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Damian welcomes the Environment Bill

Damian spoke yesterday in Parliament in the debate on the Environment Bill. He welcomed action on air quality, biodiversity, tree cover and waste & recycling, and was also able to highlight some of the great local action - like the East Hants schools bringing in crisp packet recycling.

Shared Rural Network to improve mobile coverage

Damian has welcomed a new £1 billion deal brokered by the Government with mobile phone operators, that will tackle areas of poor mobile coverage locally and in other rural areas across the country.

RBL Poppy Appeal launch in Liphook

Damian joined the Royal British Legion Liphook branch for the launch of their 2019 Poppy Appeal at Sainsbury's on Saturday morning.

Google comes to Petersfield

Damian was delighted to welcome the Google Digital Garage bus to Petersfield today, offering free courses and one to one sessions with members of the public. This was a follow up to a session the Google team ran in Alton a year ago.

 

 

Seeing progress across Whitehill & Bordon

Damian was pleased to meet with James Child at the WBRC today, for an update on development plans across Whitehill & Bordon and to talk about the great progress that has been made and the projects that are still to come. 

Social Action Day in Bordon

Damian was pleased to kick off the Social Action Day organised by Community First, in conjunction with the Deadwater Valley Trust and the Signal business hub. The the group of volunteers spent three hours working together in the beautiful Bordon valley.

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Damian joins Eco Forum at Churcher's College

Damian was delighted to be invited to take part in an Eco Forum today at Churcher's College in Petersfield. The students, from across the secondary school year groups, came prepared with some very interesting and important questions on climate change.

Damian calls for savings capability for prisoners

Damian called for more meaningful employment experience for prisoners, and the facility to build up a savings account for release during a debate this week on financial Capability.

 

 

Wages rising ahead of prices

New figures out today show that wages have risen again, ahead of prices for 19 consecutive months, with average weekly earnings for employees increased by 3.8 per cent compared with a year earlier – growing by 2.0 per cent after adjusting for inflation.