Diary of your MP from Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch County – 23 March 2018
LAST Friday I enjoyed a particularly busy day in the constituency, starting with a lovely visit to Ipsley RSA Academy.
I met some of their star pupils and was shown around by head teacher Nicola Beech. I was struck by the pastoral care given by the school and its involvement with the local community.
I then went on to a meeting with Redditch and Bromsgrove farmers who are, understandably, concerned about Brexit and any effects on them, especially in the areas of migrant workers and farm subsidies.
We also had a discussion about bovine TB and badgers (always an emotive subject) and it was interesting to hear the differences of opinion, even amongst farmers.
In the afternoon I attended a public meeting in Feckenham, whose residents have raised concerns about speeding through this tranquil English village.
The meeting at the Village Shop with residents and local councillors was well attended and council officers have gone away to consider the issues raised.
I then held the first of my Beer Mat Surgeries at The Old Bull pub in Inkberrow. Basically I was propping up the bar for a couple of hours, talking about issues that are important to villagers.
The event was a great success and I will be repeating the exercise at other, mainly village pubs, in Feckenham, Astwood Bank, Cookhill, Hanbury and The Lenches, so look out for me in a village pub near you!
My Parliamentary Petition urging the promised GP-led Urgent Care Centre to be delivered at the Alex is going well. It has now been sent to all who have written to me with their concerns on local healthcare, but is available to download and print from my website. See https://www.rachelmaclean.uk/ for further details.
Residents should send copies of the petition to ‘Freepost RACHEL MACLEAN MP’ (in capitals where indicated), no later than April 13. Please call the office on 01527 591334 if you require forms to be sent out.
Rachel Maclean MP