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 Interviewed for ‘Dan Aid’ DVD

Monday, December 21, 2009

Meg Munn MP was recently interviewed for a DVD which will be included in the ‘Dan Aid’ resource pack. In the interview she spoke about her involvement in securing better regulation for the body piercing industry, and what more is needed …

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 Differences over Meersbrook allotment fencing

Thursday, December 17, 2009

On a snowy day Meg Munn MP met members of Meersbrook Allotment committee to discuss their dispute with local residents about erecting secure fencing around the site.   The allotment users believe the instillation of a fence would keep their …

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 Talking about everything at Ann’s Grove School

Monday, December 14, 2009

MP for Sheffield Heeley Meg Munn visited Ann’s Grove primary school to take part in a question and answer session with year five and year six pupils.  The young people wanted to know more about a range of topics, from what Meg has done to …

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 Heeley Advice Centre – important to the community

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Meg Munn MP recently had a meeting with the hard working staff at Heeley Advice Centre to discuss the important work they do within the community. Among the issues discussed was a looming financial problem that may affect their ability to continue. …

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 “There’s only one St Wilfrid’s”

Monday, December 7, 2009

Meg Munn MP recently visited St Wilfrid’s centre, on Queen’s Road, to learn about the great work it does providing support and education in a caring and welcoming environment. Director Kevin Bradley told Meg about their personal …

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 Making Jewellery in class

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn attended the jewellery making class provided by Gleadless Valley Community Forum held at the local Methodist Church. The class is part of a six week course to teach the art of making a range of jewellery …

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 The Blastoff Final

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The finals of the Blastoff city wide Tournament was held at Goals sports ground in Heeley constituency recently. Local MP Meg Munn was in attendance to watch the matches and give out certificate to competitors.   Meg said:   "It was …

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 Boiled sweets in Heeley

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited sweet factory of Maxons in Heeley constituency. A family run business; Maxons has been producing boiled sweets such as the famous ‘Yorkshire mixture’ for many years. The small company employs over 20 …

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 Using Greenhill’s outdoors

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with the Headmistress and members of the management and governor team of Greenhill Primary school.  They discussed various issues such as traffic calming needs in the area around the school, and …

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 Dining out at St Michael’s Church

Monday, November 23, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently went to visit the lunch club at St Michel’s Church on Lowedges Road. The club has been running for over 35 years and they enjoy various outings throughout the year. This week the lunch get-together started with a …

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 The questioning pupils of Bankwood

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meg Munn MP was recently subjected to an intense Q&A by year six class at Bankwood Primary School. The questions covered a range of issues including the amount she has to travel, if she has ever been on the London Eye, and why she is called a MP …

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 Praising Pods whilst Sparkling and Shining

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meg Munn MP attended the opening of the new Praise Pods and a ‘Sparkle and Shine’ Assembly at Arbourthorne Community Primary School. The Praise Pods are an area in the school where the children are congratulated for achieving the schools …

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 Game, set and match at Beauchief Tennis Club

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Beauchief Tennis Club and was shown around the facilities by John Bradshaw, a member of the clubs committee. He explained to Meg that they were celebrating their 70th year in existence and were as busy …

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 ‘Simply asking’ the animals at Graves Park

Monday, November 2, 2009

Graves Park Animal Farm provides a home to some of the rarest breeds of farm animals in the country. You can get up close and personal with Tamworth pigs; Highland cattle and Jacob sheep, plus goats, donkeys, waterfowl and many more. Meg Munn MP …

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 Meeting east sector police commanders

Friday, October 30, 2009

MP for Sheffield Heeley, Meg Munn recently had a crime review meeting with police commanders of the east sector of the city, which takes in much of Heeley constituency. They discussed how crime rates have reduced over the last twelve months, and the …

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 Meg agrees to “be the girl you want to be”

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with members of the GoldDigger Trust who provide the “I’m the girl I want to be” course at Greenhill Methodist Church. The course is an opportunity for girls to get together, form …

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 Heeley faith leaders meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley hosted a breakfast meeting with faith leaders from across Heeley constituency recently. It was the latest in a regular series of meetings that Meg holds with them and provides an opportunity to discuss a wide range …

