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Key Workers Identified

Guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision has been published today.  The guidance states that if your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or if you work in one of the critical sectors and you cannot keep your child safe at home, then your chi

Westminster Hall Debate on Flooding

I had a very successful Westminster Hall debate on securing funding for more flood alleviation schemes for Shrewsbury.  Click on the link to see the full debate. 

Westminster Hall Debate on Flooding

I have secured a Westminster Hall debate on flooding at 4pm today.  You can watch the proceedings as they happen at parliamentlive.tv.   

Have You Been Affected by Flooding?

Financial support is available from the Government for eligible households and businesses, including:

• £500 hardship payments to help with the immediate recovery.

• Up to £5000 grants to help protect homes and businesses from future flooding.

Flooding Clear Up Begins

Flood waters are going down in Shrewsbury today and the clear up begins.  Sincere thanks to Shropshire Council, the Environment Agency and all the other emergency services that have worked so hard, in difficult circumstances. 

The Flaxmill Maltings near completion

Restoration of Shrewsbury flax mill enters final stage

Restoration work at the Shrewsbury Flaxmill site started in 2017

The restoration of a Shropshire heritage site has entered its final stages, Historic England said.

Additional Funding for Local Government

I very much welcome the Government’s confirmation that local authorities across the country, including Shropshire Council will receive a share of £49.2 billion local government funding this year – a 4.4 per cent real terms increase and the largest year-on-year real terms increase in a decade.

Questions to PM on FutureFit

I was pleased to have the opportunity today to ask the Prime Minister for intervention on the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals FutureFit programme.