TransPennine rail services are disgraceful. That’s what I told a Westminster Hall debate today. I think the situation has got worse not better. Despite promises by the rail operator to improve both its timekeeping and its communications, this has not happened.
It’s clear that car parking in Easingwold has reached a crisis point and it’s time we found a solution. The town is often log-jammed with cars whose drivers leave their vehicles there all day, often because they are commuting into York. This means there are few spaces available for shoppers.
I am delighted that Scarborough hospital is to receive an extra £40 million to expand the Emergency Department. The money will be spent on providing a rapid assessment and diagnostic unit and allow significant improvements to the hospital’s engineering infrastructure.
Today I met with North Yorkshire County Council Corporate Director Business and Environmental Services, David Bowe, to discuss the unacceptable levels of traffic at the Malton and Norton railway crossing.
I was delighted to be at the opening of Pickering’s newest business, 2 Burgate, on Small Business Saturday. 2 Burgate is a new café bar concept for Pickering, formerly known as Café Frog, and has been extensively renovated by owner Janet Hunter.
I have today pledged my support to the charity CRY, which offers research, support and screening for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a young person. I had no idea that as many as 12 young people die every week from an undiagnosed heart condition.
It was a pleasure to host and speak at the Canal and River Trust parliamentary reception today and to support the campaign to ensure our waterways play a key role in a much-needed health and wellbeing revolution.
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