Your Local MP: October 2017

October 06 2017

I WANTED to update local residents on some important announcements the Government recently made benefiting our area.

Cleaner buses on their way

I WANTED to update local residents on some important announcements the Government recently made benefiting our area.
The Government has given South Gloucestershire Council an extra £4.2 million for 110 new buses. This money will be used to purchase gas and electric busses to use on services around our area, and will be more comfortable, cost efficient and better for the environment. I hope this additional funding translates to a more efficient service for local residents.

Our area is also benefiting from a recent Government investment of £3.9m million in a scheme to help improve the skills and opportunities of up to 3,000 adults. The new system will support some residents in low paid jobs to achieve in-work progression through tailored interventions and actions such as diagnostic assessment, action planning, training, and support to move jobs.
These announcements show the considerable investment the Government is making in to our area and, as the local MP, I will always fight to secure the investment that our area deserves.

Finally, I wanted to inform residents that South Gloucestershire Council’s public consultation for a potential M4 Link Road is now live and will run until Monday October 16. This is something I have been campaigning for since I was first elected as the MP for the area in 2010, and having personally secured the money for this study from Government, I would urge all interested residents and businesses to give their views to the council regarding the two proposed locations of any potential new junction.
There is an opportunity for residents to contribute their thoughts online or to attend any one of the multiple public drop-in sessions planned. For drop-in session dates, and further information, including a link to the online questionnaire, please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/m4j18a.
As ever, if there are any issues local residents have then please do get in contact with me on chris@chrisskidmore.com or 0117 908 1524. Alternatively, if constituents would like to keep up to date with local news stories then they can ‘like’ my Facebook page www.facebook.com/chrisskidmoreofficial/


With all best wishes,
Chris

I WANTED to update local residents on some important announcements the Government recently made benefiting our area.
The Government has given South Gloucestershire Council an extra £4.2 million for 110 new buses. This money will be used to purchase gas and electric busses to use on services around our area, and will be more comfortable, cost efficient and better for the environment. I hope this additional funding translates to a more efficient service for local residents.

Our area is also benefiting from a recent Government investment of £3.9m million in a scheme to help improve the skills and opportunities of up to 3,000 adults. The new system will support some residents in low paid jobs to achieve in-work progression through tailored interventions and actions such as diagnostic assessment, action planning, training, and support to move jobs.
These announcements show the considerable investment the Government is making in to our area and, as the local MP, I will always fight to secure the investment that our area deserves.

Finally, I wanted to inform residents that South Gloucestershire Council’s public consultation for a potential M4 Link Road is now live and will run until Monday October 16. This is something I have been campaigning for since I was first elected as the MP for the area in 2010, and having personally secured the money for this study from Government, I would urge all interested residents and businesses to give their views to the council regarding the two proposed locations of any potential new junction.
There is an opportunity for residents to contribute their thoughts online or to attend any one of the multiple public drop-in sessions planned. For drop-in session dates, and further information, including a link to the online questionnaire, please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/m4j18a.
As ever, if there are any issues local residents have then please do get in contact with me on chris@chrisskidmore.com or 0117 908 1524. Alternatively, if constituents would like to keep up to date with local news stories then they can ‘like’ my Facebook page www.facebook.com/chrisskidmoreofficial/


With all best wishes,
Chris