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 Helping women affected by violence

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Ashiana Sheffield project provides refuge and support to Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women and children who have been affected by violence, abuse and exploitation. Meg Munn MP recently visited to see how the staff, volunteers and …

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 Meg in the driving seat

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn joined local people and representatives from the NHS at a turf cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of building work on a new medical centre on Beldon Road, Norfolk Park.   The scheme has been commissioned by NHS …

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 Opening new wing of old school

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn officially opened the new wing of her old school, Mundella Primary, and was taken on a tour of the new facility by some of the current students. She also met class Yr 6 who asked her questions about what the school used to be like, …

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 Meg meets award-winning young entrepreneur

Monday, December 12, 2011

Meg Munn MP met constituent Alexander Gwynne just a few days before he picked up the Ambition AXA Award for enterprise at a prestigious ceremony in London.   Alexander is an 18-year-old Sheffield student who set-up his business, AG Paper …

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 Santa & helpers at Mount View

Monday, December 5, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn dropped in to Mount View Methodist Church on Derbyshire Lane to say hello to Santa and stock up on gifts for Christmas. The annual event was in full swing with lots of stalls, games for the children and a beautifully decorated …

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 Hallam University encouraging women scientists and engineers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

As part of her campaign to increase the numbers of women working in science, engineering and technology Meg Munn MP recently met with representatives from Sheffield Hallam University. She wants to ensure that Sheffield becomes the first choice for …

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 Gadgets and aids for the visually impaired

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

  Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Ravenscroft Bungalows, a support centre for people with visual impairments.  Situated in Richmond, the centre has all the latest gadgets and aids for people to test out before purchasing, ranging from …

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 Building up relationships

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently visited Stradbroke Road Day Centre, an support environment for people with profound multi learning difficulties.  The centre has space for around 18 users every weekday who take part in physio sessions, massage and there is …

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 Free equipment for local schools

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to visit the Tesco store in Woodseats for a presentation of equipment for schools in Heeley constituency. She was greeted by the store manager, Jon Taylor, who introduced her to children from Abbey Lane, Woodseats and …

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 Eating and learning

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ed Wydenbach, Chair of Governors at Newfield School, recently invited local MP Meg Munn to call in for lunch. She enjoyed pasta in a sweet chilli vegetable sauce in the company of six year 8 pupils. Five of the pupils had attended Mundella Primary …

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 Heritage Park give Meg’s ears a drumming

Friday, November 4, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to attend the assembly for Heritage Park Community School. It was a very special assembly because as well as existing pupils those young people who left last July were invited. The assembly started with a fantastic …

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 One 4 All greets Meg

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn went to visit One 4 All which is based in the second oldest building in Sheffield, a fantastic old barn on Morland Road.  The Manager, Steve Randall, gave Meg a guided tour of the facilities and could see for herself the …

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 MP swaps Question Time for milk time

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn celebrated ‘World School Milk Day 2011’ by visiting pupils and staff at Intake Pre-School. The school was one of thousands of schools across more than 40 countries taking part in celebrations dedicated to encourage …

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 Meeting the Minister

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Following new government proposals to raise ‘floor targets’ in primary schools local MP Meg Munn arranged a meeting at the Department for Education with Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP. She took Arbourthorne Primary school Headteacher …

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 Tennis making progress in attracting young players

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

As a long-standing tennis player local MP Meg Munn wanted to meet representatives of the Lawn Tennis Association to discuss their progress in attracting more people into the game. She met Gavin Sutcliffe, Tennis Development Manager for Yorkshire at …

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 Youth Offending Services serve up success!

Monday, October 10, 2011

  Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Millan Centre in Ecclesfield where the Youth Offending Service have a number of schemes for Sheffield’s young people, including the prevention boy’s cookery group who served up lunch for …

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 Roving in Graves Park

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn regularly holds roving surgeries around the constituency and recently undertook one in Graves Park. These surgeries enable Meg to see more of her constituents, to talk about local or national issues or for her to take up individual …

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 Out and about with our local police

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently accompanied PC David Struggles on a tour of areas of Gleadless Valley, Batesmoor and Jordanthorpe, focusing on locations that have previously suffered from crime and anti-social behaviour. Included was a visit to Heeley …

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 Examining the green projects in Graves Park

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Friends of Graves Park Nursery Scheme was recently visited by local MP Meg Munn who was given a tour of the various projects there. They included a wildlife area and pond, an Arboretum with rare trees, composting projects and various …

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 Providing vital help for local women

