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 Festive cheer at Heeley Development Trust

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Local MP Meg Munn dropped in on Heeley Development Trust to catch up on their future plans and found they were having Christmas drinks, and was happy to join in. The Trust does excellent work in the local community and they discussed with Meg their …

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 Visiting our City Farm

Friday, December 21, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn wanted to visit community groups in the constituency in the days before Christmas. Heeley City Farm has been an important part of the local community for nearly 25 years, working well with local people and providing expert …

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 Visiting Tiddlywinks

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the Tiddlywinks Children’s centre in Arbourthorne to meet the children and staff as they prepare for Christmas. She also discussed with staff the various ways they are helping parents obtain …

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 Meg’s 2007 Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

This year pupils from Bankwood School were asked to design local MP Meg Munn’s 2007 Christmas card. Each year Meg chooses a local school or young people’s community group to design her card and this year’s winning entry was …

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 Welcome to Heeley!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A new sign for Heeley has been officially opened by local MP Meg Munn. This welcoming sign has been sponsored by Heeley Development Trust with support from the local community, elected representatives and Police.   Meg is pictured with …

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 Switching on Heeley Christmas Lights

Friday, December 7, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn was on hand on a wet and windy Thursday evening to join Santa and the local community to switch on the Christmas lights at Heeley Green. The festivities were organised by Heeley Development Trust and sponsored by local businesses. …

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 Discussing Sheffield health issues

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Chairman David Stone and Chief Executive Andrew Cash of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to discuss recent developments in the delivery of health provision for her constituents. Meg was keen to hear …

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 Mundella Fayre

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Meg called in to her old primary school, Mundella, for their Christmas Fayre. She saw a number of old friends, and had a good time taking part in the proceedings.   Meg said:   "There was a great atmosphere with the children really …

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 Update on Greenhill Library

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Meg Munn has been campaigning to reduce anti-social behaviour at Greenhill Library and went to see the security measures that have recently been installed. Staff told Meg that the new perimeter fence at the rear of the building, plus increased …

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 Heeley Development Trust visit

Monday, November 19, 2007

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Heeley Development Trust to see their new premises. The Trust have made the Thirlwell Road site their new home after deciding to develop their old site into a community hub. Meg met the dedicated team whose role …

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 Westwick Off-licence news

Thursday, November 15, 2007

At the beginning of this year Heeley MP, Meg Munn, raised concerns about an application for an alcohol license for a shop in Greenhill Westwick News and Booze on Westwick Crescent. This followed representations from local people who were worried …

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 Local Mosque raise Pakistan worries

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Members of the Makki Mosque in Heeley constituency recently met local MP Meg Munn to discuss the current situation in Pakistan. They expressed to Meg the worries in their families and community with the current situation in Pakistan. Although …

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 Computers for Schools

Friday, November 9, 2007

Local MP Meg Munn presented equipment to pupils from 5 local schools in Heeley constituency at this year’s Tesco Computer for Schools presentation at the Tesco store in Woodseats. The programme is in its 14th year and involves schools …

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 Phone mast concerns

Monday, November 5, 2007

Residents of James Andrew Close, Greenhill, recently raised with Meg Munn a number of concerns regarding a phone mast application that had been submitted to the local authority for the local BT telephone exchange. Meg sent a letter on the 3rd …

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 Celebration of volunteering young people

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

An event to celebrate volunteering by young people was recently held which Meg was pleased to attend. During the celebration various awards and certificates were given out to the young people for their volunteering.   The event was held at …

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 Meg visits Heeley Parish Church

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Heeley Parish Church near Anns Grove School in her constituency. Whilst there Reverend Tony Patterson and Children’s Co-ordinator Carl Thompson discussed with Meg their proposals for new facilities to expand …

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 Further Help for Children and Families in Gleadless

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the new Sure Start Children’s Centre at Valley Park School in Gleadless. Local Sure Start projects ensure the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education, childcare, …

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 Gleadless Valley ‘Week of Action’

Sunday, October 28, 2007

As part of their work with local communities, Woodseats SNA, (Safer Neighbourhood Area), organised a week of action for Gleadless Valley. Meg was keen to see for herself the work being done so went out and about with two of the area’s Police …

