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 Meeting the ‘sorters’

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Workers at Woodseats Postal Depot received a visitor as local MP Meg Munn dropped in to wish them well at their busiest time of the year. During her visit Meg was shown the whole letter sorting process, which ends with each individual house having …

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 The ‘big switch on’ in Arbourthorne

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Christmas light switch on brought a number of special guests to help light up Northern Avenue in Arbourthorne. Santa was helped by local MP Meg Munn in turning on the lights, and they were joined by a large number of local residents. There were …

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 Handing over Petition on illegal motorcycling

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

During a recent visit to Sheffield, criminal justice Minister Harriet Harman QC MP met Heeley MP Meg Munn, the police, local councillors and members from Gleadless Valley Forum to observe the handing over of a petition urging Sheffield City Council …

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 Meg lights up Heeley

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Meg was invited to switch on Heeley Green Christmas lights, assisted by special guest: Santa Claus. Pupils from Newfield Secondary School provided a musical backdrop before the count down started for the big switch on. There was also a raffle with …

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 Choosing the Christmas card

Thursday, December 7, 2006

The winning entry in this year’s competition to design Heeley MP Meg Munns Christmas card was by Keziah O’Brien of Woodthorpe Primary School. Keziah, a Year 5 pupil, drew a picture of the Peace Gardens. Each year a different local group …

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 Regeneration Scheme Praised by Meg

Monday, December 4, 2006

Meg Munn, the MP for Sheffield Heeley, has praised an award winning regeneration scheme for its range of services, including helping people step onto the property ladder, and providing a range of innovative elderly care services. She visited two …

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 Minister visits schools in Heeley

Friday, December 1, 2006

Constitutional Affairs Minister Harriet Harman QC MP recently visited Bankwood and Valley Park Primary School’s in Heeley constituency. The Minister was greeted by Meg Munn along with local Councillor Rosemary Telfer. At Bankwood School pupils …

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 Heeley leads the way on green living

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The award winning social enterprise project Heeley City Farm recently welcomed local MP Meg Munn to their new Energy Centre. The centre incorporated various green materials in its structure, as well as including various ways of micro-generating …

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 Healthy Start - a new scheme for families

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Healthy Start, a new scheme starts today to provide eligible pregnant women, including all pregnant under-18 year olds, and children under the age of four with vouchers to spend on milk, fresh fruit and vegetables and infant formula. These new …

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 More improvements on the way for our Schools

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sheffield City Council has been successful in winning Government ‘Pathfinder’ investment for further improvements to primary schools. As a Pathfinder authority, Sheffield will receive an additional capital grant of £6.5 million. …

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 Tesco’s Computer for Schools

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Once again Meg was on hand to present schools in her constituency with equipment they had obtained through the long established Computer for Schools scheme run by Tesco. Meadowhead Secondary School, Woodseats Primary, Valley Park Primary, Mundella …

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 Visiting Sheffield Mencap

Friday, November 24, 2006

Meg recently visited Sheffield Mencap, an affiliation of the national Mencap charity, as part of the celebrations of its 55th birthday year. The centre hosts a number of groups and classes for people with mental health issues, such as the Out and …

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 Saying ‘thank you’ to unsung heroes

Friday, November 17, 2006

As the debate about faith in public life continues, the Faithworks Awards celebrated the important contribution that projects motivated by Christian faith are making to communities across the UK. A project in Lowedges, the Terminus caf?, was short …

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 Sheffield adopts body piercing by-law

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet met today to set up new regulations for registering businesses involved in tattooing, acupuncture, piercing, electrolysis and semi-permanent skin colouring. It was Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn who successfully …

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 Eating at the Everest

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Meg was happy to join friends at a celebration meal at the Everest restaurant in her constituency. Invited by the owner, Mr Nasir Raja, Meg met a number of community leaders from the Muslim community in South Yorkshire. Shahid Malik, the MP for …

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 ‘On your bike’ in Greenhill Park

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Since 2001 the ‘Friends of Greenhill Park’ have been working to establish a wheels park - and this year it opened. After securing a £50,000 grant from the Barclays Spaces for Sport scheme, £40,000 from the council, …