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 ‘In the Frame’ with Heeley Art Club

Monday, October 26, 2009

Recently the ‘Sheffield-In the Frame’ exhibition was displayed at the Winter Gardens with work provided solely by the Heeley Art Club.  Meg went to see the work on show, which ranged from the Sheffield skyline to the surrounding …

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 Visiting Barnabus

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley recently visited the “Barnabus” drop in session at Greenhill Methodist Church. The youth club opens its doors on a Thursday after school, for local children to drop in for some refreshments, to chat and …

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 Question time at Meadowhead

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn visited Meadowhead School to take part in a question and answer session with year 10 students. The pupils had been learning about politics in their PSHE lessons (Personal, social and health education), and Meg’s visit was an …

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 Enjoying time at Hazlehurst

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the residents of Hazlehurst care home, Dyche Drive Jordanthorpe. They discussed a variety of issues, and she learnt about the many activities that are provided for them such as Thai Chi. She met those on …

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 Taking in the history of Beauchief Abbey

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meg recently revisited Beauchief Abbey, to see again this important building in the history of what is now South Sheffield. Established as an Abbey it is now used as a church every Sunday, and stages various events during the year.   Meg …

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 Teaming up with Tesco

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn went to the Woodseats Tesco store for the presentation of equipment for local schools and clubs. She was joined by students from Green Hill and Mundella Primary Schools. Tesco for Schools and Clubs enables schools and clubs to …

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 Walking in the Woods

Friday, October 9, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn visited the Beauchief Environment Group to see the results of the hard work they have been putting into maintaining the area around Beauchief Abbey. She went on the round walk through Ladies Spring Wood, past the Beauchief ponds …

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 The hardworking team at Manor Clinic

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Manor Clinic on Ridgeway Road to see the facilities available. Meg saw a plethora of different projects - from speech therapy classes to physiotherapy sessions. She also spoke to community nurses and health …

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 Meg the Lollipop Lady

Monday, September 28, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spent time as a crossing patrol warden outside Norton Free, a primary school in Heeley constituency.   Meg said   “My short time as a crossing patrol warden reminded me how important the wardens are. …

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 ‘From Good to Great’

Friday, September 25, 2009

MP for Heeley Meg Munn recently went to ‘from good to great’ – an event organised by Woodthorpe Primary School. It was an opportunity for head teacher Chris Thew to talk with staff, parents, governors and pupils about their recent …

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 Meeting the kids at the Woodthorpe Children’s Centre

Friday, September 25, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Woodthorpe Children’s Centre, one of the Sure Start centre’s in the city. The centre provides a wide range of services, from childcare to training to group sessions for Dads. Meg had the opportunity to …

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 Visiting the Forum

Thursday, September 17, 2009

MP for Heeley Meg Munn recently visited Lowedges Community and Safety Forum and met their partnership manager Rosin Birk. Rosin brought Meg up-to-date with developments with the Forum since Meg’s last visit.   The Forum helps people in …

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 Carfield Farm Community Garden

Monday, September 14, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Carfield Farm Community Garden, located on Meersbrook Allotments. The garden has been run by the Friends of Heeley and Meersbrook Allotments since 2001 when they successfully contested plans to sell Carfield Farm …

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 Inspireational Centre

Monday, September 14, 2009

Meg Munn recently visited the Spires Centre in Arbourthorne. The centre is run by Arbourthorne Community Church and puts on a range of activities for all ages for the local community. The centre regularly gets around 50 children and young people …

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 On the beat in Arbourthorne

Friday, September 11, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spent time on the beat in Arbourthorne with Sergeant Ian Holland and PC Simon Fysh from the Safer Neighbourhood Area Team. The officers confirmed to Meg that crime rates are continuing to fall in the area and that …

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 Meeting the Wednesday lunch club

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently dined with members of Spires Lunch Club in Arbourthorne. The club meets every Wednesday at the Spires Centre on East Bank Road and is run by Arbourthorne Community Church.   Meg said:   “There is a …

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 Roving surgery in Woodseats