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 The new Jordanthorpe Health Centre opens

Friday, October 26, 2007

The new state-of-the-art 6million Jordanthorpe health centre has officially opened. Local MP Meg Munn visited the centre, which will serve over 3,500 people in Jordanthorpe and surrounding areas.   Meg said:   ‘It is a …

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 Meeting the new University Vice-Chancellor

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Professor Keith Burnett, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. Professor Burnett took up his post earlier this month following the retirement of Professor Bob Boucher. They discussed the …

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 Talking to ‘Plexus’

Friday, October 12, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn was interviewed for a new Sheffield magazine that is being published to network all churches citywide. Plexus, a church resource magazine, is now on its 5th edition and was keen to interview Meg, a Methodist, for their next issue. …

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 “Keep Warm this Winter” in Heeley

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is supporting the work the Warm Front scheme does in Heeley to help the vulnerable keep warm and stay healthy.   The Warm Front scheme tackles fuel poverty by installing central heating and heat saving insulation …

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 Planning Local Health Care

Friday, October 5, 2007

Along with fellow Sheffield MPs Angela Smith and Clive Betts, Meg met Sheffield Primary Care Trust (PCT) Chair, Tony Pedder and Chief Executive, Jan Sobieraj. They discussed progress since the four Sheffield Primary Care Trusts amalgamated into one …

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 Meg visits local Lloyds TSB

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited staff at the Lloyds TSB branch on City Road in the constituency. Whilst there staff discussed with Meg the services they offer and the work they do with local community organisations and charities.   Meg …

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 New Deal for Carers

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The government wants to know what carers think they should be doing to help and Meg went along to Sheffield Carers Centre to get their views. At the monthly coffee morning the top priorities included more and better information for carers especially …

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 A new vision for Woodthorpe

Monday, September 3, 2007

Earlier this year tenants in Woodthorpe voted for their homes to transfer from Sheffield Homes, the Arms Length Management Organisation of Sheffield City Council, to the Acis Group. As part of the transfer a sum of 24 million became available for …

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 Boost for community sports in Meersbrook

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Meg Munn MP visited Meersbrook Park to celebrate the opening of the double diamond skate bowl. Thanks to 50,000 in funding from Barclays Spaces for Sports, this has transformed the area and provided a sports site for local young people and …

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 All Saints Multi Sports

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Part of the activities arranged for children during the summer holidays involved All Saints Sports Centre holding a Multi Sports holiday club recently. Meg visited so see for herself the range of facilities available for the children to try for …

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 Meeting local faith leaders

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn held a meeting with faith leaders from Heeley constituency recently. She organises these meetings regularly throughout the year to discuss current issues. Various items came up for discussion at this meeting including dealing with …

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 Visiting the Fayre

Monday, August 27, 2007

Meg attended the Sheffield Fayre 2007 on Bank Holiday Monday. The Fayre is held in Norfolk Heritage Park, the perfect venue for the horticultural marquee, community marquees, craft stalls, farmers market and the various attractions for children. …

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 New Jordanthorpe Health Centre Nears Completion

Friday, August 10, 2007

Local MP Meg Munn went to see the progress being made on the construction of the new 6million health care facility in Jordanthorpe. This facility is due to open by mid-October, with the dental services part opening in March 2008.   This new …

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 Meg pops into Painted Fabrics

Monday, August 6, 2007

Meg Munn recently visited Painted Fabrics residential home in Norton during their regular coffee morning. She chatted with residents and friends who attend the weekly get-together, which is run by parishioners of Meadowhead Christian Fellowship …

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 Visiting Jordanthorpe Co-operative

Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Co-operative store in Jordanthorpe Shopping Centre is a familiar location for the customers who use it. It has been there since the centre opened over 30 years ago. Recently the Co-operative Society completed a 100,000 refurbishment and Meg …

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 National Play Day a sunny success

Thursday, August 2, 2007

A recent event for National Play Day was held at Norfolk Park. After recent bad weather the sun shone brilliantly, it was a welcome sight as were the hundreds of children and parents enjoying themselves free of charge.   There were a …

