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Visiting the Bowling Green Pub

As a passionate supporter of the great British pub – and someone who likes the occasional ale – it was great to visit the team at The Bowling Green pub in Northwich recently.

It’s had £230,000 refurb after closing its doors earlier this year and created 12 new jobs in the constituency.

There’s something very special about the British pub and it’s been a difficult time for the industry this...

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Meeting Halton CAB

On Thursday, I met the team at Halton CAB –a great group of people including many volunteers committed to providing members of the public across Weaver Vale and elsewhere with advice and guidance. Around 6000 people access this vital service a year –for advice around family law, debt and financial matters, and many other issues.

I’d like to thank them for everything they continue to do for local residents –...

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Northwich Jobcentre Plus

On Wednesday I visited the Jobcentre Plus in Northwich to meet staff and discuss a number of issues that constituents have raised with me.

It was great to meet so many dedicated members of staff committed to supporting people in Weaver Vale get back in to work – and I was pleased to see a number of initiatives to raise awareness of job opportunities as well as making sure people...

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My Meeting with Halton OPEN

Today I visited the Heath Business Park to meet with Richard Ashworth and Dave Austin, the respective chair and vice-chair of Halton OPEN - an organisation operating in both Weaver Vale and Halton constituencies.

Halton OPEN (Older People’s Empowerment Network) is a senior citizen’s advocacy group dedicated to making Halton a more age-friendly place to live. I appreciate their hard work to support some of the most vulnerable citizens in...

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PM must act to end the social care crisis

Social care is one of the most vital public services we have - not just for the many thousands of people who rely on it for care and support, but also because when social care is broken it puts greater pressure on our already creaking NHS and other services too.

Our councils, Carers, and Care Workers are committed, dedicated, and working constantly...

I am committed to being available and accessible to residents throughout Weaver Vale, and hold regular appointment based advice surgeries, street surgeries, and other meeting opportunities throughout the year and across the constituency .

Upcoming details are as follows - and future surgeries will be advertised as soon as details are confirmed.

Friday 8 September 2017 at 6pm-7pm – Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN

 

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Do you know the best pub chef in Weaver Vale?!...

Following contact from the British Beer and Pub Association, I am asking residents to nominate the best pub chef in the Weaver Vale area – as part of a national competition to find the best pub chef in the country.

The 2018 Parliamentary Pub Chef Award is run by the British Beer and Pub Association, and MPs have been offered the chance to nominate chefs in their constituency to go...

Fake Merseyflow website scam – response

I am extremely concerned about the reported existence of a potential fake phoneline and website purporting to be the official Merseyflow site.

If you have been affected by this scam, please contact Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre on 0300 123 2040.

I have contacted Merseyflow to ask about what action is being taken to shut the scam operation down, warn residents who may have been...

 

“I’m disappointed but not surprised that Ineos have chosen to spend their time in the high courts, rather than in the local communities that will be affected by fracking. Had they done so, then they would have heard a loud and clear message that their plans are not welcome here.”

 

“Ineos may have secured the support of a court today, but they certainly do not have the support...

Mersey Gateway Bridge - Keeping Residents updated

The issue of tolls on the Mersey Gateway bridge continues to be a major issue that as local MP I am raising at every opportunity. I believe that the current proposals as they stand are unfair, divisive and a tax on jobs – a view shared by Labour Parliamentary colleagues, and I have raised the issue in parliament demanding a fair deal for all Weaver Vale residents.

Tomorrow, along with...