A38 Noise Tour with Highways England

Highways England recently visited Amber Valley and went on a tour of the key noise hotspots with me.

Their noise specialist, Ian Holmes, attended alongside their regional manager for this area, Kamaljit Khokhar, and I took them to noise hotspots in Ripley, Alfreton, Swanwick and Coxbench. Whilst in Coxbench, we met…

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Midland Main Line Electrification Update

During recent Transport questions in the House I asked the Rail Minister, Paul Maynard MP, for an update on the desperately needed electrification of the branch line that runs through the train stations at Langley Mill and Alfreton.

The Minister confirmed that the Government is investing significant sums in the Midland…

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Budget 2016 – What it means for Amber Valley Residents

Earlier today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his 2016 Budget, where he outlined his spending and fiscal plans to Parliament, introducing great measures for workers, drivers, savers, business owners and the self-employed in Amber Valley, and not to mention further support for infrastructure and investment in the East Midlands…

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Welcome Progress on Local Community Transport Funding Following Parliamentary Debate

Following on from my recent intervention in an important debate relating to Community Transport funding in Parliament on Wednesday 16th December, I welcome the news that funding for this important and valuable community service will no longer be withdrawn by Derbyshire County Council.

As I have written about previously, it had…

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Spending Review 2015

The Chancellor announced the outcome of his Spending Review to Parliament this afternoon, outlining departmental spending for the year ahead and the Government’s vision for the future of Britain. The Spending Review is the occasion when the Chancellor sets out public spending plans for the Parliament – and in this…

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