Welcome to this week's newsletter.
Last weekend I was delighted to join a litter pick at Derby Docks. It was organised by our Crewe Central Candidate Roger Morris. It was great to see so many local residents coming along. Thank you to everyone for your support, collecting over 20 bags of waste and reporting several bigger items of fly tipping to be removed.
This week, I met with Andrew Bowie, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Nuclear and Networks, to discuss the promising prospects of Deep Geothermal Energy. We also marked the launch of the Geothermal All-Party Parliamentary Group. This technology, harnessing heat from underground water sources, shows great potential for Cheshire. Not only does it promise to bring jobs and investments to our local area, but it also offers a sustainable, affordable energy source crucial for achieving our net-zero goals by 2050. Following the publication of my review last year, efforts are underway to secure funding and propel the industry forward.
This week, I also attended the Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony in Parliament, solemnly commemorating the lives of over 6 million Jews and other minorities systematically murdered during the Holocaust. We were deeply moved by Peter Lantos, a survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, who shared his harrowing experience and was awarded the British Empire Medal for his contributions to Holocaust education. As Holocaust Memorial Day approaches this Saturday, I encourage you to light a candle in your window in remembrance and reflection. It is imperative that we never forget the lessons from this darkest period of history.
In other news, there is a concerning uptick in measles cases. Protecting yourself and your loved ones is paramount. If you or your child is not fully vaccinated against measles, please contact your GP to schedule an appointment.
Find out more here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/mmr-vaccine/
Finally, I had the pleasure of meeting with the YMCA team at their reception in Parliament this week. The YMCA plays a crucial role in supporting young people, providing them with a home, education, and a fresh start in life. In Crewe, our local branch, led by Mark and the dedicated team, exemplifies the fantastic work the YMCA does.
Have a great weekend.
Derby Docks Litter Pick
Geothermal Meeting With Minister
Holocaust Memorial Day
Derby Docks Litter Pick
Last weekend I was delighted to join a litter pick at Derby Docks. It was organised by our Crewe Central Candidate Roger Morris. It was great to see so many local residents coming along. Thank you to everyone who came to help. Residents were joined by Michael Crump from Hamilton Flooring, David from Discounted Cleaning Supplies and Darren from Crewe Cabs Taxis. I was able to help for an hour between visits but the group were out long enough to collected over 20 bags of waste and reporting several bigger items of fly tipping to be removed.
This shows the sort of thing residents can expect from Roger if he is elected on the 8th February!
Geothermal Meeting with Minister
This week, I met with Andrew Bowie the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Nuclear and Networks to discuss Deep Geothermal Energy.
This was ahead of the launch of the Geothermal All-Party Parliamentary Group which I helped to found and he kindly attended. We had more than 100 MPs, Councillors, academics and business leaders.
Deep Geothermal technology uses the heat from naturally occurring water sources deep underground to generate a large amount of usable heat and energy and has great potential locally in Cheshire. This will not only bring jobs and investment to the area, but also provide a cheap, clean energy source - helping us on our journey to net zero by 2050.
After publishing my review last year I'm pushing for some funding to help kick start the industry.
You can read my review in full here: https://www.drkieranmullan.org.uk/news/deep-geothermal-report-publishd
Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
This week, I attended the Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony in Parliament - remembering the over 6 million Jews and other minorities who were systematically murdered by the Nazis and other genocides.
We heard from Peter Lantos who was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at the age of 5. 21 members of his family died during the Holocaust. Hearing from him and speaking to him afterward was a privilege. Peter was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to Holocaust education and awareness.
Holocaust Memorial Day is this Saturday. You can light a candle and place it in your window to remember those who were murdered.
It is vital we never forget the lessons from this darkest period of history.
Measles Cases on the Rise
Cases of measles are on the rise. This can be a serious infection so it is important to ensure you are fully protected. If too few people vaccinate their children, those children who cannot have a vaccine for medical reasons are put at risk.
If you or your child is not fully vaccinated against Measles contact your GP to arrange an appointment.
Find out more about the MMR vaccine here:
It was great meeting with the team from the YMCA at their reception in Parliament this week. They told me about the work that they do, supporting young people providing a home, education and a fresh start in life.
We have a local branch in Crewe, ran by Mark and the rest of the team, and I have seen first hand the their fantastic work.
Find out more here: https://www.ymca.org.uk/
The following are road closures for the week ahead as reported by Cheshire East.
Moss Lane - Until 2nd June
Manor Way - Until 9th February
Brookland Ave - Until 12th February
Goddard Street - until 29th January
Mill Street - 26th - 27th January
Nantwich Road - until 28th January
Park Road - 29th January
Oat Market, High Street and Welsh Row - 27th January