Morley & District Press: I'm Keen To Help In Anyway I Can

My regular column in today's Morley & District Press covers Drighlington library, the Big Brexit Bash, and my regular Memory Cafe:


As January flies by and everybody is settled back into their routines, the hard work continues. There is much going on in our area and I am keen to help in any way I can, and as always please do let me know if there is anything I could do to be of assistance to you, your community group, or local campaign.

In Drighlington, the fantastic community library has moved temporarily to St Paul’s Church on Whitehall Road whilst refurbishments are carried out to the community centre. I visited the amazing volunteers at their new venue on Friday and was pleased to see the Library was still going strong, with a good number of visitors popping in and out whilst I was there. I will continue to support this fantastic local initiative that brings joy to so many in the village and beyond.

Next week we will finally leave the European Union. As regular readers will be well aware I am a passionate Brexiteer and am looking forward to this moment after over three long years of frustration and wrangling. I fully embrace the opportunities that Brexit will bring, being free to trade with the world, spend our money on our priorities, and strengthen relationships with countries around the globe, and in Europe too.

I also welcome the opportunity to shift our focus to domestic issues, some of my other passions in politics are health and education and I look forward to being able to work on these more now that Brexit is secure and the will of the people has been respected.

To mark this historic moment, alongside Lucy Harris MEP and Cllr Robert Finnigan, I am organising a ‘Big Brexit Bash’ on January 31st. This event should be lots of fun, with music, singing, fireworks and food, and I am hoping for a real party atmosphere! Due to repairs to the Town Hall clock, we have moved the location however it will still be held in the Morley area, and I would love you to join us.

Doors will open at 7:30pm, tickets are £5 per adult and under 12s are free. Profits will be donated to the fantastic local children’s charity, Levi Star. To purchase a ticket or for further details, please visit my website:

Also on the 31st I am holding my regular Memory Café for those suffering from memory loss and their families. This monthly event has become a wonderful gathering of regular residents, and fresh faces, and is always lots of fun for all. We play bingo, have a natter, enjoy a cup of tea and some biscuits (By the 31st, diets are out of the window!). Do join me in the Outwood Memorial Hall from 12 noon till 2pm.

As residents know, I try to be as accessible as possible and hold regular surgeries with constituents who need my help. If you would like my assistance with anything, please contact me on: Andrea.Jenkyns.MP@Parliament.UK