Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero writes a column for the Ashfield Chad newspaper every week. Here are her thoughts from the edition of 17th August 2016:
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are well underway now and I am sure that sports lovers everywhere are glued to their television screens as they cheer on Team GB.
As I write this column, Great Britain has started to pick up medals left, right and centre, with many of our star athletes still to compete in their events.
I have previously written about how proud I was that Ashfield had a representative at the Olympics in swimmer Molly Renshaw, who is from Selston.
Last week Molly competed in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and did amazingly well.
She broke the British record in the 200m to qualify for the final and then finished an excellent sixth in the final itself.
What an incredible result that was!
I want to pass on my whole-hearted congratulations to Molly and say again just how proud all of us in Ashfield are of her.
You may remember last summer that the Post Office announced its intention to move its Skegby branch to a new location as part of plans to modernise it.
The Post Office was set to move from its current location at 225 Mansfield Road to the Jet Service Station a bit further along the same street.
The move has not yet happened and so they are starting a new six-week consultation period to find out what customers think of the proposals.
They want to know how suitable the new premises are in terms of accessibility, whether people have any concerns about the move and whether people have any suggestions to make the new Post Office better.
I have been told that there will be longer opening hours and it will be a modern, open plan branch.
People have until September 23, to make their views known and can do so by calling in to the existing Post Office or by logging on to www.postofficeviews.co.uk and inputting the code 31722799.
Make sure you have your say on this issue if you use this Post Office.
It barely seems five minutes since the schools broke up but I am sure there are hundreds of anxious teenagers who have been counting down the days until tomorrow – A Level results day.
This can be an incredibly stressful time for young people and I want to wish everyone waiting for their results the very best.
I hope you all get the grades you want, but if you don’t remember it isn’t the end of the world and there are people at your school and college who can advise you what to do next.
Good luck everyone!