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Members of the community, who came together to fight for the future of the Regent Cinema in Redcar, after concerns were raised about its future, held a very successful community clean up on Sunday August 10th.

The event saw over twenty members of the community roll up their sleeves and get stuck into sprucing up the unique cinema interior. Redcar and Cleveland Council promised campaigners that they will renovate the exterior, including replacing the canopy, and so the team organised this event to give the inside a lift too.

Adults and children alike scrubbed, polished, mopped and dusted the much-loved venue as a sign of their appreciation to the current manager and their love of the cinema.

The event was organised by the Regent Heritage Trust – the group that came together as a result of the Save the Regent Cinema campaign which hosted a public meeting back in May. The Trust is a growing community group which aims to secure a strong future for the much-loved building on the seafront.

Local businesses showed their support for the action day too, with Tesco Distribution Centre at Teesport donating cleaning materials and raffling a television for volunteers. Other businesses such as including Sainsbury's Local, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning of Redcar provided refreshments for volunteers and other equipment

Chair of the Trust, Natalie King said:
“We wanted give the cinema manager a helping hand with such a huge cleaning task, and to show our support for everything he does to keep the cinema thriving. We want to help get the cinema ready for its revamp, and show the community cares.”

Anna Turley, Redcar’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate who joined the team at the clean-up commented:
“Well done to the Trust for organising this event. The Regent is a wonderful building and it was great for the community to be able to play its part in keeping it at its best.”

Redcar Cinema Lovers Come Together in Big Sweep

Members of the community, who came together to fight for the future of the Regent Cinema in Redcar, after concerns were raised about its future, held a very successful community...

Anna Turley, Labour and Co-Operative Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, today (11th August 2014) expressed deep concern that a South Tees NHS consultation is underway into potentially decommissioning walk-in centres in the Redcar constituency.
Anna said:
"These proposals are further evidence that NHS services in our area are under serious threat due to the disastrous top-down reorganisation imposed by this government which was voted for by our local Lib Dem MP. This document is consulting on whether to decommission the Langbaurgh Walk In Centre in Redcar - despite the fact that 36% of its patients live in areas with no alternative practices. It also asks whether there is sufficient capacity in the area if the Eston Grange Walk-In Centre was to close. Yet they admit that over half their patients (50.4%) in this centre also come from areas with no alternative practices, including Grangetown, Normanby and Eston.
 
"The closure of two vital walk-in centres in this area would be disastrous and would lead to further pressure on other services - all while we have seen GP waiting times rocket and A&Es stretched to the limit. While NHS bureaucrats will say these are just proposals for consultation, we have been here before with closures in Skelton and Park End and seen local people totally ignored.
 
"Only Labour will protect the NHS. I urge all local residents to respond to the consultation to fight for our local services."

Anna Hits Out at Proposals to Close Eston and Redcar NHS Walk-In Centres

Anna Turley, Labour and Co-Operative Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, today (11th August 2014) expressed deep concern that a South Tees NHS consultation is underway into potentially decommissioning walk-in centres in...

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Redcar's local Labour candidate Anna Turley has today (Wednesday 16th July 2014) raised concerns with Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Chief Executive Amanda Skelton over cuts made to front-line neighbourhood services.

In her letter, Anna Turley has asked that a review be undertaken into the impact of the Council's Shaping Our Future restructure on the delivery of local environmental services that include grass cutting, weed removal, litter and fly-tipping. 

Anna said:
“I am deeply concerned that due to Lib Dem and Tory cuts to local funding the council has been forced to undertake a restructure, and as a result local street service have have hugely deteriorated. Weeds are rampant, land that used to be mowed is now left wild, and neighbourhood officers, who do such a crucial job in responding to street issues, now seem few and far between.

“A lot of investment went into making our streets cleaner, greener and safer before this government got in. Now our streets have been left to deteriorate and local people are rightly angry. 

