On Saturday I was honoured to officially open the Love Oxted Christmas Festival, one of many events taking place around the country to mark Small Business Saturday, a national initiative to encourage people to shop local and support firms within their community. The day was a huge success in Oxted, and it was great to see so many people out enjoying themselves and supporting local shops. I would like to congratulate Elements Lifestyle, the Oxted Chamber of Commerce, and everyone else involved in organising the day and making it such a success. We are fortunate to have so many thriving local businesses, and this event was a great platform to showcase how much Oxted can offer. That is why I fully support the campaign to make Oxted a Business Improvement District and ensure that the town continues to go from strength to strength. Photo: calling in on Howard Cundey estate agents during the Christmas Festival.