Parliament has been in recess this week which means that the day to day business of the House of Commons, for example the debates that you see in the chamber or the many select and delegated legislation committees are on hold.
But that doesn’t mean Members of Parliament have been on holiday. I love recess because it allows me to get out and about meeting constituents, and understanding better what I need to do to help them.
This week I have:
- Met farmers in Barton in the Beans to discuss agriculture and planning issues.
- Met residents in Stapleton to hear about speeding traffic through the village.
- Whilst I was in Stapleton I also had the huge privilege of presenting Stan Pitt award to local resident, and new parish councillor, Pete Leech – who spends countless hours litter picking around the village.
- Visited the George & Dragon in Stoke Golding to hear about their in-house brewery and how changes to beer duty may affect the sector.
- Experienced the lovely outdoor history trail which has been introduced at St Margaret’s Church, Stoke Golding.
- Welcomed the commissioning of ‘Fibre to the Premises’ broadband in Far Coton, something my office has been working on actively.
- Met with Inspector Jamie Osborne, the new LPU Commander for the Bosworth constituency.
- Held a virtual meeting with the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum where we talked about proposed changes to the planning system.
- Held further meetings with Girlguiding and Mental Health Foundation to talk about next steps for my Body Image bill.
- Met with local business from Market Bosworth - Genius Energy Lab to discuss ground source heat pump systems.
- Had a virtual meeting with the Chief Executive of the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society to hear about Green mortgages and finance.
- Had an update meeting with the Leicestershire Police Chief and other local MPs about policing of COVID and the tiered system.
- Held a surgery to discuss cases and policy concerns from constituents. Please do email if you would like to arrange a meeting.
And please do remember if you are going trick or treating this year to follow the Rule of 6, maintain social distancing, and always remember #HandsFaceSpace.