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Anna Turley, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, has today (19th August 2014) urged the public to support a new rail campaign after it was announced rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares are set to go up by 5.5% from January 2015.

Anna joined Action for Rail activists at Redcar Central station to talk to commuters about the latest shocking rise. The campaign is against further rail fare rises and calls for public ownership of railways. Campaigners had a presence at train stations across the country.

Next year’s huge price rises will mean that rail fares will have increased by 25 per cent under the Lib Dem and Tory Coalition (2010 to 2015). Over the same period, rail fares have risen more than twice as fast as wages.

Anna said:
“I was shocked, but not surprised, that rail fares have increased by 25 per cent under this coalition government. It is yet another blow to working people who are trying to make ends meet.

“David Cameron and Nick Clegg have failed to stand up for people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, allowing train companies to hit passengers with wage-busting fare risessince 2010.

“Today, passengers on Teesside have learned their fares will rise by up to 5.5 per cent next year, potentially costing them hundreds of pounds.

“When I spoke to people at Redcar Central station this morning it’s clear they are frustrated and angry about rising prices and low quality trains. We want to encourage people to get into work but transport can be the biggest barrier.

“A Labour government will cap fares on every route and drive through the biggest reform of the railways since privatisation, delivering a better deal for passengers and taxpayers on Teesside.”

‘Rises Aren’t Fare!’ Redcar’s Labour Candidate Challenges Latest Rail Fare Rise

Anna Turley, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Redcar, has today (19th August 2014) urged the public to support a new rail campaign after it was announced rail fares for season tickets and other regulated fares are...

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Labour candidate for Redcar Anna Turley was joined by Labour’s Shadow Minister for Civil Society Lisa Nandy yesterday (21st August 2014) to meet with local young people as they refurbished the backyard of local charity Carers Together.

The young people are taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in Redcar and Cleveland and have chosen the refurbishment as their social action project.

Anna said: 
“These young people are great ambassadors for our area. They are breaking down negative stereotypes about people their age and showing they care about their local community and are willing to work hard to give something back. I’m so impressed with all they have achieved this summer.

Lisa Nandy commented:
“I was really impressed with the hard-work and dedication the young people showed. They’ve done a great job to support a local charity and shown pride in their local area.

“Unfortunately, youth services have been savaged under the Coalition Government, with one in three organisations that provide youth services facing closure. Today’s visit has highlighted the excellent contribution these groups make to our local community and it is essential that they are adequately funded.”

Anna supports teen 'backyard social action’ for Carers Together

Labour candidate for Redcar Anna Turley was joined by Labour’s Shadow Minister for Civil Society Lisa Nandy yesterday (21st August 2014) to meet with local young people as they refurbished the backyard of...

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....


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