In the constituency
Last weekend I had a great morning in Bestwood, where every Saturday ‘Rejects FC’ play football. This local football club was set up to give kids with autism and other difficulties an opportunity to play football and join a team that they wouldn’t otherwise be afforded. The club is currently working with the Council on issue relating to the development of the pitch they play on and I am keen to play a role in resolving this. A keen football fan myself and a big believer in organised sports I enjoyed my morning there. I was joined on the day by Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, so even managed to combine the visit with some politics!
In Nottingham today I visited Byron House Police Station this morning. As I mentioned in my question to the Justice Minister on Tuesday, I’m very concerned that our safety and security will be affected if the Government don’t give police forces the investment they need to keep enough officers on the streets, due to continued failed austerity and a need to increase the focus on cybercrime.
Then over the weekend I’ll be back on the campaign trail, with the three Council by-elections coming up at the forefront but as always I’ll be looking to find out what’s on your minds at the moment. I hope to see as many of you as possible on the streets!
My next surgery is booked for next Friday, the 15th September. Please call my office on 975 2377 if you’d like to book a slot.
I want these emails to be as interesting as possible. That means there’ll be some politics – it’s important that I am held accountable. But I also want to offer information about what’s on locally. So, if you have an event you’d like me to advertise, let me know.
Bestwood Park Church’s Bestop Kitchen
Social Eating Event, Donations Welcome
Bestwood Park Church, Beckhampton Road, NG5 5NG
Every Tuesday, 12-3pm
Poems in the Pub
Poetry Open Mic Night
The William Peverel, Bulwell
Thursday 5th October and Thursday 2nd November, 7pm
If you would like your events advertised here, or further information on those advertised, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s all for now! Details of how to get in touch or to have a look at the things I’m doing are below…
All the best,
How to contact me
If you would like to contact me, please email email@example.com or give my Nottingham North constituency office a ring on 0115 975 2377.
If you are a constituent from Nottingham North e-mailing me regarding a casework issue you are my priority, so please ensure your message includes:
- your full name
- your full postal address, including postcode
- a contact telephone number and
- any helpful details relevant to your case such as date of birth, reference numbers etc.
Strict parliamentary protocol means I can only deal with issues on behalf of my own constituents. If you aren’t sure whether you live in Nottingham North, you can check who your local MP is by entering your postcode online here: findyourmp.parliament.uk.
You may also wish to write to me with your concerns. If so please send your correspondence to Alex Norris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A OAA. All constituents who take the time and trouble to write a personal letter will receive a reply as a matter of priority.
Other useful links
- If you’d like to learn more about the Labour party their website is here.
- To join the Labour Party click here.
- Benefits Information: Here’s an excellent site that allows you to find out exactly what benefits you are eligible to claim: EntitledTo
- Housing: please contact your City Council
- Problems with benefits or the Child Support Agency? The Citizens Advice Bureau and the Nottingham Welfare Rights Service can give advice. Remember to have your National Insurance number handy if you make an inquiry.
- Local schools / education matters: please contact your City Council.
- Employment rights: see Citizens Advice Bureau or the Trades Union Congress for info.
- Social services, environmental health, noise nuisance, parking, and Council Tax should all be addressed to the City Council.
- Another useful website on public services is Direct.gov.
- For the main Parliamentary website click here and to explore the Parliamentary education site click here.