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alpha hospital, a medical facility situated in Sheffield Heeley constituency, was recently visited by local MP Meg Munn. She was met by Trish McCaffrey, the Nurse Director, Zsara Thomas, Business Development Director and Mark Tomalin, Chief …

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 Checking the progress of Woodthorpe houses

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Woodthorpe estate in order to check on the progress of developments to housing in the area by the ACIS housing company. She met Valerie Waby and Paul Woollam from ACIS, who told her about improvements being …

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 Light - for mums with postnatal depression

Friday, August 19, 2011

Light Sheffield are a group based in Lowedges in Heeley constituency which helps mums who are suffering from postnatal depression. During a recent visit Hayley Carter, a former sufferer and volunteer, spoke to local MP Meg Munn about the impact that …

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 The view from the top

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Oaks water tower in Norton to investigate the structure and use. She met Mark Jenkinson from Yorkshire Water, who told her about the tower’s importance for the surrounding area and how the water system works. …

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 New Medical Centre for East Bank

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A state of the art medical facility, the recently opened East Bank Medical Centre, offers a wide variety of medical services to patients including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and foreign travel advice. …

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 A stroll in the fresh air

Friday, August 5, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently joined a health walk in Greenhill Park to meet some of the walkers and get some fresh air. She met Sandra Dawson, a health walk leader and regular who discussed the importance of the scheme to people from all walks of life …

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 Thank you Mary

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Norfolk Community Primary School recently held a party to mark the retirement of Headteacher Mary Binns. The celebration was organised by the school and was attended by many local people including local MP Meg Munn, councillors, former and current …

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 Questions at Bankwood

Monday, August 1, 2011

Members of Y5 and Y6 at Bankwood Primary school recently had their local Member of Parliament visit for a question and answer session. Meg Munn was introduced to the pupils by headteacher, Fiona Connor, and then the group each had a range of …

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 Watching the allotment with Catch-22

Thursday, July 21, 2011

As a follow up to her visit earlier in the year Meg Munn MP went to the city centre offices of Catch-22 and then visited their flourishing allotment site. Catch-22 is a local charity working with young people and others who find themselves in …

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 Supporting Keith by changing the rules

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited constituent Keith Hall to find out how his health was following his recent operation to tackle dystonia. Keith and Meg first met in 2001when he asked her to press the government to allow a particular treatment for …

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 Promoting a positive environmental experience

Friday, July 15, 2011

Recently constituent Maxwell Ayamba came to see local MP, Meg Munn, to discuss the work of the Sheffield Black and Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (Shabeen). They work to try and ensure that everyone has a positive experience of their …

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 Delight as Woodland View stays open

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn is delighted that vulnerable dementia patients will not lose their homes following the decision by the NHS Sheffield board that Woodland View in Norton and Birch Avenue in Chapeltown will remain open. This follows a four-month …

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 On the radio at Arbourthorne Primary

Monday, July 4, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn visited Arbourthorne Community Primary School recently to be interviewed on the schools new radio station. She was asked probing questions, ranging from her tasks in the constituency to her feelings about Michael Gove, the …

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 Greenhill, Intake and Woodseats for Super-fast Broadband

Monday, June 27, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn is delighted at the recent news from BT that areas in her constituency are to benefit from the next phase of BT’s super-fast broadband deployment. Over 5,000 premises served …

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 Recycle Bikes!

Friday, June 24, 2011

As part of Green Bike Week local MP Meg Munn visited Heeley Development Trust to see their Recycle Bikes project. The independent, not for profit project specialises in recycle bike sales, service and repairs, youth and adult training, ride …

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 New Asda in Woodseats

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the newly opened Asda supermarket located in Woodseats on Chesterfield Road. The former Netto store is one of the first to be converted following the takeover of the chain by Asda.   It will stock more than …

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 Fantastic questions at Norfolk Park School

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meg Munn MP was grilled by class members of Year 6 at Norfolk Park Community Primary School during her visit recently. They were extremely interested in the work of an MP and what life is like travelling to London for work every week. The visit was …

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 Enjoying bingo then lunch

Friday, June 3, 2011

Meg Munn MP enjoyed a spot of bingo and followed with a tasty lunch at St Elizabeth’s Community Group Lunch Club recently. The lunch club is a large one, with over 40 people present at the time Meg was there.     The members ranged …

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 Bowling along at Guilford Grange

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn called into Guilford Grange in Arbourthorne recently to meet a number of residents. The facility is a purpose built ‘Extra Care’ Supported Housing Scheme for older people who require care and support to enable them to …

