Congo agree to refurbish derelict Suburb house

The derelict house in Hampstead Garden Suburb owned by the Congolese government is to be renovated and squatters removed following a campaign by Mike Freer MP and Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust.

Henlys Corner to fully open this weekend

Cones, lane restrictions and temporary traffic lights are to be removed this Sunday from Henlys Corner as the upgrade work is virtually completed.  The new traffic signals will be switched on and the banned right turns, which have been in place since the upgrade work began, will be lifted.  Only the installation of overhead sign gantries remains, which will be undertaken during the night on 21 and 22 December and require road closures.

U-Turn on knives following backbench pressure

An amendment to the Justice Bill, co-signed by Mike Freer MP, will mean 16 and 17 years olds caught with knives will receive a minimum four months in prison.

Squatting to be made a criminal offence

The Ministry of Justice is to make squatting in residential properties a criminal offence following a campaign by Mike Freer and two other Conservative MPs.

Mike Freer MP stands up for Finchley parents in special Commons debate

Mike Freer MP last night brought the local shortage of school places in front of the House of Commons during a special debate on the issue.  As a consequence the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has agreed to meet with Mike, Barnet Council’s Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council to discuss what can be done to boost the numbers of primary and secondary places in Finchley.