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 MP’s visit Mosque Open Day

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Khalid Mahmood MP, one of only two Muslim MPs in the House of Commons, visited the Makki Mosque in Heeley recently for an open day held in celebration of the Eid festival. Mr Mahmood was invited by local MP Meg Munn, whose constituency the mosque is …

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 Meg visits improving school

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Lowedges Primary School was visited recently by Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn. The school has one of the most improved performances in the country, with improvements in Maths, English and Science. Meg was given an update of the schools progress …

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 Meg visits the Citizens of Newfield

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited a Year 10 class at Newfield School as part of their Citizenship lesson. Citizenship education now forms part of the National Curriculum and its aim is to ensure that children appreciate their civil …

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 Meg Speaks to Domestic Violence Project

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spoke at the SE Domestic Abuse Project AGM. Meg mentioned the impact that the Domestic Violence Act has had in broadening the scope of what is considered unacceptable domestic behaviour.   Meg …

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 Meg opens Christmas Fair

Friday, December 3, 2004

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently opened Meersbrook United Reform Church’s Christmas Fair.   Meg said;   “Opening the Christmas Fair at Meersbrook United Reform Church was fun, I was able to meet many constituents and enjoyed …

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 Helping to Keep Warm This Winter

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

The annual Winter Fuel Allowance for people over the age of 60 is a financial boost for paying fuel bills over the coldness of winter. This year, however, people over 70 will receive £300; a rise from previous years by £100. People …

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 Meg joins TA’s in Remembrance

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined the 38th Signal Regiment Territorial Army unit, in the Remembrance of those who have lost their lives in conflict. The Remembrance Day service in Sheffield city centre, and afterward at the TA camp at Manor Top, …

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 PUPILS HAVE CABINET MINISTER FOR BREAKFAST!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Education Secretary Rt Hon Charles Clarke MP and Meg Munn MP recently joined pupils at Myrtle Springs Secondary School’s Breakfast Club to sample atmosphere and facilities enjoyed by around 20-30 11-13 year olds every Tuesday and Thursday …

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 Keep it for Emergencies!

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn joined members of the Lions to promote their successful ‘Message in a Bottle Scheme’. The scheme is a voluntary community safety initiative in Sheffield that provides the emergency services with vital …

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 An Action Plan for Children

Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently made a key note speech at the ‘Making Children the Number One Priority’ seminar at Norfolk Heritage Centre. The events main purpose was to agree key priorities from the four action plans identified …

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 Fireworks crackdown leaves Flossie feeling fine

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

The following story and photo came from The Sheffield Star 29th October 2004.     FLOSSIE the dog hates fireworks, as Prime Minister Tony Blair heard in this week's parliamentary question time.   The tale of the five-year-old …

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 Meg ‘Officially’ Opens Norfolk Community Primary School

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Local MP Meg Munn officially opened the newly rebuilt Norfolk Park Community School. The school is a huge transformation from its predecessor and has been built with ecological and environmental issues in mind. The event signaled an end to years of …

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 Choosing the Christmas Card

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn presented the members of the 4th Sheffield Girls Brigade of Mount View Methodist Church, with prizes for entries in her annual Christmas card competition. The girls were asked by Meg to design the front cover for her …

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 A Coffee with Meg

Monday, October 25, 2004

Last Friday Meg held a Pensioners Coffee Morning in the Abourthorne ward in her constituency. Meg invited all pensioners within Abourthorne to come along for a free coffee or tea and a chat. Also Meg invited along agencies such as the Pensions …

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 Meg Congratulates Local Schools Success

Monday, October 18, 2004

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently presented five local schools with their new computer equipment which they had won as part of the Tesco ‘Computer for Schools’ scheme. Carfield Primary, Greenhill School, Meersbrook Bank County …

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 Meg hands over cheque to Women’s Training Bus

Friday, October 8, 2004

Meg was pleased recently to be able to hand over a cheque from the Abbey Charitable Trust to Sheffield Women’s Education & Training (SWEAT) to deliver training in Lowedges and Jordenthorpe until July 2005. She has been a supporter of the …

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 Forum’s new Centre opened by Meg

Monday, October 4, 2004

Meg was delighted to be asked to open the new site of Batemoor & Jordenthorpe Neighbourhood & Safety Forum - which is situated at Jordenthorpe Shopping Centre. The Forum had outgrown their previous location and jumped at the chance of moving …

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 From Loos to Laptops

Friday, October 1, 2004

Meg Munn recently opened the new Information Technology and Communication (ITC) suite at Bankwood School in Sheffield Heeley. The School has converted what was previously a toilet block into a state of the art facility for its pupils.   Meg …

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 Meg meets local Mums who champion Breast-feeding

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Meg recently met nine local women at Tenant’s Hall, Gleadless Valley, who received an award for their efforts to support other Sheffield mums to breast-feed. The women - working with the Gleadless Valley Sure Start programme - an initiative …

