David Morris column

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

This week has been another busy week in Parliament.

On Wednesday night I was unable to attend the Eric Morecambe Stature meeting due to having commitments in Parliament but I was pleased to hear how well attended the meeting was.

I asked for an open letter to be read out at the meeting as a Parliamentary update, this letter is on my website www.davidmorris.org.uk, should you wish to read it in full.

On Tuesday evening I presented a petition to the House on behalf of Kevin Hyde and his neighbours on Glentworth Road East in Westgate to urge Lancashire County Council to implement some traffic calming measures. Cars from White Lund Estate are parking on the residential road and causing accidents by narrowing the road and also the pavement.

I will be following this petition up with a letter to the county council urging them to take some action.

On Thursday I attended a debate in Parliament about the Five Year Plan for the NHS.

In the debate I invited Secretary of State Jeremey Hunt MP to visit the RLI to thank the staff for all of the incredible hard work they have put in over the last couple of years to turn the hospital around.

Jeremy Hunt MP has accepted my invitation and will visit in the near future.

Unemployment figures were announced last week and again they have fallen.

Unemployment is now 490 people lower than it was in September last year.

This shows that Morecambe is open for business.

Some more good news this week is that some funding has been announced by the Big Lottery fund and the Football Foundation.

The Big Lottery Fund have announced over £50,000 of investment into projects in Morecambe and Lunesdale including £10,000 for Torrisholme Methodist Church to replace the boiler and £10,000 for Overton Primary School for a project which helps children and their families resolve conflicts and increase communication skills.

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