News

Openreach recruitment

Openreach plans to recruit 3,500 new frontline engineers in 2018. This will allow BT to upgrade, maintain and install new broadband services across the country and constituency.

Winter pressures at Northampton General Hospital

I recently discussed the pressures that Kettering General Hospital were facing at the moment, the same can also be said for Northampton General Hospital (NGH), which is experiencing unprecedented demand with more than 400 people a day attending the department, up 30% from last year.

Local projects funded by National Lottery

Over the past 3 months, the Big Lottery Fund has announced over £30,000 of funding for 4 projects in 'Daventry'.

National Lottery funding can make a real difference within communities as you can see with the following projects that are taking place within our community.

The withdrawal of day case surgery at Danetre Hospital

Unfortunately, due to the difficulties in recruiting the theatre and recovery staff needed to maintain a high quality service, surgical procedures can no longer be delivered at Danetre Hospital in Daventry for patients who require anaesthesia without compromising their safety.

Kettering General Hospital pressures

Kettering General Hospital is currently under intense emergency pressures and staff are urging local people to use NHS services appropriately and stay away from A & E wherever possible.

Over the last 24 hours the Trust has seen 284 A&E attendances – 30-40 more than usual.

Anglian Water statement on water supply

I have today received a statement from Mr Christopher Hayton, Head of Public Affairs at Anglian Water Group regarding the recent weather and its impact on water supply.

Rail Central consultation

For those of you that don't know, Rail Central is a proposed new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange in Northamptonshire.

Staying safe during the cold weather

In light of the recent cold weather that we've seen sweeping the country and the constituency, please find attached an open letter from Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care.

NCC response on Monksmoor School

I have been contacted recently by a number of constituents regarding the new Monksmoor School in Monksmoor Park, particularly surrounding the number of places that will be available at the school.

Residential Teacher's Institute in Parliament 2018

As part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador Programme, Parliament will be hosting a residential Teachers’ Institute 2 - 4 July 2018. Teachers will experience Parliament first hand, and then return to their schools to support understanding of, and increase engagement with, Parliament.