Welcome to this, my 168th news bulletin.
This month, I’m urging Crewe and Nantwich residents to protect themselves against the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, in support of a national awareness campaign.
A total of 48,740 people in Crewe and Nantwich and over 30 million across the country are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to recent research from the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! campaign.
Their study found that nearly half of the population does not have an audible carbon monoxide alarm, and four in ten people have not had their gas boiler serviced in the last year.
Carbon monoxide has no smell, colour or taste, and the only way for people to protect themselves is to install an audible alarm.
Carbon monoxide can be produced by any fuel-burning appliance such as a boiler or cooker, or an open fire that is faulty or doesn’t have adequate ventilation.
That’s why I am supporting the call from the Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed! campaign to make 2016 the year everyone protects themselves from this silent killer. The campaign urges everyone to fit and maintain an audible carbon monoxide alarm and ensure that all fuel-burning appliances are serviced annually by a registered and qualified engineer.
You can read more about making sure that your home is safe on the campaign’s website.
Edward Timpson MP
Member of Parliament for Crewe and Nantwich
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.
'Clean for the Queen'
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 'Clean for the Queen' weekend of tidying, cleaning-up and litter picking. Both the Crewe Clean Team and Nantwich litter group were out in force last Saturday, and both groups of volunteers work all-year-round to keep our public spaces tidy and waste-free, so if you'd like to be put in touch with organisers, please let me know.
Recently, I have...
- Attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the campus of the new Crewe University Technical College.
- Celebrated, with staff and guests, the topping-out of Bentley's new £40m headquarters in Crewe, the home of Bentley.
- Visited Adelaide School in Crewe, where I spoke to pupils and staff about the school's 'nurture group' ethos.
- Welcomed some of our fantastic Crewe and Nantwich businesses, including Chatwin's, Mornflake, and Joseph Heler Cheeses, to the Houses of Parliament for Cheshire Food and Drink Day, a celebration of our county's food producers.
- Joined team leader Joyce Webb and the volunteers of the Nantwich Litter Group on a litter pick as part of the 'Clean for the Queen' weekend.
- Launched my fundraising page for this year's London Marathon, which I will be running in support of The Christie.
- Cut the ribbon at the 2016 Employment and higher Education Fair at South Cheshire College.
- Held my regular advice surgeries in Crewe and in Nantwich.
Employment and Higher Education Fair 2016, at South Cheshire College
I was delighted to work with South Cheshire College and the South Cheshire Chamber on this week's Employment and Higher Education Fair. The event brought together jobseekers and students with local businesses and recruiters, with job opportunities, apprenticeships and university courses all on offer.
MP joins Nantwich Litter Group campaign
Nantwich News: Nantwich Litter Group's latest recruit Edward Timpson pitched in as volunteers cleaned the town's streets as part of the national Clean for the Queen weekend.
Minister visits 'nurturing' school
Crewe Chronicle: Edward Timpson MP visited Adelaide School in Crewe, accompanied by the Chief Executive of the UK charity, the Nurture Group Network.
Crewe UTC welcomes first visitors
Crewe Guardian: Students, parents and MP Edward Timpson came to see the progress on the site of the Crewe Engineering and Design University Technical College campus.
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