I am delighted to say I have started the year traveling around the constituency holding surgeries and visiting businesses and service providers.
I have said many times that I enjoy this part of the role as the MP immensely and I always look forward to learning more about this area and meeting constituents at every opportunity.
I recently carried out a surgery in a new location, The Parish Church of Saint Lawrence just over the Wyre border in Barton.
Please remember if you would like to see me and you find it difficult to travel, please contact my office, who will help arrange a suitable location.
It was a pleasure to be invited to speak at the Flood Conference that was arranged by Churchtown Flood Action Group at Myerscough College recently. The conference was well attended and I am sure everyone present was interested in the knowledgeable speakers.
I congratulate the Churchtown Flood Group for arranging this event and yet again highlighting the extremely important issue of flooding. I continue to meet with the Environment Agency, only recently visiting their office to discuss the ongoing situation. I also meet with Ministers to ensure all agencies receive the support they need.
I have recently visited The Rosemere Cancer Foundation at the Royal Preston Hospital, whose aim it is to work in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria, wherever they are treated. The Foundation delivers an outstanding service and supports world class cancer treatment here in Lancashire.
Recently I have also met with the new Chair of Lancashire Care, David Eva, and with Lancashire Fire Service. It was also a great pleasure to attend the re-launch of the White Bull Public House in Great Eccleston, meeting the landlord and staff.
My mailbag continues to be full of both national and local issues, please do not hesitate to drop me a line to highlight an issue or to pass on your opinion. I firmly believe that the more opinions I receive, the better I can represent the Constituency.
If I can be of any assistance to you please ring my Office at the House of Commons on 0207 219 5804 or my Constituency Office on (01995) 672977, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to me at the House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
Ben Wallace MP