Friday 21, June 2013
Welcome to this, my 137th news bulletin.
Our local employment situation has improved significantly in the last year.
Nationally, there are record numbers of women in work, fewer young people unemployed and more vacancies available for those looking for work. The number of jobseekers in Crewe and Nantwich has actually dropped by 6.4%, and whilst this is a very positive sign, there are still a lot of people out there that we can help get into work.
That’s why, in partnership with the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, the Chronicle, and Crewe Alex FC, I am organising another jobs fair at the Alex next Thursday, June 27th.
Since the Government took office, the private sector has created 1.25 million new jobs. Within 10 miles of the centre of Crewe, there are over 2,800 jobs advertised. Increase that range to 20 miles and it’s over 12,000. In Crewe and Nantwich 2,277 jobseekers were recorded in April 2013. So the jobs are out there, and it’s a question of matching the right skills and the right people to the right job.
That’s what the Jobs Fair is here to help achieve. But it’s not just a recruitment fair. We’ll have people on hand to provide advice about the skills and training you need to make yourself competitive in the jobs marketplace. Sometimes it’s a question of understanding that bit extra that you need in order to get the job you’re happy with, be that a college qualification or some volunteering experience.
So whilst headline rates of unemployment vary, we shouldn’t forget the progress we are making in Crewe and Nantwich. But we should also not be complacent. To be respected in the world economy we in the UK need to do all that we can to back people who want to work hard and get on in life to look after themselves and their families, and in Crewe and Nantwich we have to make our contribution to that effort.
So if you’re looking for work, I hope to see you on Thursday at the Alex!
Please remember, you can always contact me directly if you have any questions for me, or if there is anything I can do to assist you.
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Locally I have...
- Been honoured to roll the first pie at this year's Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes.
- Welcomed, with the civic party at Crewe, the returning soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, who marched through the town to mark their homecoming from duty in Afghanistan.
- Held two advice surgeries, in my office in Crewe, and at Wulvern's Pickmere Court, where I was able to make myself available to residents there and other members of the public. Remember - if you need my advice or assistance, you can always get in touch with me by e-mail, or call my office - details below.
- Met with representatives of Weston & Basford Parish Council, to discuss their concerns about planning locally, and discuss how I can support the Parish in future.
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I was delighted to roll the first pie at the traditional (and this year very sunny) Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes this month.
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Local Kidney Research coffee morning raises £1,340 for charity
In April, I was pleased to provide a raffle prize, and to draw the raffle itself, at a coffee morning organised in Crewe, by local fundraiser Danita O'Keeffe, in aid of Kidney Research UK.
Danita has contacted me to let me know that the total amount raised from the morning was an impressive £1,340.
According to a recent survey conducted by Kidney Research UK, the NHS spends £1.45 billion on treating Kidney disease in England alone. That equates to £1 out of every £77 spent in the NHS - more than the annual cost of breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined. The survey also revealed that people in the North West were most at risk of kidney disease, due to the high incidence of diabetes, vascular disease and hypertension confirmed by 37% of people in this area.
Congratulations to everyone involved in raising funds and awareness for this important cause. Danita's story was reported in the Chronicle in April.
Do you have community news to share? Are you involved in any projects that could be of help or interest to local people in Crewe and Nantwich? Email me and your news could be here too!
Scheme launches in Crewe to help sort out family matters
A SCHEME to help parents going through a break-up has been launched in Crewe.
Family Matters has been developed by the family law organisation Resolution with funding from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), to support parents who will no longer qualify for legal aid.
Family Matters guides work with parents to help solve their problems. These may include issues with money, housing, childcare, understanding their rights, as well as the emotional fallout of family breakdown.
Guide Sonia Rickard said: “We have already seen a wide variety of parents with a broad range of issues. One thing they have in common is that they all want what is best for their kids – and this is sometimes really easy to forget when dealing with the trauma of a relationship breaking down.
“No two sets of parents are the same, and that’s why face to face advice is so vital in helping them reach agreements that are in the best interests of their children.”
Family Matters is based at Hall Smith Whittingham on Nantwich Road. To find out more call 01270 259730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS THURSDAY: the Crewe & Nantwich Jobs Fair
The Crewe and Nantwich Jobs Fair 2013
Thursday 27th June, 10:30am to 6:30pm, at Crewe Alexandra FC
Organised by Edward Timpson MP
in partnership with the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, The Chronicle, and Crewe Alex
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- By email: email@example.com
- On the web: edwardtimpsonmp.com
- By phone: 01270 501 725
- By post: 30 Victoria Street, Crewe CW1 2JE
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