Helen Goodman MP Working Hard for all in Bishop Auckland Spennymoor is set to benefit from ambitious plans to increase the regions’ ageing housing stock. Planning permission has been granted for 1,194 new homes to be built at a number of sites in Spennymoor, including Whitworth Park, Watson Court, Grayson Road, the former greyhound track, and the old Thorn’s Lighting site at Merrington Lane Helen said:

“In the next few years we will see more homes, and more affordable homes being built in Spennymoor, which will give a real boost to local regeneration”. Helen is concerned about the proposed closure of 12 post offices across the Bishop Auckland constituency, especially the Kirk Merrington, Tudhoe Colliery and Page Bank branches.

Helen wants to know how much local support there is for these branches, so if you are opposed to these closures, you can sign a petition by visiting: www.helengoodman.co.uk/petition YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR SAY Crime You can let Helen know your priorities for Spennymoor by completing the freepost form below: In Spenymoor, the most important local issues for me are: (please place in order, with 1 being the most important): Education Health Housing Jobs and economy Transport Other (Please specify): S

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