Local News

Monday, 11 November, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has slammed the graffiti vandalism that took place at Salem Church, in Cheslyn Hay, last week. On the night of November 7th, graffiti was spray painted across the church and a series of shops in the village.

Monday, 11 November, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the launch of a new program by Jaguar Land Rover to attract more women into engineering. Inspiring Tomorrow's Engineers: Girls in the Know was developed in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College, with the aim of dispelling out-dated stereotypes associated with engineering and manufacturing. 

Sunday, 10 November, 2013

Gavin took part in Remembrance Sunday at St. Nicholas Church, in Codsall, where he gave the Second Reading from Ephesians. Following the ceremony, he joined the procession to the nearby War Memorial, where he lay a wreath of remembrance for those who died in service to their country.

Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed a decision by The Veolia Environment Trust to fund upgrades to the skate park next to the Great Wyrley Community Centre. The Veolia Environment Trust has awarded the Great Wyrley Parish Council a grant of £56,000, through the Landfill Communities Fund, towards replacing the existing metal and wooden skate equipment with safer, more durable and exciting pieces.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has won his campaign to see a group of travellers forced to move on from their camp in Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School’s car park. Staffordshire Police visited the site after receiving a report that travellers had parked four caravans, two vans and two cars at the car park, late last Wednesday.

Monday, 4 November, 2013

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, is urging South Staffordshire residents to help sponsor Cheslyn Hay and Community High School student Aaron Jepson, who has been selected for the England Under 13’s Ice Hockey Team. Next February, Aaron will be travelling to Quebec, Canada, to compete in a tournament with 2300 other children from 16 countries at the 15,000 capacity Colisee Pepsi stadium.

Sunday, 3 November, 2013

Plans to turn HMP Featherstone into an open prison have been abandoned, following a lengthy campaign by Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire. Gavin has, this month, secured a pledge from the Ministry of Justice that the scheme will no longer go ahead.

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.