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Jack Lopresti MP: News round-up (August)

Posted on Sunday 9th September 2018 at 1:13 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Jack Lopresti MP speaking during a debate in parliament.

It has been a busy time over the past month right across the constituency. It was a pleasure to be a guest at the ‘Flying into the Future’ service on Filton Airfield. The service was to celebrate its history, as well as embrace its future, and the opportunities the new development would bring. It was great to be able to speak to representatives of developer YTL and constituents to discuss the plans.

I also recently attended ‘Go Wild’ at Winterbourne Medieval Barn, which was a well-attended event in collaboration with Avon Wildlife Trust. It was a day of nature- and history-based exploration, and enjoyed by many families during their summer holidays.

It was disappointing that a decision on the Cribbs Causeway expansion plan has been further delayed into October, two months later than previously planned. I had a meeting with Deborah Jones, the Cribbs Causeway centre director, to discuss developments and will continue to keep a close eye on developments regarding the decision and continue to work for a successful outcome.

There are still many businesses along Gipsy Patch Lane that remain particularly concerned about the Cribbs Patchway MetroBus Extension works that have now been approved by the council planning authorities. I recently wrote to some of the affected businesses, and will be looking to facilitate a meeting with businesses and the council to ensure that their concerns are heard before final plans are made.

I have been beginning to organise my first Senior Citizens Advice and Information Fair. The fair will be full of information ranging from practical advice on finances and safety, to learning new skills and hobbies, and ways of keeping active. It presents a fantastic opportunity for the elderly within our community, or their families, to gain some free information and advice on a range of subjects. More details will be found in the coming weeks on my website.

If you would like to discuss anything with me, be it as a resident, organisation or business, please contact my constituency office in Bradley Stoke on 01454 617783 or email me on jack.lopresti.mp@parliament.uk to arrange a suitable surgery time, or to arrange a visit to your premises. For further details, visit www.jacklopresti.com

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Jack Lopresti MP: News round-up (June)

Posted on Saturday 14th July 2018 at 11:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Jack Lopresti at Farnborough.

An update from Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

It was great to attend the Bradley Stoke Community Festival in June. I met with many people, friends and good local causes. It was a brilliant event that was widely supported by the whole community. That same weekend, I also had the pleasure to run the Bradley Stoke 10k! All of these events cannot be the success that they are without the excellent work of volunteers and locally run organisations coming together to help and volunteer with stewarding, first aid, fundraising and running stalls.

In parliament, I recently asked the prime minister if she would encourage the new secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, James Brokenshire MP, to make a long overdue decision regarding the expansion of Cribbs Causeway.

The planned expansion represents huge benefits to Bristol and South Gloucestershire area. It would it create 3,750 permanent jobs, 150 new homes, and 3,000 construction jobs, as well as significant investment in local infrastructure. The prime minister informed parliament that the secretary of state is considering the inspector’s report, and hopes to issue his decision on or before 2nd August. I will be following this closely, and continue to campaign for this expansion that is crucial to our local economy and infrastructure.

Parliament has become extremely busy in recent weeks with the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill continuing its passage through both Houses of Parliament. It recently came back into the Commons, where I supported the government in voting against the Lords amendments. The British people have made their views known and clear; 17.4 million people voted to leave the EU, more than in any other election or referendum in our history. Government must deliver on Brexit and restore our country to a free, sovereign and self-governing nation.

If you would like to discuss anything with me, be it as a resident, organisation or business, please contact my constituency office in Bradley Stoke on 01454 617783 or email me on jack.lopresti.mp@parliament.uk to arrange a suitable surgery time, or to arrange a visit to your premises. For further details, visit www.jacklopresti.com

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Jack Lopresti MP: News round-up (May)

Posted on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 5:55 pm by SH (Editor)

Jack Lopresti at Farnborough.

An update from Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

It was a real pleasure to ride on the maiden voyage of the M3 MetroBus route. After we have all been waiting for some time, the service is about to start delivering a regular run in our area.

The buses looked good, had wi-fi, mobile charging facilities and will have very advanced and efficient engines.

It’s an impressive scheme, representing £230m of public sector investment; which will capitalise on the growing demand for safe, secure and reliable public transport.

The service will be backed be a competitive pricing structure, which means all passengers can use the MetroBus as a value-for-money option.

One of the stops on the proposed M1 service will be the Willow Brook Centre. I dropped into the centre a couple of Saturdays ago, as I normally do, for lunch.

It was a great to see my friend Tony Peters, a fellow member of the local Royal British Legion Stoke Gifford Branch for which I’m vice-president, raising money for the RAF Association Wings Appeal. Tony has always been a stalwart working hard for charities raising money for the armed forces. He had collected a fair bit of money during the day and was selling a few RAF Association items. I even bought an RAF duck for my baby son Clifford!

From there I met with Bradley Stoke councillor Franklin Owusu-Antwi. We discussed many local issues and concerns. The conversation then turned to the Edge Church in Aztec West, of which he is a member. He kindly extended an invite to visit the church, which is going through refurbishment.

After quick visit to Charlton Hayes supporting Sanjay Shambhu in his community campaign (Keep Charlton Boulevard Open), I visited the Edge Church to see the works for myself. It’s an exciting project which will hopefully be a vibrant hub in the near future.

If you would like to discuss a matter with me, either as a resident, organisation or business, please contact my Bradley Stoke office to arrange a suitable time for a surgery or visit to your premises. Call 01454 617 783 or email jack.lopresti.mp@parliament.uk. For other contact details, visit my website www.jacklopresti.com

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Jack Lopresti MP: News round-up (April)

Posted on Sunday 13th May 2018 at 10:47 pm by SH (Editor)

Jack Lopresti at Farnborough.

An update from Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke.

This past month or so has been a mix of work in Westminster and here at my home in the constituency.

Parliament had the Easter recess (break from parliamentary business) for two weeks, which is a great time to spend time seeing people.  I return to the constituency every week, but during recess it’s great to have much more time in my home.

Over the past few weeks, I have visited Airbus with their ongoing ‘Airbus Integration Centre’, the superb and world class engineers with Bloodhound SSC World Speed attempt, the RAC highlighting members’ concerns over motoring and the opening by the secretary of state for transport of the new platform 1 at Bristol Parkway.

Alongside those names you may have heard of, I have spoken and visited many other companies who employ talented local people in projects, products and services that are sold at home and across the globe.

The key to most of these successful businesses is the range of apprenticeships offered.  Thanks to changes in the Apprenticeship Scheme, apprenticeships can be offered to people of all ages and talents.  For some it’s embarking on their first career, for others it’s their second or third!

It isn’t just medium or large businesses who can take advantage of the increase in productivity an apprentice can bring; small organisations can also benefit.

The confidence and planning involved with many of these businesses by staff at all levels, gives me confidence in stability for local jobs in the future.

Now that recess has finished and I’m back in Westminster for most of the week, I’ll ensure that your concerns and aspirations are raised in the Commons and with ministers.

My first day back saw a serious and meaningful debate on action in Syria by UK forces.

If you would like to discuss a matter with me, either as a resident, organisation or business, please contact my Bradley Stoke office to arrange a suitable time for a surgery or visit to your premises.  Call 01454 617 783 or email jack.lopresti.mp@parliament.uk.  For other contact details, visit my website www.jacklopresti.com

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