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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.
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.