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Dog's Trust shop opens in Petersfield

Damian was delighted to be at the opening of the Dog's Trust's new Petersfield charity shop today, and to meet staff and volunteers from the organisation.

The shop is located along the High Street, just next door to the Petersfield Post office.

New £10 note features Jane Austen

Damian joined the Bank of England’s Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland, in Parliament this week to see the new £10 note featuring local and world-renowned author Jane Austen.  

Rate of unemployment at record low

Damian has welcomed the latest figures published this week by the Office of National Statistics that shows the rate of unemployment is now at its lowest level since 1975 - at 4.5% - with full time employment also at a record high of 23.53 million.

Damian said:

Petersfield Lions Club Centennial Celebration

Damian was delighted to join the Petersfield Lions Club at Winton House for their Centennial Celebrations last week and have the opportunity to thank members for all the support they give to communities across the town.

Tesco joins Dementia Friendly Petersfield

The Petersfield branch of Tesco is the latest organisation to join Dementia Friendly Petersfield, making a pledge to help their staff become Dementia Friends, with the support of Sheila Barker Wallis, their Community Champion.

Record employment rate driven by full time work

Damian has welcomed the latest ONS data that shows the rate of employment is now at a joint record high of 74.8%, with unemployment remaining at its lowest rate since 1975 at 4.6%.

Damian said:

A pledge that means so much

Damian writes a regular column in the Petersfield Post, and this is a copy of piece published today:

The start of Dementia Awareness Week is coming up on the 15th May, and that marks the first anniversary of Dementia Friendly Petersfield. Almost a year old, and going great guns.

Record employment numbers in March

Damian Hinds has welcomed news that the rate of employment remains at a joint-record high of 74.6%, with the unemployment rate remaining at 4.7%

Significantly, there is also a record number of vacancies, with a total number of 767,000 recorded across the UK.

Damian said:

Apprenticeship Levy

Damian writes a monthly column in the Petersfield Post, and the subject for this month is the Apprenticeship Levy:

Unemployment at lowest level in 12 years

Damian has welcomed the news that the rate of unemployment - at 4.7% - has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Also, the proportion of 16-24 year olds who have left full time education and are unemployed is 5.1%, which is a record low.

Damian said: