The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has launched a short survey to find out what residents think about the train service in the local area. It comes at a time where we’ve seen large investment in Hatfield railway station alongside the recent development of a new train franchise run by Govia Thameslink, creating Great […]

Shapps thanks posties for delivering Christmas cheer

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has dropped by Royal Mail’s Hatfield delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes to postmen ahead of their busiest period. During the visit, Grant was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager Roy George and met the postmen who are working hard to deliver post in the run up […]

Walking Holiday Specialists Step Up to the Military Covenant

A Lemsford-based international tour company ‘Ramblers Worldwide Holidays’ have become the latest to join the growing list of supporters to the Military Covenant, the first localised campaign of this kind in the UK. The Welwyn Hatfield Corporate Military Covenant was launched by Grant this summer and aims to strengthen links between business and the Armed […]

Welwyn Hatfield Conservatives to donate £4,000 to Isabel Hospice

Local Conservatives are due to donate £4,000 to Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City. The money was raised through the recent Christmas Market held at Hatfield House which the Conservatives run every year. In a tradition that dates back more than 30 years, the Conservatives donate half the proceeds of the Christmas Market to Isabel […]

A1 (M) upgrade announced set to ease congestion for Welwyn Hatfield

Road users in Welwyn Hatfield are set to benefit as part of major investment by the Government into overhauling England’s road network. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced a £15 billion plan on road improvements throughout the country as part of the Autumn Statement in an effort to improve our roads and to unlock […]

Local Businesses Help Support Wel Hats Campaign

The efforts of Grant Shapps MP, his team and local residents of Welwyn Hatfield of the ‘Wel Hats’ campaign have been recognised with support from local businesses paying for the postage of sending the knitted hats to Afghanistan. The Wel Hats campaign, in its second year, involves local people knitting hats. Last year the hats […]

Shapps and UK Trade & Industry Team Up With Welwyn Hatfield Chamber

Local MP Grant Shapps addressed a lunch of local business figures from the Welwyn Hatfield Chamber, ably led by their Chairman Nick Brown, and representatives from UKTI; who share the same vision that business and export will help continue to drive the long term economic recovery.  It’s a UK vision, but one that starts right […]

Totals In!: Collections Counted for Poppy Purchase

Following the success of last year’s Poppy Appeal, where community volunteers organised by local MP’s constituency office rallied to the WHTimes call for help, £3,221-96p has been raised from collections at ASDA Hatfield. Local MP Grant Shapps has played a wider role in the Appeal, from launching the Hatfield Poppy Appeal at the Galleria, to […]

PW Gates signs up to the Military Corporate Covenant

Locally based distribution company PW Gates has become the latest local business to sign up to the Military Corporate Covenant. The Military Covenant was launched by Grant this summer and aims to strengthen links between business and the Armed Forces providing people leaving the service with avenues into employment. After signing the Covenant Peter Gates […]

Grant Shapps MP Visits Development of New History at the Frythe

Grant Shapps recently visited the new development being undertaken by Linden Homes at The Frythe in Welwyn Garden City. The former GlaxoSmithKline site will now become 196 homes with roughly a quarter falling under the management of Affinity Sutton to become affordable homes with shared ownership. The Frythe itself is being converted into 12 apartments, […]

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