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 Supporting people with learning disabilities

Monday, May 23, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn MP recently visited HFT, a national charity offering services to adults with learning disabilities which has a local office in Heeley constituency. The two service managers, Anne-Marie and Matt, where keen to tell Meg what they can …

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 Getting Arty

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the art class being held at Woodthorpe Development Trust to meet some of the members and see some of the work on display. The art group are small in number, but big on enthusiasm and enjoyed showing Meg some of …

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 Woodthorpe Breastfeeding Drop-In Clinic

Monday, May 16, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited some new mums at the breastfeeding clinic held at the Woodthorpe Children’s Centre. The group, which has been in existence for at least five years, meet every week on a Tuesday afternoon, 1-3pm, and offers …

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 Meeting the Friends of Barbers Field

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Friends of Barbers Field recently invited local MP Meg Munn to visit and learn more about their plans for the area which is located in Woodseats. The Friends were formed to improve and increase the use of Barbers Field, tackle its current …

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 Richmond practice and patients

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Richmond Medical Centre to meet GPs and practise managers to discuss a range of issues affecting the centre and its patients. The main topics included the proposed GP led consortia, the Health Bill and work force …

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 Dining out in Lowedges

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The 40 pensioners about to enjoy their lunch at the weekly lunch club at the Community Centre on Gresley Road, Lowedges, were joined by local MP Meg Munn recently. The group were very welcoming and looking forward for their hearty roast beef dinner, …

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 Rafting at the Oakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Oakes Holiday Centre, situated in 90 acres of stunning scenery in Norton, to learn more about what happens at the renovated Georgian house. She met the Director of the centre, Dan Thaw, who explained that the …

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 Health Walks in Norfolk Park

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A group of local people out for a leisurely health walk in Norfolk Park were joined recently by local MP Meg Munn. This group of walkers has been in existence for at least 10 years and meets regularly, come rain or shine.   The group were …

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 Enjoying sport in the community

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently joined a group of around 30 children enjoying their Rounder’s and Basketball camp as part of the holiday Sport in the Community campaign.   Sport in the Community provides local clubs that introduce children …

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 Coffee and Cake - a lovely start to the day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently dropped in to a busy coffee morning at Gleadless Parish Church to catch up with constituents and enjoy a slice of the wonderful homemade cakes on offer.   The popular coffee morning has been running since October …

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 Heeley City Farm Spring Fayre

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently joined hundreds of local people at Heeley City Farm’s annual Spring Fayre. On a bright sunny day there were lots of stalls, a number of artistic performances including Boggarts Breakfast, The Generics and Unbeatable …

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 Stradbroke and the Housing Manager

Monday, April 18, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn organised a meeting with Sheffield Homes about anti-social behaviour that was occurring on the Stradbroke estate. She was accompanied to the meeting by members of the Stradbroke Tenants and Community Association (TACA) and they met …

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 The Norton Churchyard tree problem

Friday, April 15, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently called to see Reverend Geoffrey White of Norton Church to discuss a problem he was having at the church. She called while he was in the middle of filming an episode of the BBC hit series ‘This is England’, but …

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 Visiting Valley Park Primary

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Meg Munn MP called into Valley Park Primary school to meet the school council.  She heard that the children were very concerned over the future of Mayfield Valley Outdoor Centre. They told Meg about the importance of this facility and asked her …

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 Changes for BBC radio across Yorkshire

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently invited Gary Keown, the Editor of Radio Sheffield, to come and explain the changes affecting BBC Radio Stations across Yorkshire. Gary told Meg that Radio Sheffield, Radio York and Radio Leeds have started to …

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 Putting carers first

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meg Munn MP arranged a meeting with Eddie Sherwood, Director of Care and Support, and Josie Bennett, Head of Learning Disabilities, at Sheffield City Council concerning changes to services for adults with learning disabilities. Meg had recently met …

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 Kickz scheme gets thumbs up

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn got her running shoes on for a visit to Meersbrook Bank Primary School to take part in ‘Kickz for kids’. This programme is currently operating in several primary schools in the area, and is aimed at getting children …

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 Both work and volunteers increase for Samaritans

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meg Munn, MP for Heeley constituency, paid a visit to the Sheffield branch of the Samaritans charity in order to learn more about their work. She met the branch’s director, Bernie Hutchcroft, who told Meg that the Sheffield Samaritans work …

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 Sheffield rugby tackles homophobia

