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Latest News

Former Heritage Minister celebrates as his plans for a second National Trust come to fruition

Former Heritage Minister John Penrose is celebrating as his proposal for a second National Trust, in the form of a financially-independent charity which will care for landmark English Heritage sites was confirmed in George Osborne’s Spending Review statement today.


Building Design Online: Former-minister calls for clarity over London's skyline

Building Design Online reports as architects join John Penrose’s call to overhaul capital’s ‘timid’ tall buildings strategy.


MP Celebrates as Bournville's Post Office set to be refurbished and gain 'main style' status

Royal Mail are going to expand one of Weston's Post Offices - the branch located on the Bournville Estate - by completely refurbishing it and upgrading its status to a 'main style' branch. John is delighted at the good news, after years spent fighting to save many local branches from closing. Enclosed is the letter he received from Royal Mail explaining what will change and when:


Weston Mercury: Cameron hands MP new role

The Weston Mercury reports on Prime Minister David Cameron has made Weston's MP John Penrose a small business ambassador.


John Penrose praised for work on cutting red tape for live music and plays

In a debate on changes to entertainment licensing in Parliament last Tuesday Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, praised Weston’s MP John Penrose MP for creating the legal changes which were being introduced.


Penrose seeks fairer funding for local health care

This week in the House of Commons Weston's MP, John Penrose, asked the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, to look carefully at the discrepancy between the amount of health cash promised to Weston and nearby villages under the existing funding formula, and the (lower) amount they actually receive.


Transcript of John Penrose's involvement in the Licensing Act Ammendment

Whilst Minister, John played a key role in drawing up new laws which mean that many venues are no longer burdened by the red-tape that required them to acquire entertainment licenses for even very small events. This week, during a debate on the act, the Culture Minister took time to complement John on his work and John spoke of his pride at seeing the act come into effect.


John Penrose MP criticises delays in building a snow arena in Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare's MP, John Penrose, has criticised the delays in the building of a snow dome in Weston-super-Mare.


Transcript of John Penrose's question on Fairer Funding for Weston Hospital to Health Minister

A transcript of John Penrose MP's question to the Health Minister in a debate held at the House of Commons on the NHS formula for funding Clinical Commissioning Groups. John asked the Minister, Jeremy Hunt, to look carefully at the difference between the amount promised to Weston's Hospital and the amount it was actually allocated.


Weston Mercury: Why I’m very proud to have been appointed Small Business Ambassador

In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John talks about his appointment as a Small Business Ambassador for the South West by Prime Minister David Cameron.


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