The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


Grant Shapps MP met young talent at EE’s UK headquarters in Hatfield to discuss the work they do within the organisation. EE currently have 16 apprentices in Welwyn Hatfield and a further 500 nationally One of the apprentices Grant spoke with was Kerrie Davies, Bid and Contract Support Apprentice from Hatfield who said ‘The apprenticeship […]

Shapps writes to residents of Robbery Bottom Lane

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps has written to over 100 households On Robbery Bottom Lane making them aware of an imminent meeting between him and the authorities about flood prevention in the area. Next month, Mr Shapps has arranged to meet with the Environment Agency and Hertfordshire County Council after the homes were adversely affected […]

Mimram campaigners close in on victory

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed the news that the battle to reduce water abstractions from the River Mimram has taken another step closer to victory. Ofwat has announced that Affinity Water’s Business Plan which includes the plan for the closing down of the Fulling pumping Station at Singlers Marsh has been granted ‘Enhanced […]

Shapps launches adult apprenticeship scheme at local WGC company

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has visited WGC based engineering company Ratcliff Palfinger Ltd to launch their new adult apprenticeship programme. The company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has been resident in Welwyn Garden City since 1971 and specialises in producing tail lifts for goods vehicles. It remains one of the few manufacturing businesses still operating in the area. As a […]

MP drops by to see progress on new sports hall at secondary school

Local MP, Grant Shapps recently visited Sir Frederic Osborn School to view see how building work is progressing for a long awaited state-of-the-art sports hall. Mr Shapps was treated to a tour of lessons, followed by a student Question Time with the Student Council, before being interviewed by the Student Reporters Team. School Head, Sue […]

MP pledges to fight to save Friendship House

Local MP Grant Shapps has pledged to support Friendship House in its fight against closure by appealing to local businesses to find the funding to keep this important local centre open. The MP has already been working behind the scenes, with his own team meeting with Friendship House, but today he has gone public with […]

Shapps supports Books scheme to fill empty shops

MP Grant Shapps recently dropped by the Galleria in Hatfield to open Books For Free’s new centre. This is the second shop in the area after the opening of their shop in Howardsgate, WGC. Books for Free aims to turn empty high street shops into lively community centres by giving away thousands of second-hand books […]

One thousand job seekers attend successful jobs fair

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, has helped local people looking for work by backing and helping to promote a jobs fair that has taken place at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City. Shapps wrote to businesses in the area urging them to take part in the fair, which was jointly organised by Oaklands College, Youth Connexions and the Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust. He pointed out that it would give […]

Welwyn Hatfield reels in another new business!

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, has visited The Stickleback Fish Company to welcome it to the area. Stickleback Fish is an independent fish wholesaler that supplies frozen and fresh seafood to a wide range of customers across the south east of England, from pubs and hotels to schools and care homes. The 50-year old family business was previously located on Potter’s Bar […]

Local conservatives donate Christmas Market cheque to local hospice

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has donated on behalf of the local conservatives, more than £4,000 to Isabel Hospice. Isabel Hospice is a charity based in WGC which provides specialist end-of-life care, free of charge, to the people of mid and eastern Hertfordshire. The money was raised from Welwyn Hatfield Conservatives’ successful Christmas Market in […]

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