Community relations and tackling loneliness

One of the things that makes this such a special place is the really strong sense of community.  That’s true in Harborough, Oadby and Wigston too.  There is a huge amount of voluntary and charity work here, and I’m keen to support this wherever possible.

I’ve held a series of events to bring together the different groups who are working to tackle the problem of loneliness – and you can find a directory of some of them on the left of this page.

I brought together one “volunteers fair” to help voluntary groups attract new members and often meet with the different groups in our area. 

I am working hard for good community relations between people of all the different faiths and none. This is a very welcoming area and we have good relations between different groups. I would encourage people to report any form of hate crimes taking place also, so we can work together to stamp these out; further information is available here.

I’ve been Chairman of Governors for a state primary school, been a trustee of a tree planting charity, and I spent six years doing outreach work with homeless people. I am interested in most types of voluntary and community life and happy to come visit different groups if you get in touch with me here


Neil becomes new APPG Loneliness Chair

Neil O’Brien OBE, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston will be the new Chair of the APPG on Loneliness

British Red Cross, which acts as the secretariat for the Group, says his appointment comes as coronavirus has accentuated feelings of loneliness and isolation for many

Neil attends Gurpurab celebrations at Oadby Gurdwara

Neil O'Brien, attended the Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji Gurdwara in Oadby on Tuesday 12th November as part of the Gurpurab celebrations.

The Gurpurab commemorated 550 years since the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first of the Sikh Gurus.

Neil praises efforts of local fundraiser

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, has praised the efforts of local Market Harborough resident Carole Tilley for her fundraising efforts.

Carole is due to complete a sponsored walk on the 6th October to raise funds for the Guide Dogs charity.

Neil praises '7 events' efforts

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has praised the efforts of '7 events' after meeting Jitesh Chauhan in Oadby recently.

Neil pays tribute to Market Harborough in bloom volunteers

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, has paid tribute to the Market Harborough in bloom volunteers for their work across the town.

Neil and Market Harborough Cllr Frankie McHugo joined the team in the town centre on Friday to help clear some of the planting pots.

Neil visits Oadby Mosque for #VisitmyMosque day

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, visited the Masjid Al-Ameen in Oadby as part of the national #VisitmyMosque initiative.

The initiative is designed to raise awareness and build bridges across communities.