Straight Talking August Newsletter
by Andrea Jenkyns MP
I hope everyone is well!
In this last month, further changes have been made to COVID rules which mean those who have had both doses of their vaccine, and those under 18, do not have to self isolate if they come into contact with a positive case. I know is welcomed by many who feel it reflects the benefits of our fantastic vaccine programme.
Although Parliament is in recess, I have kept busy in our local area, and below is a round up of my work- remember you can keep up to date throughout the month by following me on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
I am pleased to announce my upcoming Jobs, Skills, Apprenticeship Fair will be held on the 17th of September at the White Rose Centre (By the escalators) between 10am and 2pm, please do come along and spread the word.
Finally, you are all are invited to join me for my Friendship Cafe at Scatchered Park Bowling Club on Friday, September 17th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. I am keen to help people re-connect with their community following a rise in loneliness, and it'll be great fun to have a cuppa, a chat, and try some bowls!
This month I was invited to a fantastic visit to Domino's Pizza in Morley to meet the amazing team and hear all about the business!
It was great to meet all the new local people they had employed, and I even had a go at making my own pizza!
I continue to host regular surgeries with residents, this month I held my surgery in St Paul's Church, Drighlington
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any queries or issues and I will be happy to help: Andrea.Jenkyns.MP@Parliament.UK
This month students across our area received their A-level and GCSE results!
Thank you also to the fantastic teaching teams across our area. Your hard work will unlock the potential of our young people.
After my GCSEs, I left school at 16 and got my first job working at a Greggs bakery. Whilst I entered into the world of work, I always cared about education and ultimately took the plunge and decided to study at the Open University in my 30s.
I can honestly say that regardless of how students get on, they should know that many doors will remain open to them, whether they want to continue their studies or go into employment. What matters most is whether you can say that you have done your best, because if you have, that is what you should be most proud of.
Those interested in getting a job, apprenticeship or more skills are invited to my upcoming Jobs, Skills, and Apprenticeship fair on September 17th in the White Rose Centre!
Join me at my next Friendship Cafe will be on the 17th of September, 3pm-5pm.
Entry is free, join us for cake, a chat and a cup of tea!
This month I was contacted by a number of constituents who have raised concerns regarding the animal welfare charity, Nowzad, and concerns regarding the safety of a number of Afghanistan male and female vets and veterinary nurses.
Pen Farthing (CEO of Nowzad and former Royal Marine) and the team from Nowzad have worked for over a decade in Afghanistan, promoting animal welfare, helping provide stability for local people and securing homes for countless dogs.
I have written to the Foreign Secretary about this urgent issue, requesting their emergency evacuation.
Some Morley & Churwell residents trying their hand at bowls at the Friendship Fair this month- thanks to all who attended!
I had a ‘smashing’ visit to Morley Glass this month to learn about their new Green Vision Fund, which donates up to £500 for green & sustainable community projects.
Follow the link to find out more: www.morleyglass.co.uk/community-sponsorship-leeds/