Working to deliver major infrastructure projects such as improvements to junctions 28 and 29 of the M1, as well as extending the Robin Hood Line and reopening the Maid Marian Line with a station for Pinxton. Also, by working with Derbyshire County Council to ensure the Bolsover Constituency receives its fair share of the £47million provided to Derbyshire to improve local bus services.
My campaign to get Junction 28 of the M1, the Pinxton Interchange, upgraded continues this morning with a visit from Roads Minister, Richard Holden MP to discuss the options put forward by National Highways for the much needed improvements to this major arterial junction for the East Midlands.
I have held various meetings to discuss improvements to Bolsover Town centre. I was extremely disappointed earlier this year when Bolsover District Council's Levelling-Up Fund (LUF) bid was rejected, but I remain absolutely determined that we will deliver for local residents.
This week, I have written to Cllr Athwal, Cabinet Member for Highways at Derbyshire County Council, to request that a number of roads across the constituency be included in the capital works programme.
Junction 28 in its current state is not fit for purpose. Residents in South Normanton and Pinxton continue to experience congestion on a daily basis and only 9% of people in my recent survey said they thought the junction is ‘safe’ or ‘very safe’.
Mark Fletcher, MP for Bolsover, has welcomed £47 million of new funding for Derbyshire to deliver vital improvements and level up local bus networks – delivering cheaper, more frequent, and more reliable journeys for passengers.