MP Welcomes Council’s Decision To Refer Urgent Care Plans to Health Secretary

MP Welcomes Council’s Decision To Refer Urgent Care Plans to Health Secretary
April 4, 2017

Graham Stuart MP has welcomed news that the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council has voted unanimously to refer East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group’s Urgent Care Strategy to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The plans by the CCG include closing the Minor Injury Units at Driffield, Hornsea and Withernsea and stripping community beds from Withernsea and Bridlington.

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Graham Welcomes Major Government Investment In Hornsea

MP To Visit NHS Humber Foundation Trust To Discuss Mental Health
April 4, 2017

Graham Stuart MP has said he is delighted by the announcement that Hornsea is to receive £3.77 million from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund to renovate Hornsea seafront.

The money will fund a large part of a £4.6 million project to rejuvenate South Promenade, including the expansion of the leisure boat compound, upgrades to car parking and a new all year round café, retail space and visitor hub.

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MP To Mark English Tourism Week By Visiting Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

MP To Visit NHS Humber Foundation Trust To Discuss Mental Health
March 29, 2017

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, will visit Sand le Mere Holiday Village near Withernsea on Friday to officially open the park for the new holiday season. His visit comes as part of English Tourism Week.

He will be shown round by General Manager Amby Tatla to see how the park has spent almost £1 million in the past year to improve infrastructure and add new caravan pitches to increase capacity.

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Petition Launched Against Education Funding Cuts For Beverley Schools

Petition Launched Against Education Funding Cuts For Beverley Schools
March 26, 2017

East Riding Councillor, Denis Healy, has launched a petition after figures reveal the devastating impact that the Government’s £3bn cuts to education funding will have on East Riding schools, including Longcroft School and Beverley High School.

Schools in the East Riding are bracing themselves for budget reductions of £14.9m in real terms by 2019, meaning an 8% cut in pupil funding, equivalent to 400 teachers’ jobs.

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MP Offers His Support For Continuing Use Of Glyphosate Which Some Say Is Carcinogenic To Humans

MP Offers His Support For Continuing Use Of Glyphosate Which Some Say Is Carcinogenic To Humans
March 24, 2017

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart met local farmers at Mr Jono Dixon’s farm in Patrington, to discuss their concerns about calls from several environmental groups to ban the well-known weed killer, glyphosate.

Some studies have shown that glyphosate is safe but further studies have also highlighted the chemical as a probable human carcinogen limited evidence that suggests glyphosate may act as an oestrogen mimic, which is of significance for breast cancer risk.

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EU Regulation Is A Disaster For Holderness Fishermen Says MP

MP To Visit NHS Humber Foundation Trust To Discuss Mental Health
February 14, 2017

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart has condemned a new EU Regulation that threatens the livelihoods of Holderness coast beach fishermen and has written to the Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, to ask him to pursue an exemption for Holderness.

The Regulation includes a total ban on targeted sea bass fishing from the shore, jeopardising the future of men like Shaun Wingham, who fishes near Withernsea using the centuries-old practice of onshore fishing, whereby a net is stretched out along the shoreline at low tide and the catch is brought in when it retreats again. Sea bass is the most valuable part of their haul.

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Cllr Denis Healy Questions ERYC Budget Cuts

Cllr Denis Healy Says He Will Vote Against Council Tax Increase
February 9, 2017

The Liberal Democrats are the party now providing the real opposition to the Conservatives at County Hall after all their Councillors opposed the Conservative budget today.

The budget, which introduces a Council tax increase of 4.99%, also sees a reduction of 2.5% to the Council’s Public Health budget, and an eye watering 72% reduction in the Education Services grant, piling further pressures on already over stretched hospitals and schools.

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Is This The Only Empty Care Bed In East Yorkshire?

People Put Politics Aside As Queues Form To Sign Care Homes Petition
January 27, 2017

Campaigners calling on East Riding Council to intervene in the private care home crisis will be out collecting signatures for a petition this Saturday morning in Hedon and Beverley.

They intend to raise the issue of the crisis in social care, when next the full council meets as concerns grow over how oplder people in community will be cared for.

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Everyone Has Banged Their Self Righteous Drums For So Long – Cllr Peacock

Peacock Should Do The Decent Thing And Resign Says Healy
January 26, 2017

Disgraced Councillor, Dominic Peacock has written back to East Riding of Yorkshire Council making it clear he has no intention of resigning despite calls for him to do so.

Cllr Peacock who made offensive and distasteful remarks in relation to a fund set up to raise money for the family of the assassinated MP Jo Cox says residents in his ward, Minster and Woodmansey do not want him to resign.

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MP Calls For More Decisive Action From Police Following Rise In Crime

Funding To Explore Beverley Road Improvements Welcomed By MP
January 24, 2017

MP Graham Stuart has reacted to news that the latest figures published show that the number of reported crimes in the region has increased.

Office of National Statistics released last week revealed 13pc rise in reported over a twelve month period, September 2015 to 2016 with Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter blaming lack of resources for the rise.

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Yorkshire Party Set To Develop A Vision For Yorkshire

Yorkshire Party Set To Develop A Vision For Yorkshire
January 23, 2017

The Yorkshire Party say they are in the process of creating a vision of how Yorkshire would should any plans for devolution be successful.

Their vision will outline the possible changes to localised government, introductions of a Mayor and also the economic impact on the region.

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