Valerie Welcomes Increase in the National Minimum Wage this Weekend

October 4th, 2011
Valerie at Chamberlin and Hill

Valerie has welcomed the increase in the National Minimum Wage. The new rates, which came into force on Saturday 1st October 2011, are as follows: • £6.08 per hour for workers aged 21 and over – a 2.5% increase on the …

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Valerie Backs Elderly Persons Social Centre in NatWest Community Force Funding Scheme

September 26th, 2011
Valerie and Councillor Ditta

Valerie is backing the Palfrey-based Elderly Persons Social Centre in the NatWest CommunityForce funding competition.   Valerie said: “I am pleased that the Elderly Persons Social Centre has entered the NatWest CommunityForce funding competition and I am sure that many …

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Valerie calls for co-ordinated approach to end female genital mutilation

September 21st, 2011
FGM National Clinical Group

On 21st September 2011 Valerie spoke at a Female Genital Mutilation National Clinical Group conference in Birmingham, and called for politicians, professionals and communities to work in partnership to bring an end to the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). …

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Valerie Enjoys Performance by Local Singers

September 19th, 2011
Valerie with the Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir

 Valerie met the Walsall Harmonic Male Voice Choir. The choir was formed in 1970 from the membership of the Walsall Harmonic and Social Society, which was founded in 1897. They meet every Monday evening at The Chuckery Club, 44 Beacon Street, …

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Health Committee publishes reports into Monitor and the Care Quality Commission

September 16th, 2011
Valerie at the Health Select Committee

On 14th September 2011 the House of Commons Health Select Committee, of which Valerie is a member, published reports into the healthcare regulators Monitor – responsible for the approval and regulation of Foundation Trusts – and the Care Quality Commission …

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Valerie Visits Chamberlin and Hill and Nominates their Turbocharger Castings for “Made by Britain”

September 12th, 2011
Valerie with Chamberlin and Hill HSE Manager, Adrian Lacey.

On Saturday 10th September, Valerie visited Chuckery-based casting manufacturer Chamberlin and Hill and nominated their turbocharger castings to represent Walsall South in the Made by Britain scheme.   Valerie said: “I am delighted to nominate Chamberlin and Hill’s turbocharger castings …

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Valerie Attends Meeting of East Walsall Health Action Group

September 10th, 2011

On Friday 9th September, Valerie attended the meeting of the East Walsall Health Action Group at the Collingwood Centre in Pheasey. The meeting was an opportunity for residents to put their questions to local health bosses, including senior figures from …

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Valerie Attends Daughters of Divine Love Funfair Day

September 10th, 2011
Valerie with Sister Bridget

Valerie visited the  Funfair Day at St Mary’s the Mount Parish on Saturday 10th September. The Funfair Day was organised by The Daughters of Divine Love in order to raise money for charity.   The Daughters of Divine Love is a worldwide religious …

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