January & February Round-Up

20 January: Meeting Indian peace activist Sri Sri to discuss global peace initiatives

I met with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to discuss initiatives in Ireland, Colombia and the Vatican, and how the Department for International Development can assist in these countries.

Matthew welcomes action on Edgware fly-tip

Matthew was pleased to be informed that Barnet Council has taken action against the owners of the land behind the Railway Hotel in Edgware which is being used as a 'dumping ground'.

Matthew commends park regeneration in Colindale and Burnt Oak

Matthew has visited Montrose Playing Field and Silkstream Park and in Burnt Oak to see the progress being made to improve recreational, sport, and fitness facilities, and how changes to the Silk Stream watercourse will prevent the flooding of houses further downstream.

Matthew gets preview of new £20 note

Matthew joined the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Sarah John, in Parliament on 5 February to find out more about the new £20 note - the Bank’s most secure note yet.