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Darren hosts the first virtual Café Politics

On Saturday, May 2nd, Darren hosted the first online edition of his popular Café Politics meet-ups. Normally, Café Politics is an opportunity to meet in a cafe in Bristol North West to discuss local and national issues with your MP and your neighbours.

Hosting this event online, using Zoom and Facebook Live, allowed more constituents than ever to take part.

Commenting on the record attendance, Darren said:

At times like this, it is more important than ever to talk about our issues and concerns as a community. That’s always the best way to come up with proper solutions to our challenges. I’ve missed hosting these meet-ups so I was touched to see such a great turn-out.

 

 

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Darren shares feedback with Council about the YTL Arena.

Darren Jones MP has written to the Bristol City Council Democratic Services team to request a statement is read at the next planning meeting for the YTL Meeting.

Darren says

Following feedback from my constituents about the proposed YTL Arena, I ask that a full transport assessment and plan is published. The proposal for an arena has been met with great interest by myself and my constituents, I hope that details on how the arena will impact local life will be published in an accessible and transparent format.

YTL, transport, planning, arena, filton, hanger, development, environment, tranparency

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Darren opens new Ardagh Community Trust building

The Ardagh Community Trust opened the doors to their new building, which incorporates the Cafe on the Common, this weekend. They were kind enough to invite Darren to open the new community space, and the event was a success.

Speaking about Ardagh’s new community building, Darren said:

It’s great to join the fab team of volunteers at The Ardagh in Horfield Common this morning as they showcase their brilliant new community cafe and space. If you live in neighbouring Horfield, Henleaze or Bishopston do pop by, especially if you have dogs or kids!

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Darren visits Bristol Port

Darren Jones, the MP for Bristol North West, visited Bristol Port on Friday 17th January.

Following the visit, Darren said:

“I visited Bristol Port this morning to hear about the latest developments for flood sea defences, to take a look at the welcome upgrades to the SIMs Metal site and to hear from the owners of the port about their investment into monitoring air pollution and investing in renewable power generation and cleaner processes on site.

Avonmouth is a strategically important industrial zone but, as always, it’s my job to not only support good work opportunities and a successful local economy but also ensure local businesses are acting ethically, cleanly and with an understanding of their impact on local residents.

Keep an eye out for the Air Pollution consultation soon (we’ll post it on my social media) and do contact me by emailing darren.jones.mp@parliament.uk if you have any concerns or questions.”

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Darren backs Alzheimer’s UK report

MP for Bristol North West, Darren Jones has offered his support to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new report. The report calls on government to prioritise funding and research to find a cure for dementia.

In their 2019 manifesto, the Conservative party pledged to launch a “Dementia Moonshot” to find a cure for dementia – doubling research funding and speeding up trials for new treatments. Alzheimer’s Research UK’s plan outlines the steps government must take to deliver its Moonshot ambition of finding a life-changing treatment for dementia.

These are:

  1. Find ways to detect the diseases that cause dementia 10-15 years earlier, to broaden the search for new treatments and intervene with those most at risk of developing dementia.
  2. Find ways to more effectively validate novel targets in early drug development to maximise chances of successful clinical trials.
  3. Make the UK the best place to conduct clinical dementia research.
  4. Expand research infrastructure to maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in dementia research.
  5. Further our understanding of dementia risk reduction and prevention and dementia in the context of multi-morbidities.
  6. Develop robust prevalence data for dementia to further our knowledge of the impact of dementia across our society.

Darren said:

” Dementia affects 1483 people in Bristol North West and, as a Dementia Champion, I know just how devastating dementia can be for families. Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched an ambitious plan in response to the government’s pre-election pledge to find a cure for dementia.

Dementia is the nation’s biggest killer. By 2021, over one million people in the UK will be living with dementia, and the condition will cost the UK economy a staggering £30bn each year. Despite this, dementia treatment and research lags far behind other serious diseases.

Finding new treatments means investing in key areas which have historically received little or no government funding. Government must take note of this report and act quickly. Opposition parties must hold the government to account to ensure they deliver on their manifesto promise”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Darren backs Lockleaze Housing Festival

Member of Parliament for Bristol North West, Darren Jones visited Lockleaze Housing Festival on 26th October.

The Housing Festival was held to inform residents about plans for new housing in Lockleaze including sites on Bonnington Walk, Blake Site and Muller Road.

Darren said:

“The council have just received over £577,000 to help speed-up the building of 50 new homes in Lockleaze – this is great news.

The council’s consultation on four proposed housing sites – including Bonnington Walk – is now live.

In terms of Bonnington Walk – the new housing, which will include 30% affordable, is likely to include semi-detached houses, short terraces and small apartment blocks around tree-lined streets with a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes.  Parking will be a combination of on and off street, with small parking courtyards provided for the apartments. It is anticipated that houses will face the new open spaces and the cycle route, providing overlooking and security throughout the day and night. The project team has been carrying out some initial surveys and site investigations and clearance to inform the future plans as part of the pre-planning works.

We desperately need new affordable housing in the area, so the Housing Festival and consultation are very positive steps.

You can review the plans and complete the council’s consultation here”.

You can find out more Darren’s work on housing here.