I have handed in a 1,750 name petition to the House of Commons from the Friends of Heaton Chapel Station who are campaigning tirelessly for disabled access on both platforms. The petition will now be passed on to the Department for Transport. As one of the busiest stations in Greater Manchester it is a disgrace that it doesn’t have suitable disabled access.
I have become a member of the Stockport Credit Union, which allows people to save and to borrow money at low interest rates. If we all joined the Credit Union it would be a great Christmas present to our community because a strong credit union can save people from drowning under the weight of costly pay day loans.
New Year is a time of hope, fresh starts and the belief that things will get better.
At the top of my in-tray this New Year is a very important task, which I am optimistic has the potential to better safeguard children and young people in Greater Manchester.
I have been asked by Tony Lloyd the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner to hold an inquiry into child sexual exploitation following the shocking grooming case in Rochdale, which saw nine men imprisoned for a total of 77 years last year for the abuse of girls in the town.