Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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The demand for wheelchairs is on the rise as they are used by hundreds of patients every day – from those with mobility problems to people being transferred to and from wards for x-rays and scans.

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Now, Russells Hall Hospital needs your support to raise £30,000 to purchase 50 brand new wheelchairs.

When the NHS is facing big cutbacks and longer waiting lists, it’s great to see the Dudley News and local people stepping in to help our local hospital.

I promised at the election that when times are tough for so many local families I would use the MPs' pay rise to help good causes so I’m really pleased to support this appeal and I know big-hearted local people will help out too.

You can sponsor a wheelchair too for £600 or make a personal donation to a particular ward or department. Every donation will make a difference to patients experience.

MP backs the Dudley News Big Push wheelchair appeal

The demand for wheelchairs is on the rise as they are used by hundreds of patients every day – from those with mobility problems to people being transferred to and...

A survey sent out by Dudley North MP Ian Austin shows overwhelming opposition to Dudley Council’s plans to develop the Lister Road Waste Depot. 

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The Council want to build a car park for up to 200 vehicles on current green space and a new three-story office block in the Lister Road waste depot, opposite resident’s homes.

Results of the survey showed that over 90% of residents said that they were worried about the new proposals, with every single responder saying they were concerned about the impact on traffic.

Over 90% of residents were concerned about the loss of green space as well as the potential increase in noise. Nearly three quarters of resident were concerned about loss of their property’s privacy.

Austin and local Councillors Shaukat Ali, Shaneila Mughal and Steve Waltho met with residents after the plans were revealed to talk about the impact on local residents.

Ian Austin Said:

“I promised that I would write to all residents living near the depot and ask what they thought.

“There was over-whelming opposition and understandable concern for the impact this could have on the area. As well as noise and traffic people were concerned about pollution, disruption, fumes, dust & dirt and smell.

“Alongside local Councillors Shaukat Ali, Shaneila Mughal and Steve Waltho I will be putting this information to the Council and asking them to take it in to account when considering the plans”

Residents say NO to Lister Road development

A survey sent out by Dudley North MP Ian Austin shows overwhelming opposition to Dudley Council’s plans to develop the Lister Road Waste Depot. 

Ian Austin is urging local youngsters and their parents to take extra care around water this summer.

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The Dudley North MP is backing the Stay Safe campaign  organised by the Mineral Products Association to raise awareness of the danger of swimming or playing near open water such as quarries, lakes and reservoirs, as well as the many canals found in the Black Country.

Around 400 accidental drownings occur each year in the UK, highlighting the need for more information about the risks of open water and the potential danger under the surface.

Much of the danger comes from cold water shock, which inhibits body movement, and the objects & plants hidden under the water.  

Mineral Products have aimed to halve the number of accidental drownings by 2026.

Ian Austin Said:

“Every year we hear stories of tragic incidents in the UK where people have got in to trouble in quarries and reservoirs.

“Many of those who drown are young people, enjoying their holidays and do not realise the danger they are putting themselves in.

“I’m urging people to check out the Stay Safe campaign to learn more about keeping out of harm’s way”

 ENDS

More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/StaySafeStayOutOfQuarries

Austin backs campaign to raise awareness of the danger of open water

Ian Austin is urging local youngsters and their parents to take extra care around water this summer.  


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