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 Talking about Work and Pensions

Monday, October 23, 2006

A recent event entitled ‘work and pensions’ brought a variety of people from the Yorkshire region together to discuss the topic. The event, held in Rotherham, had a variety of speakers including Meg, John Healey MP, James Purnell MP, …

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 Politics and Faith

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Meg was invited to talk on ‘Politics and Faith’ as part of a series of ‘Responding to Tricky Questions’ sessions organised by the Methodist Church, Sheffield East Circuit. She spoke about her background as a practicing …

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 Bringing Fishponds back to its former glory

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fishponds is a much loved focal point for many in Woodthorpe, after a period of neglect it is now experiencing an upturn in its fortunes. Woodthorpe Development Trust, with the help of a Big Lottery grant, is ensuring it is beginning to blossom …

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 Warming up for winter

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn is celebrating the work of the Warm Front scheme in her constituency of Sheffield Heeley. Warm Front fights fuel poverty, installing heating and insulation in the homes of vulnerable people. To date 324 Heeley households have been …

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 Meg welcomes the new Human Trafficking Centre to Sheffield

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

The new national centre to tackle people trafficking in the UK was officially opened in Sheffield recently. The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) will be used as a base to organise police operations, gather intelligence, formulate new policies and …

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 Handyman - at your service

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited a handyman initiative on the Lowedges, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe estates which is proving a roaring success. The scheme provides assistance with unblocking drains to light weeding and planting for …

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 Lowedges School - 50 years old

Friday, September 15, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn was the special guest at Lowedges School recently to commemorate its 50th anniversary. At the ceremony Meg unveiled two specially designed flags which will fly on flag poles at the front of the school. The flags were designed by …

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 Sheffield Springs Academy Opens

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The start of the school term brought a new era for the students of Sheffield Springs Academy, formerly know as ‘Myrtle Springs’. Heeley MP Meg Munn attended a ceremony to mark this special occasion. Meg has worked along side others such …

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 Roving with Robson

Monday, September 11, 2006

Meg recently held a ‘roving’ surgery on Arbourthorne with local Councillor John Robson to meet local residents.  They had a number of discussions with local people about what the priorities for the area should be. …

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 Visiting Woodseats Festival

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Meg recently attended Woodseats Festival - three days of entertainment and celebration for the residents in the area. It was organised by local volunteers and involved displays by: the emergency services and local dance groups, art exhibitions and …

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 Sheffield STEP Awards

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Meg attended the 2006 Shell Step Awards Reception at the HUBS centre in Sheffield recently. The Shell Step is a UK-wide programme offering students a chance to secure paid work in a field of their choice, and an opportunity to deliver a genuine …

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 Campaigning against illegal motorcycling

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Local MP Meg Munn and local councillor Rosemary Telfer are leading a campaign on Gleadless Valley against illegal motorcycling. The campaign demands that the Police and City Council do more to tackle this dangerous menace in the area.   Meg …

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 Post Office Card Accounts meeting

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Following a number of constituents contacting Meg with their concerns over the Post Office Card Account she held a public meeting at St Michael’s Church in Lowedges. This was the second public meeting Meg has held on the topic with local …

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 Dining at the Terminus

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn popped into the Terminus Caf? for lunch in-between visiting various local groups in Lowedges. She had a good meal and met with the local volunteers who keep this important community resource working.   Meg is pictured with …

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 Children at Play

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn visited the Junior Youth Club at Greenhill/Badway Youth Centre recently. The Junior Club is for 8-11 year olds and is run by Lowedges Community Forum. There were various activities on offer such as arts and craft, …

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 Visiting Lowedges Fire Station

Monday, August 21, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn visited Lowedges Fire Station. The station covers a vast area of Heeley constituency from its base; Batemoor and Jordanthorpe into Woodseats and up to Gleadless Valley. Meg was keen to discuss local issues and find out how they …

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 Visiting the Mosque

Friday, August 18, 2006

Meg visited the Makki Mosque with local Councillor Terry Fox to discuss various issues with members of its management committee. As Cllr Fox is Cabinet member on the City Council for Transport, it wasn’t surprising that local parking problems …

