Local News

Owen Praises Local Farmer's Environmental Work

Mr Paterson attended a visit organised by Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) to Higher Kempley Farm nr Whitchurch, which allowed the Secretary of State to discuss farmer Paul Griffiths’ environmental efforts with the CFE local liaison group. 

Owen Opens Whitchurch Civic Centre

The Whitchurch Civic Centre was opened by MP for North Shropshire Owen Paterson, mayor of Whitchurch Rob Hewson, Shropshire Councillor Gerald Dakin, and Shropshire Council Commissioning manager Neil Willcox

Owen Visits the Mondelēz Chocolate Factory in Chirk

On 9 May 2014, Rt Hon Owen Paterson, MP for North Shropshire and Secretary of State for DEFRA, visited the Mondelēz International Chirk site to see the processing of cocoa beans and learn more about the organisation’s apprenticeship programme.

Owen Meets Oswestry Town Council in Parliament

Oswestry Town Council this week helped organise the launch reception for LYLM 2014 on the Terrace at the House of Commons on behalf of the National Association of British Market Authorities. The Town Council has a contract with the Association in terms of its activities, events and management. 

Unemployment and Jobs

In my last column, I wrote about the recent budget and what it meant for the people of North Shropshire.Since then a number of employment figures have been released which make for encouraging reading.

Owen Visits MetalMatters

Shropshire ‘Metal Matters’ recycling campaign was officially launched on Friday 28 March 2014 at Whitchurch household recycling by Mr Paterson.