Welcome to my latest email newsletter to provide you with some updates on what’s been happening both in Parliament and around Amber Valley. Over the Summer, Parliament has been on Recess, so I’ve been out and about in Amber Valley meeting constituents and businesses as well as delivering my annual report. Now Parliament is returning to sitting this week, I wanted to provide a recap of a few of the things that have been happening over the summer, as well as asking for your views – please take just a few minutes to complete the survey below.
Summer Survey 2023 – let me know your views:
I’ve set up an online survey for constituents to let me know their thoughts on some big local issues, from town centre regeneration to train station facilities, and national topics such as immigration and inflation.
Please take just a few minutes to fill in the survey and let me know your priorities here.
Prime Minister’s Question on EPR:
Just before Parliament went into Recess, I was successful in the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions. I took the opportunity to highlight to the Prime Minister the potential impact of the rollout of Extended Producer Responsibility in relation to packaging.
You can find my question and the Prime Minister’s response in full here along with the rest of PMQs.
Latest employment figures:
I welcome the recent statistics showing there are 4 million more people in work than 2010, which is an 8.1% decrease in unemployment. To further support this, through the Work and Pensions Select Committee in Parliament, which I sit on, we’re continuing to look at the Government’s plan for jobs and employment support, as well as benefit levelsand supporting vulnerable claimants.
Improving broadband in Amber Valley:
I recently met with Thomas Poad from Virgin Media to discuss the company’s plans to expand full fibre broadband to over 10,000 throughout Alfreton, Somercotes and some of the surrounding area. This will bring hyper-fast speeds with download speeds of 1140 Mbps. Work is progressing and I’ll be visiting a local team soon to see more about what they’re doing and how they’re laying the infrastructure on the ground.
Coach trip to Parliament – register your interest:
I’m planning another coach trip to Parliament for constituents to have a look around Parliament and see more about what happens in each House and in Westminster Hall.
If you’d like to register your interest in joining the trip and getting the details on tickets, please just reply to this email.
Government SPF grant community improvements – have your say:
As part of the Levelling Up funding, Amber Valley was given £2.978m by the Government in Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) grant funding. Two projects are currently being progressed, the new community facilities at Charles Hill and a new wheeled sports provision in Heanor. The Borough Council are currently consulting on the details and preferences of residents around these schemes. You can find out more and have your say on these here.
As always, if there are any street repairs in your area, such as potholes, pavement repairs or broken street lights, you can report these issues and concerns to me quickly and easily here so I can ask for the repairs to be investigated and addressed.
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