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meg undertook one of her regular ‘roving surgeries’ recently in the Woodseats area of the constituency. The households receive a leaflet telling them that Meg will be in the area during a specified time/day and advising them to put the …

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 The new Norfolk Park Health Centre

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Meg recently held a site meeting to learn more about the proposed new health centre for Norfolk Park. It will be built at the junction of Park Grange Road and Beldon Road as a replacement for the existing Norfolk Park medical centre. The new centre …

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 Improving housing across Woodthorpe

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited residents in Woodthorpe to see the work being undertaken to their homes by the Acis Group Housing Association. She wanted to see first hand the improvements that have been made and talk to the residents …

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 Learning the ropes as a neighbourhood warden

Thursday, August 13, 2009

During the summer holiday many young people find they are looking for something to do, such as playing football or netball. But a group of children on Woodthorpe have taken the opportunity to become neighbourhood wardens for a week. Local MP Meg …

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 On the beat in Woodthorpe

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently spent time patrolling around Woodthorpe with officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Area (SNA) Team. She wanted to hear about the work they are doing to tackle anti-social behaviour.  Meg was particularly …

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 Scarecrows in the Park

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Whilst out and about MP Meg Munn visited one of the most popular free events that Sheffield City Council’s Ranger Service hold during the summer months. Scarecrows in the Park recently took place in Graves Park, and Meg went along to help …

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 Kids Club on Jordanthorpe

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the Methodist Christian Fellowship’s holiday kids club on Jordanthorpe. Meg wanted to see what activities local children were getting up to during the long summer break. She found out that the children take …

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 Building natural shelters

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined people from across the city to learn how to build natural shelters. The event was held in Rowlston Woods in Gleadless and was organised by the Sheffield Ranger Service. The rangers showed people how to …

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 A new home for Talbot School

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Talbot Secondary School, a special school for pupils with mental and physical disabilities. The school has relocated to the new Newfield Secondary School site as part of its redevelopment under the …

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 Excellent progress at Woodthorpe School

Monday, July 20, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Woodthorpe Community Primary School to congratulate staff on the success of their recently announced results. The School has had a dramatic improvement in Maths and Science, with English also showing improvement. …

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 Mount View Girls Brigade 75th celebrations

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Meg was delighted to attend the 75th anniversary celebrations of Mount View Methodist Girls Brigade. She was a member of the Mount View Brigade from the age of 5 until she left home at 18 to go to university. The weekend celebrations included an …

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 Meeting the new head at Norton College

Friday, July 10, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently met with Andrew Cropley, the new Executive Director of Norton College. Andrew takes over from Alan Stewart who left in June. His previous role was Commanding Officer at the Royal Navy Defence School of Languages in …

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 Success for SOVA

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has been campaigning against the City Council’s decision to cut funding for SOVA (Supporting Others Through Volunteer Action). She was alerted to the funding problem when constituents Kay Hamilton and Carolyn Spray …

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 Policing discussions

Monday, July 6, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn met with South Yorkshire East Sector Police chiefs recently to discuss various issues. Joining the meeting was Pim Waldeck, the Dutch Ambassador to the UK, who was shadowing Meg for the day.   At the meeting the police …

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 Visiting Woodthorpe Community Primary

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Woodthorpe Community Primary School. She met with Headteacher Chris Thew to discuss a number of issues, including the expansion of the Surestart children’s centre on the site and the hope of higher …

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 Going Dutch

Monday, June 29, 2009

During a recent roving surgery MP Meg Munn was joined by the Netherlands Ambassador, Pim Waldeck, who was visiting Sheffield for the day. Since being elected Meg has held roving surgeries across the constituency. They involve householders receiving …

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 ‘Recycle your bike’

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On a recent visit to Heeley Development Trust, local MP Meg Munn was shown around their impressive bike recycling project, ReCycleBikes. It is a not-for-profit workshop run by the Trust, its range of services include - repairs, servicing, new and …

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 ‘Respect’ in the community

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently met with members of the Makki Mosque to discuss a range of issues. One of these was the ‘Respect’ campaign which involves the Mosque, South Yorkshire Police, Heeley Development Trust and others campaigning …

