Nechells residents visit the Houses of Parliament

On Friday 11 May a group of 22 Nechells residents were invited by Shabana Mahmood to visit the Houses of Parliament. The actual trip was sorted out for us by Glenda Dunster and coach travel was funded by Near Neighbours and the Lottery. We had an amazing day, starting with a super smooth journey courtesy of Attain Travel. We then had a lovely picnic in Victoria Gardens, went to the Treasury Tower, viewed the Houses of Parliament from the bridge and enjoyed afternoon tea in the cafe. Our visit was led by Barry who was a fantastic guide and told us lots of interesting information about the building , the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The interior which was designed by Pugin is magnificent and we were all overwhelmed by the beauty of the decorations. Everyone said how much they had enjoyed the day and we are very grateful to everyone who made it possible.