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MP welcomes energy efficiency grants for community buildings

North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, has welcomed the announcement from UK Power Networks that it has launched a new £300,000 fund to community organisations offering energy efficiency advice, and for energy efficiency improvements to community buildings.

Tool Thefts in Royston

I have been concerned about the spate of thefts of tools from vans in Royston  for some time. These are particularly despicable offences, as they deprive tradesmen of their means of earning a living. Equally, they are particularly difficult crimes to detect.

Brexit votes

Commenting on today’s votes on Brexit, Oliver said:

MP backs Ancient Woodland register

North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, is a co-sponsor with Michael Fabricant MP of a Bill to protect our Ancient Woodland in England.

Finn's Law went through Committee

Finn’s Law went through Committee today and had unanimous cross party and Government support, including from the Herts MPs from Stevenage (Stephen McPartland) and Hemel Hempstead (Sir Mike Penning).

Brexit Agreement - last night's vote

I voted with the Government last night. It’s important to our area that there should be an agreed Brexit process, rather than a messy ‘no deal’ Brexit. Major employers in our area have approached me to support a Deal.

Important step forward for Finn's Law

The campaign to provide legal protection for police dogs and other service animals when attacked in the course of duty will take a big step forward tomorrow, 16 January, when Sir Oliver Heald’s Private Member’s Bill “The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill” has its Committee stage at 10am.

Sir Oliver welcomes the news that councils will receive increase in funding

North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald has welcomed the news that the Government has announced an extra £1.3 billion increase in funding for councils across the country.  In our area the percentage increases are 2.2% for Hertfordshire County Council, 3.6% for East Hertfordshire and 1.8% for North H