The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

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Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed news from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs that they have withdrawn £210m in Waste Infrastructure Credits for the proposed New Barnfield incinerator. Funding was withdrawn by the Department following a review “prompted by a breach of the terms and conditions under which funding was originally […]

Shapps Welcomes Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ letter on Veolia Legal Challenge

Following Grant Shapps lobbing of the Secretary of State on behalf of constituents, he has now received a letter from Eric Pickles MP regarding Veolia’s challenge of his decision to refuse planning permission for the New Barnfield incinerator. Grant has spent the last 7 years leading the campaign against the building of the incinerator and […]

WGC recruitment agency flourishes as unemployment continues to fall

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has paid a visit to local recruitment agency 1st Choice Recruitment & Training Ltd. in Welwyn Garden City. The aim of Grant’s visit was to find out from the Business Development Director, Folayemi Olaitan, and her team if the company was benefitting from the economic recovery and to discuss ways that it could create new jobs and further reduce unemployment. Ms Olaitan, whose company recruits for […]

Hatfield’s Global Rail Construction first to locally sign up to Military Covenant

Global Rail Construction has become the first business in Welwyn Hatfield to sign up to the Military Corporate Covenant. The idea behind the Covenant is for businesses to recognise the work of the Armed Forces while at the same time taking advantage of the wealth of talent on offer from ex-servicemen. Hatfield Business Park based […]

Shapps Fosters Business Links with Onslow St Audrey’s New Headteacher

Welwyn Hatfield’s MP Grant Shapps visited Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield recently to meet with the new headteacher Mr Michael Harpham. The local MP used the meeting to offer contacts, help and support in linking the school with local potential employers. Michael has taken over from the previous headteacher, Paul Meredith who skilfully brought […]

Welwyn Hatfield MP Tours New University Accommodation

Grant Shapps MP visited the University of Hertfordshire’s new student accommodation recently with the Vice Chancellor Quintin McKellar and Andrew May, Director of Estates, Hospitality and Contract Services. The College Lane Campus development will provide 2,500 new bedrooms along with 500 refurbished rooms arranged as either flats or townhouses offering students plenty of space and […]

Prime Minister sends good luck message to WGC based women’s refuge

The Prime Minister David Cameron recently wrote to Welwyn Hatfield’s Women’s Refuge to pass on his best wishes for their first ever Summer Fayre Fun Day. The Refuge was set up in 1990 and is a local voluntary agency, which provides services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence or abuse. In the letter, the Prime Minister writes, “I am writing to wish you […]

Shapps Continues Fight to Reduce Noise from A1(M)

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has vowed to continue the fight to reduce noise coming from the A1(M). Grant has been campaigning for over a decade with Councillors and residents to reduce noise from the A1(M) and has had success with a majority of the road being resurfaced with ‘Whisper Quiet’ tarmac, dramatically reducing the […]

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