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Gordon is to hold his first advice surgery of 2018 this Friday (12th January).

This will take place from 4.00pm to around 5.30pm at his Constituency Office, 304 Highfield Road, Blackpool, FY4 3JX.

Appointments are required and can be made by either calling 01253 344143 or emailing gordonmarsdenmp@parliament.uk

Gordon's first advice surgery of 2018 - Friday 12th January

Gordon is to hold his first advice surgery of 2018 this Friday (12th January). This will take place from 4.00pm to around 5.30pm at his Constituency Office, 304 Highfield Road,...

Gordon has dropped in to Blackpool's main Sorting and Delivery Office up on Faraday Way to thank them for their work throughout the entire year. Royal_Mail_Collage.jpg

He saw at first-hand the work being done to get everyone’s post delivered to them over the busy festive period and was also able to hear their thoughts on the future of Royal Mail.

Gordon was taken around by Richard Wright from the Communications Workers Union. Gordon commented: “Postal workers are the unsung heroes of our local communities, and it’s important that we take the time to thank them for their tireless work, especially at Christmas time. We sometimes take the delivery of our post for granted – but our posties go out in all weathers throughout the year to ensure we receive our post.

“It was very interesting to see the Christmas delivery operation in full swing on Saturday morning and chat to the staff to hear their thoughts on the future of Royal Mail. In chatting to the management about how the Centre was being used by customers across Blackpool, I was concerned to hear that the signage for motorists coming to collect letters or parcels had still not been improved to the site - which is potentially dangerous and there have been minor accidents. Also it would appear that the bus service which used in any case to stop short of the site, has now become more problematic. It really is quite a challenge for people from South Shore - whether customers or staff - to get there if they don't have cars - which makes action by Royal Mail bosses on these issues in my view urgent.”

On the walk round, Gordon was also shown some of the latest equipment being used by Royal Mail’s postal workers to sort the thousands of different items being sent. This included a Code Sequence Sorter, which uses image recognition technology and is able to sort the postage into numerical order.

Gordon wishes Blackpool Posties a Merry Christmas on annual Christmas visit

Gordon has dropped in to Blackpool's main Sorting and Delivery Office up on Faraday Way to thank them for their work throughout the entire year.  He saw at first-hand the...

Gordon has been getting in the festive spirit by donating a selection of toys to the Blackpool Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Appeal.Salvation_Army.jpg

Following a Parliamentary reception hosted by the British Toy and Hobby Association, they sent Gordon a selection of toys, which he could then donate to a charity of his choice.

The Salvation Army in Blackpool led by Major Paul Fisher and Major Sandra Fisher have been appealing for people across the Fylde Coast to donate to their appeal, which will help children who would otherwise go without anything to open on Christmas Day. They have so far sent out just over 750 parcels with the aim of reaching around 2,000 children across the Blackpool Borough before Christmas Day.

Gordon said: “No child in Blackpool should be left without during Christmas and the Salvation Army’s campaign is one that I am really pleased to support – I would encourage others who are in such a position to do the same.

“Christmas is a time of celebration and festivities, however we should also all remember to think about those less fortunate over the period. The Salvation Army’s motto of “give a gift and light up a life!” highlights how an individual act of kindness can make a big difference.”

Gordon also thanked the kindness of Ann Barnes, who runs the Florists just a few doors down from the constituency office and took the time to wrap the gifts free of charge.

Gordon said he was “very proud” to be supporting the cause, and thanked all of his constituents who had supported the campaign so far.

He added: “The support that has been shown within Blackpool is a testament to our community’s generosity and kindness. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and I hope we all do our part to make Christmas a special time for everyone in our community.”

Gordon supports Salvation Army Christmas Toy appeal with donation

Gordon has been getting in the festive spirit by donating a selection of toys to the Blackpool Salvation Army’s Christmas Toy Appeal. Following a Parliamentary reception hosted by the British...

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