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 On the beat with Community Support Officers

Monday, June 8, 2009

Since their introduction in the area in 2006 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have proved a success with local communities. Heeley MP Meg Munn, who voted for their introduction in the 2002 Police Reform Act, recently spent some time with …

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 The valued community forum in Gleadless

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gleadless Valley Community Forum is a much valued organisation in the community. It provides support for local people to obtain qualifications, job advice, runs activities for young people and much more. However, as local MP Meg Munn found out on a …

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 Meg visits Gleadless Lunch Club

Monday, June 1, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently dropped by the Gleadless Lunch Club on one of her regular visits around the constituency. The Club is based at the United Reform Church on Hollisend Road in Gleadless, and has been in operation for over two decades. …

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 A new era for Newfield

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the new multi-million pound school building at Newfield Secondary School. It was built as part of the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme – the biggest ever investment in educational …

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 Rejuvenation continues in Norfolk Park

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn was recently invited by Places for People to visit the final section of houses they are building during the redevelopment of the Norfolk Park area. This section of Norfolk Park also includes 9 bungalows for rent, popular with …

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 Roving around in Heeley

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

During one of her regular roving surgeries around Heeley constituency MP Meg Munn met constituent Vicky Anderson who lobbied her about the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Vicky, who is a student at Sheffield University, has been …

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 Speaking Up for Advocacy

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited by Darren Lee to visit the organisation Speaking Up for Advocacy (SUFA) who provide a wide range of services for adults with learning disabilities. They have a focus on helping them present their views and opinions to …

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 Springs Academy pupils quiz Meg

Monday, May 18, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn was invited to Springs Academy to talk to a group of girls about her job as the local Member of Parliament. The school is keen to raise the aspirations of girls and are inviting women from a range of professions to visit and talk …

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 Silver Surfers in Heeley

Friday, May 15, 2009

Meg was invited to drop in on a ‘UK on-line’ session for the over 55s at Heeley Advice Centre. Maxine Bowler from Heeley Development Trust (HDT) has been appointed as the older learners ‘Digital Inclusion Champion’ for …

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 Prime Minister officially opens Springs Academy

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn joined Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he officially opened Sheffield Springs Academy in Arbourthorne. The school, formally known as Myrtle Springs, has been transformed over the last 18 months with a new building and in …

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 Meg visits innovative Castle College redevelopment

Monday, May 11, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Castle College in her constituency to see the progress of the building of its new premises. Meg was shown around the new site by Project Manager Alan Biggin, who explained how they aim to have a building which is …

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 Visiting Extra-Care Housing in Jordanthorpe

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the site of the Extra-Care Housing Scheme in Jordanthorpe being developed by the South Yorkshire Housing Association. White Willows, as it will be known, will replace the last existing tower block on …

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 Tillotson Park clean-up

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Tillotson Park in Heeley to see the work the local Neighbourhood Wardens have been doing to clear graffiti. The Warden’s organised with local people a programme to clean graffiti off play equipment, …

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 Checking the home care support for elderly people

Friday, April 17, 2009

Following concerns raised by various constituents, Meg went to visit the offices of Supporta, the organisation who provide home care locally. She raised with them the specific concerns and asked about the procedures they have to identify and correct …

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 City Farm commits to fighting Climate Change

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Local MP Meg Munn was on hand to witness the signing of the Third Sector Declaration on Climate Change by Heeley City Farm. The Declaration is intended as a statement of intent from Third Sector organisations to tackle the issue of climate change by …

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 Hearing from local Kurds

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with a Kurdistan family in her constituency to hear their concerns about the future of the region. They described their life under Saddam Hussein’s regime, and their hopes for the region as part of the new Iraq. …

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 Norton students visit Parliament

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn met with a group of students from Norton College when they visited Parliament recently. The Practical Skills for Independent Living group had been studying government and parliament and wanted to see the iconic building for …

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 Meg welcomes shortest NHS waiting lists

Thursday, March 26, 2009

  Heeley MP Meg Munn congratulates NHS hospital staff in Sheffield for achieving the shortest waiting lists since records began. New figures show that in Sheffield and across England the NHS has met its target to treat patients within a …

