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Kevan Jones MP joined Alex Nelson, Stationmaster at Chester-le-Street, local County Councillors and local residents to launch a new report on rail services at Chester-le-Street on 27 May. The report, commissioned by Mr. Nelson, was produced by the Railway Consultancy.
On 6 May, Kevan joined the celebrations at Perkinsville Methodist Church as it marked its centenary.
THIRTY-TWO students of the Durham Federation will be going on an expedition to Morocco in July this year – something they have described as ‘a trip of a lifetime’, thanks in part to a donation from MP Kevan Jones through his charitable fund at County Durham Community Foundation.
Staff and students from the Fyndoune Community College will have the chance to experience Moroccan culture first hand, interacting with local village children and trekking the desert on camels.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) has now published Members of Parliament’s expenses for January and February 2011.
Follow the link below to view Kevan’s expenses:
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will join Alex Nelson, Stationmaster at Chester-le-Street Railway Station to launch a new report on train services for the town.
Mr. Nelson commissioned the Railway Consultancy to carry out a Station Calls Analysis, and the final report will be launched at the Station at 3pm this Friday, 27 May.
Kevan Jones said, “the report raises a number of concerns about the impact the most recent timetable changes will have, and questions the basis on which the changes were made, and suggests that Chester-le-Street needs a half-hourly peak time service in both directions.
“I hope that by joining with Alex to officially launch the report, we will be able to further promote the need for a much better service in Chester-le-Street, particularly at peak times. I have also provided copies to the Head of Transport at Durham County Council and to the Secretary of State, and will continue to raise this matter with Ministers and Train Operators.”
Funding is still available from the Big Lottery for Veterans to take part in the Heroes Return project.
Heroes Return provides funding for those who served in the Second World War to return the places they saw active service or to attend commeration events in the UK, with grants of up to £5,500 available.
Kevan Jones, MP for North Durham joined celebrity TV GP, Dr Chris Steele MBE, the resident doctor on ITV’s This Morning, and chef, Phil Vickery at a reception in Parliament to support Coeliac UK’s campaign to improve the diagnosis and awareness of coeliac disease and the need to improve the availability of gluten-free food.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, visited three different projects in North Durham that have benefited from Big Lottery Funding.
Kevan visited Integrating Children, the Bridge Enterprise Centre and Liberty from Addiction, seeing first hand the excellent work these groups do, and the great support provided by the Big Lottery.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, visited the site of the Quaking Houses Community Garden on 6 April, as the Action Group secured funding to develop the garden.
Speaking to the Northern Echo, Mr. Jones said, "It is a very strong community here and this shows what you can do when you get together.
"The funding is great news and, although this is a derelict spot now, in a few months' time it will be a garden, which will not just improve the local area, but be a place local people can use."
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, is urging his constituents today to save money on their household gas and electricity bills and reduce their carbon emissions by taking up the energy efficiency measures that energy companies in the UK offer.