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn joined Sheffield Eagles at their recent match against Widnes Vikings to support their campaign tackling homophobia in rugby. The Eagles team carried their campaign message on their shirts, ‘Homophobia: Tackle It!’ …

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 How long is your day?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn visited Norton Free Primary school recently for a question and answer session with pupils from Year 6. The number of interesting questions from the pupils included ‘Have you met the Queen?’ and ‘How long is your …

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 Backing Heeley’s local carers

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn arranged a meeting of carers and support staff at the Caring Sharing Project, based at Norfolk Park Lodge, to discuss the city council cuts to carer’s budgets. She met a number of dedicated carers and staff of the project …

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 Examining the planets

Friday, March 18, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently attended a lecture at Newfield School as part of the National Science and Engineering Week.  The aim of the week is to celebrate science, engineering and technology and show its importance in our lives.  The …

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 Buying British food

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MP Meg Munn recently met Stephen and Elliott Tivey at one of her local surgeries at Manor Library to discuss the importing of food into Britain. Stephen attends Birley Community College and has been active since 2009 on the subject of the high …

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 A walk in the living landscape

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust recently invited local MP Meg Munn MP to meet them to discuss living landscapes in her Heeley constituency. Meg arranged to meet Louise Walker and Nigel Doar from the Trust outside Beauchief Abbey to both talk and …

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 A Bright Future for Woodseats

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Woodseats Primary School to meet Head teacher Susan Russell to discuss the school’s progress, and have a question and answer session with the Year6s.   Susan told Meg about how the school is …

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 Catching up with the Forum

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently visited the team at Gleadless Valley Community Forum. She heard how the hard working staff are continuing their work for the local community and their plans for the future during a particularly testing time. …

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 Picture Perfect

Friday, March 4, 2011

During a visit to Beauchief Abbey in her constituency local MP Meg Munn met Becky Sheehan, a member of the Future Jobs Scheme. Becky is employed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and has been working as a photographer since September, but her contract …

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 How do they work?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Ladbrokes shop situated on Chesterfield Road to meet the staff and find out how betting shops work – having never visited one before. The shop has 3 full time and 2 part-time employees and Meg found out that …

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 Reprieve for debt advisors at Woodseats Advice

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The government planned to cut the Financial Inclusion Fund which would have resulted in the sacking of local debt advisors, including at Woodseats Advice Centre. Local MP Meg Munn visited them and discussed the proposal with Manager Sue Auckland and …

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 Woolly hat day 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn put her woolly hat on to help the Cathedral Archer Project. It is a day centre that supports the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield, originally founded in 1990 as a breakfast project.     In 2007 the Cathedral Archer …

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 Greenhill roundabout discussions

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently met representatives from the Council’s Highway Scheme to discuss the changes being made to the Hemper Lane/ Fox Lane roundabout in Greenhill.     For many years Meg has been concerned with safety around …

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 A spot of lunch at Spectrum Active

Friday, February 11, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn popped into the Café at Spectrum Active for a spot of lunch and a catch up with employees and Manager Duncan Whitman this week. Whilst enjoying a delicious bowl of homemade carrot and coriander soup with a side of warm bread, she …

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 Springs Getting Green

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

  Springs Academy, in Arbourthorne, is getting greener, and local MP Meg Munn went along to help the students with the tree planting. The Academy is working with Sheffield’s forestry committee in an initiative to create a greener …

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 A Message of Hope

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Meg Munn MP recently attended a celebration for St Wilfrid’s Centre to commemorate their 20th anniversary. It started with a short presentation, hosted by Kevin Bradley Director of the centre, which tracked the progress that it has made …

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 Opening of new extension to Spires Community Centre

Monday, January 17, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to perform the opening of the new extension to the Spires Community Centre in Arbourthorne. The new extension’s main purpose is to enable the teaching of life skills to young people from the local community. It …

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 Supporting local people with disabilities

Friday, January 14, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently met constituent Pippa Murray who works with disabled children, young people and their families through her research, consultancy and training agency IBK Initiatives. Pippa is also a governor at Talbot Special School which …

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 Recycling cards to save the trees

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Like many others, Meg took her Christmas cards to the recycling bin this week. She was due to be in town so took the opportunity of using the recycling facility at the M&S store.   Meg is a long-standing member of the Woodland Trust and …

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 Congratulations for the Fire and Rescue Awards

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Local MP Meg Munn recently met some of the hardworking Senior Fire Officers based at Lowedges Fire Station to congratulate them on being given an award for their work in tackling arson. She also met the City Council’s Positive Activities for …

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