Sharon Hodgson MP

Working hard for Washington and Sunderland West.

Sharon in and around Washington and Sunderland West - some highlights

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Click on the picture above to read Sharon Hodgson MP's report - News from Westminster - Sep-Oct 2018 number 108

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Sep-Oct 2018 number 108

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On invitation by Sharon Hodgson MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, attended a rally on 1st October 2018, in opposition to plans for a waste incinerator to be built in Washington.

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The rally was attended by local residents and campaigners who oppose the incinerator being built at the site at Hillthorn Farm.

During the rally, Andrew said:

“I think the close proximity of residential properties is really quite shocking and I hadn’t appreciated until we came to the site.

“I feel very strongly that the environmental considerations should be uppermost in decision makers minds.”

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Sharon, who has been opposing the plans, said:

“It was great to have Andrew visit the site today and speak to local residents who will be affected if these plans go ahead.

“I share my constituents’ concerns that the technology of the incinerator plant is not tried and tested, and that the proximity to local residents could pose a threat to their health and safety.”

Sharon has recently ‘called-in’ the planning application to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, meaning that if the Council approve the planning application it must be reviewed by the Secretary of State.

The planning application is yet to be submitted to Sunderland Council.

You can read Sharon’s letters regarding the incinerator here.

Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, joins Sharon and local residents in opposing incinerator plans in Washington

On invitation by Sharon Hodgson MP, Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, attended a rally on 1st October 2018, in opposition to plans...

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jul-Aug-Sep 2018 number 107

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Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jul-Aug-Sep 2018 number 107

Sharon Hodgson MP's report Jul-Aug-Sep 2018 number 107 Click on image above to download report. Read more

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Sharon has received a response to her 31st July letter from David Gallagher, Chief Officer of NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group.

This letter was received after Sharon had sent a further letter to the CCG formally registering her opposition to the CCG's proposals.

 

Sharon receives response from Sunderland CCG following July 31st letter

Click the above image to download the letter Sharon has received a response to her 31st July letter from David Gallagher, Chief Officer of NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group. This... Read more

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Sharon has received the above response from the Planning Casework Unit regarding the Rolton Kilbride planning application. The call in request has moved to the next stage. 

You can read Sharon's original call in request letter here

Sharon receives response from Planning Casework Unit regarding Rolton Kilbride planning application

Click the above image to download the letter Sharon has received the above response from the Planning Casework Unit regarding the Rolton Kilbride planning application. The call in request has...

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Sharon has written to David Gallagher, Chief Officer of Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to formally register her opposition to the consultation "Making urgent care work better in Sunderland".

Constituents have until Sunday 2nd September to share their views with the CCG, and can do so on the CCG website here.

 

Sharon received a response to her 31st July letter after this letter was sent. You can read the CCG's response here.

 

Sharon's 31st July letter to David Gallagher can be found here

Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Secretary of State for Health joined the campaign

Sharon joined the campaign launch at Bunny Hill

Sharon formally registers her opposition to changes to Urgent Care in Sunderland

                      Click on the above image to download the letter Sharon has written to David Gallagher, Chief Officer of Sunderland...

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Sharon has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, requesting a call-in of the Rolton Kilbride planning application.

Sharon writes to Secretary of State requesting Call-in of Rolton Kilbride planning application

Click on image above to download letter. Sharon has written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, requesting a call-in of the Rolton Kilbride planning application. Read more

Sharon has received a response to her letter on 27th July.

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If any constituents have any queries about this response, please do email Sharon and we will forward your concerns on to Rolton Kilbride and the Local Planning Authority at the Council for you.

 

Click here to see Sharon's 27th July letter 

Sharon receives response from Rolton Kilbride to her letter on 27th July

Sharon has received a response to her letter on 27th July. Click on image to view the letter (please note this will open in a new tab) If any constituents have any...

The Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West has met local teenagers helping a community farm as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS) experience.

Visiting the young people at Page Pastures Farm, Sunderland, on Tuesday 30 July, Sharon Hodgson MP saw first-hand how NCS participants are supporting local communities during the school holidays. The team of young people opted to help the farm as an important community space which is also used to train young people on apprenticeships.

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Sharon visited the group as they ended their final week of the NCS programme by weeding the farm and helping with the animals.

Sharon Hodgson MP, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West said:

“It was great to meet young people participating in the NCS programme at Page Pastures Farm, and to hear all about their time on the programme.

“The NCS summer programme is a great initiative giving young people the opportunity to experience various different activities, develop key skills and can really make a difference to their confidence. I wish them all the best of luck in the future.”

The parliamentarian also heard first-hand how NCS - the fastest growing youth movement in our country for a century - is helping to develop participants’ life skills, resilience and wellbeing while boosting community engagement.

Anna Ingram, 16, from Washington, said:

“Our team loved meeting Sharon Hodgson, it was a good opportunity to demonstrate just some of the work we've done in the community through NCS.

“Sharon visited on our last day of social action to see us convey all of our new skills such as confidence as well as our teamwork and leadership. I've made friends for life! I would totally recommend this programme for anyone and without a doubt would do it again.”

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NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides young people aged 15-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life.

Maxine Tennet, Director of Operations for vInspired, which delivers NCS in the North East in partnership with NYA, said:

“It was brilliant that Sharon Hodgson MP made the time to visit NCS again. The young people really appreciate her support for their work in the community.

“In Sharon’s constituency this summer, nearly 300 teenagers have signed up to do NCS – collectively, that’s over 8,300 hours devoted to helping local causes. Empowering young people to give back to their communities is just one of the things that makes NCS such a life-changing experience for participants.”

Over 400,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 11.7 million hours to social action projects since NCS started.

There are still places available for 15-17 years to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity, with the few remaining places now available for just £35 when young people use the code NCS35 when booking via NCSNORTHEAST.co.uk or by calling 0191 247 4020.

Sharon meets local teens helping community farm

The Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West has met local teenagers helping a community farm as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS) experience. Visiting the young people...

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Sharon Hodgson writes to David Gallagher, Chief Officer at NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group - CCG

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