December 18, 2017
In the Autumn, I wrote to John Parrott, the Senior Engagement Manager at HS2 Ltd, to outline my dissatisfaction with the way in which HS2 Ltd has been interacting with our local community.
I was particularly concerned that HS2 Ltd had not been able to give meaningful answers to a number of queries that residents had raised about the initial phases of construction work and the appointment of contractors. I also wanted to point out that many people continued to feel excluded from the design and planning processes for key projects such as the Colne Valley Viaduct.
I am pleased to say that I received a thorough response and I am publishing both pieces of correspondence for you to read:
Nick Hurd MP letter to John Parrott
John Parrott response to Nick Hurd MP
December 13, 2017
Ever since I was first elected in 2005, I have appreciated the commitment that Hillingdon Council have shown to young residents locally. At a time when many other local authorities have reduced their offer to young people, Hillingdon have consistently invested to create more opportunities to help them.
Today I have written to the Leader of Hillingdon Council, Councillor Ray Puddifoot, to ask him to support popular uniformed organisations, such as the Scouts and Guides, as long term budgets are drawn up for our local area.
You can read the full text of my Letter to Councillor Ray Puddifoot here.
October 12, 2017
The Police are under a lot of pressure right now, not least in London. The pattern of crime is changing and of course, the terrorist risk has escalated. Police numbers across London have in fact remained relatively stable, as has the cash that the Met receives. However they continue to have to find efficiencies, and the Mayor /MOPAC are consulting on a new strategy around police stations, which in the modern world are rarely accessed by the public.
I recently met with Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. Please click below to read the letter I wrote to her regarding MOPAC.
Sophie Linden Letter.