“The council has had a third of its budget cut, when other areas in the country have seen an increase, and we are now seeing the impact of this in our local community in the shape of weeds, pot holes and fly-tipping. Under this Lib Dem and Tory government, the only thing not getting cut is the grass!”

Local Labour councillors have demanded that the changes to neighbourhood services, brought about by Governnment cuts, are discussed at Executive Scrutiny to assess their impact.

Christopher Massey, Labour Councillor for Eston and Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs said:
“The Council continues to do its absolute best to mitigate the impact of the Coalition Government's cuts to our budgets. We have safeguarded our front-line environmental services and have recently added an extra 15 clean and green operatives across the Borough, however we have been forced to lose many managerial staff in our restructure. In addition, we have recently appointed upwards of 20 new apprentices to the Clean and Green service to aid service delivery and to provide great on-the-job training and qualifications to the young people of the Borough.

“This summer has seen a particularly high level of rain, followed by high temperatures, meaning grass and weeds have grown quickly as result.

“I am confident that, as the structural changes to our staffing bed-in and our new members of staff become acclimated with our procedures, we will going forward – despite savage Government cuts to our budget - endeavour to deliver the same quality of service in environmental operations as we always have.”

Anna Slams Cuts to Neighbourhood Services

Redcar's local Labour candidate Anna Turley has today (Wednesday 16th July 2014) raised concerns with Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Chief Executive Amanda Skelton over cuts made to front-line neighbourhood services....

Anna Turley, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, today pledged to outlaw discrimination against, and abuse of members of the Armed Forces, should she be the MP for Redcar next year. Speaking on Armed Forces Day, she said:

“Today the people of Redcar will gather to recognise, remember and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the British Armed Forces community. I am really proud to join them in paying my respects.

“Our Service personnel work around the world in some of the most dangerous situations to defend Britain’s interests and national security. Just like those before them, they do so with unequivocal commitment, enduring professionalism and resolute courage.

“But the sacrifice associated with military life is rarely endured alone – we must not forget the impact on the friends and families of those who serve too. They provide invaluable support to loved ones away from home and the contribution they make to local communities should never be underestimated.

“Labour is proud of Britain’s Armed Forces and we believe they deserve to be treated with the utmost respect. That is why Labour has pledged to outlaw discrimination against and abuse of members of the Armed Forces in the first year of a Labour Government. We are also committed to providing better support for veterans and those currently serving, along with those making the transition from military to civilian life.”

Anna pledges to outlaw abuse of Armed Forces

Anna Turley, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, today pledged to outlaw discrimination against, and abuse of members of the Armed Forces, should she be the MP for Redcar next year....

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With just 320 days to the next General Election, Labour stepped up its campaign in Redcar on Saturday (21 June 2014) when it opened its new Campaign HQ in the town.
Labour Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint cut the ribbon at Labour Party candidate Anna Turley’s new Campaign Office on Millbank Terrace in Redcar’s Town Centre.
 
Redcar is one of Labour’s key target seats at the next General Election due to take place in May 2015.
 
Speaking at the opening, Anna Turley said:
“Over the last few years I’ve knocked on over 15,000 doors across the constituency to talk to local people and make sure Labour is listening. Opening this Campaign Office is the next stage of my campaign. I want to be accessible to local people, support them if they need assistance, and I also want encourage others to join me in my campaign to fight back on behalf of the people of Redcar.”
 
Caroline Flint MP said:
“It was a real pleasure to visit Redcar again and to open Anna’s new office in the centre of the town. The first time I campaigned in Redcar we were up to our knees in snow, the last time it was raining non-stop, so it’s great to see the town at its sunny best.
 
“The Labour Party wants all our candidates rooted in the community and that’s what this office will help Anna do.
 
“We have just under a year to the election and Labour will not be taking any votes for granted. Anna and her team will be out across the constituency knocking on doors, listening and taking action.”

Anna steps up campaign for Redcar

With just 320 days to the next General Election, Labour stepped up its campaign in Redcar on Saturday (21 June 2014) when it opened its new Campaign HQ in the town.


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