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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MP’s 120th news bulletin.

Edward Timpson MP

Tuesday 8, May 2012

Welcome ...

Welcome to this my 120th news bulletin.

Although the jobs market in Crewe & Nantwich has proved pretty resilient since the credit crunch, with fewer people on job seeker's allowance today than in May 2010, there is plenty more we can do to help local people get off benefits and get into work. That's why I decided to organise my jobs fair at Crewe Alex last week.

I am thrilled to see my initial idea to help boost employment and business confidence in Crewe & Nantwich become a reality.

With over 45 local businesses and around 2,000 job seekers attending on the day, the success of the jobs fair went way beyond expectations.
The feedback we have had has been extremely positive and already people are asking when the next one will be held!

There were some unexpected bonuses from the day too, including one business that created new local jobs exclusively on the back of the fair.

Although the vast majority of job seekers were from the local Crewe & Nantwich area, we also saw people from as far afield as Stockport, Telford and North Wales, showing how the fair helped put Crewe on the map as a place that is definitely open for business.

I want to put on record my sincere thanks to all at Crewe Alex for providing such a great venue, to the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce for their full support of the event and to the Chronicle for making sure as many people as possible knew about the fair.

Finally I want to thank all the local businesses and job seekers who embraced the fair and made the day so worthwhile.

Please remember, you can always contact me directly if you have any questions for me.

You can forward the bulletin on to your friends and family, who can sign up themselves by clicking here for my website.

Best wishes 

Edward Timpson
Member of Parliament for Crewe & Nantwich

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I have recently...

  • Held an advice surgery in Nantwich for constituents
  • Organised the Crewe & Nantwich Jobs Fair at Crewe Alex which saw nearly 50 exhibitors and over 2,000 attendees take part
  • Sowed seeds with Weaver School for Nantwich in Bloom on Shrewbridge Road
  • Held a debate in Westminster on the UK's Rare Disease strategy.  You can read more here.
  • Urged the Secretary of State for Local Government to work with housing associations, in light of Linden Court in Crewe. Click here.
  • Asked Parliament for a debate on Traveller Sites, and congratulated Glen Perris and team for their successful campaign against a Parker's Road site in Crewe. Click here.

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Edward & his wife Julia have run the 2012 London Marathon in 3 hours 55 minutes

You can still donate to this year's charity, Climb, click here

You can view all my photos and video at edwardtimpsonmp.com

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One in Eleven Appeal

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust launched their 'One in Eleven' appeal to raise funds for a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital, Crewe.

Patrons of the appeal include Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs & Edward Timpson MP.

To find out more click here.  To donate click here.

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Patrons attend One in Eleven Appeal official launch

Nantwich News

More than 130 people turned out to celebrate the official launch of the One in Eleven Appeal.

These included patrons of the appeal, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and MP for Crewe and Nantwich Edward Timpson.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity One in Eleven Appeal aims to raise £1 million to create a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital.

“It was over a year ago when we started to consider how we could enhance the unit to enable us to continue providing excellent care into the future,” said John Moran, chairman of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“We have had some fantastic champions for the appeal to get to this point, including Mid Cheshire Hospitals non-executive directors David Hopewell and Val Godfry, our fundraising manager Laura Bailey and many families who have needed the care of the unit.

“We have already raised £200,000, so we are almost a quarter of the way to hitting our target.

“We thank our supporters for everything they have done so far and everything they are going to do for us in the future.”

Guests watched a film showing babies that have been cared for on the neonatal unit, images of how the new unit will look, and enjoyed a buffet, live ‘jukebox’ entertainment by Jazz Swing Vocalist David Bradley and a raffle.

Donations collected on the night at Hunter’s Lodge in Crewe raised £650.

Simon Dowson, clinical lead for paediatrics at Leighton Hospital, said: “We knew the unit provided excellent care, but the space we have isn’t designed for what we need it to do. To move forward we need more space to give babies and their families the dignity and privacy they need.”

