I had a busy schedule in North Somerset at the weekend, starting with a visit to Smart Systems in Yatton, a thriving business which is now employing over 500 people in local jobs. They are the UK’s leading supplier of architectural aluminium systems and have a very impressive setup.
I also visited a group of residents in Failand to hear their concerns about lighting from nearby sports pitches. I get over 60,000 items of correspondence a year. While most issues can be tackled directly, I sometimes need to visit constituents to understand their concerns at first hand, and this was one of those instances.
I also held a constituency surgery in Yatton. I hold at least two surgeries a month throughout the year. In the surgeries, which are much like a Doctor's consultation, I meet and talk to constituents about a huge range of issues from national trade or foreign policy to local authority issues and problems constituents are encountering with private organisations. If I can help you, a family member or neighbour, please never hesitate to contact my office for help and advice - www.liamfox.co.uk/contact
After surgery we had a longer than planned visit to the Claverham Beer Festival, which never fails to deliver! It was wonderful to meet so many local people enjoying themselves in the glorious weather we had over the weekend.
The following day I held a surgery in Nailsea, and visited Clevedon to hear about the new Baytree Special School development. I am now on my way to Washington to progress talks on how we can deepen our trading ties. I’ll be back in the constituency again in a few days with another packed schedule.