My plan for Barnet

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has issued the following update on some of her work to deliver on the plan for the constituency she set out at the general election. Theresa writes...

Changes to Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Barnet welcomed

Theresa Villiers, newly re-elected MP for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed changes in the way Barnet's ward based Safer Neighbourhood Police Teams (SNT) will operate. These changes follow a review set up by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Theresa was briefed on the changes at a meeting of the Underhill Ward Community Action Panel (CAP) meeting on Friday evening, which took place at Barnet Police Station.

Crime falls again

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has welcomed news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27%) in England and Wales since 2010, to its lowest level on record. This is shown by the latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics. In the London area, crime has come down by 15% since 2010. 

Useful results after JCoSS meeting on road safety measures for Victoria Road

A recent meeting between Theresa Villiers MP, Patrick Moriarty, head teacher of JCoSS school, and East Barnet residents, Cate Fairbanks and Hanna Blond Thurlow, has generated some helpful results. Theresa set up the meeting to enable the Victoria Road Walk Safe Campaign to set out their concerns on the impact of JCoSS buses in Victoria Road and surrounding streets.

Villiers supports Iftar Ramadan event at Finchley Reform Synagogue

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended a joint Iftar event hosted by Finchley Reform Synagogue and the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association last night. Iftar is an occasion for Muslims to come together during the holy month of Ramadan for the evening meal at the end of a day of fasting. The Somali Bravanese community have been holding Ramadan prayers at Finchley Reform Synagogue in Fallow Court Road for the last two years since their cultural centre in Muswell Hill was burnt down in an arson attack.

Education minister meets campaign to save modern language A levels under threat

Theresa Villiers took a delegation to meet Education Minister, Nick Gibb, in the House of Commons last week to put the case for retention of A levels in a number of languages which are under threat of abolition. The meeting took place at the request of Michael Ellinas, Head teacher of Manor Hill Greek School which is based in Totteridge. The MP for Enfield Southgate, David Burrowes, also attended to show his support for retention of Greek A level and other languages facing possible abolition.

Villiers supports the re-establishment of All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended the AGM of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils in the House of Commons on Wednesday to show her support for re-establishing this group for the new Parliament. At the meeting, James Berry, Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton was elected as the new chairman of the APPG, taking over the role carried out by Lee Scott during the last Parliament. 

21st Anniversary of the East Barnet Festival

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, is supporting East Barnet Festival in its 21st anniversary year. The festival is taking place on 3-5 July in Oakhill Park and Theresa is encouraging her constituents to go along.

Villiers reports anti-Semitic website to the police

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has reported an anti-Semitic website to the police and urged them to close it down. The website promotes the demonstration by extremist groups due to take place on 4th July in Golders Green which has received widespread condemnation across north London.