The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield

Following months of deteriating service on the Great Northern line through Welwyn Hatfield, MP Grant Shapps sent the underperforming train operator this ultimatum. Great Northern Passenger Service Director Keith Jipps has now responded as follows.  Shapps is due to meet with Great Northern to discuss their response shortly. Dear Grant, Please accept my apologies for the poor […]

Shapps issues ultimatum to train bosses after continual poor service

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has called on Govia Thameslink train bosses to urgently address the awful performance of local train services which has now been going on for some time with no signs of improval. On winning the franchise, Govia Thameslink promised improvements to the rail service costing £430 million including new trains, 26% […]

Housing facility celebrates opening its doors on new extension.

Welwyn Hatfield MP, Grant Shapps, has officially opened an extension at the Home Meadow housing facility which provides retirement and sheltered accommodation in Welwyn Garden City. The new extension has created a much needed larger communal space for residents to meet and to take part in activities. The funding for this project came about as […]

Brockwood Lane residents campaign to DriveSafe

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps recently met with residents of Brockswood Lane in Welwyn Garden City to discuss the safety implications of high traffic volumes and speeding cars in the area. Grant met with Barbara Davies, Karen Rawling and Bev Curtis on the junction between Brockswood Lane and Valley Road. During their meeting, Grant was […]

Call for residents to express interest in attending a meeting on Broadband.

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 […]

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