This week I met with Lewis Lane and the members of Blue Watch at Aldridge Fire Station and enjoyed hearing about all of their community work helping to fight fires. It was great to hear about a day in the life of the Aldridge Fire Fighting team and equally as fascinating to learn about their extensive training programs and partnerships with groups such as social services and Dementia Friends.

Later on that day I met with Garry Fulford of Walsall Housing Group to discuss the housing needs of people in the constituency and to discuss some of the issues that residents have contacted me about.

Finally I met with Severn Trent Water to discuss the ways they serve our local area. It was insightful to learn about where our water comes from and to understand how they deal with local problems that residents have raised with me.