There are now just 40 days to go until the General Election on Thursday 7th May 2015.
Jason will continue to fight to secure a better future for Holme Valley, Colne Valley & Lindley:
Jason hosted a Dementia Friend session at Holmfirth Methodist Church alongside the Alzheimer’s Society and provided by Bluebird Care who are based in Salendine Nook.
The session was very well attended and helped raise awareness of the small everyday things that could make a difference to people living with dementia in our community.
If you would like more information or to become a Dementia Friend please click here.
Jason visited Thornton and Ross Pharmaceuticals in Linthwaite to see their multi-million pound investment in new R&D laboratories. The Linthwaite company is expanding, taking on new employees and apprentices.
Following the company’s acquisition by the STADA group Thornton & Ross continue to develop, manufacture and supply a wide and growing range of branded OTC medicines, dermatological preparations, niche generic medicines and other pharmaceutical, healthcare and hygiene products.
Jason will be holding an event with Dementia Friends, a part of the Alzheimer’s Society, tomorrow, Friday 27th March, at 2.30pm at Holmfirth Methodist Church.
The event is a one hour information session to help raise awareness of the small everyday things that could make a difference to people living with dementia in our community.
Please do spread the word and come along to become a Dementia Friend and help those living with dementia feel understood and included in our community.
Jason welcomed Headteacher Tim Hoyle, staff and students from Huddersfield Grammar School to the Houses of Parliament today. After a tour of the Palace of Westminster, Jason held an hour long Q&A with the students. Jason has welcomed hundreds of local schoolchildren and students to Parliament over the last 5 years as well as taking on dozens of work experience students.
Jason was at the Beaumont Arms in Netherton with landlord David Smith where he was joined by the British Beer & Pub Association who presented him with a Beer Champions award.
The award recognises Jason’s efforts to reduce the beer duty and support community pubs.
There are 113 pubs in Colne Valley constituency and 11 micro-breweries providing 662 direct jobs.
Jason was delighted to welcome First Bus to Netherton to celebrate the recent changes to the 323 Netherton-Huddersfield service.
First Bus had a stall at Jason’s Pensioners Advice Fair. They heard from concerned local residents about the lack of a regular bus service into Falconers Ride during the week to serve elderly residents and those with young children. Following this the company conducted two rounds of surveys in Netherton to see how the service could improve.
The feedback was overwhelming and as of April 26th the service will be revised to the following:
• 0905 service moved to 0920 and will accept concession passes as agreed with Metro. This service will extend into Falconers Ride
• 1045 service will extend to Falconers Ride
• 1245 service will extend to Falconers Ride
Jason celebrated English Tourism Week by visiting the newly renovated Holme Valley Camping & Caravan Park which employs 7 full time staff.
Recent improvements include their award winning and green friendly amenities block and a new play area.
Last year Kirklees figures showed that there were 8.3 million trips to Kirklees generating a visitor spend of £147m in the district and supporting around 11,000 jobs.
Jason welcomed the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon, to David Brown Gear Systems.
Mr Fallon spent over an hour at the Lockwood site, where he received a tour and met some of the 250 local staff including apprentices.
The 155 year old company are going strong and have just been awarded a large contract with the Royal Navy.