Over the last week our groups have been stepping out with their MPs to talk walking as part of Parliament Week. The national event aims to connect people across the UK with parliament and democracy.
Our Liverpool group went for a ramble in Garston with Maria Eagle MP, chatting along the way about how we think councils can help to improve urban public rights of way.
Maria (right) our Policy Support Officer, Emily Shaw (left) and Liverpool Group Chair, Pat Sullivan (middle).
Our Liverpool group with Maria.
On the same day, our Woking group went for a walk with Jonathan Lord MP in Pirbright. The route intended to show Jonathan recent Ramblers volunteer work on a boardwalk which gave them the opportunity to raise the importance of this work especially with budget cuts.
Jonathan with Eugene Suggett, Senior Policy Officer (left) and Brian Reader, Woking group Chair (right).
On Saturday 15 November the House of Commons opened Portcullis House up to young people for the day. Our staff, along with Will Renwick, Champion for Young Walkers, attended ‘In the House’ which gave young people an opportunity to get more engaged with the issues that matter to them. There was a fantastic array of music and arts performances, debates and discussions; we took the opportunity to talk walking.