** Welcome to my July Newsletter!
My newsletter is designed to give an overview of what I've been doing as Member of Parliament for Surrey Heath and as a member of the Government, so please feel free to forward this on to your friends, family and neighbours. They can sign up to receive it directly by clicking
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Foxglove Cafe: I had the pleasure of cutting the ribbon to open the Cafe at Kingsclear Nursing Home in Camberley. The Cafe is a new alliance between Kingsclear and The Alzheimer's Society on the Hampshire/Surrey Heath border. It was so rewarding to see how well Kingsclear is doing, and how happy the residents are, and I wish the Cafe success!
School visits: I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Lorraine School, Kings International College and Collingwood College last month. I am delighted that we have brilliant schools in Surrey Heath, and it was heartening to meet so many bright pupils and dedicated school staff.
Windlesham and West End Bowling Clubs: Anyone who has tried bowls knows how addictive it can become, so I couldn't resist visiting the clubs in Windlesham and West End this summer to try my hand once again. It is a wonderful sport, but it is also a perfect opportunity to socialise and spend time chatting with competitors.
Silver Sunday: 6 October is the special Sunday when everyone can come together to celebrate older people. It is a chance for organisations already working with elderly people to show what they do as well as a chance for others to make new connections with local older residents. I encourage local groups, organisations, businesses and communities to come together and tackle loneliness by hosting free and fun events. You can find more details here ([link removed]) .
Surrey Police: I have just had a catch-up with the Chief Constable, Gavin Stephens, and we discussed anti-social behaviour and other crimes that are concerning residents, particularly burglaries. Thankfully, both burglaries and ASB are on a downward trend, and I shall continue to keep in close touch with Surrey Police.
Customer & Communities Improvement Fund: South Western Railway is inviting bids for the first round of its Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF). There is £5.3 million available to support projects that help our communities. Applications can be made through an easy to follow application form, supported by a guidance booklet available on this website: [link removed] ([link removed])
As well as my work in Parliament, Surrey Heath and in Government, I also receive many letters and emails from my constituents, and I have produced this infographic to illustrate the predominant topics.
Tours of the Houses of Parliament
Free guided tours of Parliament are available to constituents. The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes:
* Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat, and where many historic events have taken place;
* The House of Commons, including the Speaker's Chair, the famous green benches and the 'lobbies' where MPs actually vote;
* The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne;
* The Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster.
Please note that tours are very popular and places are limited, so generally have to be booked about six months in advance. Please contact me to enquire about a visit to Westminster.
** Westminster News
As I am sure you are aware, Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, and I was hugely honoured to have been appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. I have been charged with the task of ensuring that we are ready to leave the EU on October 31st, and you might like to read my recent article here ([link removed]) .
The best way to reach me is by email or post, and please include your full address, including postcode, in all communications.