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Andrew Griffiths MP confirms Secretary of State will consider ‘calling in’ the Hazelwalls development
Andrew Griffiths MP confirms Secretary of State will consider ‘calling in’ the Hazelwalls development
Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Uttoxeter’s Member of Parliament, Andrew Griffiths, has confirmed that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will consider calling in the controversial Hazelwalls Farm development following his intervention. In the meantime, the Department have said planning permission cannot be granted for the site while Ministers consider whether to call in the application. After hearing from concerned...
Andrew Griffiths MP: We are making sure every child in Burton and Uttoxeter gets the best possible start in life
Andrew Griffiths MP: We are making sure every child in Burton and Uttoxeter gets the best possible start in life
Monday 23rd April 2018 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton’s Member of Parliament Andrew Griffiths has welcomed news that young people in Burton and Uttoxeter are benefiting from rising school standards, with 101 more schools across Staffordshire rated good or outstanding compared with 2010. To help teachers and school leaders build on this impressive progress, schools across Staffordshire will see a funding boost of £11,330,550 in 2018-2019.  This will bring...
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...

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