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Gyms To Reopen In Halton

21/10/20 I am delighted that following my persistent interventions with the Health Secretary Matt Hancock, and meeting with him last night; that this morning the local Leaders have been informed that our gyms will be allowed to re-open. The legislation forcing them to be closed will be rescinded by the government tomorrow.

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Question at the COVID-19 Statement

20/10/20 This evening I questioned the Secretary of State for Health yet again on why gyms in Halton are closed, when they are allowed to stay open in the other Tier 3 Areas – Manchester and Lancashire. I asked him to either use government powers to re-open our gyms or give the power to re-open […]

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Question in the COVID-19 Update Statement

This evening I questioned the Secretary of State for Health on why gyms have been forced to close in Halton, while they have been allowed to remain open in the other Tier 3 area, Lancashire. I demanded that he allow the re-opening of our gyms as there is no evidence to support their closure. Yet […]

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Letter to The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP

16/10/20 Following Lancashire being moved into Tier 3 and their gyms and leisure centres being allowed to stay open, while Halton’s are closed, I have contacted the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. I think it is disgraceful that our gyms and leisure centres are closed and have urged him to reverse the decision to close them […]

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Tier 3 Restrictions Placed on Halton

12/10/20 I did not agree to the Tier 3 restrictions we are being placed under and I was not invited to any meetings that took place over the weekend regarding the new restrictions. I was also not consulted. I have not been convinced that the measures are right, given that we have had four lots […]

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World Mental Health Day 2020

10/10/20 This World Mental Health Day, I ask you to take a look at these videos from four local men who want to change the way we act and feel about men’s mental health. It’s not a sign of weakness to have anxiety, depression or other mental health problems. Talking about it is often the […]