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Public Transport: Boxing Day 2018
Oral Contribution: 24th January, 2018
I beg to move,
That this House has considered public transport on Boxing Day 2018.
Christmas 2017 is already a distant memory for most of us, with all the joys of Christmas and some of the minor irritations such as our football team losing, which happened to me in the case of Bradford City, or the turkey going in slightly late, which happened at my family gathering. But there were also other irritations, such as the absence of Boxing Day rail transport in our country...
ENGINEERS carrying out a £1 million 'health check' on Keighley sewers were joined by the town's MP. John Grogan accompanied the Yorkshire Water (YW) team for an afternoon as it examined sections of the network. The company, together with contract partners Barhale and Indepth Civils, is inspecting sewers across the town as part of an initiative to reduce flooding risks.
HIGH-speed broadband is heading to Goose Eye. The village is benefitting from a deal struck between BT Openreach and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Keighley MP John Grogan welcomes the move. "Residents of Goose Eye have contacted me on a number of occasions about the lack of reliable and fast broadband," he said.
AN MP and former Bradford City star helped kick off the use of a Bradford district football club’s all-weather pitch. Ilkley Town’s new grass and all weather pitches were officially unveiled by Keighley and Ilkley MP John Grogan and former Bantams star John Hendrie today. The club, based at Ben Rhydding Sports Club, Coutances Way, Ilkley, had its new pitches funded through a grant from the Premier League and The Football Association (FA) Facilities Fund.
Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month. Mr Javid has A study into the potential re-opening of a historic rail link between Skipton and Lrancashire is expected to be announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tomorrow. Mr Grayling is set to visit the Lancashire town of Colne in the morning to announce a feasibility study into the value of bringing the 11-and-a-half mile Skipton-Colne line back into use.
Furious campaigners have pledged to fight plans for 130 homes on a prime greenbelt site. Developers want to construct the properties on fields on the southern edge of Keighley. But opponents say so-called brownfield plots should be used rather than green, open spaces. Dozens of residents living close to the site, off Goose Cote Lane, have voiced their opposition.
Yorkshire council leaders will present their plan for a region-wide devolution deal to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at a long-awaited meeting this month. Mr Javid has agreed to meet the All Party Parliamentary Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Group in the Commons at 4pm on February 27. All council leaders, MPs and peers who represent the region will be invited together with businesses, trade union and religious leaders.
KEIGHLEY and Ilkley MP John Grogan met Michel Barnier, the European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator for 90 minutes in Brussels on Monday. He was part of a small delegation of MPs from the Select Committee on Northern Ireland.