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 Out on the beat

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn and Arbouthorne Ward Councillor John Robson joined the Safer Neighbourhood Teams recently to observe them whilst at work. Part of the work these Teams do is responding to problems that local residents are experiencing. Wearing …

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 Visiting Woodseats Police

Monday, August 7, 2006

Meg visited Woodseats Police Station to discuss policing in the district. The station is home to the CID as well as local safer neighbourhood teams, but is not staffed 24 hours. She then accompanied Community Constable Sean McDermott to visit local …

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 Surgery at the Tesco store

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Meg recently held a surgery for constituents at the Tesco store, Abbeydale Road. During August the normal cycle of constituency surgeries are suspended and Meg wanted to be able to meet and discuss any problems that constituents may have. …

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 Meeting with Makki Mosque

Friday, August 4, 2006

At one of her regular meetings with representatives of the Makki Mosque, Meg discussed various issues including the situation in the Middle East, local parking and lighting around the Mosque and the situation of taxi drivers in …

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 Meg meets new local Inspector

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Inspector Tim Ireland has only been the Safer Neighbourhood Officer for the Sheffield 2 area for two weeks, but he is keen to meet as many local representatives and residents as he can. He recently met with Heeley MP Meg Munn to discuss various …

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 Jobcentre Plus - a co-ordinated effort

Friday, July 28, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn was today briefed on the work Jobcentre Plus is doing in her constituency. Jobcentre Plus is now working with other agencies, such as the Learning and Skills Council, in a co-ordinated approach to match local people and their …

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 Supporting Lowedges Caring Parents

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was on hand to offer her support to Lowedges Caring Parents Group and opened their recent fundraising event. The newly formed group is keen to raise funds to help Lowedges School, and held a car boot sale and summer …

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 ‘New Start’ - Sure Start

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn declared that the go-ahead for a Sure Start project at Bankwood School in Gleadless Valley was a ‘new start’ for the school and the area. The school will host the hub of Sure Start for the neighbourhood, with work on …

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 Bankwood School’s Summer Fayre

Monday, July 10, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn visited Bankwood School’s Summer Fayre recently. Meg toured the various stalls, sampled some of the activities and met numerous pupils, parents and staff.   Meg said;   ‘It was a lovely day and a lovely …

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 Meg supporting Macmillan Cancer Research

Friday, July 7, 2006

Heeley MP Meg Munn today visited Macmillan Cancer Research at their Mobile Centre in Sheffield. Meg is a long time supporter of the charity, undertaking various fund raising activities such as the recent House of Commons vs House of Lords Tug of …

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 ‘Send my Friend a Teacher’ - say Woodthorpe Pupils

Monday, July 3, 2006

Meg Munn recently visited Woodthorpe Primary School after pupils Thomas McNally and Greg Marshall invited her to see what they had been learning about the ‘Send My Friend a Teacher’ campaign. The campaign aims to ensure that every child …

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 A literary present from the Queen

Monday, July 3, 2006

On a recent visit to Woodthorpe Primary School Meg Munn presented Year 5 and 6 pupils with books donated by the Queen. They were given to help celebrate children’s literature in Britain as part of the Queen’s 80th Birthday celebrations. …

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 The Voting Age - a debate for young people

Monday, July 3, 2006

Meadowhead Secondary School was alive with discussion and debate last week when it hosted pupils choosing what age they thought people should vote. The pupils from Lowedges, Lower Meadow, Greenhill, Woodseats, Abbey Lane and Sir Harold Jackson …

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 Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Gala

Monday, June 26, 2006

Meg Munn recently joined Batemoor and Jordanthorpe residents at their community gala. Whilst there Meg met representatives of the emergency services and members of community groups to discuss various safety issues. In addition, Meg judged a …

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 A gift for Sheffield RSPCA

Thursday, June 8, 2006

On the week Sheffield RSPCA announced that they had secured land for their new animal centre on Stadium Way in Attercliffe, Heeley MP Meg Munn paid a visit. Whilst being updated on the new plans, as well as discussing some of the remaining issues …

