Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, recently spent the day in Woburn Sands; visiting the school, meeting with local businesses and speaking to residents.
Mr Stewart said: “It was great to spend the whole day in Woburn Sands. I have many great places in my constituency and Woburn Sands is one that always seems vibrant and warming.”
He started the day by visiting Fulbrook Middle School; first taking questions from around 200 Year 7 and 8 pupils, then having a coffee with the headmaster, Stephen Caldwell.
The second coffee of the day was served by Mr Stewart himself as he took on the role of barista at the new Costa Coffee at Woburn Sands train Station. Following on from there, he visited Woburn Sands Convenience Store and its owner, Glen Gurney. Briefly talking about the demands on small businesses, Mr Stewart also served his very own customer.
Lunch was provided at Aubergine Fine Foods on the High Street where local business owners were invited to come and discuss national and local issues.
The emphasis was kept on getting local views, as Mr Stewart set up a street surgery, giving local residents a chance to have ask questions, get help or just have a general chat.
After, he said: “I got the sense today that Woburn Sands is doing very well. I did have some important local issues raised with me and some of the business owners pitched some good ideas I am going to go away and look at.
“The town has a great school. They gave me some excellent questions and the future is certainly looking bright for Fulbrook.
“One particular concern that was raised was regarding the level crossing. I assured residents that a new line should not break up a town and I will work closely to get local concerns across.
“However, I also put my belief across that it is important not to underestimate the advantages of having a new railway line. Experience shows that towns enjoy a wave of new opportunities.”