Whilst we are in party conference season and Westminster is in recess, I have been able to get out and about in the constituency. Tuesday started with a visit to Roman for a catch up on their plans, and some nice coffee and cake, thanks Kay. I then went to the Aycliffe Secure Centre where I was able to see the incredible achievements of staff who are working with some young people from extraordinarily challenging backgrounds, I was massively impressed by their commitment and delivery. After holding a surgery at Middleton St George, I then went to County Hall at Durham to join a briefing on Levelling Up investments in the Sedgefield Constituency by Durham County Council. The primary points were around Aycliffe Town Centre and the Ferryhill Station railway project.