Latest updates from Daniel

Daniel meets with Head of UK's Rail Regulator to pursue direct London rail link

The Chief of the regulatory authority responsible for Britain’s Rail network has welcomed the work of Shrewsbury’s MP in challenging the rejected direct rail link from Shrewsbury to London and has agreed to work alongside all Shropshire MPs to press the Government and Rail operators.

Daniel comments on Pontesbury Post Office re-location

Daniel Kawczynski is urging residents to make their views known on the proposed relocation of Pontesbury Post Office.

The Post Office is currently consulting on whether to relocate Pontesbury Post Office that operates from  Main Road, Pontesbury to Connections Ltd, Shrewsbury Road, Pontesbury.  If the move goes ahead it will change to a new local style premises from January 2014, with longer opening hours and better accessibility.  

Daniel Kawczynski MP said:

Daniel Kawczynski MP in Discussions with Network Rail

Daniel Kawczynski, Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham has met with Network Rail chiefs again today in a bid to progress the Direct Rail Link from Shrewsbury to London.   

Daniel arranged today’s meeting to re-emphasise the requirement for Network Rail to work closely with virgin trains and the office of rail regulation to progress this important transport link.

Daniel Kawczynski MP Shrewsbury Jobs Fair to be Regular Event

Following on from the success of Last Friday’s jobs fair, Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski has pledged to hold the event on a regular basis. 

The Jobs Fair, which took place in the Shirehall, Shrewsbury last Friday [27 September] was supported by local businesses who joined forces with Daniel to promote employment opportunities in the town.  

483 people were in attendance throughout the day and local employers offered 112 vacancies, with further 200 – 250 opportunities on offer through the recruitment agencies that attended the event.

Department for Transport tell Shrewsbury’s MP they ‘strongly support’ direct rail service to London

The direct rail link from Shrewsbury to London has been formally supported by the Department for Transport, both in the House of Commons Chamber and in answer to the 3000 strong petition the town’s MP presented last week.

As well as presenting the petition, Daniel Kawczynski MP raised the direct rail link with the Minister of State responsible for the railways during a Parliamentary question session.

Daniel asked the Minister

Shrewsbury MP raises North West relief road with Transport Secretary

During a question session to the Secretary of State for Transport in the House of Commons, Shrewsbury’s MP raised the North West Relief Road scheme and asked about potential funding for it.

Daniel Kawczynski MP said to the Secretary of State for Transport