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MARIA MILLER, MP WELCOMES NEW EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

Maria said: “These figures for September are great news for people who want to work hard and get on in Basingstoke – we have one of the lowest levels of unemployment in the country, and I am glad that this means more people have the security of employment and a regular pay packet, so they can provide for themselves and their families.”

MARIA MILLER, MP URGES RESIDENTS TO HAVE THEIR SAY

Maria Miller has highlighted Thames Water’s plans to expand the sewage works at Chineham and to bring in waste from areas as far afield as Guildford for further treatment, adding at least 14 additional lorry movements a day to the already chronic traffic congestion on the A33 and wider road network. Thames Water has applied to Hampshire County Council for planning permission to build an “Enhanced Sludge Digestion Scheme” on its current sewage treatment site on the A33 at Chineham. The proposal would see sewage sludge brought in by road from Guildford, Fleet, Farnham and Newbury.

MARIA MILLER, MP VISITS BASINGSTOKE GAS SAFE HQ

Maria called in at the Gas Safe Register’s national headquarters, which is based at Chineham Park in Basingstoke, to mark Gas Safety Week 2015, which is running from 14 to 20 September.  She was welcomed by Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive of the Gas Safe Register and Scott Darroch, Head of Communications, who briefed her on their work on gas safety issues.

LOCAL MP CONGRATULATES BASINGSTOKE STUDENTS ON GCSE RESULTS

Maria Miller has praised local students for the hard work that has gone into their GCSE results, which were released this week.  She said: “All our local students are to be congratulated for the effort they have put in to achieving their GCSE results, both those who have done exceptionally well, and those who have have made real progress to produce a grade that might earlier have seemed  beyond them.”

MARIA MILLER, MP SUPPORTS DEMENTIA FRIENDLY BASINGSTOKE

Maria Miller MP met with staff from the Basingstoke Alzheimer’s society, carers and people suffering from dementia to discuss means of increasing awareness among local people of the disease, its symptoms and the services available.

MARIA MILLER, MP PLEDGES TO CHAMPION AUTISM AWARENESS IN BASINGSTOKE

At a packed reception at the Houses of Parliament, Maria Miller MP, a member of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA), pledged to promote more autism awareness in Basingstoke.  Maria met local families and heard moving testimonies from people living with autism, a lifelong condition which affects over 3,000 people in every Parliamentary constituency.

MARIA MILLER, MP SUPPORTS NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE

Maria met up with young people taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme in Basingstoke recently, to learn about what they have been doing as part of the programme.  She met the teenagers at the AM Football Stadium in Western Way where they were spending the third week of their programe, having already had two week-long visits, including to a residential outdoors activity centre. During this third phase they were designing and planning a community-driven team project, to be carried out the following week. They were going to have tuition from a professional baker, and then make cakes to sell in aid of the children’s hospice Naomi’s House.