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Crewe and Nantwich jobs fair taking place at Crewe Alexandra Football Stadium

Crewe Chronicle

MORE than 40 employers will be represented at a jobs fair at The Crewe Alexandra Football Stadium tomorrow (Thursday).

Students, job-hunters and young apprentices are expected to flock to the all-day fair which starts at 9am to find out what career prospects there are locally.

The jobs expo has been organised by Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson, who believes there are many opportunities available in South Cheshire’s vibrant economy.

He said: “I am bringing all of this success together under one roof, so that people looking for work can come along to Crewe Alex on Thursday, May 3, and talk not only to employers offering work, but also organisations that offer training, education, financial advice, volunteering opportunities and job hunting skills.”

The event is backed by The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce which is hosting an informal breakfast reception for exhibitors.

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One in Eleven Appeal raises £200,000 towards £1million Neo Natal Unit fundraising target

Crewe Chronicle

One in Eleven Appeal raises £200,000 towards £1million Neo Natal Unit fundraising target

MORE than 130 people turned out to celebrate the official launch of the One in Eleven Appeal on Friday (April 27).

Two of the appeal’s patrons, the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs and MP for Crewe and Nantwich Edward Timpson, joined supporters, local dignitaries and hospital staff at the Hunters Lodge in Crewe for a presentation and evening of entertainment.

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity One in Eleven Appeal aims to raise £1m to create a new neonatal unit at Leighton Hospital, which will provide more space and privacy for families and more modern surroundings and facilities.

John Moran, chairman of the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It was over a year ago when we started to consider how we could enhance the unit to enable us to continue providing excellent care into the future.

“We have had some fantastic champions for the appeal to get to this point, including Mid Cheshire Hospitals non-executive directors David Hopewell and Val Godfry, our fundraising manager Laura Bailey and many families who have needed the care of the unit.

“We have already raised £200,000, so we are almost a quarter of the way to hitting our target.

“We thank our supporters for everything they have done so far and everything they are going to do for us in the future.”

Guests watched a film showing babies that have been cared for on the neonatal unit, and how they have grown into happy, healthy children thanks to the dedication of the staff there.

They were also shown images of how the new unit will look when the appeal has reached its goal and enjoyed a buffet, live ‘jukebox’ entertainment by jazz swing vocalist David Bradley and a raffle.

Donations were collected on the night, raising £650.

Around 3,000 babies are born at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust every year and one in eleven need additional support – ranging from a few hours of special care to a few weeks in an intensive care unit.

Simon Dowson, clinical lead for paediatrics at Leighton Hospital, said: “We knew the unit provided excellent care, but the space we have isn’t designed for what we need it to do.

“In order to move forward we need more space to give babies and their families the dignity and privacy they need.”

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Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and wife Julia complete Virgin London Marathon and raise money for children' charity

Crewe Chronicle

HUSBAND and wife team Edward and Julia Timpson completed the London marathon under four hours and raised thousands for charity.

The couple were running to raise money for worthy charity Children Living with Inherited Metabolic diseases CLIMB

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson, said: “Running the marathon doesn’t get any easier, so to go round the course with my wife Julia from start to finish made the whole experience all the more enjoyable. By the end it was Julia setting the pace and I suspect I was holding her back!

“I am proud of her achievement and delighted we have been able to raise such a decent sum of money for a great national charity based here in Crewe.”

Julia Timpson said: “I never imagined I would take on the challenge of a marathon, but running for CLIMB was the best motivation I could have had. As it turned out, all my hard training over the winter paid off and I am ecstatic to have finished in under 4 hours.”

She added: “I am even more pleased to have raised over £5,000 for CLIMB, so a huge thank you to all those who sponsored me and Edward, including many businesses and generous individuals from Crewe and Nantwich.”

© 2012 Crewe Chronicle

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Prime Minister David Cameron backs Crewe and Nantwich jobs fair

The Chronicle

THE Prime Minister has given his seal of approval to a jobs fair in Crewe.

More than 35 employers including Bentley, BAE Systems and Morning Foods will attend the employment fair organised by Edward Timpson MP at the Crewe Alexandra football stadium on May 3.

