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Prime Minister Responds to Cotswolds MP over National Star College

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has today received a letter from the Prime Minister with regards to the funding of the National Star College, nearly 5 months after the MP raised the issue in Prime Ministers Question Time – and nearly three months after Mr Clifton-Brown wrote to the Prime Minister detailing the importance of the College to disabled students across the country and asking him

Cotswolds MP Congratulates Cllr Chris Roberts on her MBE

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has expressed his delight at the award of the MBE to Fairford Councillor Chris Roberts, which she collected at Windsor Castle last week.
Speaking today, Mr Clifton-Brown said “I have known Cllr. Roberts for a many years in her current role as a District Councillor and as a Town Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor of Fairford.”

Kemble Station receives Secure Station Scheme Re-accreditation

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has today written to Ms Sabine Taylor to congratulate her for her work in ensuring that Kemble Station has been re-accredited under the Secure Stations Scheme.
This is a national accreditation scheme recognising measures to improve station security and provide reassurance to passengers and staff. 

All aboard in support of Swindon to Kemble Re-doubling

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has given a warm reception to today’s decision by the South West Region Transport and Infrastructure board to divert money originally set aside for a new bypass in Westbury to the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble line.

Forest and Cotswolds MPs challenge Government on National Star College funding

Almost 9 months to the day since Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown first raised the issue of the effects the Government’s moratorium on funding projects would have on the National Star College, the MP and his colleague Mark Harper, MP for the Forest of Dean, today together challenged the Further Education Minister Kevin Brennan MP as to what progress the Government have made in securing the f

Redoubling of rail line from Swindon to Kemble high on Parliaments Agenda Again

An adjournment debate called by David Drew MP (Stroud) took place in Parliament today following a letter to the Chairman of the South West RDA, Sir Harry Studholme, from Jim Knight MP which stated that if the South West Regional Development Agency can produce “an agreed, realistic and deliverable five year programme” by November 16 then the funds that had previously been allocated to the Westbu

Partnership between Museum and adult learning body is given £5,000 boost

A joint project between the Corinium Museum and the University of the Third Age has been given a financial boost thanks to a £5,000 grant.

The Cirencester museum, owned by Cotswold District Council, had applied to the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council for financial help to enable them to work with the four Cotswold branches of the U3A on an adult learning programme.

A Green Light for Swindon to Kemble Re-doubling?

In a letter to the Chairman of the South West RDA, Sir Harry Studholme, Jim Knight MP, the Minister for the South West, has given the strongest indication that the re-doubling of the Swindon to Kemble railway line may get the go ahead.
The letter from Jim Knight MP has been met with a guarded welcome by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown who has spearheaded the long running campaig

A Victory for Eco-Sense?

A Victory for Eco-Sense?
Monday saw the publication of the independent Examination in Public (EiP) of the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy, and Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown feels that the findings would make a decision by the Government to pursue the eco town at Long Martson “extraordinarily perverse”.
The MP feels that the report vindicates everything th

Cotswolds MP blasts effectiveness of Regional Committees.

The South West Regional Grand Committee met in Exeter yesterday to debate the Committees report on the subject “the response to the economic downturn: tackling unemployment.”
Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who is also the shadow spokesman for International Trade and Development, was the Conservative lead speaker in the debate and was deeply critical of the Government for their actions

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