Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has slammed a proposal to build 141 new homes between the villages of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. Builder Ken Lees, who runs the Cannock-based KGL Estates, recently submitted a planning application to construct the sizeable development on green belt land, off Landywood Lane, Great Wyrley.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has condemned buidling materials company Wienerberger for acting in an ‘arrogant and thoughtless’ manner, after it used a legal loophole to avoid having to meet the full terms of its planning consent. In June, 2012, the company received permission to demolish and re-develop its plant and buildings at the site of the former Baggeridge Brickworks at Gospel End, South Staffordshire.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, lent his support to the first ever ‘Brewood Woggle,’ which took place on Sunday 15th September. Gavin attended a photoshoot the week before the race to help promote the event. The charity run around Brewood was the latest fundraising venture of the Brewood Scouts Fundraisers and followed on from the group’s successful Cycle Challenge.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, attended the St. Paul’s Church Autumn Fayre over the weekend. The Fayre, which was held at St. Paul’s Primary School in Coven, takes place every year to help raise funds for the maintenance of the parish church.
Gavin Williamson, MP for Stouffordshire, is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for community projects to learn more about the First World War. HLF is making at least £1 million a year available until 2019 as part of the First World War: then and now programme for small, community grants. It will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the continued record low unemployment figures, released today by the Office of National Statistics. 1,379 constituents were claiming unemployment in August 2013, a fall of 38 claimants on the previous month and 200 claimants on August 2012.
A survey which reveals that HS2 will deliver greater economic benefits to the West Midlands than other UK region, Including London, was today greeted as a 'ringing endorsement' of the project by business leaders in the Midlands. Research by KPMG, commissioned by HS2 Ltd, showed that the West Midlands regional economy would benefit from an annual boost of £1.5bn to £3.1bn, compared to growth of £2.5bn to £2.8bn in Greater London, £600m to £1.3bn in Greater Manchester and £1bn in Leeds.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the announcement of new funding to help the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust be ready for any additional demand on services that might occur, this winter. Today the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that £3,747 will be given to the A&E department at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to ensure it can provide a good service to everyone that needs it this Christmas.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire helped out behind the bar at The Station pub in Codsall, on Friday 6th September. Gavin greatly enjoyed the opportunity to pour pints for a number of his constituents at the CAMRA award winning venue, during the local beer festival.
Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited the Watery Lane allotments, in Codsall, on Saturday 6th September. Gavin got his hands dirty, during the morning, measuring sunflowers as part of the Tallest Sunflower Competition.