The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


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Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed news from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs that they have withdrawn £210m in Waste Infrastructure Credits for the proposed New Barnfield incinerator. Funding was withdrawn by the Department following a review “prompted by a breach of the terms and conditions under which funding was originally […]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

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 […]

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