Sharon Hodgson MP's report - Jan-Feb 2022 number 147
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During a debate brought by Liz Twist MP, and alongside fellow North East MPs, I raised the lack of quality bus services in the North East.
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At a recent street surgery in Oxclose, the inconsistency and infrequency of buses was brought up many times. Reliable and frequent bus services connect people to the economy and are vital for areas like Washington which risk being stranded. However, our Local Authorities are having to bear the brunt of the Government’s public transport cuts as the Government has slashed covid funding for the Metro. With the Leamside line snubbed in the Integrated Rail Plan, bus provision is even more important. I will continue to press the Government on this issue and work with colleagues like Bridget Phillipson and Paul Howell regarding the reinstatement of the Leamside line.
Further response from Highways England regarding noise levels on the A1(M) at Washington - between junctions 63 to 65 - query raised by constituents.
Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West, is to hold a public meeting on Saturday 7th March on noise and air pollution.
The meeting, which is part of Sharon’s series of public meetings, will be held at the Oxclose and District Young People’s Project, Dunlin Drive, Ayton, Washington NE38 0EB on Saturday 7 March, 2020 at 1.30pm – 3pm.
The meeting is open to all constituents, but will focus on the noise and air pollution from the A1(M) and problems with litter on highway verges and slip roads and the impact this has on the area and the wider environment. There will be time for other issues to be discussed too.
If you, your family or friends are able to attend the meeting, then please do email [email protected]
If constituents have a specific issue they would like future meetings to focus on, then please do email my office.
Sharon Hodgson MP street surgeries and public meetings. Details will be published here on future street surgeries and public meetings.
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As advertised, we are conducting roving street surgeries and public meetings to speak to local residents across the constituency about any issues or concerns they may have - locally or nationally.
Or, alternatively, if you have any issues, you can also e-mail me on: [email protected]
If you have any questions, please call: (0191 Tyne and Wear) 417 2000, or: (020 London) 7219 5160.
Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health, is set to hold the first of a series of public meetings that will take place in every area of the constituency.
These meetings will be open for all constituents to attend and focus on local issues in the area in which they take place. The first meeting will take place at The Hopespring Centre (Formerly the Top Club) Manor Road, Washington, NE37 3BD on Saturday the 8th of February at 10.30am – 12.30pm and will focus on the planning application for a proposed gasification plant at Hillthorn Park, in Washington.
‘’I was delighted to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West, and I am proud of my record in standing up for all of my constituents.
‘’Whether it’s campaigning against the closure of Urgent Care Centres, or against the proposed Gasification plant in Washington – I will always do everything in my power to make their voices heard.”
Sharon’s constituents will be able to find details of upcoming meetings on her website, which will all be available as and when organised.
Notes to editors:
· All of Sharon’s public meetings will be open to all constituents.
Constituents will need to RSVP in advance of the meeting by emailing: [email protected]
· If constituents have issues that they would like a specific future meeting to focus on, then they can make suggestions by contacting Sharon’s office on: [email protected]