As we hope we will soon be able to return to normality, it is a great time for me to reflect on what you have told me you want to see as we build back better – delivering what really is our plan for North East Hampshire over the next twelve months and beyond – to make our constituency an even better place to live and work.
A superb education for everyone
With many local schools already operating at capacity, we must have new provision to cope with demand – this is why I continue to campaign for a new secondary school in north Hampshire. Tell me your thoughts at: ranil.uk/school.
Revitalise and regenerate our retail centres
We have some fantastic businesses in our corner of the county. I want to see them supported through the regeneration of our retail centres, which will also protect green fields from major development. It’s time that our local councils deliver the change needed locally. Let me know what matters to you, so I can make the case to them: ranil.uk/regensurvey.
Faster, longer, better trains
In 2017, we successfully stopped SWR plans to cut our train services. As more people start travelling again, maintaining good transport links to our towns and villages is a core part of our plan – so we need to protect the services that residents rely on. Sign my petition to save our trains: ranil.uk/trains.
Better roads for everyone
This isn’t just about improving our roads and road junctions. The plan for a North Hampshire Cycle Network would link 27 different locations across the constituency. I want our councils to progress the first stage of the plan quickly, to get families on their bikes safely. Sign my petition to call on councils to extend our cycling networks: ranil.uk/cycling.
Cleaner, better, safer
It is so important that you feel safe where you live, and it is great news that we are now over halfway towards the government’s ambition to recruit 20,000 new police officers. We need more police officers to tackle local issues, from organised and rural crime, to anti-social behaviour. This year, I will continue to meet the police regularly to support them in their work and you can help us get our fair share of new officers by visiting: ranil.uk/policing.
Improving the NHS
£33.9 billion of extra funding is being put in by the government every year now, which is already benefiting the health services across North East Hampshire – and I want to go further to make sure you have access to the facilities you need, including continuing to push for a new hospital in north Hampshire to bolster our existing local services.
For my latest updates, you can follow me on Facebook (“Ranil Jayawardena MP”) or sign up to my newsletter at: ranil.uk/newsletter – and I regularly hold ‘Tell Ranil’ events where you can raise issues with me in person too. In the meantime, do share your views with me by email to: email@example.com because, together, we can make North East Hampshire even better.