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Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP welcomes Government review of powers to deal with illegal traveller sites
Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP welcomes Government review of powers to deal with illegal traveller sites
Monday 16th April 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter's Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it is reviewing the powers to deal with unauthorised traveller encampments. The Government has launched a consultation into the powers that local councils, the police and landowners have to see what more can be done to deal with these sites efficiently. Welcoming the move, Burton MP Andrew Griffiths...
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes deposit return scheme in fight against plastic
Andrew Griffiths MP welcomes deposit return scheme in fight against plastic
Thursday 5th April 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton and Uttoxeter's Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas will be introduced subject to consultation later this year. UK consumers go through an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than three billion are incinerated, sent to...
Andrew Griffiths secures further Hazelwalls consultation for residents
Andrew Griffiths secures further Hazelwalls consultation for residents
Wednesday 28th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Uttoxeter’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has secured a further round of consultation for local residents on the Hazelwalls Farm Development following concerns raised over the planning process. The Hazelwalls Farm Development would see 429 new homes be built to the south of the Stafford Road and it was in both the Local Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan which local residents supported in a referendum....
Over 6,000 children in Staffordshire are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare
Over 6,000 children in Staffordshire are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare
Tuesday 20th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed new figures showing that 6,029 children are benefiting from the Government’s 30 hours per week free childcare offer in Staffordshire. The free childcare scheme saves working families around £5,000 per year per child and has seen more than 200,000 children benefit nationally in its first term.  There are now nearly 300,000 children in these...
Andrew Griffiths secures changes to safeguarding children regulations in wake of Ayeeshia inquiry
Andrew Griffiths secures changes to safeguarding children regulations in wake of Ayeeshia inquiry
Friday 16th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
The Department for Education has published its response to the consultation into safeguarding children regulations, making changes to how serious case reviews are completed.  The Government is updating the guidance to local councils and other organisations like schools, the police and health bodies on how children should be safeguarded. The new regulations introduce the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel,...
Burton’s MP celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Burton’s MP celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Friday 9th March 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
This National Apprenticeship Week, Andrew Griffiths is celebrating the vital contribution of apprentices in Burton and Uttoxeter. Since 2010 there have been 8,050 apprenticeship starts in Burton and Uttoxeter and over 1.2 million new apprenticeship starts nationally since 2015.  Take up of higher-level apprenticeships in 2016-17 was up by nearly 35 per cent compared to 2015 -16. Apprenticeships are at...

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