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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, is encouraging people to vote for a photograph of Hadrian’s Wall at Housesteads as their favourite image of Great Britain.
The image has been selected to represent the North East in a £1 million competition launched by Heathrow Airport and Visit Britain. Following a two-week public vote, which will close on 4 August, the region whose image has attracted the most votes will receive £1 million in free advertising at four sites around Heathrow Airport from August to November.
Kevan said, “I am pleased to support the campaign to get the photo of Hadrian’s Wall voted as the public’s favourite image. Not only is this a fine example of the stunning scenery of the North East, the prize on offer provides a real opportunity to promote what the region has to offer to the widest possible audience.”
To find out more, visit https://www.facebook.com/HeathrowAirport and to cast a vote, simply ‘like’ your favourite image.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has voted for If U Care Share in this year’s National Lottery Awards.
If U Care Share, who are based at Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, helps those who are affected by, or could potentially be victim to, suicide through prevention, intervention and a range of support services.
The organisation has now been shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards and are up against organisations and projects from across the country in a UK-wide vote to decide the overall winners.
On 16 July, Kevan attended a Parliamentary Reception organised by Hitachi Rail Europe to mark the economic impact of the Intercity Express Programme and to discuss their investment in County Durham.
This week, I’ve lent my support to Alzheimer's Society’s new Right to Know campaign, and I’m asking others in North Durham to do the same.
Can you imagine feeling ill but being told your new symptoms and behaviour were just a natural part of ageing? Can you imagine having a disease but no treatment, information, or support to help you manage it?
For many people with dementia living in North Durham, this is the reality. Denied a diagnosis, denied treatment, and denied the chance to plan for the future while still able to do so. It simply doesn’t happen with other conditions. Why should dementia be different?
Kevan has today (10 July) written to Persimmon Homes regarding his concerns about their consultation on their plans to build new homes in Urpeth Grange.
In his letter, Kevan criticises the fact that Persimmon did not inform any local representatives- the local County Councillors, the Parish Council, or him personally- of their plans.
On Monday 7 July, Kevan visited St Bedes RC Primary School in Sacriston with Peter Brown, the Parliament Education Outreach Officer in the North East.
Peter has recently taken up his role working with schools across the region, with the aim of developing their understanding of Parliament, Democracy and to encourage widening participation and engagement between schools and the Parliament Education Service.
More information about the Education Service can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/education/
On Saturday 5 July, Kevan visited the Great Lumley Festival, where he met with the team from If U Care Share, who are based in the village:
On Saturday 5 July, Kevan called in at Sacriston Heritage Day. The Day offered people the chance to take part in traditional sports and games and there was live music and exhibitions about the village in years gone by.
On Friday 4 July, Kevan called in at the Chester-le-Street Tesco store to show his support for their fourth Neighbourhood Food Collection in partnership with the Trussell Trust and FareShare.
Over the course of the three day collection, the Chester-le-Street store collected enough food to provide 3694 meals to local people in need. To find out more about the collection visit www.tesco.com/food-collection
On Friday 4 July, Kevan met with Chief Inspector Sue Robinson of Durham Constabulary to discuss the work of the Police locally and current issues affecting North Durham.