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’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


Over 100 attend loneliness summit in Harborough

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, hosted a loneliness summit in Market Harborough on Friday 26th January, which was attended by 100 individuals from across the area.

Visit to Hindu temple

I'm campaigning to represent everyone here. In the last couple of days I've visited a mosque, two churches, a gurdwara and a Hindu temple used by people here. I've met lots of people, religious and not, all over the constituency.

Visit to Oadby Mosque

I and the team were up at Oadby mosque yesterday - meeting worshippers and the Imam, and later also local muslims from businesses here.

Working for good community relations

It was great to meet members of the Sikh community last Sunday at Gurdwara Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji.

Now, more than ever, it's important that we all work for good relations between all the different faiths here.