Like many of you, I felt some sadness when last week I heard that this would be the last edition of the Morley & District Press.
Whilst it had not been around for long, this paper had quickly become a part of our everyday lives and I genuinely looked forward to each edition. Each page was covered in local news that mattered to people in our area and it was a great way to stay connected.
In the current climate, we must all find new ways to stay connected and get local news. I try to share anything that would be of use to residents on my social media channels, and would encourage you to follow me on Twitter (@AndreaJenkyns) and Facebook (@AndreaJenkynsMO) to keep up to date.
Many will have anxieties about the weeks ahead, and we must not doubt that this situation is a serious one. For the most up to date information and Government guidance on a whole range of topics, please visit: www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/coronavirus-advice.
Remember, to stay at home wherever possible. Wash your hands. Stay away from others, especially the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. We must all act now, to slow the spread of this virus so that the NHS does not become overloaded. This is the only way to fight avoidable deaths.
If we all follow the advice given, we can return to our normal lives much sooner. I know this is what we all want so please, think of others, don’t go shopping unnecessarily, stay indoors where possible, and keep in touch through phone calls.
Through this situation and beyond, I am committed to looking out for everybody in our area. In the absence of my regular column here, residents can keep up with my on my website- www.AndreaJenkyns.co.uk where you can subscribe to my newsletter, and as always if you need my help please do not hesitate to contact me via: Andrea.Jenkyns.MP@Parliament.UK.
As this is the final edition of our local paper, I want to say thank you to all those who worked on it and to all the readers that kept its pages alive.
Thank you to those who helped fill its pages with such positive and uplifting stories of bravery, charity, kindness, hard work, and Morleian spirit. I know we will need these qualities in the weeks ahead, and I know our area will rise to the challenge.