Happy to be back home in the constituency after another busy week in Westminster.
In 2024 we have already received 1,500 emails for over 500 different constituent cases. Much of the casework we manage is ongoing, and therefore not included in the 2024 statistic, but I am pleased that so many of you are reaching out for support. I am always happy to provide any assistance I can to all of my constituents.
While I cannot go into any detail on the issues being raised with me for obvious reasons, my hope is that the outline provided in my weekly roundup gives my constituents an idea of the type of issues I can assist with as your Member of Parliament.
As such, in the Constituency Office this week the casework arriving has been on subjects such as bus station safety, emanating fumes affecting properties, access issues affecting residents, education plans, child maintenance, special educational needs, access to appropriate healthcare, taxation issues, local planning concerns, potholes, social housing, access to welfare benefits and access to appropriate social care facilities to name but a few.
Elsewhere in the patch, I remain concerned about the closure of Calverley Post Office, which will be closing at 5pm on 11 March 2024. The Post Office have assured me that this closure is temporary and that they are working to restore services in the area as soon as possible. As such, any potential retailers who would be interested in running the Post Office are invited to apply for the vacancy. For further information, please see https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/calverley-ls28-5rh-187323/.
In Westminster this week, policy issues remain steady and varied. This week we have seen a range of campaigns arriving surrounding the upcoming Spring Budget which will be on Wednesday 6 March. While I am unable to speculate on the plans for the economy being worked on by HM Treasury and the Chancellor, I do feedback my constituents concerns to HM Treasury in the lead up to any Budget on potential or rumoured changes. As such, if you have any concerns or suggestions, please do let me know so I can feed these back to HM Treasury.
As ever, if you feel I can be of any assistance at all on any subject, please do not hesitate to get back in touch.