The on-going campaign to get a fair deal for the hundred local workers who will lose their jobs due to the closure of Vibixa in Cheltenham by owners Weetabix was today taken to Westminster by Martin Horwood MP.
Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood is calling for action on the availability and affordability of flood insurance.
Martin has campaigned tirelessly at local and national level for tougher action to stop climate change – and for smart planning for the inevitable effects of climate change too. As MP, he was a member of the Aldersgate Group which brings together leading MPs, businesses and green organisations committed to fighting climate change and is on the advisory board of the Energy & Climate Change Information Unit which actively promotes accurate and accessible facts about climate change in the UK media.Read more
Based on the experience of 600 flooded properties in Cheltenham in the summer of 2007, Martin strongly supported a new national deal on flood insurance and responsibility for drainage and extensive government-funded flood defence work in Cheltenham and elsewhere, but also a more sustainable approach to naturally holding water in the landscape, for instance by extensive tree-planting and landscape management.Read more
Working families will get thousands of pounds to ease the cost of childcare as part of a major tax-free childcare package that is to be rolled out in 2015.