by Andrea Jenkyns MP
I hope everyone is well and the rain isn't spoiling too many weekend plans!
In this last month, as residents will be aware we reached Step 4 of the roadmap and there has been a removal of the majority of restrictions, which I know is welcome by many.
As always I've kept busy locally and in Westminster, 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
Finally, all are invited to join me for my Friendship Cafe at Scatchered Park Bowling Club on Friday, August 20th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. 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!
I met with representatives from the haulage industry locally, and discussed how things are going for their business, which helps to put fuel in our cars, food on the supermarket shelves, and clean water - through water treatment chemicals - into our taps.
This month I had the honour of visiting Stanley Grove Primary school and met Class 6 who showed me all the incredible work they do around the school connected to wildlife protection and environmental awareness!
Due to the economic costs of the pandemic and vital support packages, difficult decisions need to be made.
This month I supported the reduction in our foreign aid spending.
I was delighted to host my first Friendship Cafe this month, in conjunction with the Scatcherd Park Bowling Club. Thanks to all who came along & to all who helped out!
My next Friendship Cafe will be on the 20th of August, do come along!
I held more of my constituency surgeries with local residents.
I am always happy to help wherever I can, please contact me on: Andrea.Jenkyns.MP@Parliament.UK
The Euros this past month brought out a great swell of national pride, and I wrote about how we should embrace our heritage, symbols and songs to be more self confident as a nation and better able to embrace those who come to make their lives here.
This month I held a Westminster Hall Debate to end the Dog and Cat Meat Trade globally. It's vital we stand up for animals, here and across the world.
I spoke this month at the European Scrutiny Committee which looks at our ongoing relationship with the European Union.
It's important that we maintain a close watch on our partnership to ensure that Global Britain gets the most from our trading agreement.
Really enjoyed speaking to pupils at St Francis Catholic Primary School in Morley and answering all their fantastic questions!
I certainly met some passionate future politicians!
At St Francis' Primary School I met the brilliant school council - very bright futures ahead!
It was very interesting to chair a panel on the transition to digital provision of higher education, the opportunities and challenges that this poses and the issues surrounding infrastructure, connectivity, accessibility and digital inclusion, staff skills and confidence, tech-friendly classroom design, and security and safeguarding
Thank you again to all the speakers for their time!