The event is backed by the Chronicle and The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce.

As well as giving the ‘jobs expo’ his personal blessing, The Prime Minister praised local employers for their role in helping to host the landmark event.

David Cameron, said: “I warmly welcome this jobs fair. Events like this offer extremely valuable information and advice to support people to make good choices about their future careers.

“I urge all local people to attend this event, and to make the most of the opportunities and experiences and to offer.

“It is great to see Crewe and Nantwich employers pulling together to support this locally organised event. I am delighted that so many businesses and organisations are taking part and providing an inspiring example of what communities can achieve.

He added: “I wish you all the very best for the event.”

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson, said: “It’s good to know that the jobs fair has support at the very highest level, and nice to know that my efforts and the support of local companies has been recognised.”

“Now all we need is lots of support from the public on the day, so make sure you tell friends who could benefit from the jobs fair all about it!”

There’s no need to register - just turn up and get as much out of talking to over 30 of the companies and organisations in Crewe and Nantwich who are best placed to help. Job Centre staff will be there too.

For more information about Edward’s jobs fair go online to www.edwardtimpson.com/jobsfair.

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Controversial traveller site plans set to be scrapped

Crewe & Nantwich Guardian

CAMPAIGNERS in Crewe are celebrating after controversial plans for a gipsy and traveller site look set to be thrown out.

Conservatives on Cheshire East Council have voted to put forward a motion to withdraw the application for the Parkers Road site at the next council meeting on April 19.

The action follows changes in the Government’s planning policy which gives greater scope for local authorities to carry out their own assessments of the housing needs of gypsies and travellers and plan accordingly.

Clr Derek Bebbington, who led the vote, said: “I believe these changes in policy have been brought about because of the excellent campaign and hard work of the action group Crewe Against Traveller Sites (CATS), who with the support of Edward Timpson and myself, have been continuously pressuring the council, and the Government, to have the planning application withdrawn or the policy changed.

“In that time, more than 5,000 thousand people signed a petition of protest against this application. I am told that so many people have written to the council objecting to the site, they had to set a new department just to deal with the correspondence.”

The site has attracted huge opposition from the start. In December, campaign group CATS marched on Downing Street to deliver a petition signed by 5,400 angry residents.

Clr Bebbington added: “Both CATS and the people who supported the campaign should be proud of what they achieved and are to be congratulated.”

Cheshire East Council says it is now looking in detail at the Government’s new planning policy for traveller sites and intends to study the document thoroughly before making any future decisions on provision in the borough.

Clr Rachel Bailey, cabinet member with responsibility for safer and stronger communities, said: “This new planning policy is good news and gives us the opportunity to assess our own needs.”

The new planning policy also encourages earlier and more effective engagement with the gipsy and traveller community around their accommodation needs.

Clr Jamie Macrae, cabinet member with responsibility for prosperity, added: “We have been lobbying the Government for some time on the need to allow local authorities determine what provision is needed for gipsies and travellers. This is what this new planning policy recommends.”

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Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and wife Julia complete Virgin London Marathon and raise money for children' charity

Crewe Chronicle

HUSBAND and wife team Edward and Julia Timpson completed the London marathon under four hours and raised thousands for charity.

The couple were running to raise money for worthy charity Children Living with Inherited Metabolic diseases CLIMB

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson, said: “Running the marathon doesn’t get any easier, so to go round the course with my wife Julia from start to finish made the whole experience all the more enjoyable. By the end it was Julia setting the pace and I suspect I was holding her back!

“I am proud of her achievement and delighted we have been able to raise such a decent sum of money for a great national charity based here in Crewe.”

Julia Timpson said: “I never imagined I would take on the challenge of a marathon, but running for CLIMB was the best motivation I could have had. As it turned out, all my hard training over the winter paid off and I am ecstatic to have finished in under 4 hours.”

She added: “I am even more pleased to have raised over £5,000 for CLIMB, so a huge thank you to all those who sponsored me and Edward, including many businesses and generous individuals from Crewe and Nantwich.”

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