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 Sheffield Decent Homes reach ‘half-way’ milestone

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Over half of the homes in Sheffield have now reached the Decent Homes Standard and Heeley MP Meg Munn was on hand to celebrate in Arbourthorne at the home of Mr & Mrs Poulsen of Dagenham Drive.   Meg said:   “This is an …

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 Constable Road Co-op store visit

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

When visiting the Co-operative store on Constable Road in Gleadless Valley recently Heeley MP Meg Munn discussed with store staff the benefits of the neighbourhood policing team. They advised Meg that they have good local contacts to tackle any …

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 Meg supports Crime Prevention measures

Monday, July 16, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Area team in Arbourthorne on their recent crime prevention awareness campaign. The Crime Prevention van is highly visible, and residents come along for friendly advice on …

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 Meg visits Arbourthorne Co-op

Friday, July 13, 2007

As part of Usdaw’s campaign, ‘It’s Your Store... Respect It’, Labour and Co-operative MP Meg Munn visited the Co-operative supermarket on Northern Avenue in Arbourthorne. Whilst there Duty Manager Stephen Cowley discussed a …

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 Respecting Shop workers at Heeley Green

Friday, July 13, 2007

On a recent visit to Heeley Co-operative store, Heeley MP Meg Munn discussed with the Area Manager Wayne Beeden and Store Manager Joan Mazzie the work being done by the Co-operative Society to ensure that they only sell alcohol and cigarettes to …

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 U Can Shine!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with representatives from the organisation U Can Shine. The group has been involved with a number of schools in Sheffield, including Woodthorpe Community Primary School in Heeley constituency. They are a …

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 South Yorkshire Festival

Monday, July 9, 2007

Thankfully the rain held off to provide a sunny day for this year's South Yorkshire Festival, held as usual at Wortley Hall. As it was also International Co-operative Day there were many co-operative stalls as well as a wide range of …

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 Meeting the UK Youth Parliament

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Meg Munn MP and Clive Betts MP recently met members of the UK Youth Parliament - a national organisation made up of over 400 Members of the Youth Parliament and their Deputies. They are aged 11-18 and the Parliament gives young people a voice in the …

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 Visiting the Church

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Meg was invited to visit Meersbrook United Reformed Church to hear about the plans to rebuild the church. The idea is not only to have a new church but to create the Meersbrook Centre as a local venue for the community, available both for the groups …

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 Meg visits probation hostel

Friday, June 22, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn today visited the Norfolk Park Probation Hostel in her constituency. Meg went to discover more about the services they offer, and the systems they have in order to help rehabilitate offenders when they leave prison.   Meg …

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 Meg supports keeping Graves Park green

Monday, June 11, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn was surprised to see reported in the press that ‘all Sheffield MPs’ support the relocation of St Luke’s Hospice to the Norton Nursery site at Graves Park, this is incorrect she does not support any such …

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 Meeting local Police Community Support Officers

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn met local Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) in Lowedges recently to discuss their work in the area. The PCSO’s are part of the Safer Neighbourhood Area Team which are central in the government’s policing …

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 Debating at Meersbrook Bank

Saturday, June 9, 2007

At the invitation of teacher Hilary Moulden local MP Meg Munn recently visited Year 4 pupils at Meersbrook Bank Primary School. Meg talked about her work as the Member of Parliament for Heeley constituency and the honour she feels representing the …

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 Celebrating 150 not out!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated its 150th birthday! To commemorate the event they held an exhibition which Meg attended.   The photo shows Meg with Vernon Tolson, Events Manager.   For further details: …

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 Improving support for disabled children

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has backed a new package of policies that will improve support for disabled children and their families.   The new multi-million pound funding announced by the Government earlier this month will be used to …

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 Ensuring Safer Body Piercing

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Meg attended the launch of a new leaflet aimed at teenagers considering having their body pierced. This initiative is led by her constituent Christina Anderson, whose son Daniel died 4 years ago from septicaemia after having his lip pierced. …

