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Daniel's Shrewsbury Chronicle Column - 13th March 2014

Many people in Shrewsbury will not have heard of The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) yet this is a body which is of real importance for the future of our county and our town.

The Marches LEP is the business-led, private and public sector partnership which has been tasked with regenerating the economic vitality of the Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin region. Set up in 2011, in its first year the Marches LEP, secured £1.5 million investment for a redundant buildings programme and has since secured a further £25 million of Government funding.

Daniel Kawczynski MP: £3,997,878 for new school places in Shropshire

Local MP, Daniel Kawczynski has welcomed the news that the Government has announced an extra £2.35 billion to create more school places. This is in addition to the £5 billion that is already being spent in this parliament. This means that between 2014 and 2017 schools in Shropshire will receive £3,997.878. This is part of the Government’s long-term plan to give every young person the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Daniel Kawczynski MP Supports Shrewsbury Produce Market Saturday 15 March 2014

Daniel Kawczynski is encouraging constituents to support the local produce market that is being held in Shrewsbury’s Square this weekend.

Shrewsbury produce market brings together a number of renowned food and drink producers from across the county.

Daniel hosts the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership in the House of Commons

This afternoon, Daniel hosted the Marches LEP in order to discuss their strategy, drawn up in conjunction with Shropshire, Telford and Herefordshire Councils, to secure growth funding from Central Government.

Daniel was joined by his Parliamentary Colleagues Phillip Dunne MP and Mark Pritchard MP from Shropshire and Bill Wiggin MP from Herefordshire.

Many of Shropshire Council’s major investment projects were in the LEP plan, which will be presented to Government, and which Daniel is very supportive of.

After the meeting, Daniel stated:

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.