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Local MP Alan Campbell recently went along to Meadow Well Connected to join local youngsters taking part in their holiday kids club.

The club which Meadow Well Connected have running as part of a Big Lottery funded programme, seeks to tackle the difficulties faced by parents during the summer holidays by providing activities and healthy food options.

This is part of a wider regional research project which is happening regionally with Greta de Freyter of Northumbrian University undertaking research into the impact of engaging activities coupled with quality, healthy food.  The research will ultimately inform the Holiday Hunger Bill being proposed by Frank Field.

Alan Campbell said “It was great to go along to see at first hand the range of activities on offer at the centre.  I know how difficult it is for parents juggling work and childcare in the summer holidays so this is a real lifesaver for many local parents.”

Holiday Fun at Meadow Well Connected

Local MP Alan Campbell recently went along to Meadow Well Connected to join local youngsters taking part in their holiday kids club. The club which Meadow Well Connected have running...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has today welcomed the news that more than £13,165,388 of National Lottery money has been invested in Tynemouth’s heritage projects since 1994.

 

From exploring local archaeology and restoring local parks and buildings to protecting wildlife and researching local history, the HFL has awarded more than 105 grants to heritage projects in the area.

 

How HLF is encouraging people in Tynemouth to apply for grants between £3000 and £10,000 to undertake projects exploring the impact and legacy of the First World Ward beyond 1918.

 

Alan Campbell MP said “Tynemouth has an incredibly rich history and I’m delighted to learn that thanks to the National Lottery local people have been helped to explore that heritage.”

National Lottery Investment in Tynemouth’s heritage hits £13,165,388

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has today welcomed the news that more than £13,165,388 of National Lottery money has been invested in Tynemouth’s heritage projects since 1994.   From exploring local...

Alan Campbell MP is urging local people to have their say in a new consultation published by the Department for Transport that is seeking views on the Government’s Accessibility Action Plan.

 

The ambition of the plan is to ensure that people with physical and hidden disabilities have the same access to transport and opportunities to travel as everyone else.


Alan Campbell said “I welcome this consultation which is long overdue.  Disabled people have as much right to travel independently as anyone else.  I would urge anyone with a view to take part in the consultation.”

 

A copy of the consultation document can be found online at;

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-transport-accessibility-action-plan

Accessibility Action Plan Consultation

Alan Campbell MP is urging local people to have their say in a new consultation published by the Department for Transport that is seeking views on the Government’s Accessibility Action...

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Local MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the news that in the latest round of funding, Meadow Well Connected, a charity based in North Shields has been awarded £20,000 for their project ‘Recycled Fun’.

 

Commenting on the news of the award Alan Campbell said “Congratulations to Meadow Well Connected on their successful bid for this award.  The People’s Lottery have now generated over £221million in support of local charities and grassroots organisations so I’d also like to thank them for their support.”

 

The next round of funding applications opened on 15th August 2017.  Local charities and projects can see if they are eligible to apply at www.postcodetrust.org.uk

People's Postcode Lottery Funding for Tynemouth

Local MP Alan Campbell has welcomed the news that in the latest round of funding, Meadow Well Connected, a charity based in North Shields has been awarded £20,000 for their...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Friends of Spanish Battery, a campaign group battling to save a seaside beauty spot from commercial development, at North Tyneside Council's offices where they handed over a petition of more than 3000 local residents.

Alan Campbell said "Tynemouth is an award winning seaside village and the reason for that success is because regeneration has been sensitive and has had the backing of most residents. It is clear that this proposed development is neither sensitive to the area nor does it have local backing.

"We all want to welcome visitors including cyclists to Tynemouth but it's not obvious that this site in particular marks the end of the cycle way nor is there anything proposed here that could not be provided nearby either in the village or as part of the Fish Quay regeneration.

"But above all this is green open space, part of Tynemouth's history, and much loved by visitors and residents alike. Just because it's possible to develop somewhere doesn't mean it's necessarily a good idea. Take away a quiet open space and you cannot easily put it back.''

 

MP backs residents over Spanish Battery plans

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Friends of Spanish Battery, a campaign group battling to save a seaside beauty spot from commercial development, at North Tyneside Council's offices where they...

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Local MP Alan Campbell today joined North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon at a visit to the Cedarwood Centre in North Shields to see at first hand the work of the National Citizen Service.

The NCS are running a summer programme for 15 to 17 years olds which combines activities and challenges with a social action project that seeks to help young people make a difference in their local communities. 

Alan Campbell said “It was a pleasure to visit and see the young people in action.   Already this summer, 248 teenagers from Tynemouth have taken part in the programme and have certainly made their mark in their communities.  Well done to all involved!”

 

National Citizen Service Summer Programme

Local MP Alan Campbell today joined North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon at a visit to the Cedarwood Centre in North Shields to see at first hand the work of the...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at a Q and A with Ray Lonsdale, the sculptor of the Fiddler Green Memorial at the Old Low Light in North Shields.

The North Shields Fishermen’s Heritage Project is a community based project dedicated to creating a fitting and lasting memorial to fishermen who left the port of North Shields and lost their lives just doing their job.  North Shields is one of the only ports left in the UK without a memorial.

Alan said "I want to thank all the volunteers who have been part of the project since the beginning.  They have worked tirelessly to make this a reality and it's great to see how far they have come in what is a short space of time.  I am looking forward to the official unveiling in September."

Fishermen's Heritage Project at the Old Low Light

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell today joined Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn at a Q and A with Ray Lonsdale, the sculptor of the Fiddler Green Memorial at the Old Low Light...

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Tynemouth MP this morning joined staff and residents in Whitley Bay at a rally to protest against the government’s decision to close Whitley Bay Jobcentre.

The Whitley Bay closure has been rushed through following the announcement to close being made on 6th July, staff were told the following week that the jobcentre will close its doors for the final time on 18th August.

The decision has been attacked by local MP Alan Campbell who has called on the government to reconsider the decision to close it and the undue haste with which the closure is anticipated.  Alan Campbell said “In March of this year I warned the Minister about the shortcomings of this plan both for claimants, staff and the wider community.  Hundreds of people across the community signed a petition and the campaign was highlighted in the News Guardian.  Far from considering the arguments including taking a vital service out of the town we’re all working so hard to regenerate the government has ploughed on with its closure plan.  I strongly urge the government to reconsider this decision.”

 

Rally to save Whitley Bay Jobcentre

Tynemouth MP this morning joined staff and residents in Whitley Bay at a rally to protest against the government’s decision to close Whitley Bay Jobcentre. The Whitley Bay closure has...

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Alan Campbell MP today met with North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group to get an update on plans for urgent care in the borough.

Speaking after the meeting the local MP said "I believe it is important that a decision is made on the future of urgent care in the borough as soon as possible.  I'm urging the CCG to bring back 24 hour care to Rake Lane."

Meeting with the Clinical Commissioning Group

Alan Campbell MP today met with North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group to get an update on plans for urgent care in the borough. Speaking after the meeting the local MP...

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Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell and Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn this evening went along to the official launch of the new Land Train which will run from Whitley Bay to St Mary's Lighthouse.

Alan said "The Land Train is an exciting addition to the regeneration of the coast and I am sure will be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike!"

All aboard the Land Train!

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell and Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn this evening went along to the official launch of the new Land Train which will run from Whitley Bay to St...

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