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 Massage at Lower Meadow

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Lower Meadow Primary School on the Batemoor estate. The school was established a couple of years ago, a merger of Hazelbarrow and Dr John Bingham’s Primary Schools. Meg saw at first hand how the …

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 Looking for a Woodthorpe Lollypop

Monday, May 14, 2007

Woodthorpe Community Primary School has been looking for a lollypop man/woman. Shannen Nobrega, a Year 6 pupil and School Councillor, contacted local MP Meg Munn for help. Meg visited the school to help lead a campaign to find the right person to …

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 Meadowhead pupils watch democracy in action

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

At the invitation of Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn, ten Meadowhead pupils attended the local elections count to see democracy in action. The pupils watched from the balcony the counting of votes, and saw many of the ward election results read out. …

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 Chancellor visits Bankwood SureStart

Monday, May 7, 2007

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon. Gordon Brown MP, joined Heeley MP Meg Munn on a visit to the recently opened Bankwood Surestart Children’s Centre.  Mr Brown was eager to see the result of investment in children’s early …

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 Visiting the Sheffield Homes call centre

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Meg Munn MP recently visited Sheffield Home’s new south Sheffield call centre based in Norfolk Park. The call centre was opened in December last year and has had a big impact on the way Sheffield Homes deals with their tenants concerns. The …

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 Meg visits our City farm

Monday, April 30, 2007

Whilst out and about recently Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, popped into the multi-award winning Heeley City Farm to browse over the plants and flowers on sale, and to have a bite to eat in its cafe. The Farm is a leader in environmental …

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 Neighbourhood Wardens Success

Monday, April 30, 2007

On a recent visit to Sheffield Homes Lowedges office, local MP Meg Munn met the Neighbourhood Wardens who have had a tremendous positive impact for the local community. The role of the wardens is to engage with local people and communities; to work …

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 Questions at breakfast

Monday, April 30, 2007

Meg’s church has a monthly breakfast get together for men, sometimes with their kids. She was invited to go along recently to speak about her life as MP and Minister in the Government. Various questions were asked including about her my faith …

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 Decent Homes in Sheffield Heeley

Saturday, April 28, 2007

The multi-million pound government ‘Decent Homes’ scheme has received much applause from residents as local MP Meg Munn found out on a recent visit. The scheme is bringing every council house to modern living standards by 2010 by …

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 Securing Greenhill Homes

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sheffield Homes Vice-chair Councillor Ray Satur showed Heeley MP Meg Munn the new fencing that has been erected around council houses in the Greenhill area. The homes behind Greenhill library have experienced a number of problems with anti-social …

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 Meg visits new Anns Grove School

Friday, April 27, 2007

Local MP Meg Munn visited Anns Grove School to see the very impressive new building they have moved into. The new building is next to the old school premises, and the differences are clear for everyone to see. The structure is fit for 21st century …

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 Speaking at the Lobby to End Ageism

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Help the Aged recently held a lobby in Westminster Central Hall to focus attention on ending ageism. Meg was the keynote speaker at the event, which brought together about 250 people from around the UK to lobby their MPs.   For further …

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 Meg - ‘The Time Detective’

Thursday, April 12, 2007

During the Parliamentary recess Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has been out and about in her constituency. She today joined children at Norfolk Heritage Park for ‘The Time Detective’ event run by the Park and Environment Rangers. The …

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 Walking for Health

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined members of the Health Walk Scheme on their walk in Graves Park. The glorious weather conditions made it ideal for a stroll in one of Sheffield’s most beautiful green spaces. The Health Walk scheme …

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 Arbourthorne welcomes Schools Minister

Thursday, March 29, 2007

On a recent visit to Arbourthorne Community Primary, Schools Minister Jim Knight MP with local MP Meg Munn observed the continuing investment in education in Sheffield at its best. The Minister was given a tour of the new building before meeting …

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 Schools Minister visits Woodthorpe Primary

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Woodthorpe Primary recently welcomed the Schools Minister Jim Knight MP, accompanied by local MP Meg Munn. The Minister was given a tour of the new building and joined in with part of a Year 6 maths lesson where the children were celebrating their …

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 Meg visits the new Meadowhead School