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 ‘Race for Life’ 2006

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Sheffield MP Meg Munn officially opened this years ‘Race for Life’ at the Don Valley Stadium before taking part in the run herself. It was a hot and sunny day, which made the race hard for runners, but good for the spectators who had …

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 Meg training for ‘Race for Life’

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley MP, joined Lesley Lockwood and colleagues from ‘Activity Sheffield’ for a training session to prepare for this year’s Race for Life.  Meg will join thousands of women taking part in Cancer Research …

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 Meg visits St Thomas of Canterbury

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Since Meg Munn became the MP for Sheffield Heeley she has visited all the schools in her constituency, including her recent visit to St Thomas of Canterbury in Greenhill. Megs visit coincided with the schools ‘World Book Fancy Dress …

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 Marking World Poverty Day

Sunday, May 14, 2006

To mark World Poverty Day, the start of Christian Aid Week, Meg was invited to speak at Kexborough Methodist Church in Barnsley. Meg spoke about international poverty, and the work of the United Nations and the UK Government to meet the Millennium …

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 Encouraging Sheffield Entrepreneurs

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Meg visited Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry to meet Hakim Wais and Bernadette Grocock and learn about the Sheffield Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Business Forum. Hakim is the Chair and Bernadette the co-ordinator. The Forum has 80 …

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 Visiting Braunstone

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Meg chose Braunstone as the venue of her first visit from the brand new Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Members and residents of Braunstone Community Association (BCA), which has seen the area transformed by £49.5 …

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 Herdings Park Playground Opens

Monday, April 24, 2006

On Saturday Meg officially opened the new ‘state of the art’ playground at Herdings Park. The park had been neglected for a number of years but over the last few years this has changed: a new ‘trim track’, the bowling green …

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 Opening St Paul’s Centre in Norton

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

St Paul’s Church new community centre was officially opened recently by Heeley MP Meg Munn. The £650,000 redevelopment in Norton is already having a positive effect on the local community and the church.   Meg …

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 Meg joins ‘Terminus’ celebration

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Terminus caf? on Lowedges celebrated its 4th birthday this week and Heeley MP Meg Munn was on hand to help celebrate. The caf? has become a successful community project which offers help and advice to the people of Lowedges as well as …

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 Exploring the Countryside in Gleadless

Monday, April 10, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Nether Spring Open Space on Gleadless Valley; joining members of Gleadless Wildlife Trust and Sheffield Wildlife Trust on a nature trail. Meg was shown around some of the work that the Trusts and …

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 Clippings from the ‘Edges

Monday, April 3, 2006

Meg gave the opening remarks at the launch of Clippings from the ‘Edges, an anthology of poems and stories by the Lowedges Writing Group. This 144 page book contains the labours of a creative writing group working on Lowedges estate who have …

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 Education for the Future

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Meg recently visited the City Learning Centre based at Newfield School to inspect the ‘virtual learning environment’ set-up by RM Ltd. This new IT based environment is accessed by students and teachers through use of the internet. …

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 Launching Gleadless Community Safety Partnership

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined community group leaders and local residents to launch the Gleadless Valley Community Safety Partnership. The partnership brings together many community groups, the police and councillors to form a team to …

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 Down in the Woods

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Gleadless Valley Stewardship Project launch event was held in Rollestone Woods on Saturday 18th March. Local people were invited to celebrate the arrival of Spring in a variety of ways in the wonderful wild area near to where they …

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 A Tale of Two Tony’s

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ashleigh Drive in Gleadless Valley was the place to be last weekend when Classical Gold Radio organised a party to promote digital radio. Local resident Alison Broadhead successfully entered the Classical Gold competition and won the prize of a …

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 A new era for Arbourthorne School

Monday, March 20, 2006

Arbourthorne Primary School was officially opened by local MP, Meg Munn. She attended two special assemblies where she was introduced to the pupils, and was able to discuss her role as their local Member of Parliament.   Meg and …

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 Western Park Charity Drive

Monday, March 20, 2006

Champion drivers Yasmin Khan and Georgia Hatzigiannidou, of Beta Technology, presented a cheque for £5,000 to Prof Barry Hancock at Weston Park Hospital, following their 4,000mile fund raising drive to the Gambia in the Old Banger …

