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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Caldmore Balti House Wins Place in Tiffin Cup 2011 Regional Final

May 20th, 2011
Tiffin Cup 2011

Caldmore Balti House has won a place in the regional final after being chosen to represent Walsall South by Valerie Vaz MP in the prestigious Lyca Tiffin Cup 2011 competition.   The national competition is held each year to find …

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Never on a Sunday – Valerie Campaigns against New Art Gallery Sunday and Bank Holiday Closures

May 16th, 2011
Smalltown by Cameron Galt. New Art Gallery, Walsall.

Valerie has criticised the decision to close the New Art Gallery in Walsall on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The new opening arrangements which began on 3 April mean that the gallery is now closed at the only times when it is convenient to visit for …

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Valerie welcomes Walsall College to House of Commons for launch event

May 10th, 2011
Walsall College ASfI event

On Tuesday 10th May Valerie hosted a reception at the House of Commons to launch Walsall College’s new ‘Accredited Skills for Industry’ qualifications.   Walsall College is only the second further education organisation in the country to gain a licence to …

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