In the past week I have met the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to talk about the 20 per cent cuts to policing, lobbied Boris Johnson over the closure of 17 London fire stations and launched the second phase of the Save our Hospitals campaign.

This may be good for my general fitness, but it spells doom for our local emergency services. Sixty five police station counters will close to the public across London. Shepherds Bush and Fulham are already only open during the day. Only Hammersmith is 24 hour. Other outreach offices may also close. Having lost four beat sergeants last year, the latest proposals would see us merging with K&C under one commander.

Both Acton and Kensington – the nearest fire stations outside the borough - are set to close. I have asked questions about the effect of this on H&F: will our engines have to cover a wider area, and how many times do we require help from the stations that are closing?

Save our Hospitals used the local firework displays last week to hand out thousands of postcards to send on to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking him to stop the closure of Charing Cross, Hammersmith A&E and the other local hospital services under threat. For more on the campaign visit