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Shrewsbury folk festival praised by town's MP

L-R Volunteer Valerie Poultney MP Daniel Kawczynski Festival Director Alan Surtees and volunteer Greg Sterling

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawcyznski has spoken out in praise of the town's annual folk festival and the boost it brings to the local economy.

Mr Kawcyznski visited to the West Mid Showground in Berwick Road where the four day event is held every August Bank Holiday weekend on Tuesday afternoon when a team of volunteers was preparing the site for the festival, which draws around 7,000 people every day.

Petition to Save Hospital Services at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

In response to demand from constituents, Daniel Kawczynski, MP has set up an on-line petition in order that people can support his campaign to retain accident and emergency services at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Concern over health care provision in Shrewsbury has been raised following the announcement from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust that there will be, over the next six to nine months, an on-going debate on the future of health service provision in Shrewsbury, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.    

Daniel Kawczynski said: 

Daniel seeks meeting with Secretary of State over A&E Concerns

Responding to remarks made by the Chief Executive of the Shrewsbury and Telford that keeping seperate specialist A&E units at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal hospital in Telford is unrealistic, Daniel today commented,

“Every time this happens they say ‘This is it, no more changes for a generation’.

“I have heard it too many times to take their word for it. I simply don’t believe it, and I just feel intrinsically we should all be fighting together to build on what exists at both sites.

Unemployment in Shrewsbury continues to fall

Daniel Kawczynski, MP is delighted that national statistics for July 2013 confirm that unemployment within Shrewsbury and Atcham is continuing to fall. 

Daniel Kawczynski said: 

“The number of unemployed claimants within Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency in July 2013 was 1,393. This represents a rate of 2.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, ranking 474th out of the 650 UK constituencies, with 1st  being the highest rate of unemployment and 650th being the lowest.

Shrewsbury church supported by Town’s MP in bid to win Heritage award

The news that a Shrewsbury church has been shortlisted for a prestigious English Heritage award has been met with delight and support from the Town’s MP.

St Alkmunds church located in the heart of town has made it onto the short-list for English Heritage’s prestigious Angel Awards which is co-sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and supported by the Daily Telegraph.

Daniel publishes report into the UK Government body UKTI

As part of the Government's drive for an export led recovery, Shrewsbury's MP has completed a report analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of the body responsible for helping British companies export, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

As well as promoting British exports abroad, UKTI also work to attract inward investment into Britain from overseas.

Commenting upon the publication of the report, Daniel Kawczynski MP said,

"The United Kingdom is the 5th largest economy in the world and yet we are ranked 12th in the value of our global exports.


Shrewsbury's Britiain in Bloom bid congratulated by town's MP

Daniel recently wrote to the Shrewsbury Chronicle to congratulate all those who put together Shrewsbury's bid for the Britain in Bloom award

Popular Visits to HMP Shrewsbury sold out in 24 hours

All free tickets for HMP Shrewsbury open days taking place on 14 and 15 September have been allocated within 24 hours of them becoming available.  
Daniel Kawczynski said: 
‘Ticket availability was advertised on Heritage Open Days website at the weekend (28 July 2013) and within 24 hours all of the allotted free tickets had gone. 

Daniel Kawczynski MP: Public Access to former HMP Shrewsbury

Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham has welcomed news that the former HMP Shrewsbury is to open its doors to visitors on 14 and 15 September 2013.

The 136 year old Shropshire Jail was one of seven prisons shut by the Ministry of Justice earlier this year to cut costs and since its closure,  many residents have approached Daniel to say that they would like to have the opportunity to look around the iconic building before another use is found for it.

Update from Daniel on Shrewsbury Prison building

“ Ever since the announcement that the Dana was to close, I have been in discussions with the Ministry of Justice, principally to ensure the closure did not result any compulsory redundancies for the staff.