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Meg Munn MP recently visited the new £21 million Meadowhead School. The building opened in January, with the old building being demolished. This new facility comes 5 years after Meadowhead received Language College status and has excelled ever …

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 The new Sheffield station opens

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn today attended the opening of the new multi-million pound redeveloped Sheffield Midland Station. The project has taken a number of years to complete, and is a shining example of the redevelopment that Sheffield is …

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 Meg delighted with new childcare facility at Bankwood

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn officially opened the new Sure Start children’s centre at Bankwood School in Gleadless. Sure Start is the project established to help get the best start in life for every child by bringing together early education, …

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 Visiting Norfolk Community Primary School

Monday, March 12, 2007

Meg Munn MP recently visited pupils at Norfolk Community Primary School in her constituency to see how they are getting on since she opened the environmentally friendly building nearly 2 ? years ago. The school lies in the heart of the regeneration …

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 Heeley MP welcomes wage increase

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the news that more than a million workers, two thirds of them low paid women, will benefit from a rise in the National Minimum Wage from £5.35 to £5.52 an hour from October.   The …

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 Visiting the Sheffield Archives

Monday, March 5, 2007

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley MP, visited the local archives to examine the surviving records of the people, especially women, who worked to abolish slavery 200 years ago. She was shown a number of documents including papers of the Sheffield …

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 Residents show their refurbished properties to local MP

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sheltered housing residents in Heeley showed their transformed flats to Meg Munn, Sheffield MP for Heeley and local Councillor Rosemary Telfer recently. They are amongst almost 11,000 tenants who have benefited from the Decent Homes programme of …

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 Visiting Woodseats Allotment Project

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn today visited the Woodseats Allotment Project, off Abbey Lane in Woodseats. It is a project which was established in 2000 and is a unique development offering a wide range of activities to adults with learning …

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 Success for residents ‘under-pass’ campaign

Friday, February 16, 2007

Residents of the Guildford Grange extra care scheme have won their campaign to travel safely across the road on their scooters thanks to money from the Park Heeley Area Panel. An existing underpass currently only has steps, and is impassable by …

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 Meeting a children’s writer at Jordanthorpe Library

Friday, February 16, 2007

Lynne Chapman, a Sheffield writer and illustrator of children’s books, recently held a workshop for 4-7 year olds at Jordanthorpe Library, and local MP Meg Munn went along to meet her. Lynne read from one of her books to the children; who …

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 A Valentine Clean up in Arbourthorne Pond

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Arbourthorne Pond received its valentine present this year in the form of a community clean up. Local MP Meg Munn and Councillor John Robson joined members of the local community and members from the Environment Agency, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, and …

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 Heeley Advice Centre AGM

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn attended Heeley Advice Centre’s Annual General Meeting to find out what they had been up to over the past year. Their important community work included assisting local residents to claim £342,000 in benefits, plus …

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 Lunch in Norfolk Park

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Norfolk Heritage Park Luncheon Club welcomed Heeley MP Meg Munn and Councillor John Robson for a bite to eat recently. Members of the club enjoy a three course lunch, followed by a game of bingo, while overlooking Sheffield from the fantastic …

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 Visiting Roshni

Monday, January 29, 2007

As part of her Ministerial duties, Meg visited the Roshni Asian Women's Resource Centre in Sheffield. Meg presented certificates to women who had gained a certificate from the Open College Network, and gave the following speech. The centre, …

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 Heeley MP marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Friday, January 26, 2007

On and around Saturday 27th January, schools, local communities and faith groups from across the UK will join together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Thousands of events are being held across the country to commemorate all those who suffered at the …

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 MP delighted at Sure Start progress

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the site of the new Sure Start children’s centre at Bankwood School in Gleadless. Sure Start is the project established to help ensure the best start in life for every child by bringing together …

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 Pillars of the Community

Friday, January 19, 2007

Pillars of a Sheffield community were recently presented with awards at a ceremony organised by the City Council’s Park/Heeley Area Panel. Heeley MP Meg Munn and Panel Chair Cllr John Robson handed out 28 awards to unsung heroes who make a …

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