A constituent attended my surgery who had been offered a new job which required a DBS check, although they had applied for the DBS over a month ago it had still not arrived and they were left unable to start their new job. After I wrote to the Disclosure and Barring Service, my constituent received their clearance that same week and subsequently started their new job.
A concerned resident in Whitburn contacted me about cyclists using a narrow path which was a danger to pedestrians – especially elderly people. After discussions with the Police the process to erect signage has begun and the area is being monitored.
A local charity in South Shields applied for a mini bus through a government scheme which offers transport to groups and charities. Although their application was successful they were given no timescale of when they would receive their bus. I contacted the Minister responsible and the bus will be delivered by the end of May.