Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
This will be my last newsletter of 2016, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all my constituents a very Merry Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year.
Sorting Christmas – Behind the scenes at Royal Mail
I visited the delivery Office in North Quay, Great Yarmouth this week. This was a great chance to say a personal thank you to the local posties, not just for their hard work during the busy Christmas period, but throughout the year delivering letters and parcels to all of my constituents whatever the weather. It was great to be shown around by the Delivery Office Manager, Rebecca Lomax and introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver our mail over the Christmas period, which is, of course, the busiest time of year for the Royal Mail. I hope all the posties I met have a chance to relax and put their feet up on Christmas Day!
Discussing community issues with local police commander
It was a pleasure to meet again with Superintendent Roger Wiltshire, the District Commander of the Great Yarmouth Police Station. The Superintendent and I had a long discussion about various issues affecting Great Yarmouth, including raising concerns that constituents have brought to me. It was also good to meet with the rest of the officers at the station, who work tirelessly to ensure we live in a safe community.
A seasonal thank you to community volunteers
It was great to welcome councillors, supporters and members of the local press to my office for mulled wine and mince pies – to say thank you for all the help and support they have given to Great Yarmouth over the past year. I work closely with residents and borough councillors to resolve issues raised by constituents and it was nice to get everyone together for an end of year celebration.
Useful numbers over the Christmas and New Year break
My office will be open during working days over the Christmas and New Year period, so if I can help with anything, do please get in touch either by email or by calling 01493 854550. Below is a list of numbers you may find useful over the Christmas break.
National Gas Emergency Service – 0800 111 999
Powercuts (Electricity Network Operator) – 105
Police (Non-Emergency number) – 101
Anglian Water Report a leak – 0800 771 881
NHS Direct (Non-Emergency) – 111
Shelter Housing – 0808 800 4444
Herring Housing Trust – 01493 331524
Citizens Advice Bureau – 03444 111 444
Great Yarmouth Borough Council (Emergency) – 01493 330369
Floodline – 0845 9881188
Crimestoppers – 0800 555111
Have a wonderful break and I look forward to keeping you updated in 2017.
Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP