The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Local MP Grant Shapps thanks everyone who has donated On Wednesday 14th November, the Welhats Campaign reached its crescendo as a van, kindly donated by local firm Sims TV, was filled with over 3,500, blankets, scarves, hats and other items to be taken to the London storage units of the UK registered Charity Hand in Hand with […]

Grant addresses assembly at Onslow St Audrey’s and views new £2m investment

Grant went to visit Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield to view the £2m investment the school has spent on refurbishing its windows, as well as speaking to students at their assembly about their career prospects and encouraging them to participate and engage with the opportunities available in the local area. Grant said: “Onslow St […]

Grant views newly refurbished Sheldan Inn

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps went to view the Sheldan Inn pub, previously the Mayflower, in Welwyn Garden City to see the completed £300,000 refurbishment that the pub has recently undergone. After touring the new facilities and getting behind the bar himself Grant said: “It was fantastic to see how brilliant the pub looks as […]

New figures show Govia must get back on track

Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has stepped up the pressure on Govia Thameslink to address their recent performance after the release of new figures which give an insight into the changing usage of Welwyn Hatfield’s train stations. The statistics, published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) show that there has been […]

Shapps meets with Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation project team

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 Roberts, […]

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 […]

Restore the main Post Office in Welwyn Garden City – Petition

Please sign the petition to lend your support to this important cause. Remember to share with your friends and spread the word! *Please note: your email will never be sold, traded or revealed to anyone else. Your local MP may use it to keep in touch from time to time, but you may unsubscribe at […]

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