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I recently visited Tonge Fold Health Centre. I’ve been there before to talk to the GPs about local NHS services, but this visit was a bit different.

I was there to officially open a new photography exhibition celebrating life in Tonge and the Haulgh. 

There are wonderful photos throughout the Health Centre taken by Bolton Camera Club. They’ve really captured the spirit of the local area, working with many local organisations and community groups – from the Tonge with the Haulgh community choir to the Thicketford Centre Yoga Group.

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The project has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and Dr Scott tells me that the centre hopes to collaborate with them further and deliver new projects to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

It was a pleasure to open the exhibition and it’s certainly worth having a little walk around the health centre to take it all in.

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Celebrating Tonge and the Haulgh

I recently visited Tonge Fold Health Centre. I’ve been there before to talk to the GPs about local NHS services, but this visit was a bit different. I was there...

 

I want to see real investment in the North and more high skilled employment. With jobs now at risk all across the region, I fear that the Tories are taking us in the opposite direction.

This week I raised my concerns at Prime Ministers Questions and asked Theresa May to match her "Northern Powerhouse" rhetoric with meaningful action. 

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High skilled jobs in the North

  I want to see real investment in the North and more high skilled employment. With jobs now at risk all across the region, I fear that the Tories are taking us...

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Local residents often come to me with concerns about the accessibility of our trains and buses. I’ve also had many conversations with organisations like Guide Dogs about the broader transport accessibility issues across the country.

I’m always happy to raise concerns on these matters with the Government and I want to see real improvements.

The Government have launched a consultation on their “Accessibility Action Plan” and I want Bolton residents to know that you can have a say. This is a good opportunity for you to shape the transport agenda for the future.

The draft strategy includes plans to ensure accessibility features currently required by regulations are consistently monitored and compliance is enforced; measures to improve disabled access to parking; improving the amount, reliability and available information on passenger facilities, particularly accessible toilets, at stations and on trains; and steps to address the challenges facing those with physical or mental impairments seeking to travel spontaneously.

You can see the full document and respond to it here - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-transport-accessibility-action-plan

The consultation closes at midnight on 15th November 2017.

Have your say - Accessible transport

Local residents often come to me with concerns about the accessibility of our trains and buses. I’ve also had many conversations with organisations like Guide Dogs about the broader transport...

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