Latest updates from Daniel

Residents urged to attend Incinerator appeal

As the date approaches for the public enquiry into the rejected planning application for an Incinerator in Battlefield, Daniel is urging residents to show a united front to display the strength of feeling against the application.

In September last year, the controversial plans submitted by Veolia to build a £60 million waste incinerator were thrown out by Shropshire Council’s strategic planning committee after opposition from Daniel and thousands of Shropshire residents.

Shropshire MPs raise pylon concerns with Government Minister

Daniel today attended a meeting with Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, responsible for Energy Policy. Also present with the Minister and his civil servants were Owen Paterson MP, Glyn Davies MP and Phillip Dunne MP.

Daniel attends Shropshire Olympian festival

To celebrate the Shropshire Olympian Festival 1864, Daniel attended the opening of this three day event in the quarry.

Events over the duration of the festival include a number of games and races such as the Dads and Lads wheel barrow, costumed old ladies tea race and the Salopian Pedestrian (backwards walking race)

The start of the fair was witnessed by over 1000 school children from all over Shropshire.

Daniel said ‘ this is a fantastic event that celebrates the rich history that Shrewsbury & Shropshire have with the modern Olympics.

Daniel seeks for Much Wenlock to be included in the Olympic torch route

Following the recently published route of the Olympic torch, Daniel wrote to Lord Coe to express his disappointment that Much Wenlock, the site where the original Olympic games was in 1850, has not been included in the route.

Solar Information Centre Opened by Daniel Kawcznski MP

Over 70 local dignitaries, clients and solar industry professionals gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Shropshire’s first dedicated Solar Energy Information Centre. Monkmoor based Salop Energy has invested a six figure sum in creating a solar powered showroom and state-of-the-art information centre, claimed by one industry expert to be “the best in the Midlands”.

Daniel to hold public meeting on Pylons - Monday 6th June, 7.00pm, Montford Village Hall

In response to the consultation being held by National Grid, Daniel is to hold a public meeting with representatives from National Grid in order that constituents have the chance to pose their questions and concerns. In a letter sent out to constituents, Daniel wrote

As you may know, the National Grid has advised they need to connect the proposed new wind farms in Mid Wales to the electricity transmission network.

Daniel comments Council decision to close the Wakeman School and Arts College

I am extremely disappointed at the Council’s decision to close the Wakeman School and Arts College

I have been making robust representations to the Council throughout the consultation along with the Chair of Governors and his board, and I share their disappointment at this very sad news.

The Wakeman School and Arts College is rightly renowned for being an excellent school, and its closure will be of real detriment to the town.

MP promises to raise young carers’ issues with local decision-makers

A local MP has pledged to help raise awareness of issues affecting Shropshire young carers by contacting local decision-makers on their behalf.

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski will write letters to local leaders in education, health and leisure services urging them to come up with practical solutions to a range of common problems facing young carers.

Daniel comments on National Grids consultation on Mid-Wales wind farms

The ‘Mid Wales connection’ consultation has been launched on possible locations for a new substation in mid-wales. An option within the proposals could see high voltage power lines being built through parts of Shrewsbury.

National Grid are consulting on where to place a new substation in mid wales which will be connected to the main grid through a series of high voltage power lines. There are two substation sitting areas being consulted on, one at Abermule to the west of Montgomery, the other at Cefn Coch to the south west of Welshpool.

Daniel presents petition to the House of Commons on the re-configuration of Health Services in Shropshire

The petition signed in opposition to the current re-configuration of Health Service proposals was presented to the House of Commons by Shrewsbury MP Daniel Kawczynski

In presenting the petiion, Daniel stated;