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Evening and weekend bus services in Stevenage could be axed under plans to cut funding by Conservative County Council.

Buses that run after 18:30 and Sunday services are under threat as The Conservative controlled authority looks to cut over 20% of its budget.

57 services across Hertfordshire are affected, with 10 in Stevenage at risk, including links from the Town Centre to Martins Wood, Poplars, St Nicholas, Symonds Green and Broadwater. Bus users have until 30 September to respond to HCC's consultation.

 

Local resident David Waterman, who works in the Town Centre, said:

 "I'm worried about these proposed cuts. I have no other way of getting into work on Sundays than by using the bus. Without a service every day, people will be really cut off"

 

Labour's Parliamentary Candidate Sharon Taylor said:

Stevenage residents rely on a regular, local bus service. I'm concerned about these proposals, especially as Stevenage appear to be disproportionately affected compared to the rest of the County'

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What do you think about these cuts? You can join in the conversation at the County Council website by clicking here.

 

Stevenage Bus Services Under Threat From Cuts

Evening and weekend bus services in Stevenage could be axed under plans to cut funding by Conservative County Council. Buses that run after 18:30 and Sunday services are under threat...

Over 90,000 patients in East and North Hertfordshire waited seven days or longer to see a GP the last time they tried, an official NHS survey has found. 

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17% of local patients faced a wait of a week or more when they phoned for an appointment in the last year. 

Labour has pledged to invest £100 million in GP surgeries - saved by scrapping David Cameron's NHS market rules that waste millions on lawyers fees and contract tendering - to guarantee appointments within 48 hours or on the same day for those who need it. 

The annual NHS England survey, released earlier this month, also revealed that local patients struggle to see the family doctor of their choosing. 44% of patients in East and North Hertfordshire who have a preferred GP had to see another doctor when they last went to their surgery. The next Labour Government will also give patients the right to book ahead with the GP they prefer to see. 

The delays have left over 50,000 people saying they would not recommend their family's practice to new patients.

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Stevenage Labour Party were campaigning about this in Stevenage Town Centre on Saturday with Sharon Taylor. They collected signatures from local people who agreed that GP waiting times need to be properly focused on by the government.

Sharon Taylor, Labour’s candidate in Stevenage said:
"David Cameron has made it harder for people in Stevenage to get a GP appointment - proof he can't be trusted with our local NHS. "Within days of the last election, he scrapped Labour's appointments guarantee and now thousands of people here are waiting over a week.

Labour will scrap David Cameron's NHS market and invest the savings in helping people get a GP appointment within 48 hours or on the same day for those who need it."

Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said:
"This survey confirms what Labour has been saying. People want to be able to see the GP they trust, and who knows their family history, but are left phoning the surgery day after day only to be disappointed. Patients are waiting days or even weeks for appointments and that is forcing people to A&E in record numbers. 

“People know from their own experience that the NHS is heading downhill under this Government."

Thousands of patients wait over a week to see GP

Over 90,000 patients in East and North Hertfordshire waited seven days or longer to see a GP the last time they tried, an official NHS survey has found.   

Sharon Taylor was delighted to greet Mr Miliband to Stevenage and give him a tour of the fantastic Business Technology Center. 

 

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While in Stevenage Ed launched the final report of the local government innovation taskforce, of which I was co-author.

If elected, the change would mean – among other things – that local authorities take over £1.5bn of further education funding for young people, while health and social care would be integrated locally. This would make a fantastic difference.

I took Mr Miliband to our wonderful Business & Technology Center to meet with some of their aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Thank you to everyone at the Business & Technology Centre (btc) and Charity Checkout for always giving us warm welcomes!

For more information about the visit, or the government innovation taskforce see:
http://www.theadvertisergroup.co.uk/Daily-News/Stevenage/Labour-leader-Ed-Miliband-backs-radical-plans-to-give-locals-more-power-in-Stevenage-visit-20140707145003.htm

http://www.thecomet.net/news/stevenage_is_doing_a_great_job_for_businesses_says_labour_leader_ed_miliband_during_visit_1_3674313

http://www.bobfm.co.uk/news/local-news/labour-leader-to-pledge-extra-powers-for-local-councils/

http://labourlist.org/2014/07/labours-big-hitters-unite-behind-local-government-devolution-plans/

Ed Miliband Visit's Stevenage

Sharon Taylor was delighted to greet Mr Miliband to Stevenage and give him a tour of the fantastic Business Technology Center.   


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