Tonight I met for the second time with the North East Border Group of councillors - those of us elected on either side of the southern boundary of London.
Present were councillors from Reigate and Banstead, Croydon, Tandridge, Sutton and the county council area.
The (great) idea behind this regular gathering is for us all to discuss issues that we know affect all our residents. While the political boundaries carve our communities up in terms of local authority control, the subjects of concern have no respect for such boundaries. By getting together to compare notes, generate ideas, and share insights we are able to better help our constituents.
This evening we spent the majority of our time talking about crime: anti-social behaviour; illegal substance use; and speeding to name a few.
At our next meeting we'll be discussion all things transport, something often at the forefront of local people's minds.