Information received from the office of Chris Grayling on 6th February 2018
Part-time work in constituency office
I am currently looking to recruit a temporary assistant to work in my constituency office in Ashtead. The role would involve responding to enquiries from constituents in a sensitive and confidential manner, helping arrange constituency surgeries and some event management. Ideally the role would be combined with administrative support for the Epsom and Ewell Conservative Association as well. It would be on a part-time basis, with flexible hours to fit in with other commitments, and initially for a period of three months. If you would like to find out more, please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
166 Bus Route
There are doubts about the future of the 166 bus service which is operated by Transport for London and runs between West Croydon and Epsom Town Centre. I won’t have a direct say over what happens (local bus services like this fall under the remit of Surrey County Council rather than the Department for Transport) but I am very concerned about possible changes to the route and the loss of the link to Epsom Hospital and Epsom town centre. I am pressing London Buses and the county council to find a sensible solution and will let you know as soon as I have some news.
Charity of the Year
I am delighted to announce that I will be supporting Love Me Love My Mind as my chosen charity for this year. Love Me Love My Mind is a small charity based in Epsom Surrey which aims to promote better understanding of mental health and to support the wellbeing of everyone in the community. They organise the well-established Epsom Mental Health Week in addition to supporting the community on a weekly basis with drop in sessions and self-help groups. I will keep you updated about events and activities I will be doing to support them throughout the year. www.lovemelovemymind.org.uk
Warm Home Discount
British Gas have reminded me that applications for the Warm Home Discount are still open. The Warm Home Discount is a scheme which allows some constituents a rebate of £140 off their electricity bill. You may be eligible if you get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit or if you are on a low income and meet British Gas’s criteria for the scheme. You can qualify if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter. Further details at http://po.st/W_H_D
With best wishes,
Member since: 10th July 2012
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