Visit to Amber Valley CVS

On Friday 23rd January, I took the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude MP, to visit Amber Valley CVS today to discuss their home help and gardening services, and to talk to them about their inspiring efforts in successfully recruiting local volunteers for their befriending service for socially-isolated people.

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Matthew Walker Visit

On Thursday 22nd January, I invited the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to visit Matthew Walker, a fantastic Christmas pudding company based here in Amber Valley.

Matthew Walker is the World’s Oldest Christmas pudding maker, established in 1899, they supply all UK retailers and produce 25 million…

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Unemployment Halved Since Election

I’m so pleased to report that the number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance in Amber Valley is now 1.9%, compared to 4.9% at the time of the election. This fall is very significant because the claimant count was higher than the the the rest of the East Midlands and…

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Signing the D2N2 Growth Deal

Early in November, I was pleased to attend the signing of the D2n2 Local Growth Deal by Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and Peter Richardson, the Chairman of D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. The growth deal will see an investment package totalling £554.m between now and 2021. The substantial investment will unlock…

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