John writes a monthly article for The Bucks Herald and The Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser.
Earlier this month, following extensive correspondence with a farming family in my constituency who have had the misfortune of being consistently targeted by organised criminals over the past 20 years, I organised a meeting between a number of local farmers, representatives from the local NFU Mutual branches and representatives from Thames Valley Police to discuss the ever-present issue of rural crime.
Both in Westminster, and across the country, the word of the moment is undoubtedly ‘Europe’. As readers will now know, a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union will be held on Thursday 23rd June and campaigning for both sides is well underway.
In recent weeks, I have had the pleasure of attending a number of engagements throughout the constituency; just last week, I had the honour of visiting East Claydon School to open their new dining room, and to launch their fundraising campaign for the building of new classrooms.