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Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be launching one of Chester-le-Street Sea Cadets’ new boats at a ceremony on Saturday (19 March). Mr. Jones will be attending the event along with the Chairman of Durham County Council and the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham.
Mr. Jones said, “I am very pleased to be able to attend this event, and to be able to launch one of the new Trinity vessels.
“ Over the last few years, it has been a great privilege to work with the Chester-le-Street Sea Cadet on a number of occasions, and so it is particularly pleasing to be part of this launch, where we welcome into service two new vessels which will be hugely important in the training of young people from my constituency and beyond. I wish the Sea Cadets every success in the future.”
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has described the three major Indoor Bowls Championships taking place in Stanley this week as a "major coup for the town."
The event, at Stanley Indoor Bowls Club, comes to an end with the Men's International Series Championship from 17th to 19th March, and Kevan will be attending the Presentation on Saturday afternoon.
Kevan said, "To have such an event as this in Stanley is a great coup for the town.
"We are delighted to welcome visitors from the length and breadth of the British Isles to make full use of our bowling facilities and see for themselves all the wonderful things that our county has to offer. Many congratulations to all those involved in staging this terrific event and good luck to everyone taking part in the next few days."
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has written to local schools, encouraging them to participate in Climate Week 2011, which runs next week from 21 March.
Climate Week is a national initiative aiming to highlight all the positive steps being taken by communities to tackle climate change and to showcase innovations aiming to reduce carbon emissions.
Find out more at www.climateweek.com
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, has welcomed awards made by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales to charities in North Durham.
In 2010, the Foundation gave grants of between £18,000 and £25,000 to SHAID (Single Homeless Action Initiative Derwentside), Durham and Chester-le-Street Carers Support, the Pelton Fell Community Partnership and Liberty from Addiction.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will be attending the official opening of the new offices of If U Care Share, at Great Lumley Community Centre at 4pm tomorrow (Saturday 5 March).
If U Care Share was founded by the family of Daniel O’Hare, a young man who took his own life in 2005, to help other young people, and to prevent other families suffering a similar experience to them. The new official home for the organisation was made possible through funding from the Co-op Community Funding Board.
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, will visit the Norcare Veterans Centre in Newcastle on Friday 25 February.
The centre opened in November as the first centre of its kind outside of London, and provides a range of support services for veterans who have struggled to adapt to life outside the Armed Forces.
Kevan Jones has welcomed the government's announcement that they are scrapping their plans to sell off forests across England.
Kevan received a huge number of letters and emails from constituents against these plans, and in response he said, "This is a victory for all those who took the time to contact their MPs, to sign petitions and to organise public meetings against these proposals."
Kevan Jones, Member of Parliament for North Durham, and Stanley County Councillors Carl Marshall and Claire Vasey, will be holding an advice surgery next week, on Monday 21 February.
Mr. Jones and Councillors Marshall and Vasey will be at the Tyne Road Community Centre, Stanley from 6pm. No appointment is necessary.
Mr. Jones also has regular surgeries in Chester-le-Street, Stanley and Sacriston on the first Saturday of every month.