Parliament's Education Service run tours with additional learning for school groups. North London Collegiate School's Year 5 came down to Parliament and Bob went to meet them in the Education Centre to talk through his role and answer their questions about how Parliament works.
Learning resources and information on visiting Parliament for schools can be found online, here.
Litter is an important issue, and so it is vital that the younger generation are encouraged to take pride in keeping their community clean. To that end, Bob was pleased to support pupils from Whitefriars School taking part in the Wrigley’s Bin It! workshop. It is crucial that companies act to ensure that our streets are kept clean, so Bob was glad to see the positive steps that Wrigley are taking to ensure that the younger generation are getting involved in community efforts to keep Harrow tid...
As Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Romania, Bob was delighted to welcome the Romanian Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mihalache, to meet with a group of Members and Peers to discuss any matters of concern. Topics raised included the rights of Romanian citizens in the UK before and after Brexit, the situation in Moldova and the upcoming elections in Romania.
Nootan Varsha Na Abhinandan!
Bob's annual New Year’s Day Tour of Temples started at the crack of dawn - first stop Stanmore Mandir and ended at the 10th temple visit on New Year’s Day at the Swaminarayan Kingsbury temple. Each temple visited brought out the sense of community involvement, pride and effort put in by hundreds and thousands of volunteers. He also visited the beautiful Shree Mahavir Swami Jain temple that has been in existence for nearly 22 years and paid homage to Pujya Swami ...
In his role as Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Justice for Equitable Life Policyholders, Bob hosted a reception in partnership with the Equitable Members' Action Group (EMAG), marking more than eight years since the Parliamentary Ombudsman found there had been a decade of maladministration and recommended that compensation should be paid to put victims back in the position they would have been in had it not occurred.
Nearly a million people are still being told that the...
Bob attended a grand recepion at the Embassy of Nepal to celebrate the National Day of Nepal, which marks the proclamation of the country's constitution. The Charge d'Affaires, Mr. Sharad Raj Aran, emphasised the long and historic relationship between Nepal and the UK and recalled the support given last year following the devastating earthquake in Nepal which killed 9,000 and injured 22,000 people.
After visiting one of our local William Hill betting shops to place a charity bet during the UEFA Euros 2016, Bob was able to return to donate his original stake of £50 to his chosen charity, St Luke's Hospice in Harrow.
Following on with the tradition of the Borough’s Battle of Britain Thanksgiving Service, Bob attended the service at St John's once again to commemorate the battle and remember those who lost their lives in World War 2. He was joined by local Councillors including Cllr Pritesh Patel, Cllr Kanti Rabadia and Cllr Ameet Jogia (pictured left to right).