The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


Locally based distribution company PW Gates has become the latest local business to sign up to the Military Corporate Covenant. The Military Covenant was launched by Grant this summer and aims to strengthen links between business and the Armed Forces providing people leaving the service with avenues into employment. After signing the Covenant Peter Gates […]

Grant Shapps MP Visits Development of New History at the Frythe

Grant Shapps recently visited the new development being undertaken by Linden Homes at The Frythe in Welwyn Garden City. The former GlaxoSmithKline site will now become 196 homes with roughly a quarter falling under the management of Affinity Sutton to become affordable homes with shared ownership. The Frythe itself is being converted into 12 apartments, […]

Shapps secures success in pharmacy battle

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has announced that the fight to keep the Bradmore Green pharmacy in Brookmans Park has ended in victory after months of uncertainty. After the previous pharmacist let the license lapse, NHS managers turned down applications for a new license, on the grounds that there was no requirement for a dispensing […]

Grant Shapps Opens Sparkling New Birchwood Dental Surgery

Grant Shapps MP has recently opened the newly refurbished and much beloved Birchwood Dental Practice in Hatfield. The surgery run by Dr Dipak Patel has undergone a facelift and now boasts four treatment rooms with state of the art facilities making the practice fully accessible for disabled patients. Among the new facilities is an ambidextrous […]

MP Shapps visits innovative National Centre for Project Management.

Local MP Grant Shapps has dropped by the University of Hertfordshire’s National Centre for Project Management (NCPM) to learn more about the UK’s leading providers of project management education for business professionals. At the meeting Grant met with Professor Darren Dalcher, who founded the NCPM in 2013, to learn more about the course and how […]

Shapps: Fewer workless households means more security for families in Welwyn Hatfield

Local MP Grant Shapps has welcomed new figures showing that there are 58 fewer workless households in Welwyn Hatfield since 2010. That means fewer families without the security of work. Overall across Britain the number of workless households is down 671,000 since the last election, with the proportion of workless households now at its lowest […]

Christmas Market on 8th November!

The annual Christmas Market is taking place on Saturday 8th November at the Riding School at Hatfield House. It’s open from 10.30am to 4pm and admission is just £2 with accompanied children free of charge. The popular Christmas market is always full of stalls that offer great deals and a chance to buy some early […]

Shapps returns to Hatfield care home to welcome new minibus

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has returned to Hatfield Residential and Nursing Home to celebrate the arrival of their new minibus after a long fundraising campaign. The Sanctuary Care nursing home in Tamblin Way in Hatfield held a celebratory tea party to mark the arrival of the £60,000 vehicle. The minibus was donated by the […]

Shapps Busy Backing Poppy Appeal Launch Events in Hatfield and WGC

Local MP Grant Shapps continues to support the Royal British Legion, having officially launched the Hatfield Poppy Appeal at the Galleria, alongside local veterans, cadet groups and musicians, and also taking part in a 5km ‘Poppy Run’ in WGC, all part of the official start to the Remembrance season. Last year, Grant responded to a […]

Shapps Welcomes Another Nail in Coffin of New Barnfield Incinerator

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed news from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs that they have withdrawn £210m in Waste Infrastructure Credits for the proposed New Barnfield incinerator. Funding was withdrawn by the Department following a review “prompted by a breach of the terms and conditions under which funding was originally […]

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