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From the 1 November onwards, Kevan's surgeries will be held at the following times and venues on the 1st Saturday of every month:
St. Mary’s & St. Cuthbert’s Parish Centre, Church Chare, Chester-le-Street: 9:00am to 10:30am
The Community Centre, Front Street, Great Lumley: 11:00am to 11:45am
The Library, Plawsworth Road, Sacriston: 12:00noon to 12:30pm
Prince Bishops Community Bank, 25-33 Front Street, Stanley:
1:00pm to 2:30pm
No appointment is necessary
On 23 October, Kevan, and his black Labrador Retriever, Biff, took part in the Westminster Dog of the Year competition.
The annual competition is organised jointly by the Kennel Club and Dogs Trust. This year's top dog was Diesel, a German Shepherd belonging to Rob Flello MP.
Kevan said, "Although Biff didn't win the title this year, it was a great event and a good opportunity to raise important animal welfare issues and promote responsible dog ownership. Biff doesn't seem too disappointed by the result, and Diesel was certainly a very worthy winner."
Yesterday Kevan Jones spoke in a Commons debate, brought forward by the Opposition, on the future of the NHS.
Kevan focused his contribution on the crisis in the North East ambulance service.
Kevan's speech and the full debate can be read here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm141015/debt...
On 14 October, Kevan Jones visited Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, where he met with staff and found out more about the work they do in rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals.
Below, Kevan is pictured with Ronnie, a 10 month old Alsatian looking for a home. To find out more about Battersea, visit http://www.battersea.org.uk/
On 11 October, Kevan attended the launch of the Tanfield Lea Banner Appeal at Tanfield Lea Workingmen's Club.
The Banner Group are hoping to raise around £9,000 for a new banner in time for next year's Miners Gala, which will also be the 50th anniversary of the closure of the East Tanfield Colliery.
Below, Kevan is pictured with Banner Group Chairman, Joe Wilson. Anyone interested in helping the fundraising effort can contact Mr Wilson on 01207 280101.
On 9 October, Kevan joined the Chester-le-Street Ramblers for a 6 mile walk starting at the Riverside Park in the town.
Kevan said, "It was a thoroughly enjoyable walk, and also a nice opportunity to have a chat with the members of the group." The group is always looking for new members, and more information can be found at their website: http://chester-le-street-ramblers.co.uk/
On 8 October, Kevan visited Newcastle College's new Rail Academy at Gateshead.
The Academy is a new facility, the first of its kind in the region, which hopes to train the rail engineers of the future. The college worked with the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering and major rail companies such as Network Rail, in establishing the college. You can find more information about the college at http://www.ncl-coll.ac.uk/railacademy
On Friday 3 October, Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, and Ron, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham, took part in a 'blind walk' around Durham City Centre.
Local residents and RNIB volunteer campaigners Gerry and Anne Taylor asked the MP and PCC to wear the blindfold to raise awareness of the difficulties people with sight loss face on a day-to-day basis, when making journeys by foot or public transport.
On Monday 29 September, Kevan visited the DHL site at East Midlands Airport as part of his Industry & Parliament Trust Fellowship.
Kevan was given a tour of the site by Peter Hewett, the Customs and Network Director at DHL, and found out more about the company's work in the logistics industry.
On Sunday 28 September, Kevan Jones officially opened, and took part in, the Alzheimer's Society's County Durham Memory Walk at the Riverside Park in Chester-le-Street.
Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event, raising over £4 million since it began. Each September thousands of supporters take part in over 70 walks across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Kevan said, “I’m delighted to be officially opening and taking part in this year’s County Durham Memory Walk and I am very pleased that so many local people have signed up so far. There are 6,818 people living with dementia in County Durham and most of us know someone affected by the condition. It is essential that we continue to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and I encourage anyone living locally to join me and take part in Memory Walk.”