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 My Choice Local at Heeley Green

Monday, December 23, 2013

The new My Choice Local premises at Heeley Green were officially opened by local MP Meg Munn recently. The new premises will support young people by offering art and craft activities, as well as a twice weekly ‘coffee morning’ which will …

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 Woodseats ‘Bake off’ for Sheffield’s Young Carers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to attend the Woodseats Medical Centre ‘Bake Off’ where staff and patients pulled out all the stops to fundraise for local charity Sheffield Young Carers Project. From lemon drizzle to Victoria sponge, …

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 Sheffield bus passenger numbers going up!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Paul Lynch the Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire came to meet Meg Munn MP in Westminster to discuss regional transport issues and in particular to report on the successes achieved by the Sheffield Bus Partnership in making travel easier and …

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 Tackling Drug Abuse locally

Monday, December 16, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met constituent Denton Wilson who is hoping to launch workshops in schools aimed at making young people aware of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Denton was joined by teachers Jack and Jill who are supporting him with this …

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 Businesses in our community

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Last Saturday local MP Meg Munn took to Chesterfield Road to support ‘Small Business Saturday’. This initiative encourages people to shop at small independent businesses in their local area and celebrate the small business sectors …

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 Parliament comes to Meadowhead

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meadowhead School recently marked Parliament Week – a UK-wide programme of events and activities aiming to inspire, engage and connect people with parliamentary democracy. For her part in the week Meg Munn MP visited the school to take part in a …

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 Sheffield Sharks – playing and plans

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Given her role as a Parliamentary Sports Champion for South Yorkshire, Meg Munn MP was delighted to accept an invitation from the Sheffield Sharks basketball team to visit and hear about their community plans and projects. Meg met the Chair, Yuri …

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 Respect for local Co-operative Shopworkers

Friday, November 29, 2013

To support the USDAW union’s ‘Respect for Shopworkers’ campaign Meg Munn MP paid a visit to the local Co-operative store on Constable Road in Gleadless Valley. During her visit Meg discussed with store manager Kath and her staff …

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 Meg impressed by new homes for Norfolk Park

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited the Cutler’s View housing development at Norfolk Park to see the 116 new properties which are being constructed. The development is by the Sheffield Housing Company, a joint venture between the city council, …

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 Securing the future for Newfield School

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Newfield School to discuss the proposals for it to convert to an academy school. She met Ed Wydenbach, Chair of Governors, Lesley Bowes, Executive Head and Tim Aldridge the Head. Meg highlighted that some parents …

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 Fantastic ten years supporting disabled people

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Meg Munn MP was delighted to meet the trustees, members, staff and volunteers from ‘Disability Sheffield’, The Centre for Independent Living, as they celebrated their ten year anniversary. Disability Sheffield is a charity run by and …

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 Meg in the hotseat

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Meg Munn MP was invited to BBC Radio Sheffield for an hour long ‘hotseat’ interview with presenter Rony Robinson. She was asked a wide range of questions – via text, tweet, phone, and also by Rony himself. The topics covered both local …

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 Starting the road to recovery from eating disorders

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Meg Munn MP visited the South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association (SYEDA) to find out about the services they offer to help people recover from eating disorders. Jenny Allen, the Chair, and Manager Chris Hood told Meg about the range of work …

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 Over £2500 raised for St Wilfrid’s Centre

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Meg Munn MP joined her fellow Labour Sheffield MP’s in a visit to St Wilfrid’s centre to present a cheque to Kevin Bradley, the Director. In September the MP’s took part in a sponsored ‘Red Rose Relay’ to raise money …

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 Gleadless Valley Forum – impressive successes

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Gleadless Valley Community Forum to meet Steve Rundell, Manager, and Wendy Furness, Children and Young People’s Project Manager. They told Meg of the Forum’s recent successes, especially their …

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 Championing local sport

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Meg Munn MP is thrilled to have become a ‘Parliamentary Sport Champion’ for South Yorkshire. She accepted this new role after meeting Nigel Harrison, Chief Executive of South Yorkshire Sport. As a keen sportswoman, and secretary of the …

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 Gleadless Primary on the up!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Gleadless Primary school for an update with Vanessa Langley, Interim Executive Headteacher, and Catherine Udall, School Business Manager. Over the past year there have been concerns about both the financial …

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 Help for the Friends of Barbers Field

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn and local resident Bob Pemberton recently met Wendy Zealand from the Friends of Barbers Field, to offer their support and advice to secure some much needed funding for the Field. The Friends of Barbers Field was formed to improve …