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 Heeley Energy Centre open day

Friday, March 20, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the open day of Heeley City Farm’s Energy Centre to see the latest energy saving initiatives on offer. The new addition to the centre is a kitchen which was built out of old pallets by a local craftsman. It …

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 Talking about water

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with Rob Salmon, Director of Corporate Affairs, and Louise King, Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Yorkshire Water to discuss their new business plan for the next 5 years. Details in the plan included …

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 Turmoil at Meersbrook Bank School

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Meersbrook Bank Community Primary School has been in turmoil following the resignations of Headteacher, Julie Robinson, and Chair of Governors, Sarah Browton. A number of parents felt they had been kept in the dark about the circumstances of these …

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 Recycling furniture for those who need help

Monday, March 9, 2009

The St.Vincent De Paul furniture store recycles donated furniture to local individuals and families who are in need. Over a twenty year period it has helped some of the city’s poorest and most vulnerable people.   Recently local MP Meg …

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 Meeting the Friends of Richmond Park

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently met with members of Friends of Richmond Park. Meg walked around the park while they outlined their proposals to improve its facilities, such as a BMX track and children’s play area. They are also working …

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 Street Dancers award

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The ‘Street Dancers’ group were recently presented with an award by Meg Munn MP at a Woodseats Safer Neighbourhood Area Community Service Ceremony. The award was in recognition of their work over the last year engaging young people in …

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 Thank you Tim

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn surprised Inspector Tim Ireland with an award recognising his hard work as he prepares to move to a different job in the police force. Tim was the outgoing Woodseats Safer Neighbourhood Area (SNA) Team Inspector. The award came …

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 Welcoming the Urban Rangers

Monday, February 9, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn handed out Achievement Awards to members of the Urban Rangers scheme at Woodseats Police station recently. This scheme was launched at the end of last year by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, working with South Yorkshire Police, …

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 Farmhouse Breakfasts at City Farm

Friday, February 6, 2009

During the recent cold spell young volunteers at Heeley City Farm have being trying out new hot breakfasts during Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Local MP Meg Munn joined the volunteers for breakfast and was treated to a warm hearty porridge with banana …

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 The ‘Outstanding’ Lowedges School

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lowedges Primary School continues to be a school on the up. Its latest Ofsted report gave it an ‘Outstanding’ rating, and local MP Meg Munn visited to see for herself the school’s progress.   Meg toured the school and then …

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 ‘5-a-day’ - the new healthy way

Monday, February 2, 2009

On a recent visit to Heeley City Farm local MP Meg Munn heard about a new programme called Food in Sheffield (5 A DAY). It aims to promote healthy eating in the city by working with local communities, community organisations, schools and the retail …

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 A changing NHS

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It is 60 years since the radical proposal for a National Health Service came to fruition and it has served the health of the country ever since. It is valued by the British people for the care and support it provides at a time when they need medical …

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 The ‘new’ Terminus Café

Monday, January 26, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn dropped into the Terminus Café in Lowedges to see the changes that the recent refurbishment had brought. This popular community café had been transformed – bright paintwork and new equipment has given it a very pleasing …

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 Visiting the Emmaus community

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the homeless charity Emmaus based near the Wicker. They are a social enterprise organisation based in a former cutlery workshop; they take in people who become homeless due to a variety of reasons, such …

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 Building ‘Decent Homes’

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The tower block flats on Callow Mount in Gleadless Valley are set for a huge transformation in the near future. The government funded regeneration Decent Homes scheme enters its latest phase as Meg Munn MP found out on a recent site visit. …

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 Sheffield Racial Equality Council developments

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited Sheffield Racial Equality Council (SREC) at their refurbished offices on the Wicker. She had a tour of the new offices and had discussions with staff and the board about future developments.   The SREC has …

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 Recycling Christmas Cards

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has once again given her support to the Woodland Trust and Tesco’s Christmas Card Recycling Scheme - now in its eighth year. Recycling bins will be in Tesco stores and people can deposit their cards until the end …

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