The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Local MP asks residents to let him know. Grant Shapps MP has asked residents living in Essendon, Panshanger and Welwyn Garden City to get in touch with him if they are interested in attending a public meeting with BT on their poor broadband provision. Grant has for many years been passionate about working to improve […]

Grant gets pledge of public meetings to resolve Welwyn Hatfield broadband nightmare

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps recently met with the Chief Executive of Openreach Clive Selley, and the Director of Public Affairs at BT, Tim O’Sullivan to discuss the poor broadband speeds some residents in Welwyn Hatfield continue to struggle with. During the meeting Grant handed over a list of addresses and towns across Welwyn Hatfield […]

British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) report urges immediate airport expansion decision

The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) led by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP has called for an urgent decision on south east airport expansion, saying that the long overdue decision is now all the more important because of Brexit.   Download the Gate Now Closing report here:   Gate Now Closing report The report’s executive summary. Make an urgent and immediate decision […]

Grant shows red light to Great Northern Trains

Grant Shapps MP has taken action after increasing numbers of constituents have contacted him to complain about the service they’ve received from Great Northern Trains. Recently, the delays and disruptions have been substantial, caused in part by staff shortages and also issues relating to rail infrastructure. Grant, who is himself a commuter, contacted Great Northern […]

Grant meets with Rail Minister to secure Oyster coverage for WGC and Hatfield

Since 2010 there have been talks about extending the Oyster service beyond London. It has now been confirmed that the Oyster Pay As You Go service will be coming to Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield by the end of 2018 following a meeting between Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, and the Rail Minister, Claire Perry. […]

Grant opens village pub after £330k refurbishment

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, helped celebrate the opening of The Red Lion pub in Woolmer Green after a refurbishment costing more than £330,000. The Red Lion is owned by Punch, which has around 3,500 pubs in communities across the UK. In 2016, it is re-launching 400 pubs ‘creating 4,900 jobs in the process’. The […]

Grant calls on Tarmac to open up the Panshanger Park East-West route now

Last Friday Grant joined local residents in a visit to Panshanger Park to highlight the fact that the important East-West route remains closed to the public. Grant last visited Panshanger when part of it was opened two years ago, saying at the time that he looked forward to all of the park being opened for […]

Grant meets with satellite broadband company to view alternatives to fixedline broadband

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps recently met with Roger Boddy, Founder and CEO of Global Teleports, a local business that offers and provides satellite broadband to residents and business throughout the area and the UK. During the meeting Grant was given a live demonstration of how satellite broadband could prove to be a vital alternative […]

Shapps hands hospital petition to Health Secretary

Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has presented a petition about the QE2 Hospital to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP on behalf of the local community. The petition, which was created by WGC resident Derek Groom and signed by more than 6,000 people including Grant Shapps, is calling for the reinstatement of the […]

Grant visits local centre of the Greek Orthodox faith in Welwyn Hatfield

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps recently visited the Twelve Apostles in Brookmans Park, and met by Father Joseph Paliouras, Mr Michael Pilina; Chairman of the Church’s Board; Mr Louis Loizou; a trustee of the church and Mr Elias Chrysostomou. During their meeting Grant was updated on the progress of the ongoing renovation of the building, […]

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