David Morris column

David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris, Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.

This weekend I was saddened to hear the news that our beloved Morecambe statue has been vandalised.

I cannot believe the motives that would cause an individual to carry out such an act and hope that the police can bring the individual to full justice.

The promenade is not the same without Eric and I hope that Lancaster City Council can repair him quickly and put him back where he belongs.

On Friday I attended a consultation event run by National Grid at the platform in Morecambe. This event was to tell members of the public of their plans for a power tunnel under Morecambe Bay. The project aims to connect new energy projects in Lancashire and Cumbria with homes and businesses across the district.

National Grid are keen to hear your views,their next consultation event is on the October 31 between 1pm and 8pm at Heysham Mossgate community centre.

Or if you cannot make the event please visit their website www.northwestcoastconnections.com or call the team on 0800 876 6990.

On Friday evening I attended a bikers festival in Silverdale.

The event was extremely well organised and was a friendly and enjoyable evening.

At the event I met Debbie and Andy Houghton who help run the North West Blood bikes. Blood bikes help our local hospitals by transporting human tissues, blood, blood samples and medication amongst other things across hospital sites in the North West out of hours.

Blood bikes is run by volunteers and the equipment is transported free of charge to the hospital.

This saves the hospital a huge amount in taxi fares and is also a much quicker service for items which are usually required as an emergency.

Blood bikes are able to act quickly in urgent situations and they have saved hundreds of lives across the district.

As always I am happy to help with any issues you may have.

You can contact me by phone 01524 841225 or email david.morris.mp@parliament.uk.