Latest updates from Daniel

Daniel Supports Belle Vue Arts Festival

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski has shown his support for this year’s Belle Vue Arts Festival by attending the opening party of the English Bridge Workshops.

The festival is in its 10th year and runs until 23 June 2013.  It is organised entirely by volunteers that are dedicated to bringing art into and out from the community.   Such events include art and photographic exhibitions, music and entertainment and local walks and bike rides. 

Shrewsbury MP joins local charity for 10th anniversary celebration in the House of Lords

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, a Shrewsbury based charity held a special reception in the House of Lords, hosted by the Lord Speaker Baroness D’Souza which was joined by the Town’s MP.

Daniel Kawczynski joined charity ‘Village Water’ in celebrating their significant achievements supporting approximately 150,000 people with safe water, sanitation and hygiene education in rural Zambia over the past ten years.

Daniel attends launch of ' Connecting Shropshire'

Along with more than 100 representatives from businesses, councillors and community organisations, Daniel attended an event to hear about a project to ‘build a broadband future’ in Shropshire.

The Connecting Shropshire project is a joint venture between Shropshire Council and BT to bring a broadband service to the county* by the end of spring 2016.
BT is contributing £8.6m towards improving broadband coverage in ‘non-commercial’ areas, while Shropshire Council is contributing £8.2m, with £7.84m coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds.

Giving local communities more say in on-shore wind planning applications

Daniel Kawczynski has welcomed today’s announcement by the Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles that new planning guidance will  prevent unwanted wind farms being imposed on communities and damaging the environment.

Daniel Kawczynski said:
“This new guidance will give greater power to Shropshire communities that are opposed to the siting of wind turbines.  I believe that we need to protect the local environment alongside the broader issues of protecting the global environment.

Daniel speaks out for Shropshire Farmers in House of Commons

During a debate in the House of Commons on bovine TB, Daniel gave a speech in which he praised Shropshire’s dairy farmers. He also stated his support for them by pressing for the Government to extend a badger culling license to Shropshire in a effort to tackle the spread of Bovine TB.

The speech can be seen by clicking here

Shrewsbury’s MP welcomes Government announcement for school funding changes for small rural schools

Acknowledging the ongoing campaign of Shrewsbury’s MP to alter the education funding mechanism that disadvantages schools in rural counties, the Government’s Minster for Schools has written a letter outlining the important changes to school funding arrangements.

After raising concerns of small rural school in Shropshire, Daniel Kawczynski MP welcomed the announcement which comes after years of work seeking to address the disparity of funding received by schools in his constituency compared with schools in more urban areas of the country.

Conservatives will save you up to £158 on your utility bills. Labour will cost you £61

Today’s Energy Bill  will save families in Shrewsbury and Atcham up to £158 on their utility bills  by helping people to switch to the cheapest tariff.  The most vulnerable households will see the greatest benefit.  This is on top of the £64 average saving that householders in Shrewsbury and Atcham have already seen.

Tax credit recipients offered advice by Shrewsbury's MP

This is the time of year when Tax Credit send out Annual Renewals to constituents.  Having dealt with problems with Tax Credits for some years, I have learned one issue which can cause problems is when Tax Credit say they have not received the Annual Renewal, and the computer then automatically asks for repayment of the entire previous year.

Daniel Kawczynski MP welcomes draft bill on EU referendum

An announcement that the Prime Minister will publish a draft Parliamentary Bill guaranteeing a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU by 2017 has been welcomed by Shrewsbury’s MP.