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 Citizenship with Springs Academy

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Springs Academy recently invited Meg Munn MP into a Citizenship class so that the students could ask her about her work as their local Member of Parliament, as well as her opinions on a range of current issues. The session turned out to be much …

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 Fundraising for St Wilfrid’s Residential Project

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Meg Munn MP joined forces with her Sheffield colleagues, MPs Paul Blomfield, David Blunkett and Clive Betts to raise money to build a new residential unit at St Wilfrid’s. The running total currently stands at over £2,200.   The MPs took …

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 Growing fruit and veg at Norfolk Park

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently attended a horticultural session organised by Heeley City Farm at Norfolk Heritage Park Community Garden. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and offer local residents the opportunity to learn about all aspects of fruit …

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 Bus route changes on hold

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Last month the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) announced initial proposals to alter the route of the 20A bus. The proposals would have meant that the service would no longer run via Scarsdale Road. Local MP Meg Munn contacted …

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 Local support for people with Dementia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Hurlfield View Resource Centre to see some of the fantastic work the staff do with people suffering from dementia. The managers, Chris Scott and Sarah Burley, explained to Meg the various services available and …

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 Local support for community re-engagement

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Norfolk Park Approved Premises provides community accommodation for high risk residents with a history of violent offending. Local MP Meg Munn recently visited and met Kevah Rejaie, the Senior Probation Officer, and other staff members. Kevah told …

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 Empowering People, Changing Lives

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met staff from Remedi, an independent voluntary sector organisation that provides a range of restorative justice services to victims and offenders in South Yorkshire. Restorative justice seeks to help the recovery and …

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 Listening to the Sheffield People’s Parliament

Monday, September 2, 2013

Adam Butcher, a member of Sheffield People’s Parliament, recently met Meg Munn MP to tell her how the Parliament works. Over a coffee he explained that the Parliament acts as a forum open to anyone with a learning disability where they can …

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 ‘Community Payback’ – providing lunch for the local community

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently popped into the Turnaround Café at White Willows Extra Care Scheme to check the progress of a scheme run by the South Yorkshire Probation Trust. The scheme, called ‘community payback’, sees offenders contribute in a …

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 Out and About in Woodseats

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently held a roving surgery in Woodseats which gave constituents the opportunity to raise any concerns, or just to have a chat with their local MP. One constituent asked Meg to enquire about getting a grit bin as she was worried about …

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 Fun in Norton and Lowedges

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn visited both Norton Show, and Lowedges Festival, over an August weekend. The weather was unpredictable but fortunately the events got away with only short showers. This was the 109th Annual Norton Show and boasted all the …

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 Doctor First – Woodseats pioneers

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Woodseats Medical Centre to meet Michelle Webster, the Practical Manager, to see firsthand the realities of life for a busy GP practice. Woodseats Medical Centre serves 8,700 patients from the area and has been an …

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 Improving Sheffield’s roads – the ‘Streets Ahead’ project

Monday, August 19, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Vernon Silcock and Dave Taylor from the ‘Streets Ahead’ team at one of their communications events in Woodseats. Meg wanted to find out more about the huge city-wide highways maintenance project. The work …

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 Got an innovative or creative idea? - try the Ideas Bazaar

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sheffield University are organising the Ideas Bazaar – an event for everyone in the city with creative ideas, whether they be in the arts or sciences, history or any other field. It will bring together university staff, students, creative …

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 Meeting the young people improving the park

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Richmond Park to meet young people taking part in the National Citizen Service. This scheme is an annual programme giving young people the chance to take part in various community projects.  The project in …

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 Local care home opens its doors

Friday, August 2, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Norton Lees Hall in her constituency during the National Care Home Open Day scheme.  She met residents and staff and found out more about activities and entertainment made available for residents.  During …

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 Local lunch clubs – a lifeline for many

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited Voluntary Action Sheffield to meet Lunch Clubs’ support staff, Maria Flude and Keith Levy.  They outlined the support provided to local lunch clubs and plans for the future as they adapt to changing local …

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 Visiting the new Moor Market

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Knowing that work was progressing on the new Moor Market in the city centre Meg Munn MP went to see developments for herself. She was shown round by Andy Ward, Head of Sheffield Markets, and Keith Hogger, Project Manager for the builders, Bowmer …

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 Recycling specs for better eyesight for children and adults

