The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Grant Shapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield, met with project team members of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation to discuss plans for organising a garden showcasing the best of WGC at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2020.   The team members for the RHS Chelsea show garden project, Caroline Baynes, Fiona Robinson and Caroline […]

Restore the main Post Office in Welwyn Garden City – Petition

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Grant helps celebrate new workshops at John O’Connor Grounds Maintenance

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, and the Mayor, Councillor Pat Mabbott, officially opened new workshops refurbished by John O’Connor Grounds Maintenance on 11 November 2016. The redeveloped plant and vehicle workshops on Reynards Road represent a significant investment in local apprenticeship and job creation. John O’Connor also celebrated its recent National Apprenticeship Service Award for […]

Shapps meets Great Northern chiefs to keep pressure up over poor performance

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps met yet again with managers and directors of the Great Northern rail service to discuss the continual delays, cancelled trains and ongoing recent poor performance. Grant took GN chiefs to task over frequent cancellations and other problems on the line in October, which officially suffered the worst performance of any […]

Essendon turns out in force to Shapps’ Internet Public Meeting

Essendon Village Hall nearly ran out of chairs as an unexpected 150 locals crammed into the village hall for a meeting convened by Grant Shapps MP. The event which was held on Thursday 3rd November, was a lively affair with Grant chairing a panel of senior representatives from BT, Openreach and Herts County Council. During […]

MP launches petition for main WGC Post Office

Local Member of Parliament, Grant Shapps working with local Handside Councillors has launched a petition calling for the Post Office to take rapid action to re-open the closed main Post Office in Howardsgate. The Post Office, which suddenly closed last month, was a vital asset for local people who shopped in the Town Centre or […]

Shapps visits local pharmacy to promote winter flu vaccinations and other services

Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps last week visited the Asda Pharmacy in Hatfield to get a flu jab, as well as to find out more about what this vital community service had to offer. Grant Shapps MP said: “Our pharmacies offer an excellent range of services – every time I visit, I find […]

British Infrastructure Group mobile coverage report launched

Chair of the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) has launched Mobile Coverage – A Good Call For Britain? The British Infrastructure Group website and report can be found at Follow the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) on Twitter @BIG_MPs

Shapps in battle to reopen WGC Post Office

Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has vowed to fight to reopen a local Post Office that has just announced its sudden closure in Welwyn Garden City. The branch on Howardsgate in WGC has recently been operated by a temporary Postmaster but has now closed for reasons unclear. The Post Office has said, however, […]

Date set for Essendon BT Openreach public meeting

As part of MP Grant Shapps’ long running campaign to improve residents’ internet, he’s persuaded BT Openreach to hold meetings in Welwyn Hatfield to update residents on the performance of their internet. The local MP has long spoken out how in one of the world’s largest economies it’s hard to believe that so many people […]

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