Monday, 30 May 2016

Government failure on LEA nursery schools

Sacha Walker-Byrne Deputy Headteacher and MP Graham Jones at Fairfield maintained Nursery School, Accrington

The issue of Nursery Schools is a serious one. I spoke about it the House of Commons.

I have recently paid several visits to the local authority’s Outstanding Fairfield maintained Nursery School in Accrington.

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals - The arguments against them

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Accrington Pals centenary film premiere


Accrington Pals centenary marked with premiere of commemorative film

A compelling film about The Accrington Pals is to be shown at a special premiere in Accrington as part of the regiment's centenary commemorations.

On Tuesday 5 July the Heritage Lottery funded film will be shown at a special intimate screening in Accrington Town Hall. It has never previously been screened in the town, only on Manchester based Channel M.

The 46 minute film was uncovered by Scott Dawson Advertising of Burnley, while researching a story about the history of football. The Burnley marketing firm has arranged the screening of the film, working with Hyndburn Council.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Standard cigarette packs are here from tomorrow

This is a policy I really support. Smoking kills. Improving lives and improving life chances in Hyndburn is vital.

Date: 19 May 2016 13:08:43 BST
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Subject: Cancer Research UK: Standard cigarette packs are here from tomorrow

Dear Mr Jones,

From tomorrow, cigarettes packs will never look the same again.

While smoking remains the leading preventable cause of cancer in the UK, this week marks a huge step forward in protecting the next generation from taking up this deadly addiction.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

NEWS RELEASE Accrington market traders get behind town’s food festival

Press release - for immediate release (18 May 2016)

Accrington market traders get behind town's food festival

Businesses within Accrington market hall are giving their support - and their local produce - to Accrington Food Festival.

The event on Saturday 4 June will feature a number of live cookery demos - and it is local market stallholders who are supplying the produce.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Congratulations to Accrington company @SimonJersey

Congratulations to Accrington company @SimonJersey on winning the order to provide @TeamGB with their formal wear.

Wonderful celebration evening last night at Century Club in London by @SimonJersey launching @TeamGB formal wear. In attendance many of the companies staff, suppliers, officials from British Olympic Association and @TeamGB athletes.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Funding from Tescos for local groups

Dear Mr Jones, as you will be aware, large retailers must give the proceeds from the carrier bag charge to good causes.  

I wanted to update you on our exciting Bags of Help scheme which uses this money to fund local community projects across England, Scotland and Wales.  

The first round of our scheme, delivered with the support of environmental improvement charity Groundwork, has just completed and has been a great success.  

Millions of Tesco shoppers have voted to allocate over £11.7 million to 1,170 local projects, including new parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens. 

You can use the interactive map on our website ( to find out which projects have been successful in your local area and we would be delighted to put you in touch with any of the community groups.