Caroline Flint MP joined parish councillors and Tracey Wood, partner of Michael Townsend, at the Rossington Miners Welfare to unveil the latest Defibrillator in tribute to Michael, a popular local postman in Rossington.
Said Caroline: "Michael Townsend was a very popular figure in Rossington and his work brought him into contact with many residents. This a lovely and fitting tribute to him."
Caroline Flint and Mayor Ros Jones joined parish councillors and residents for a Rossington Race Night fundraiser to raise the money to complete the Rossington defibrillator programme.
Said Caroline: “It was a fantastic fundraising evening. The defibrillators cost around £1,200 per unit and this fundraiser raised the last £600 needed for the last defibrillator in the village, which will be located at Brodsworth Way Pavillion. Congratulations to local first responder, Paul Reed, and to Ken Guest and his fellow parish councillors who have ensured that Rossington is the first village in the borough to be completely covered by defibrillators.
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 “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
Caroline Flint and ward councillors have vowed to keep the pressure on a Rossington waste management company to clean up its act and take HGVs off residential roads.
The Don Valley MP convened a meeting with Environment Agency representatives to allow parish councillors to express their concerns and to discuss options following longstanding problems with waste and recycling firm Attero – now rebranded as Eco-Power Environmental.
Caroline Flint joined staff and pupils at Pheasant Bank Academy this week to see for herself the remarkable progress the Junior School has made, as one of Doncaster’s most improved schools.
Deputy Head, Ryan Schofield showed Ms Flint around the refurbished school and she was joined by the newly elected Pupil Head, Alfie and Deputy Heads Ryan and Ania.
The MP was shown the new library and ended her tour joining the Gardening Project, planting lettuces and cauliflowers.
Caroline Flint has joined members of the Rossington-based, Dig It n Grow gardening group to plant new trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
Said Caroline: “It was great to join the Dig It N Grow gardening group to plant two silver birch saplings in the grounds of the Rossington Memorial Hall, until the saplings are strong enough to be replanted in a local woodland. Ann Cullen and Alan Cresswell have organised a fantastic group who do gardening and litter picking in the community every week.
This week Caroline Flint visited Rossington Brownies to talk to them about women in politics and the centenary of women getting the vote.
Caroline shared with the Brownies her story of being the 201st woman to be elected as an MP, the history of the suffragette movement and told the girls that they have super powers.
Since March 2016 I’ve been working on behalf of residents living near Bankwood Lane, Rossington, with Doncaster Council (DMBC) planning department, the Environment Agency, Rossington Parish Council and Labour ward councillors, to resolve the ongoing problems on and surrounding the Bankwood Lane estate in Rossington.
For too long, residents of Rossington have endured high numbers of lorries travelling through the village, unpleasant smells coming from both lorries and recycling plants and plagues of flies.
Following the confirmation that RecyCoal is suspending its operations on the Rossington colliery site, Don Valley MP Caroline Flint said:
“I was saddened to hear that RecyCoal UK are closing their Rossington operation due to the falling price for the coal they produce, causing an immediate loss of over 100 local jobs.