I have recently done two ‘walking surgeries’ in the Chadwell ward, accompanied by local councillors and volunteers.

The idea behind the ‘walking surgeries’ is to listen to residents’ views on their own areas. We inform them in advance when we will be in the area by letter. We then knock on their doors to listen to their comments and feedback on the local area.

The main issues raised over the last couple of sessions in Chadwell have included parking, antisocial behaviour, problems with school places, street cleanliness and flytipping.

It was also great to be joined by local Chadwell ward councillor Anne Sachs, as well as many enthusiastic volunteers who give up their time to speak to neighbours and improve their communities.

If you want to help with a walking surgery or think I should come to your street, contact my office at sam.tarry.mp@parliament.uk and put ‘walking surgery’ in the subject line.