Valerie encourages nominations for Olympic Torchbearer

June 16th, 2011

Valerie is encouraging people in Walsall South to nominate someone who has made a difference to the community to be a Torchbearer during the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.   The 70-day Relay, which starts on 18 May 2012, will see …

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Valerie meets with carer to mark Carers Week 2011

June 13th, 2011
Visit to Patricia Rolston

To mark Carers Week (13th-19th June), Valerie visited Ms Patricia Rolston at her home in Bentley on Saturday 11th June.  Ms Rolston is the sole full-time carer for her daughter, Lyndsey Ball. Ms Ball suffers from severe learning difficulties and …

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Valerie takes part in Diabetes UK walk at Walsall Arboretum

June 12th, 2011
Valerie at Walsall Arboretum

On Sunday 12th June, Valerie marked Diabetes Week 2011 by taking part in a sponsored walk at Walsall Arboretum in aid of Diabetes UK. Despite the heavy rain, more than 150 people turned out to show their support for the charity. Diabetes …

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Valerie visits Hydratight in Bentley

June 10th, 2011
Valerie at Hydratight

On Friday 10th June, Valerie visited the Hydratight headquarters in Bentley to meet with the company’s president, Jan de Konig, and to see some of the skilled manufacturing work undertaken at the site. Hydratight manufactures specialist equipment for use in a number …

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Valerie calls for Government to rethink plans for women’s state pension age

June 7th, 2011

Barbara is 56.  From the age of 15, she has worked every day of her life, apart from a few years when she stayed at home to care for her disabled husband until his death in 2003.  Since 1995, she thought that she …

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Valerie says council is “out of touch” and confused on parking charges.

June 6th, 2011

Valerie has today expressed concern that Walsall Borough Council chiefs are confused about parking charges and are “out of touch” with local people on the issue.   Councillor Tom Ansell, Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment on Walsall Borough …

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Palfrey Junior School win MakeIThappy Regional Final.

May 31st, 2011
makeIThappy Certificate

On Friday  27 May 20111 Alan Carter the ICT coordinator told Valerie that Palfrey Juniors, Class 10 won the West Midlands Region of the competition and are through to the Final. The  awards ceremony will take place at the Houses …

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Valerie secures debate on parking and enforcement in Walsall South

May 27th, 2011
Parking Debate

On 24 May 2011 Valerie secured a debate in the House of Commons on the controversial new parking charges in Walsall town centre and presented a petition of over 700 names to Parliament from businesses and customers in Ablewell Street. …

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Chuckery Primary and Palfrey Juniors Make it to the Regional Final of Make IT Happy

May 26th, 2011
Make IT Happy

Valerie was delighted to hear that two local primary schools have made it to the Regional Final of a national IT competition. Palfrey Junior School and Chuckery Primary School have made it to the short listing stage of Make IT …

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Valerie calls for contributions to policing inquiry

May 23rd, 2011

Valerie is encouraging local people and organisations to contribute to an inquiry launched by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee.  The inquiry will examine the Government’s proposals for policing reform, including the creation of a National Crime Agency, a …

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