WHEN politicians downed tools for the summer recess, Hastings’ MP picked up a brush to hone her painting skills.
Amber Rudd chatted with fellow student-painters in a class at the Isabel Blackman Day Centre, Winding Street.
Centre manager Tania Charman thanked Amber for stopping by on August 2, adding that it was, “great for her to have a local knowledge of the service offered at the centre”.
The day before, Amber toured building works at a Parchment Trust site. The Christian organisation, which works with disabled people in Hastings and Rother, is currently developing a new site at Friary Gardens, in Ore Place Farm.
Amber said: “The work is moving along really fast at Friary Gardens, and I know that the service offered to residents and visitors will be to a high standard when finished.”
Manager Andrew Philips added: “Amber was helpful in making sure that we got our grant.” For information about activities at the Isabel Blackman Centre call 01424 446428.