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MP Welcomes Traveller Planning Policy Consultation

Gavin Williamson MP has welcomed the announcement made by the Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, that the Government has published its consultation on a draft new national planning policy statement for traveller sites.

MP Calls for BAE to Deliver on Featherstone's Forests

On the site of the Former Royal Ordinance Factory near the village of Featherstone, BAE Systems had made a commitment to plant one hundred acres of community woodland as part of planning permissions in order to develop the remainder of the Royal Ordinance Site.

Promise of Police Station for Wombourne

Gavin Williamson MP has secured a clear promise from the Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police that a Police Station is to be maintained in the village of Wombourne.

MP Gets Rid of Village Eyesore

Gavin Williamson MP for South Staffordshire was delighted to hear that a dilapidated bungalow in Coven Heath is to be demolished which may improve Coven Heath’s chances in a best kept village competition.

MP Takes Part in Sponsored Bible Reading

Today Gavin Williamson MP joined residents of St. Benedict Biscop parish in Wombourne to help with their Sponsored Bible Reading to raise money to save the lighting in the chancellery.

Gavin Questions the Business Secretary on Deregulation

Today Gavin Williamson MP questioned Vince Cable MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the deregulation of business. Gavin pointed out the problems that British industry faces when dealing with increased regulation especially regulation from the EU regarding environmental standards.

Gavin questions the Justice Secretary on Featherstone 2

Today the Government announced the results of the prisons competition. The Secretary of State for Justice, Kenneth Clarke MP, announcemed to the House of Commons that Featherstone 2 will be run by G4S Plc. Gavin Williamson MP took the opportunity to question the Justice Secretary about training opportunities for prison staff in the future.

Gavin Supports Highgate Commons and “Natural Heritage Pledge”

Gavin Williamson MP pledged to ‘value our natural heritage’ this week after meeting local nature conservation organisation Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) at the House of Commons.  The event was held to highlight the value of funding nature and its recovery.  It showcased a number of Wildlife Trust projects funded by HLF around the UK. One of these is Highgate Common in South Staffordshire.