Local News

Thursday, 9 January, 2014

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, held a supermarket surgery in Wombourne, over the weekend. Gavin hosted the session at Sainsbury’s on Saturday 11th January, from 11am to 12.30pm.

Thursday, 9 January, 2014

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is set to meet with representatives from the County Council and Highways Agency, this Friday, to discuss what action can be taken to resolve the overgrown grass covering Coven Heath’s central reservation. 

Tuesday, 7 January, 2014

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging local schools to get involved in the Inspiring Women campaign. The Inspiring Women campaign will see 15,000 women from a wide range of occupations going into state schools over the next year to speak to 250,000 young women.

Friday, 3 January, 2014

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has labelled complaints by prisoners over food portions sizes as ‘hard to swallow.’ The MP made the comments after an annual report by the Independent Monitoring Board on the HMP Featherstone prison revealed that complaints had been made by inmates over the amount that they were being given to eat.

Friday, 3 January, 2014

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that the Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion to create more school places. This funding is in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this parliament and means that, between 2014 and 2017, schools in Staffordshire will receive £23,580,423.

Monday, 23 December, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the annual Home Alone at Christmas Dinner, on December 23rd. The annual event - which, this year, took place at the South Staffordshire District Council’s restaurant - caters to local residents who will not not have the opportunity to enjoy a meal with family or friends over the festive period.

Sunday, 22 December, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has branded a proposal to relocate the local paramedic service to Wolverhampton as ‘utterly barmy.’ The move to Fallings Park, Wolverhampton, could result in response times to many rural locations lengthening considerably.

Sunday, 22 December, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has demanded a meeting with developer Bellway Homes, following a series of complaints from angry residents. Residents have stated that the concerns that they raised with Bellway Homes - relating to matters such as the placing of housing and the location of planting at its site in Essington – have to date been ignored by the developer.

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013

Unemployment in South Staffordshire declined by 0.3 percent in the month leading to November, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics. The number of claimants declined by 101 to 1,152, or 2.4 percent of all economically active 16-64 year old residents.

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013

Over 4,000 South Staffordshire residents to date have signed a petition against building on greenbelt land at Landywood Lane, between Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. The proposed development of 141 homes was recently thrown out by South Staffordshire District Council. However, it has since gone to the Planning Inspectorate where it risks being passed.