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Dunsville_lights_thank_you_2.jpgDunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region.

Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic lights at the junction of the A18 High Street and St Marys Road, Dunsville.

Said Dunsville resident Cllr Derek Smith: “This decision is really welcome.  Residents in Dunsville often face long delays queuing to get out onto the busy A18 at peak times.  The new lights will make a big difference.”

Said Cllr Linda Curran: “New traffic lights seem like a small issue, but this is about the quality of life for Dunsville residents.  We have been battling for this for a number of years and I’m delighted that we have finally succeeded.”

Labour_standing_up_for_Dunsville_2.jpgSaid Cllr Duncan Anderson: “This has taken a few years, but now we will see a new traffic light junction built in this financial year.  We will alert residents as soon as we have a timetable for the work.”

Said Caroline Flint: “We have championed road safety in Dunsville for years.  We managed to get the speed limit lowered coming into the village; councillors secured new safe crossing islands; and now we can help residents get onto the A18 more easily with the new lights at the St Mary’s Road junction. This will make a big difference to over 350 households who use St Mary’s Road to access the main road.  I’m delighted for local residents.”

The junction will include a pedestrian crossing and the bus stop will be moved a short distance away from the junction.

Dunsville green light to tackle congestion

Dunsville residents are celebrating a victory, thanks to a new £180,000 traffic light scheme agreed between Doncaster MBC and Sheffield City Region. Doncaster has now agreed to install new traffic...

Hat_LIFT_-_built_by_Labour.JPGRossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

“This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says Caroline “I hope Rossington is one of the gainers from this investment.  Rossington is a good example of a village that needs new GP premises.  Rossington is a large outlying community that is still growing.”

Right: Caroline Flint lays the foundation stone in 2008 for Hatfield Health centre - built by the Labour Government

Rossington is the largest village in Europe and has a new 1200 home development near the iPort.

The Don Valley MP said:  “This investment has been a long time coming.  The NHS’ front door is our GP practices and health clinics.  It is vital we have modern GP practices in every corner of the borough.  Primary care has not had substantial new investment since the Labour government built health new centres across Doncaster, and an NHS walk-in centre in town.”

“This £57.5million can go a long way to modernising some of our local surgeries – and it is step on the journey to rebuilding an NHS that has been struggling for years under successive Conservative governments.”

cf_Con_nhs_plans_-_Labour.JPGThe Don Valley MP warned against Boris Johnson recycling old money.  “Of course, we should not turn our nose up at new investment, but I want to see the details and I want to see every penny is well spent to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Doncaster’s outlying communities.”

The MP is writing to the Doncaster CCG to make the case for new GP premises in Rossington.

Left: Caroline Flint looks at plans for the Stonecross Centre in Conisbrough - built by the Labour Government

 

MP bid for Rossington to gain from £57.5 million for primary care

Rossington should benefit from £57.5million NHS investment in Doncaster’s primary care says Don Valley MP Caroline Flint. “This is the first real investment in primary care in a decade,” says...

Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley, has expressed concern at the Government’s mismanagement of the sale of publicly-owned land, as a new report into this issue is released by the Public Accounts Committee.

The Committee’s report shows the Government to have fallen badly short of its target to sell enough land for 160,000 new homes by 2020, with the need for affordable homes including social homes for rent having been neglected.

The Government’s target to raise £5bn in proceeds from the sale of this land has also drawn criticism from the Committee for conflicting with the new homes target – risking more lucrative land sales being prioritised over those offering the greatest potential for new homes.

Said Flint: “The nation has a growing shortage of housing, and nowhere is this felt more acutely that in the social housing sector.  The sale of publicly-owned land for housing is an opportunity for the Government to avoid a crisis.  But through muddled objectives and a lack of strategic planning, this opportunity is being squandered.”

“Meeting the demand for new housing is an urgent problem in need of an urgent response.  It is hugely concerning that the Government has made so little progress in freeing-up land for desperately needed new homes.”

“Doncaster’s house building is outstripping the Government’s target and the Council is using land to build new council housing, but the rules in place since 2011 have undermined provision of affordable housing on mixed developments.

“I am seriously worried that the Government has made so little effort to ensure the delivery of affordable homes, particularly social homes, through its land disposal strategy.”

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” stressed Flint. “Once this land has been sold the Government will lose all and any say over how it is used.“

“The Government has the means at its disposal to exert greater control over the kinds of homes that are built on land sold.  The cost will be high if it fails to do so."

Caroline Flint MP has been a member of the Public Accounts Committee since 2015.  The Public Accounts Committee is Parliament’s oldest and most powerful select committee, and works to scrutinise the Government’s finances and ensure better value for money for the taxpayer.

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Flint calls for social housing to be priority in sale of Government land

Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley, has expressed concern at the Government’s mismanagement of the sale of publicly-owned land, as a new report into this issue is released by the...


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