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Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 6th March 2014

Firstly, I would like to pay tribute to Shrewsbury’s fire-fighters.  Daily, these brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and ensure our safety.  We should all be immensely grateful to them and to all the staff at Shropshire Fire and Rescue who support their vital activity.

New apprentices give a £2.5m boost to businesses in Shrewsbury and Atcham

Daniel Kawczynski MP is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved.

Every time a local company hires an apprentice, they get an average boost of £2,207. This happens immediately, while the apprentice is being trained, and represents the benefit after typical wage and training costs for the West Midlands are deducted.

Last year, 1,150 people started an apprenticeship in Shrewsbury and Atcham. This means that new apprentices alone provided a local boost of around £2,538,000 in 2012/13.

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.”