What next after GCSE’s?

This week during a residents’ meeting at the scout hall in Preston village a resident asked me why there are so few local educational opportunities for young people living in North Shields, once they’ve completed their GCSEs. It was a really good question, no doubt prompted by the fact that hundreds of local youngsters areContinue reading “What next after GCSE’s?”

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Broadband Contractor Disruption

Over the last couple of weeks residents of several local streets have experienced disruption due to the laying of new broadband cable. So what’s going on and what can be done if the work isn’t up to scratch? I’ve had a lot of conversations and emails with residents over the last week or so aboutContinue reading “Broadband Contractor Disruption”

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Local Kids Show Pedal Power

Today I was proud to join children, parents and even some grandparents from around the area for the Kidical Mass bike ride. Kidical Mass rides highlight the need for safer routes on which children can walk, scoot and cycle. I counted 80 adults and kids gathered at the meet up point near Kiki’s Kabin beforeContinue reading “Local Kids Show Pedal Power”

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Getting heard by the Police

Some of the issues that our community faces ultimately require a Police response. That’s why this week I took time to meet with the Police Inspector responsible for our patch. As a local councillor the ability to build relationships with other professionals is very important. By talking to the right people, in the right way,Continue reading “Getting heard by the Police”

Congratulations Cath!

After what has felt like a very long campaign we finally have the result we’ve been waiting for. The good people of Preston ward have resoundingly chosen my Labour colleague Cath Davis to continue representing them. Due to a strange mix of the cancelling of elections in 2020 due to covid, and an election plusContinue reading “Congratulations Cath!”

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