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Daniel's letter to Shropshire Star, congratulating Shrewsbury Marathon organisers

Dear Editor

Shrewsbury Marathon 2013

Through your pages, I would like to offer my congratulations to all those that were involved in making the first Shrewsbury Marathon a superb success.

I attended this event as a spectator and the atmosphere and support for the participants was overwhelming.  I was impressed with how well it had been organised; to hold such an event and keep Shrewsbury very much open for business is significant of the hardwork and commitment that had gone into the planning of the marathon. 

Shrewsbury’s MP secures meeting with Government Minster with for Shrewsbury Drapers.

A charity that has run Almhouses in Shrewsbury since 1444 today met with a Government Minister to advise of their expertise in the sector whilst lobbying for better regulations and provisions for Almshouses.

The charitable work of the Drapers has been continuous since 1444 when they established almshouses for widows and spinsters who received money, fuel and clothing from the Company. The first group of thirteen timber-framed cottages, a common hall and warden’s house, were built in the churchyard facing St Mary’s Street, then known as ‘Ox Lane’.

Daniel Kawczynski: Welcomes investment in Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology

Daniel Kawczynski MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham has visited Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology (SCAT) to see the progress being made on improving student facilities. 

Back in November 2012 the Government announced that funding had been awarded to SCAT for the provision of a new employment and enterprise centre to accommodate childcare students and provide hair and beauty facilities.  In addition, the college was due to invest a substantial amount of money from its own reserves.

Steve Wain, Principal at SCAT said:

Shewsbury Carnival visited by town's MP

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski has sent his thanks to the organisers of Shrewsbury Carnival for making this year’s event a huge success.

The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury was the meeting point for floats for the latest Shrewsbury Carnival and show; with many thousands of pounds being raised for local charities and voluntary organisations.

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.