It’s the school holidays and Blaydon foodbank is running low on certain items. If you’re able to donate food to this vital organisation please refer to the list below.
Donations of the following are particularly welcome:
Rice, soup, tins of meat, tinned pies, tinned fruit and veg, mash, pasta sauce, breakfast cereals, biscuits, tea, coffee, and children’s snacks.
You can see the magnificent work that the foodbank does by following this link:
Commenting on Labour research demonstrating the impact that 5 more years of Conservative government on local bus services, Liz Twist MP for Blaydon commented:
“The Tories’ policy of deregulating bus services has been a total failure: across Blaydon constituency we have seen fares rise as patronage has plummeted. In the North-East bus passenger journeys have fallen by 26 million since 2010.
“Labour will extend the powers to re-regulate local bus services to Gateshead Council if it wants them – not just to those combined authorities with an elected mayor, so that bus services can be ran in the interests of passengers. There are too many areas in North-East where pensioners have a bus pass but no bus.
“For too long the bus industry has been allowed to put profit before passengers. A Labour Government will change that.”