Sunday, 13 June 2021

John Howell MP completes constituency tour

HENLEY MP John Howell has completed a two-week tour of his constituency

HENLEY MP John Howell has completed a two-week tour of his constituency.

He used the September parliamentary recess to visit villages and towns.

Mr Howell said he held discussions with 25 parish councils and had meetings with 15 community groups, companies and members of the community.

A meeting with councils to discuss the roll-out of broadband was held at Watlington sports pavilion and was attended by the government minister responsible Ed Vaizey, who agreed to take up the issues raised.

Other issues discussed on the tour include the redevelopment of Townlands Hospital in Henley, traffic and planning.

Mr Howell said: ?This was an important opportunity to give people the chance of raising matters on their minds and for me to catch up with any particular concerns in the different communities across the constituency.

?I was particularly conscious how concerned the villages were about the removal of county council subsidies on buses and what this would mean for their services. I was also pleased that so many communities are considering producing neighbourhood plans which offer a unique opportunity to share in the development of the planning system in their area.?

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