Saturday, 24 December 2016

Memories of 2016: many successes but the growth of Tynedale Community Bank stands out

MPs can get buried in the day to day casework, and the constant cut and thrust of Westminster so I wanted to highlight some of the real positives I have seen this year:
- a sense of resilience and a "Can do / making it work" approach post Brexit has been really noticeable from businesses, and from talking to people when out and about.
- slowly but surely we are getting ourself back together after the floods and I would cite the creation of the flood forums, the greater cooperation between the agencies, and the agreements on the reduction of Kielder reservoir levels as a real success

But the thing I am most proud of is the growth of the Tynedale Community Bank: we are just over a year old and going well: