Wormley and Turnford residents’ Trip to the Houses of Parliament
34 residents (including 13 children from Wormley Primary School and St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Waltham Cross) have marked the ‘UK Parliament Week’ by visiting the Houses of Parliament and meeting Broxbourne MP, Charles Walker. This trip took place on Monday, 12 November 2018.
The Wormley and Turnford trip to the Houses of Parliament has achieved its various aims: it helped participants to ‘get connected’ with the democratic process. It helped all attendees to realise that they have a voice and that their voice matters. Wormley and Turnford ‘civic adventure’ enabled residents’ to learn how the Parliament works and find out more about its function and role in today’s society. Our trip started with a tour of the Houses of Parliament which was an amazing history lesson. It began in the Westminster Hall (which is 900 years old) and continued across many corners of this magnificent building, including the Houses of Lords and Houses of Commons.
Wormley and Turnford Trip to the Houses of Parliament had its ‘perfect ending’; an opportunity to grill Broxbourne MP, Charles Walker for Q & A session. The whole experience was a really important element of helping us all to build our ‘democratic confidence’. Many of residents asked Charles challenging questions! It was refreshing to see so many of participants taking an active role in addressing many issues which matter to them: from mental health, transport, lack of youth provision in Broxbourne to Brexit and People’s Vote.
We hope that all people who visited London with Wormley and Turnford Big Local felt inspired and more willing to support their local communities. As organisers, we hope that all those who joined this fantastic ‘civic adventure’ will take the learning from this trip and you will share it with your friends and family. We are certain that our future ‘educational outing’ will be equally popular with residents.
Community Development Manager