It is often said that while parliament is not sitting MPs are ‘off’. This is certainly not the case for myself and many of my colleagues, as there is still much to be done around the constituency. Trading in my car for my bike, I have been out and about around the constituency in recent weeks while Parliament has not been in session.
Last week, I met the local London Fire Brigade, Borough Commander. It was great to hear about the fantastic free local event taking place on 1st October. The event is being organised by the London Fire Brigade and is aimed at giving older drivers practical and informative help in order to stay on the road safely. I also visited a local fast food outlet to look at ways in which they can help to keep the streets free from packaging discarded by their customers when buying takeaway food and their sponsoring of additional bins has been agreed by LB Barnet. Additionally, I met with the Operations Manager from Street Cleaning to discuss the use of a restricted access vehicle which would hopefully mean residents of Graywood Court will not have to face a lengthy walk down the narrow drive when putting their bins out for collection.
I have also met with the Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Trust for a general update regarding healthcare in our area. I have also been out in all corners of the constituency to meet with constituents to discuss their issues and concerns. Finally, it was really good to meet students from Hasmonean in the Education Centre at Parliament when they visited last week.