At St Nicks Nature Reserve in York, Rachael Maskell MP joined volunteers this week to plant new trees on the site.Read more
Last week, (14 December 2017) Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, spoke out to back WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Women in a Parliamentary debate on Pension Equality.Read more
Rachael Maskell MP for York Central met with representatives from Cats Protection in Westminster today to discuss the charity's work to increase regulation on kitten sales and also to improve air gun licensing.Read more
Today, 2 December, Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, will join people collecting food for the Trussell Trust outside a branch of Tesco in York.
From Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2, more than 2,600 Tesco stores across the UK are taking part in the annual Food Collection, which encourages shoppers to donate long-life foods to help charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network to give food and support to people who might otherwise go hungry this Christmas.
The MP is visiting the Tesco store in Low Ousegate to support the appeal, which last year collected 3.6 million meals for people in need.
The food donated to foodbanks in The Trussell Trust’s network is given in emergency food parcels to people referred because they cannot afford to feed themselves and their families. Food donated to FareShare is distributed to charities and community groups who use it to provide meals for vulnerable groups such as isolated older people and those in homeless shelters.
This morning, Rachael Maskell MP for York Central joined workers from Northern Rail in the RMT union at York Railway Station as they strike to save the job of the guard on trains.Read more
Today, Wednesday 8 November, Rachael Maskell MP visited the Day Lewis Pharmacy on Front Street, Acomb to learn more about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are supporting the NHS England and Public Health England national campaign to help people prepare for winter weather. The message is to “Stay Well This Winter” and to encourage people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures. Click here to read the Minster FM article.Read more
Click here to watch the full video of Rachael Maskell MP and Councillor Stuart Barnes discussing the council’s plan to build on the old Manor School playing fields and why they support the Friends of Acomb Park project to save the green space.
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Rachael Maskell MP said: “Labour recognise the need for more housing, especially affordable housing; without it we will continue to see many working people struggle to buy homes in York, and will see rents continue to rise, making life harder for people and making it more difficult for York to attract the key workers it needs such as nurses, teachers and social workers."
“Nevertheless, the British Sugar site in Acomb is already going to provide more than a thousand homes, and the area needs to preserve this green space for the benefit of residents.”Read more