The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP


Local Conservatives have donated £4,100 to Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City. The money was raised through the Christmas Market in November 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 Hospice. […]

Shapps congratulates winning 6th Form debaters

On a recent visit to Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, Welwyn Hatfield Member of Parliament Grant Shapps congratulated the Bishop’s Hatfield’s debating team on their recent victory in the Rotary Youth Speaks District competition arguing the motion “Is knowledge power”. At the visit, Grant was also put through his paces in a Question and Answer session […]

Chancellor announces new air ambulance for Hertfordshire

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne MP has announced in his Budget that the Government would give a grant to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) in order to buy a new aircraft. £10 million will be given to air ambulances up and down the country as part of the £75 million […]

Shapps welcomes 797 bus replacement

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has welcomed the news that the University of Hertfordshire’s bus company UNO will take over the running of the 797 service. The route which currently runs between Stevenage and London Victoria through Hatfield had, until recently, been run by Arriva Greenline until they announced the axing of the service. UNO’s […]

Local MP Grant Shapps visits Stanborough School for lively debate

A regular fixture in Grant’s diary is going to the local Secondary schools to talk about Politics and the Community that we live in. On Friday, Grant was invited to take part in a question and answer session at Stanborough School organised by head Prefect Rhys. The first half an hour was to A Level […]

Shapps opens new housing in WGC

Local MP Grant Shapps has officially opened new housing in Moors Walk in Panshanger on behalf of the Welwyn Garden City Housing Association (WGCHA). The Parkway based WGCHA was founded in 1961 and is a not for profit Housing Association with charitable status that owns and manages around 500 properties in WGC and Hatfield. At […]

Shapps signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. This year marks the 70th […]

New Barnfield incinerator: an update

Dear Residents, A bit of breaking news today on the incinerator front. Although on the surface it’s bad news – Veolia have today won their case at the High Court on a technicality – it does not mean that the incinerator now has planning permission. It’s important to note that Courts do not grant planning […]

Shapps Unscripted

Dates for Shapps Unscripted 2015   Tickets are limited but completely free of charge.  Shapps is ticket only, but you can click on the links below to reserve your place.   5th March St Francis of Assisi (Anglican) Church Church Road, AL8 6QJ WG 26th March Brookmans Park Primary School Bradmore Way Brookmans Park […]

Who is Welwyn Hatfield’s most deserving Local Hero? The search is on..

Welwyn Hatfield’s Member of Parliament Grant Shapps has launched a search to find Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Hero for 2015. The idea behind the competition, being run in conjunction with the Welwyn Hatfield Times, is to publically recognise some of the unsung heroes who selflessly contribute to make such a difference in our community. The competition […]

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