I asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling whether there should be consequences for the companies involved after they clearly undercut competitors to win the East Coast mainline bid in 2015.
Caroline Flint joined Mayor Ros Jones and Civic Mayor George Derx and guests to celebrate a retrospective exhibition of paintings prints and drawings by Tickhill artist Janet Buckle, held at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
Said Caroline “I am so pleased I was able to join the launch of this major exhibition, by a longstanding local artist. I first came across Janet’s work when I saw her paintings of coalmining landscapes.
“Janet observed that coal mines and their slag heaps are not just grey and lifeless, but that they were constantly changing. I love her everyday views. Her work reveals her surroundings from the view from the back door to walking through lush woodland.”
Local residents from the newly-built Warren Park estate in Bessacarr got in touch with me about the poor quality internet supplied to the new housing development.
Despite Warren Park being a new estate, it was not included in Openreach’s plans for super-fast broadband. As such, an internet cabinet (Cantley Cabinet 28) that uses copper cables was installed with copper cables leading to properties on the new estate.
As the noughties approached, the last of the collieries were hanging on; the future of rail in the town appeared uncertain; the Council had been through troubles of its own; tourism hinged around the annual St Leger festival; and the former Finningley RAF base’s future was being contested.
Like much of Yorkshire, Doncaster’s past was slipping away, but the future wasn’t quite within reach.
Caroline Flint has been given a guided tour by Assistant Director Helen Jones of the Rebel Daughters exhibition, at The Point, in Doncaster.
The exhibition is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote, in 1918, and will be showcasing a range of voices of all ages, exploring what being a rebel daughter means.
Ms Flint told Helen Jones said: “Being a rebel daughter means not letting anyone tell you how to be a rebel daughter.” Watch the video HERE.
Photo (right) Caroline Flint and Helen Jones
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has welcomed a huge investment in Doncaster by Amazon after visiting a new fulfilment centre at the iPort, as she visited to see the smooth operation getting Santa’s presents to homes on time.
The MP was given a tour of the centre, which is the size of 15 football pitches, by General Manager, Stuart Morgan, Lesley Smith, Director of UK Public Policy.
Caroline Flint has praised Wavin UK for its investment in learning at its Edlington site.
The Don Valley MP was given a tour of the factory by Adrian Clifford, Engineering Manager, Jocelyn Walker, HR Partner, Andy Cullen, Unite Learning Organiser, and Richard Horsfield, Unite Learning Representative.
Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has challenged Prime Minister Theresa May over communities left behind by bank branch closures.
The MP reminded Mrs May that in June she had told the Commons she wanted “no one and no community left behind”.
Caroline Flint is to raise the proposed closure of two NatWest branches with the Minister.
“The closure of NatWest in Bawtry leaves this town with no bank branch; and Thorne is reduced to two branches. I have no confidence in the Government’s protocol on branch closures to stop the tide of local branches disappearing from our small towns.