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently visited Martyn Kemp Opticians on City Road to donate a box full of spectacles which had been collected by her staff. The spectacles are recycled in an environmentally sound way and raise much needed funds for Vision Aid …

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 Heeley Festival – a great afternoon out

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fortunately the rain held off as the people of Heeley came together for their annual festival. Stalls were spread across the Millennium Park and right down into Heeley City Farm, and Anns Grove School hosted a car boot sale. Entertainment included …

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 Q&A at Springs Academy

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Springs Academy for a Question and Answer session with sixth form students about her work as their Member of Parliament. Questions asked included, ‘how representative are MPs of their constituencies and the …

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 Supporting local charities and good causes

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met Ruth Willis and Shannon Roberts at South Yorkshire Community Foundation to discuss their work supporting local charities and good causes.  She heard how the Foundation aims to bring together donors and communities …

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 Learning about family history

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Heeley Development Trust are offering a family history course and local MP Meg Munn recently visited to find out more. Group leader, Suzanne Bingham, explained how the course develops and introduced her to the adult learners including Dilys Hague …

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 A warm welcome for Sheffield College upgrading

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has welcomed the upgrading of Sheffield College to ‘good’ by the education watchdog Ofsted.  Inspectors have paid tribute to staff and learners, saying students benefit from good teaching and high …

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 Plans for local buses

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MP Meg Munn recently met representatives from the bus company ‘First’, to discuss ongoing issues and learn more about their plans for the future.  They discussed current performance, training for drivers and reliability of services, …

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 Have fun, get fit – play tennis

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently met people involved in tennis, and sport generally, at Graves Leisure centre to discuss a programme of activity they are jointly developing to encourage more people to play tennis.  Meg is particularly keen to see …

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 Visiting Gleadless Valley Community Forum

Monday, June 10, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn popped into the Gleadless Valley Community Forum jumble sale to support them in their efforts to raise funds.  Meg was also keen to see Steve Rundell, Manager of the Forum, to hear how things were progressing. Meg also met …

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 Developing ‘social enterprise’ ideas for local farm

Monday, June 3, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently met Chris Fleming, a student from the University of Sheffield, who is working on ideas with colleagues that they hope could lead to a social enterprise linked to Heeley City Farm. Chris is taking part in a project to …

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 Sheffield College’s ‘Real Jobs’ Fair

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sheffield City College held a ‘Real Jobs’ Fair recently and local MP Meg Munn visited to find out about the support on offer for students and job seekers.  The event was attended by hundreds of people looking for work, and provided …

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 Meeting the farm’s new arrivals

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Heeley City Farm to see the new arrivals that had been born in the last few weeks, including lambs and goats.  The farm is a specialist in rare breeds, so many of the new arrivals are extra special, adding to …

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 Inspirational visit to the Archer Project

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Archer Project is helping to transform the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in the city and recently Meg Munn MP visited to hear about their work. She met Tim Renshaw, Chief Executive, along with staff, volunteers and clients to learn …

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 Meeting the Sheffield City Trust

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Representatives from the Sheffield City Trust recently met Meg Munn MP to update her on their current work.  They discussed a range of issues, including how to get more women onto boards of organisations like the Trust.  This was …

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 U-Mix centre open for business

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meg Munn MP recently met staff and volunteers at the opening of the new U-Mix centre, just off Queens Road in Sheffield.  The new centre offers young people from the local area the chance to take part in a range of activities, from football to …

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 St Wilfrid’s Centre - supporting vulnerable people across the city

Thursday, May 2, 2013

St Wilfrid’s Centre are planning to build a new residential centre to support vulnerable people from across the city and Meg Munn MP recently visited to see the plans. People will be able to live there for up to two years whilst attending …

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 Meg welcomes Sheffield Young Carers to Parliament

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Meg Munn MP welcomed young carers from Sheffield to Parliament recently.  The visit was part of an action-packed two-day trip, which was funded by Carers Trust and supported by Meg who is Patron of Sheffield Young Carers’.  Thirteen …

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 Visiting the Cathedral ‘Gateway’ project

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has been given a tour of the extensive renewal works currently underway at Sheffield Cathedral.  The works, known collectively as ‘The Gateway Project’, include a new entrance with easier access into …

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 Let’s play!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

As Patron of Heeley City Farm Meg recently visited to meet staff and volunteers to get an update on what was happening at the farm, particularly news about any new animals that had arrived. The cold weather hadn’t affected the farm too badly, …

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 Meeting residents at Guildford Grange

