Public Petition to Parliament

Climate change is a serious and pressing concern. I know that many Eddisbury residents care deeply about our environment. The UK has a leading role to play in tackling climate change. However, this also needs urgent attention from the Governments of the world.

Joining forces to find broadband solutions for hard-to-reach-areas

I have joined eight of my parliamentary colleagues who represent rural constituencies where superfast (30 Mbps) broadband coverage is below 85 per cent to urge the Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, to provide government funding for fixed wireless broadband in the hard-to-reach areas (see map).

Fair School Funding

The Government has published its fair funding proposals through a national funding formula, due to be introduced from 2018 to 2019. It is argued that because of these changes more than 10,000 schools will gain funding, including more than 3,000 receiving an increase of more than 5% by 2020.

Buy Local

Support your High Street and buy local if you can says Antoinette Sandbach MP.  Antoinette was Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs in Wales for over two years and throughout the time she was in post she supported local producers and retailers, backing the NFU “Buy British” campaign.

Tarporley Shuttle Bus Service

I am outraged by the decision to reduce the provision of the Tarporley shuttle bus service and to increase the cost of using it. This will impact heavily on my constituents and Tarporley High Street.

Dementia Awareness

I am very keen to make sure that there is a long term commitment and a strategy for dementia in Eddisbury.Following the launch of the Alzheimer’s Society report, ‘Dementia 2014: Opportunity for Change’, I held a Dementia Awareness Day and I became the first AM in Wales to become a Dementia Friend.The report last year stated that there were 835,000 people in the UK who have dementia and called for 14 actions to ensure that people affected by dementia can live well with the condition.

Action for pollinators

I have always campaigned for the protection of our countryside environment particularly when it comes to pollinators.Last year I was successful in Wales in getting the Welsh Government to back my call for the protection of wildflowers in roadside verges.I had been campaigning, on behalf of Plantlife, to encourage local councils not to cut their grass verges, and was delighted when that issue was taken on board.

Affordable Childcare

Parents in Eddisbury are being urged to make sure that they take advantage of free early education for their children.The call comes from Antoinette Sandbach the Conservative parliamentary candidate for the constituency.Ms Sandbach, a long time campaigner for more funds to help working people afford childcare wants parents to be aware of the services on offer in their area.A report supplied by the Family and Childcare Trust shows that Eddisbury has 4,500 children aged between 0-4 years.