Rayleigh MP Mark Francois meets with local Church leaders

Local MP Mark Francois spent a productive morning recently talking with leaders of the town’s Churches about issues faced by people living in Rayleigh. The meeting, which was held at Rayleigh Baptist Church in the High Road, was hosted by Father Jerry Brown and was attended by a number of other senior Church leaders from across the local community.

In the course of the meeting, Mark discussed a number of topics with the heads of Churches in the town, including the likely effect of the economic downturn on the people of Rayleigh; combating crime and antisocial behaviour; the pressure for further development in Rayleigh and corresponding stress on the town’s infrastructure and also the closure of some of the small shops around the town’s High Street.

Speaking about his meeting with local Church leaders, Rayleigh’s MP said:

“The leaders of our local Churches are closely in touch with events in and around Rayleigh and so it was very useful to have an opportunity to speak with them about some of the pressures which people in Rayleigh are now facing, not least in light of the forthcoming economic downturn. I value the input from the leaders of the local Churches and I hope that we can have further such discussions in the future.”