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 visits Oadby Gurdwara for Gurpurab celebrations

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston visited the Guru Har Krishan Gurdwara in Oadby on Friday 23rd November, to join in celebrations to mark the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Neil welcomes Government Loneliness Strategy

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston spoke in Parliament on Monday 15th October, to welcome the Government's new loneliness strategy and draw attention to work already underway across the constituency.

The video can be found below:


Neil hails success of Volunteers Fair

Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has hailed the success of a Community & Volunteers Fair held in Market Harborough on Saturday 25th August.

Neil completes 'dementia friends' training

Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston has completed training to become a ‘Dementia Friend’. The training is part of an initiative developed by the Alzheimer’s Society, to increase awareness of the needs of those suffering from dementia.

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.