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 Clean-up on Batemoor

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Saturday on Batemoor saw a number of volunteers taking part a ‘Clean-up Batemoor’ event. The volunteers split into teams and went litter collecting in order to tidy up the estate.   Meg said:   ‘All credit to the …

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 Make Fairtrade Your Habit

Monday, March 6, 2006

At the start of Fairtrade fortnight, long time supporter and Heeley MP Meg Munn is encouraging more people to become more aware of fairtrade products and opt for a fairtrade lifestyle. Meg is endorsing the ‘Make Fairtrade Your Habit’ …

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 Opening All Saints Sports Centre

Friday, March 3, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn today joined the Minister for Sport The Rt Hon Richard Caborn and other distinguished guests at the opening of All Saints School Sports Centre. The centre is a partnership between the school, Goals Soccer Centres, …

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 Sheffield 12 Youth Facility opens

Friday, March 3, 2006

The grand opening of the ‘Sheffield 12 Community Youth Group’ facility was undertaken jointly by Meg and Clive Betts MP. This new facility, based at the Firth Road Community Centre, will be run by the Youth Group with the help of the …

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 Meg visits Sheffield Pre-School Alliance

Friday, March 3, 2006

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, today visited Sheffield Pre-School Alliance at their Annual General Meeting. The Alliance was established in Sheffield 40 years ago and is an umbrella organisation that supports and represents pre-schools, …

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 Meg meets local Firefighters

Monday, February 27, 2006

Firefighters from Mansfield Road fire station hosted their local MP, Meg Munn, recently when she dropped in to discuss their local community initiatives. Given a tour of the station by members of Red Watch, they were joined by the Assistant Chief …

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 Women into Building

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Meg recently visited South Yorkshire Women's Development Trust's (SYWDT) project "Women into Non-Traditional Trades" in Sheffield. Various courses are run to help women learn skills in plumbing, plastering and associated trades. The project …

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 Meeting the new Community Bobby

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Local MP Meg Munn recently met new ‘Safer Neighbourhoods Officer’ Inspector Scott Green - who will be working in the Gleadless Valley, Woodseats and Park area.   Meg said,   ‘Constituents have raised a number of …

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 Like it or Lump it!

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

On Sunday 5th February Meg was the guest on Rony Robinson’s BBC Radio Sheffield programme ‘Like it or Lump it!’. Each week a guest brings 5 articles representing things they love or hate, and Rony asks questions to determine which …

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 Meeting staff at Gleadless Forum

Monday, January 23, 2006

Meg Munn visited staff at Gleadless Valley Community Forum recently to discuss their concerns over funding for adult learning.   Meg said:   “I was pleased to meet the staff at the Forum. We discussed funding for adult learning …

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 Rewarding the community

Saturday, January 21, 2006

At the recent Park/Heeley Area Panel Community Award ceremony local MP Meg Munn was on hand at the Town Hall to present awards to people who do that extra bit for the community they live in. There were 20 awards in all, but one stood out in …

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 Sheffield Projects at the Heart of ‘Paying the Price’

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Sheffield MP Meg Munn visited two projects last week ahead of the launch of Paying the Price, the government strategy for tackling prostitution in the UK.   Meg, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equality, visited SWWOP …

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 Sheffield Council - a Gay Friendly Employer

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn today congratulated Sheffield City Council on being named the 5th most ‘gay friendly’ employer in the country. The figures come from Stonewall, a gay activist group that manages the ‘Workplace Equality …

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 Meg in training

Thursday, January 12, 2006

As part of The People’s Movement, Sheffield’s Physical Activity Revolution, Heeley MP Meg Munn shares her journal as she tries to stay motivated and physically active during the festive period, and prepares to run the ‘Race for …

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 Meg recycles Christmas cards to save woods and trees.

Monday, January 9, 2006

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to Tesco’s and the Woodland Trusts Christmas Card Recycling Scheme - which is now running for the fifth consecutive year.   Recycling bins will be in Tesco stores and people can …

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