Jon Trickett

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After years of waiting, I am thrilled to see that the early stages of construction have begun on the new swimming baths in Minsthorpe.

Our area has campaigned tirelessly to secure a new facility since the old baths closed in 2013 and I’m positive local residents will be pleased to see the plans finally going ahead. 

As always I will continue to monitor the progress of the swimming pool closely and update you in the near future.

Minsthorpe Baths Update

After years of waiting, I am thrilled to see that the early stages of construction have begun on the new swimming baths in Minsthorpe. Our area has campaigned tirelessly to...

Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter aimed at all the residents of my constituency. I hope you will find it interesting and informative. I would be delighted to hear your views and any ideas for future editions. 

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December Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter aimed at all the residents of my constituency. I hope you will find it interesting and informative. I would be delighted to...

US company Concentrix has unfairly stopped benefits to thousands of people over the past year. Since Labour's campaign to stop this injustice, the Government has taken all new tax credit checks in-house and announced the contract with Concentrix will not be renewed.

Despite these positive developments, this does not change the fact that many have faced poor communication and long waiting times to reinstate the payment. This caused huge stress and worry for thousands of vulnerable people.

HMRC, the Government body which organises tax, has announced they will provide compensation to some whose tax credits were stopped in error. This is different from the money paid following any appealing to the decision to cut the tax credits themselves.

HMRC has commented it will pay redress ‘where it is evident that Concentrix have made a mistake or that their actions have caused undue worry or distress’. If you were victim to an error made by Concentrix or suffered due to the stress the situation imposed on you, I would advise that you contact HMRC about possible compensation.

As always, do get in touch if you would like more information or advice on this issue.

Concentrix Update

US company Concentrix has unfairly stopped benefits to thousands of people over the past year. Since Labour's campaign to stop this injustice, the Government has taken all new tax credit...

As you all know, the HS2 proposed route for our area could be devastating. There is absolutely no doubt about that.

To effectively fight the route in our area we need to join forces across the region. That’s why I am committed to bringing together all Councils from every one of the areas affected by the HS2 route in Yorkshire.

I will be asking local councils to work together so we can all campaign and fight to reverse the decision made on the route through our area.

Again, if you want to voice your concerns on HS2 to the government directly, the consultation process with is now open and closes on 9th March. Please do make your concerns heard by following this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-crewe-to-manchester-west-midlands-to-leeds-route-refinement-consultation-2016

HS2 Update 01/12/2016

As you all know, the HS2 proposed route for our area could be devastating. There is absolutely no doubt about that. To effectively fight the route in our area we...

I’ve met recently with Leader of Wakefield Council, Peter Box, and District Councillors to discuss the proposed HS2 route through our district. We are all in agreement that the route through our area is unacceptable and will have a devastating and significant impact on residents. We are resolved to continue fighting and campaigning against the route in our area going forward.

HS2 Update

I’ve met recently with Leader of Wakefield Council, Peter Box, and District Councillors to discuss the proposed HS2 route through our district. We are all in agreement that the route...

The consultation on the route of HS2 through our area is now open until March. I urge any constituent who has concerns about the route to raise them with HS2 through the link provided below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-crewe-to-manchester-west-midlands-to-leeds-route-refinement-consultation-2016

HS2 Consultation

The consultation on the route of HS2 through our area is now open until March. I urge any constituent who has concerns about the route to raise them with HS2...

To say I was flabbergasted to discover that the Secretary of State was announcing about how HS2 might affect our area without telling me first is an understatement.

As you will see from the first line of the letter to me from the Secretary of State he clearly had already made the announcement.

Keep your eyes open for information.

Lastly, just to remind everyone that the Secretary of State told the House that he was receiving the location of the depot, in actual fact the letter clearly states it is still right next to Crofton.

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Letter on HS2

To say I was flabbergasted to discover that the Secretary of State was announcing about how HS2 might affect our area without telling me first is an understatement. As you...

I was furious to hear the Government’s announcement this week on the HS2 route in our area.

 

In his speech the Secretary of State said that those affected should ‘be treated with fairness, compassion and respect’. I can assure the Secretary of State that my constituents have not been treated in this manner and have been continually ignored on this issue which stands to have a dramatic effect on homes and communities.

 

Furthermore I do not feel the serious concerns of the proposed route through my constituency have been properly addressed. Huge uncertainty remains about exactly how the route will impact on my constituents, particularly with the proposed site of depot in Crofton. Indeed it appears the Secretary of State visited the proposed site without the courtesy of informing me or my affected constituents.

 

Nearly a month ago I wrote to the Secretary of State requesting a meeting as a matter of urgency so that I can highlight my constituents’ substantial concerns and address options which may mitigate any of adverse effects of the route.

 

I recently received a letter from the Secretary of State, updating me on how they intend to consult. I will put the letter online later today. 

HS2 Update

I was furious to hear the Government’s announcement this week on the HS2 route in our area.   In his speech the Secretary of State said that those affected should...

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