It was great to meet with Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons to pass on recent concerns about crime in Willenhall & Bloxwich and discuss how we can work together. Andy grew up in New Invention / Walsall and returned on 2 January as the Commander on Walsall Neighbourhood Policing Unit.
As part of the Government’s ambitions for a seven day NHS, Bloxwich, Willenhall and Walsall North residents are being encouraged to use a new service that allows them to book GP appointments during the weekend. I welcome this change. *
I was honoured to represent the people of Walsall North at the laying of the colours of the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment (Staffords) at Lichfield Cathedral earlier in January. I am proud of our armed forces; those who serve to protect us.
From the Express and Star: Walsall North MP Eddie Hughes yesterday submitted an application to Parliament for a 30 minute adjournment to discuss the sentencing of people convicted for causing death by dangerous driving.
Another election promise delivered. It is only right that people who come to the UK should contribute to the running of the NHS so the Government is doubling the surcharge. This will raise £220 million a year extra for the NHS.