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 Meg Visits TA Annual Camp

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Whilst Sheffield’s local TA unit were away in Edinburgh for their annual two-week camp they invited their local MP and city dignitaries to visit. The 38th Signal Regiment Territorial Army unit, based at Manor Top, use the camp to train their …

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 National Pensioners Lobby

Thursday, September 9, 2004

  Meg met constituents Mary & Albert Foster from Gleadless Valley and Jean Grayson from Arbourthorne when they came to Parliament as part of the lobby organised by the National Pensioners Convention. They presented Meg with the first ever …

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 Improving Confidence, Skills and Teamwork

Monday, September 6, 2004

  Meg was invited to see the work of the Prince’s Trust in Sheffield, particularly that by Foundry Mountain Activities. Young people undertake a 12 week course involving a variety of activities aimed to improve their confidence, skills, …

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 Faith in the Constituency

Monday, September 6, 2004

Meg convenes on a regular basis meetings of leaders of faith communities in the Sheffield Heeley constituency. It gives an opportunity for discussion of important issues - and they can let their Member of Parliament know the issues of the moment in …

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 Young Parliamentarian visits Meg

Friday, September 3, 2004

Callum McKayle, a Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP), recently came to see Meg to discuss his plan to consult every person between the ages of 11 and 21 living in Sheffield. Callum was elected at the beginning of this year and has set his sights …

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 New Era for Adult Education

Friday, September 3, 2004

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) recently re-organised their regional structure and invited Meg along to the launch of the new ‘WEA Yorkshire & Humber Region’. The WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of …

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 Meg meets friends from the Makki Mosque

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Makki Mosque recently invited Meg and the local City Councillors to share a meal.  Meg already holds regular meetings with representatives from the Mosque and wanted to introduce the new City Councillors in order to build further links …

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 Meg visits Heeley Development Trust

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

On Monday 9th August Meg visited Heeley Development Trust to be briefed by Manager Andy Jackson on the important work they undertake. The Trust has been in operation since 1996 successfully strengthening community and …

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 Daniel on the Terrace

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Daniel Anderson, a 15 year old pupil at All Saints School, spent two weeks doing his work experience with the Department for Education and Skills (DfES). As part of his placement Daniel went to London to see the headquarters of the DfES, and also …

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 Myrtle Springs Celebration Evening

Monday, July 12, 2004

Meg was invited to present the Achievement Awards to pupils in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Myrtle Springs School. This celebration evening took place on Wednesday 7th July in the school hall, which was full to capacity …

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 ‘Cakes and Plates’ - Chantreyland Garden Party

Monday, June 28, 2004

The Garden Party at Chantreyland Children’s Nursery gave Meg some problems as she had been invited along to judge the plate decorating competition and give out the prizes. There were a number of plates entered but eventually Meg made her …

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 New Lord Mayor for Sheffield

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

The installation of Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor is an important occasion for the city and Meg was pleased to be able to attend the ceremony on Friday 18th June at the Town Hall. The new Lord Mayor is Councillor Mike Pye, and the new Lady …

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 Supporting Carers

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Meg was pleased to be able to support local carers during National Carers Week. The local carers had organised a series of events in the centre of town and Meg went along to meet some of them there on Friday 18th June.   Carers are often …

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 Meg at the Sheffield Women’s Forum

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Meg was pleased to speak at the plenary session of the Sheffield Women’s Forum Annual Event on Saturday 12th June. It was a busy day for those attending, with a number of workshops and the group’s AGM. At the plenary Meg spoke about the …

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 Pensioner’s Coffee Morning at Gleadless Valley

Monday, May 31, 2004

Meg arranged a pensioner’s coffee morning on the 28th May, held at the Gleadless Valley Tenants and Residents Association.  When people arrived they were able to wander around the many stalls and gather valuable, even life saving, advice …

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 ‘From HEELEY to the HOUSE’

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

A profile of Meg from the May issue of Active 8 - for further details of this monthly magazine contact them on: 0114 235 9999 “I’M not an accredited guide,” says Meg Munn, MP for Heeley, as she points out a framed facsimile of …

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 SWEATing in Lowedges - a bus for computers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Every Friday the SWEAT bus stops in Lowedges to offer computer training to local women. Meg was invited on board to see the computers and meet some of the learners. They told Meg that having the computers on the doorstep has made a big difference. …

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 Hand Painting - a visit to Greenhill Village Pre-school

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Meg recently visited Greenhill Village Pre-school in order to meet the children and staff and have a look round. The children were taking part in various activities, and having a good time. Meg was enticed into joining the children in making prints …

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 Visit to Guildford Grange, Norfolk Park

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Meg was met by Phil Moore, Regional Manager from North British Housing Association, and shown round this new flagship scheme. Most of the elderly people moving into the flats come from the demolished tower blocks on Norfolk Park and great effort has …

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 ‘Muslim Integration’ - a seminar at Madina Masjid Centre

