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Cash presents petition in House of Commons on behalf of local Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI)

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017
Stone MP, Sir William Cash will present a petition in the House of Commons this evening on behalf of his constituents requesting that the House of Commons urges the Government to make fair transitional arrangements for all women born in the 1950s (on or after 6 April 1951) who have unfairly borne the burden of the increase to the State Pension Age.

UPDATE: Sir William Cash MP intervenes on Stone High Street and business rates policy

Monday, 13 March, 2017
Further to the meeting Stone MP, Sir Bill Cash held with the Stafford Borough Council Chief and Leader on improving the business environment for the High Street and seeking fair business rates on 13th February and meetings in Westminster, Sir Bill is currently engaged in the following activities:
Liaising with the local business community in the constituency and Government ministers on business rates, particularly in the light of the 2017 revaluations and following the Budget on Wednesday 8th March (last week);
Engaging in correspondence with the Chief Executive of the Co-operative regarding their presence in Stone;
Engaging in correspondence with the Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s regarding their local frozen food depot in Stone;
Seeking agreement on the information board and for the trader’s Christmas Market with Stone Town Council;
Seeking agreement on a parking scheme for local traders from the High Street and the surrounding roads;
Building on events and festivals, including  superb farmers market and the Stone Food & Drink Festival, so that Stone has its own music or cheese and wine events and festivals;
Promoting local cultural initiatives such as the unveiling of innovative artwork produced for Stone Station by a group of local artists who worked with London Midland in order to show their pride for their local community;
Promoting the Stone rail station with remarkable growth in its annual passenger footfall figures, so that new visitors can come to the town to spend money;
Ensuring brown tourism signs – the white on brown signs – that enable essential directional guidance to attract people into the centre of Stone from the main roads running through the town;
Seeking enhanced opportunities for hotel occupancy in the town and a rebalancing to the town’s economy to bring in retail businesses of all kinds and good restaurants adding to very good ones Stone already has; 
Ensuring Stone gains vital planning controls to restrict too many similar shops such as charity shops, Betting shops, E-cigarette shops etc.
Proposed a great Community Heritage/Museum Centre to make the approach into the High Street much more attractive.
Promoting car parking for visitors with attractive signs in the car parks and signs in the high street highlighting the short walk to these car parks e.g. Mill Street to Christ Church is less than 3 minutes.
Seeking more ‘Brown Signs’ on A34 etc. showing heritage attractions and places of special interest.

Sir Bill Cash MP seeks resolution to cancellation of 31 Cheadle bus service

Thursday, 15 December, 2016
In relation to the impending cancellation of the D&G bus route 31 from Hanley to Cheadle, local Cheadle MP, Sir Bill Cash said –
“I have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, the bus company D&G and Staffordshire County Council to seek a resolution to the cancelling of the 31 bus route.
“I do not want this service to be terminated as the bus service is crucial to my constituents, particularly the elderly community in Forsbrook, Meir, Blythe Bridge, and often for shopping and visiting the doctors, dentists or hospital in Cheadle.
“I support my constituents and it is imperative that we must support the town and the transport of local residents to businesses in Cheadle itself and to Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Meir because it is local small companies, through the support of local bus services enabling residents to access local business, which will help generate local growth and a successful local economy.
“For many, this bus service is the only affordable way to get to work or for schoolchildren to get to school.
“I fully understand that a resolution for the bus company needs to be found for the service to not only cover their costs but also make it commercially viable for them.”

Sir Bill Cash secures debate in the House of Commons on HS2 consultation and holds public meeting in Stone

Monday, 21 November, 2016
Stone MP, Sir Bill Cash is to hold a debate in the House of Commons on ‘HS2 phase 2 consultation and Stone constituency’ this Thursday afternoon. Further to his letters of objection to the Secretary of State for Transport and sent to HS2 Ltd (enclosed), he will be putting forward his constituents’ ongoing objections to the project as it impacts upon the whole of his constituency and to include the consultation to build a temporary construction facility (railhead) near Stone.
The debate is a half-hour ‘adjournment debate’, which take place at the end of each day’s sitting in the House of Commons. They are an opportunity for an individual MP to raise an issue and receive a response from the relevant Minister. At the end of the day’s main business, the Speaker of the House of Commons calls a government whip to move the motion 'That this House do now adjourn'. The MP who has been allocated the debate – in this case, Sir Bill Cash – is then called to speak and the Minister is given time to reply.
Sir Bill will also be holding a further public meeting at 3.30pm on Saturday 3rd December in Walton Community Centre (Whitemill Lane, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0EQ) on HS2, focusing specifically on the proposal to build a temporary construction facility (railhead) near Stone, in-between the proposed HS2 route and the M6.

Sir Bill Cash to hold Public Meeting on Yarnfield HS2 Railhead

Thursday, 27 October, 2016
Sir Bill Cash will be holding a public meeting at 5.15pm on Saturday 29th October in Yarnfield Village Hall on HS2, focusing particularly on the consultation to build a temporary construction facility (railhead) near Stone, in-between the proposed HS2 route and the M6.

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