Opinions

My 2014 Review for The Lincolnshire Echo

It is of course with a great sense of pride that I, once again, write an article that graces the pages of The Lincolnshire Echo and many readers have mentioned they have missed the regular weekly column in recent months.

Statement on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass

 I have this week received a letter from the Secretary of State happily confirming that provision has been made to secure and “ring fence” this funding within the DfT’s spending plans for the remainder of the current local authority major schemes programme

Statement on the future of Lincolnshire’s Libraries

I welcome the steps that Lincolnshire County Council have announced they will take in order to address the issues raised during the Judicial Review in respect of its proposed changes to local library services

Statement regarding United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

My City of Lincoln Constituents and the people of Lincolnshire will be as concerned as I am to hear that, as a result of the Care Quality Commission’s recent Inspection of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Professor Sir Mike Richards, England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, has concluded that the Trust requires improvement and should remain in special measures for a further six months.