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Kidsgrove Train Station Update

Having written to Network Rail on numerous occasions and raising the fact the Access for All programme had gone nowhere since 2015 in the House of Commons, I am pleased to say I have some updates to share.

English Tourism Week

Yesterday marked the start of English Tourism Week.

The campaign aims to celebrate England’s diverse, exciting and vibrant sector, and showcase the quality, range and value of English tourism.

Schools Re-Opening

Many parents and carers from across Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke, have written to me about the potential and partial reopening of schools on the 1st June 2020.

Below is a detailed open letter, which I sent to all local Councillors yesterday, explaining my position.

Talke and Butt Lane

Great to be out with Rich and Liz Locker, Tesco Community Champions, and Councillor Kyle Robinson, delivering essential food to elderly and vulnerable residents across Talke, Talke Pitts and Butt Lane.

Thank you to Rich and Liz for organising this morning.

Testing at the Bet365 Stadium

Today I have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, over the testing centre at the bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week - the theme is 'kindness matters'.

In Stoke-on-Trent North, Kidsgrove and Talke I have been overwhelmed by the kindness shown throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as the community have pulled together support those in need.

Kidsgrove Coronavirus Support Group

Yesterday I was delighted to meet some of the team who set up Kidsgrove Coronavirus Support at The Crown in Talke, where over 4000 meals have been prepared and distributed to elderly and vulnerable residents across Kidsgrove and Talke.

Public Transport

On Tuesday I asked the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, for more details on how to apply and meet the criteria for £2 billion to create better walking and cycling routes and improved bus services, with lower fares and more frequent services.