Demanding Acle Straight action from Highways England
Unfortunately, Highways England continues to put obstacles in the way of important safety improvements on the Acle Straight. This is despite the Government allocating £10 million towards this important work. Yet, Highland England wants to delay this work for another four years, whilst they complete more assessments. I continue to push Highways England on this matter, as I share and appreciate the frustration of constituents. Listen to my views on this unacceptable delay here.
Do you know an inspirational young person?
A reminder that I’m running a competition to find Great Yarmouth’s Inspirational Young Person and the deadline for nominations is 13 January 2017. Travelling around the constituency, I am privileged to meet so many people who work tirelessly for their community or go the extra mile to help their neighbours. The ones that stand out, even more than usual, are the young people who volunteer at a local club or spend their time caring for a relative. Often they go unrecognised. I want to change that.
Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition for the work they do in their community? Perhaps they are a carer, volunteer for an organisation or have raised money for a charity. Maybe they are just inspirational to you.
Courtesy of the CDG Dining Group and Beds and Bars the winner will winner in the 12-16 category will win a 2-night London trip, for two people, with a meal in a London restaurant (travel not included) and in the 7-11 category a Samsung tablet. The two categories will be judged by Dame Rachel de Souza, CEO of the Inspiration Trust, Anne Edwards, Editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury, and Graham Hacon, CEO and Founder of 3Sun Group.
Please do email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, and contact details, the details of who you’d like to nominate (including their address, age and telephone number) and your reasons for nominating them. Alternatively, you can nominate online via my website.
Give a gift for a young carer this Christmas
I am delighted to be supporting The Benjamin Foundation this Christmas with their ‘Christmas Gift Appeal’. You can drop any unwrapped gifts for the appeal at my constituency office at 20 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE. If you are able to donate, any gift will be gratefully received and will bring joy to a young carer this Christmas. Below are some ideas and guidance on what gifts we can accept:
Gift Ideas:- Gift vouchers, chocolates/sweets, toiletries/make-up gift sets, aftershave/perfume, diaries/calendar, games/puzzles, baking equipment, indoor sports equipment, craft materials, dressing-up costumes, story books/colouring books/pens/ crayons/stickers.
Please leave all gifts unwrapped. Please note that we cannot accept scissors, razors, sharps or any alcoholic gifts. Please include your name and contact email or postal address on your gift (if you wish too) so The Benjamin Foundation can thank you and let you know how your gift brightened up the Christmas of the person/group it was given to.
See behind the scenes in Parliament
I regularly organise tours of Parliament for constituents to visit this amazing building, see some of the work that goes on here and meet with me for a Question and Answer session. The tour is completely free, the only cost to you is for the return coach journey from London to Great Yarmouth. We are currently taking bookings for tours on 13 January 2017, 24 March 2017 and 28 April 2017. For further information, or to book your place, please contact my office on 01493 854550 or visit www.brandonlewis.co
Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP