Thursday, 31 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, this week welcomed the Wombourne Women’s Institute to Parliament. He took the group of 20 on a grand tour of Westminster Hall, the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has written to the Department of Communities and Local Government to protest the high rates charged to local business or community sponsors of roundabouts. The move came after local business Essington Fruit Farm was charged a thousand pounds, four years after agreeing to sponsor a traffic island.

Monday, 28 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is campaigning to limit the speed at which trains will be able to travel through the villages of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. In light of the upcoming electrification of the Chase Line, Gavin has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, requesting confirmation that trains travelling through these built up areas will not exceed a speed of 45mph.

Monday, 28 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, officially launched the ‘Kinver is Open’ event, on Friday, following the recent completion of a series of new road improvements in the village. The event, which was designed to promote business and tourism in the area, took place at the Dunsley Hall Hotel, where work is due to commence shortly on a new extension.

Friday, 25 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is calling for the Staffordshire Police to reverse their decision to reduce the number of officers present at the Great Wyrley Annual Bonfire, this year. The Watley Division announced that it will allow only eight officers to attend the event, which will take place on the Star Land in Great Wyrley on November 5th.

Tuesday, 22 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that four local organisations have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award. The Community Fund, which was set up with the aim of ‘making a difference’, provides financial support to worthy, local organisations. Nominations for recipients are made by the community groups’ own staff.

Monday, 21 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, took part in Question Time at Codsall High School, on the 18th October. The event, which celebrated Local Democracy Week, was organised by the Pattingham Youth Forum and supported by the Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS).

Sunday, 20 October, 2013

Unemployment is continuing to decline in South Staffordshire. In the month leading to September, the number of claimants declined by 53 to 1,326, or 2.8 percent of all economically active 16-64 year old residents.

Thursday, 17 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed news that recorded crime in Staffordshire has fallen once again over the last twelve months. The latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that over the last three years recorded crime in Staffordshire has fallen by 20 percent.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire is set to take part in Question Time at Codsall High School, on the 18th October. The event, which celebrates Local Democracy Week, is being organised by the Pattingham Youth Forum and supported by the Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS).