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Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 20th February 2014

In the last week, the news agenda has rightly been dominated by pictures of the terrible flooding seen across the nation. With the recent spell of wet weather, we have also been affected by the raising levels of the Severn with it coming over its banks in a number of places. With this in mind, last week I went to see the Environment Agency at their local headquarters in Bicton Heath.

Shrewsbury’s MP joins 50th celebrations of SPEL products

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary of being in business, a Shrewsbury firm invited the towns MP to tour their factory then meet and give a speech to the staff.

SPEL Products were established in 1964 and are now leaders in the wound underground storage tank market. Shrewsbury’s MP Daniel Kawczynski went to meet SPEL staff at their Headquarters off Lancaster Road in Harlescott and congratulate them on this success and hear how the business had gone from strength to strength.

Talking after the visit, Daniel said

Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 13th February 2014

Last week, I had the pleasure of welcoming the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to the new Redwoods centre in Bicton Heath. This centre has replaced the old Shelton Hospital that in late 2012, closed as a hospital after it first opened over 150 years ago.

Funding for services in Shropshire raised in House of Commons by Daniel

In a debate addressing final settlement for Local Government grants, Daniel makes the case to the Minister that in Shropshire, public services are more costly to deliver owing it being the largest landlocked county in England.

Daniel joins opposition to National Grid's Shropshire and Mid Wales pylon project

In a debate in Westminster Hall in the House of Commons, Daniel supports Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies in his opposition to the pylons due to be erected through Mid Wales and North Shropshire.

Original plans included the possibility of these pylons going the heart of the Rea Valley in Shrewsbury, however they faced strong opposition from Daniel and the local community.

Town’s MP welcomes Health Secretary to new Redwoods Centre

As part of the national ‘Time to Talk’ day, a campaign to raise awareness and address the stigma of mental health conditions, Daniel Kawczynski MP welcomed the Health Secretary to the new Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury.

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, visited the new £45 million facility which specialises in the diagnoses and treatment of mental health conditions. It replaces the old Shelton Hospital that closed in late 2012, over 150 years after it initially opened.

Daniel Kawczynski Presents Cheque to Kidney Reseach UK

Daniel Kawczynski, Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham,  has presented a cheque for £10,891.10 to Kidney Research UK.

The money had been raised by Shrewsbury and Atcham Conservative Association at a Charity Ball which was held at the West Mid Showground in May last year. 

Daniel handed over the cheque to Jan Cooper who is a trustee for Kidney Research UK at a presentation ceremony on Friday 31 January 2014. 

Daniel said:
“This generous donation will go towards funding vital research to help the lives of those suffering from Kidney Disease.”

Daniel Kawczynski attends Bear Steps Art Exhibition

Daniel Kawczynski, Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham,  has been presented with a unique picture of Westminster by local artist Lyn Evans.  Lyn is currently displaying her work at Bear Steps Gallery in Shrewsbury.

Lyn’s picture of Westminster has been created using torn pieces of paper from glossy magazines and has been signed by Prime Minister David Cameron.  It will hang in the exhibition until 22 February and then Daniel will take the picture down to London where it is anticipated that it will be displayed in Number 10 Downing Street. 

Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 30th January 2014

My fellow Shropshire MPs and I regularly meet together to with various Shropshire service providers and other groups. Last Friday was the latest such meeting.

One of the bodies we met was the Environment Agency. In light of the recent torrential wet weather, they were able to update us on their work managing the rising river levels, including their immediate flood defence work alongside their long term plan to mange flood risk across Shropshire.