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Meg attended a seminar at Madina Masjid Day Centre, Wolseley Road, entitled "How Muslims can integrate in British Society." Sehebzada Ishaaq Zafar, former president and senior minister of Azad Kashmir was the chief guest. He is visiting Britain for …

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 ‘Hospitals and Soup’ - visiting Beauchief Pre-school

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Meg enjoyed visiting Beauchief Pre-school where she learnt about the activities that the children do. The Pre-school, held at Beauchief Baptist Church, runs several mornings and afternoons a week and over 20 children attend. It is run by a voluntary …

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 University honours school students’ achievements

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

The achievements of Year 11 students from six local and regional schools were recognised by the University of Sheffield at the annual Achievements Award ceremony held at the Octagon Centre on 5th May. Approximately 300 students received …

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 ‘Education for All’ at Abbey Lane Primary School

Monday, May 10, 2004

Meg recently visited the children at Abbey Lane School as part of the theme they are working on, ‘Education for All’ - building an awareness of the different ways children are educated around the world.  She found out that the …

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 "So many enthusiastic children" - Meg visits Arbourthorne School

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Meg was delighted to receive a letter from Katie and Taylor, two of the members of Arbourthorne School Council. The children at the school wanted Meg to ask the Government to do more to ensure that all children can go to primary school. …

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 Visiting the 'Classroom of the Future' at Mossbrook School

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Meg was invited to Mossbrook School to visit their new ‘Classroom of the Future’. The classroom includes lots of interesting features that will help the children learn in different ways. Best of all it’s in a natural environment, …

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 Children's Consultation and African drumming!

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Meg Munn MP recently joined over 160 of her young constituents for a children’s consultation day in Norfolk Park.  The occasion was an opportunity for local children to say what they thought about various issues, such as their …

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 Geoff Druett honoured by region's MPs

Monday, April 26, 2004

Meg was delighted to attend a dinner to mark the retirement of well known presenter Geoff Druett. He is a regular on Calendar and other Yorkshire TV news programmes. Geoff has worked in television for many years and during his time has interviewed …

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 Foreign language lessons for pupils in all schools - a lesson from Greenhill Primary

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Meg Munn MP has welcomed news of Government plans to introduce foreign language lessons for all junior school children. Meg, herself proficient in five languages, recently visited Greenhill Primary School where she was very impressed by the …

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 Meg visits Woodseats Primary School and school council

Friday, March 5, 2004

On March 5th,  Meg met the recently established School Council at Woodseats Primary School.   "The children themselves showed me round the school which doesn’t often happen but made it extra special and I was very …

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 Meg celebrates Eid with members of the Asian Welfare Association

Sunday, February 29, 2004

On Sunday Meg was invited to join with members of the Asian Welfare Association in Sheffield to celebrate Eid. Every year the AWA celebrates Eid Festival after Eid Adha, this year they celebrated it in February to welcome the participants of Hajj …

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 A visit to "her old school" - Mundella Primary School

Friday, February 27, 2004

Meg Munn MP was delighted to be invited to her old school, Mundella Primary School. The day started off with an impressive gymnastics recital. The star gymnasts were performing for their peers before heading off to a competition. Best of luck …

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 Sheffield Foyer residents visit Parliament with Meg Munn

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Sheffield Foyer residents visited Parliament last week, at the invitation of their MP, Meg Munn. The group visited as part of their citizenship training and education programme, helping them to learn more about the way the country is run. Philip …

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 "MPs visit of inspiration" Sheffield Telegraph - Bankwood Primary School

Friday, February 6, 2004

Article from Sheffield Telegraph 6th February 2004   "Heeley MP Meg Munn went back to school - to help children at Bankwood Primary celebrate their most successful year to date. The school at Gleadless Vlley has just achieved its best-ever …

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 A visit to Woodthorpe Sure Start

Friday, February 6, 2004

Meg visited Woodthorpe Sure Start to see how they were getting on since they had set up a week earlier at Woodthorpe School. She also spoke to home visitors who have been active since summer 2003. Sure Start is a Government …

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 Deploy - raising awareness amongst employers

Friday, February 6, 2004

Meg visited Deploy who are based at the Hartley Street Project. Deploy's aim is to get more people with disabilities into work by raising awareness amongst employers of the benefits this would bring to their business or …

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 Tap-dancing for Macmillan Cancer Relief

Thursday, February 5, 2004

Meg Munn MP and her Parliamentary friends in the exciting tap dancing troupe the "Division Belles" performed to great applause in the Palace of Varieties show tonight. A highlight of the parliamentary social calendar, the event  also raises …

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 Meg meets award winning Heeley City Farm at Westminster

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Meg Munn, who is a Patron of Heeley City Farm was delighted to welcome volunteers and staff to Westminster when they came on a recent visit. The farm has just won a prestigious award - the British Urban Regeneration Award for Community …

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