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited Guildford Grange in Norfolk Park to meet residents over a coffee. She wanted to catch up on what’s happening locally and hear about any issues of concern.  The residents told Meg they enjoyed living at …

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 Little Greenhouse to stay open

Friday, April 12, 2013

Little Greenhouse nursery in Lowedges was threatened with closure due to drastic cuts in support by central government, meaning that operator Barnardo’s thought they could not continue. Parents petitioned, met with the nursery provider and …

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 Discovering Heeley’s Heritage

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn was recently given a tour of Heeley’s hidden heritage by staff and volunteers from South Yorkshire Energy Centre.  She discovered some of the stories about local buildings, which had been uncovered by residents and …

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 Meg backs Sheffield ‘Patient Opinion’ scheme

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, has backed a scheme set up by a local GP which gives patients a chance to have their say on health services.  Patient Opinion aims to facilitate honest and meaningful conversations between patients and health …

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 New community café gets Meg’s seal of approval

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn gave a new community café in Arbourthorne the thumbs up when she called in for lunch.  She visited the Tea-Junction café at The Spires Centre on East Bank Road and met local staff and centre manager Alistair Beattie to find …

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 Enjoying a walk, and healthy to!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Activity Sheffield organise a number of weekly health walks around the city’s parks and Meg Munn MP recently joined a local group for a brisk morning stroll around Norfolk Heritage Park.  Organised by project ranger Tina Moores, the short …

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 Supporting local children’s charity

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Marks & Spencer staff from the Fargate store are organising a fundraising event in aid of The Children’s Hospital Charity.  Meg Munn MP went to wish them well in their efforts and donated a bottle of House of Commons whisky for their …

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 Plans for Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Recently local MP Meg Munn met Mark Cowan, General Manager, and Lorenzo Clark from Sheffield International Venues to talk about the proposed development of Graves Leisure Centre. Plans include extending the indoor tennis courts, a new swimming pool …

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 The messy play day

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently visited the Valley Park children’s centre in Norton to meet families and staff. The centre is run by Action for Children and staff had arranged a range of craft and art-based activities. These sessions ware called …

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 Tennis Finals held at Graves Centre

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to welcome young tennis players from across Europe to come and play at Graves Tennis Centre in Heeley Constituency. The players came for the three day Winter Cup final for girls aged 12 and under.   There were 8 …

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 Developing the old Anns Grove School building

Friday, February 22, 2013

The first of the three buildings that made up the former Anns Grove School is currently being developed and local MP Meg Munn joined Andy Jackson, Chief Executive of Heeley Development Trust, to look round. They toured the building and Andy …

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 Flying high

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Performance athletes at Abbey Flyers Trampoline Club were flying when local MP Meg Munn visited during a training session at All Saints Sports Centre, Norfolk Park. Whilst there Meg was given a lesson in trampolining by coach Paul Greaves, and met …

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 Supporting local businesses

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn met staff and customers recently during a visit to the Lloyds TSB branch on City Road. She heard from Branch manager, Peter Jennings, that the branch was very busy and that the majority of their customers lived locally. Meg met …

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 “S8’s Best kept secret”

Friday, February 8, 2013

During a recent visit to Laycocks Sports Club local MP Meg Munn met Roger Thrift, one of the Trustees, and Steve Turley, the Chair of the Management Committee. Roger and Steve gave Meg a tour of the impressive facilities and explained that the club …

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 Meg returns to Mundella School to promote road safety

Friday, February 1, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn recently promoted the importance of road safety to pupils at her former primary school in Sheffield. Meg presented Mundella School with road safety learning resources, prepared by the Children’s Safety Education Foundation …

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 Recycle Your Cards

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn always recycles whenever she can, so at the start of the year she called into Morrison’s supermarket at Meadowhead to recycle her Christmas cards. Around one billion cards are sent to homes in England over Christmas, and …

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 Presenting new equipment to local primary schools

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn was delighted to present pupils from Abbey Lane, Woodseats and Mundella primary schools with new equipment as part of the Tesco for schools & clubs initiative. The presentation took place at their Woodseats store and was the …

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 MP supports turnaround efforts at City school

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Local MP Meg Munn met Steve Roberts, the new acting head of City School, following an Ofsted inspection which resulted in the school being placed into special measures. The MP has since held further discussions about the steps that are being taken …

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 Out with the Police

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

During Road Safety Week Meg Munn MP joined officers from South Yorkshire police who were on patrol to identify those committing driving offences on the M1. It was worrying to see how many drivers did not leave enough space between themselves and the …

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