentary Candidate, but even more so in the area where I have lived my entire life. Sir Tony will be a very hard act to follow, but I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the campaign, and meeting the wider electorate.”
Victoria Prentis, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Oxfordshire
Victoria has stated that her three top priorities are:
- Planning – Victoria will support Cherwell District Council in delivering sustainable development in appropriate locations. The ‘plan’ needs to be put back in planning and the correct infrastructure must be delivered to meet local needs.
- Healthcare – Victoria has made an unwavering commitment to protecting and promoting the essential services provided by the Horton General Hospital; and will fight for additional support to be provided to Bicester Community Hospital.
- Older People – Victoria believes support and care for older people in our community must be delivered with compassion. She is campaigning for extra provision of specialist care for those suffering from dementia and age-related conditions.