Gavin visits Busy Minds

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Busy Minds in Bilbrook this week, a group which aims to keep older members of the community active.

Gavin met with members at the club’s premises at Bilbrook House, where he discussed a wide range of issues ranging from road conditions in South Staffordshire to Brexit and the Prime Minister.

He also gave a talk about his work as an MP, his duties at No. 10 Downing Street and his role as the Chief Whip.

The group, which began in 2010, is run in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and aims to ensure that older and more vulnerable members of the community stay safe, are as active as possible and learn vital information such as fire safety in the home and on the roads. They run a number of session particularly targeted for the elderly such as learning how to use a computer.

Commenting on his visit to the group Gavin said: “I really enjoyed my visit to Busy Minds. It was wonderful to be able to chat to members about issues that are important to them and hear their views on possible improvements that could be made in the local area.

“Busy Minds is a wonderful local organisation, which provides local residents with an excellent opportunity to meet with their neighbours and take part in regular social activities. We are extremely lucky to have a group of this type in the village making a positive difference to the quality of life to so many older members of our community.”