The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


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 […]

Official – Cowper Arms is Welwyn Hatfield’s Favourite Local!

The winners of this year’s Welwyn Hatfield Favourite Local competition have been announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. The competition was launched back in February by Grant Shapps MP together with the Welwyn Hatfield Times as a way of supporting and recognising the important role pubs play in the community. […]

MP slams NHS bosses over delay in granting license to local pharmacy

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has sharply criticised NHS bureaucrats for dragging their feet over the decision to grant a new dispensing license to the Bradmore Green pharmacy in Brookmans Park. 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 chemist in the village. They argued that other pharmacies were close […]

Shapps urges Secretary of State to fight incinerator legal challenge

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has written to Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to urge him strongly to oppose Veolia’s latest attempt to build a waste disposal incinerator in New Barnfield, South Hatfield. This long running saga was thought to have come to an end back in July when Department of Communities and Local […]

Hatfield celebrates incinerator victory!

Hundreds of residents turned up for an Incinerator Celebration on Sunday to mark the demise of the hated New Barnfield incinerator plan. The Victory Party, which took place on the grass area next to the Harrier Pub at High View, was designed to bring the community together one last time to celebrate the “People Power” […]

Paul Meredith: a true local hero

Sir, Last week a true local hero stood down from a position he has occupied for the past eight years. As a community we have many reasons to be extraordinarily grateful to him. His name is Paul Meredith and until last week he was Headteacher at Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield. Cast your mind […]

Grant Shapps statement following today’s reshuffle

“It is a privilege to remain Conservative Party Chairman in order to fight what will be the most important general election in a generation. “We must complete the recovery which now makes the UK the fastest growing economy in the developed world and make certain that the advantages are felt by all. “Ed Miliband and […]

Shapps welcomes opening of Panshanger Country Park and encourages further progress

Local MP Grant Shapps has dropped by Panshanger Country Park to welcome its recent long awaited opening to the public with members of the Friends of Panshanger Park. Panshanger Country Park comprises of 900 acres and is situated in between Welwyn Garden City and Hertford. As part of an agreement with Hertfordshire County Council in […]

Five pubs in the running to be named Welwyn Hatfield’s Favourite Local

This year’s Welwyn Hatfield Favourite Local competition has now closed and the top five pubs have been announced. The competition to find the area’s favourite pub was launched back in February by Grant Shapps MP together with the Welwyn Hatfield Times as a way of supporting and recognising the important role pubs play in the […]

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