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Graham Stuart to hold Beverley Street Surgery on Saturday, 23rd February

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

On Saturday 23rd February Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, will be holding a street surgery in Beverley, weather permitting.

The outdoor surgery will take place between 10:00am and midday, outside Wilkinson’s, Toll Gavel.

No appointment is necessary.  All residents are invited to come and speak with Graham about any issues or concerns they may have, or just stop by to say hello.

 

New traineeship programme to give young people the skills to compete in a global economy

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Local MP Graham Stuart has welcomed plans to set up a new traineeship programme to help give young people the confidence, skills and experience to compete with more experienced adults.

The new programme was announced by Skills Minister Matthew Hancock just before he visited Beverley and Holderness at Graham’s invitation earlier this month to discuss what is being done locally to help prepare young people for success in today’s increasingly competitive labour market.

Following the announcement Graham said, “This is great news for young people trying to get a foot on the work ladder. The Government is doing more than ever to make sure our young people have the skills they need to compete and succeed in the workplace. A record half a million people started apprenticeships last year, with 3,790 in Beverley and Holderness. This new traineeship programme will help even more young people.”

Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills, added, “We want to support everyone in our country to reach their personal best. To do that, we are introducing traineeships to help young people with the skills they need to get, and hold down a job.

“That’s vital for our economy to compete in the global race. It’s also a question of fairness. Traineeships will give young people the helping hand and experience they need to compete for apprenticeships and good jobs.”

 

Graham Stuart to host Skills Minister in Beverley this Friday

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Local MP Graham Stuart will be hosting the Department for Education’s Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, in Beverley on Friday 11th January.

During the visit to East Yorkshire Graham will be showing the Minister the great work that is being done locally to help prepare young people for success in today’s increasingly complex labour market.

During the day they plan to visit both East Riding College and the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA).

Graham said, “Now more than ever it is important that we do all we can to prepare our young people for success in the future.  There are many different pathways to a good career and we must make sure that each student has the skills they need.

“The Government has done a lot of good things to support economic growth and get more young people into work such has expanding apprenticeships, establishing University Technical Colleges and studio schools, and promoting more work experience placements.

“These are just some of the reasons we are seeing the highest numbers in employment in our history. In Beverley and Holderness we have unemployment of 4.1%, well below the national average and far less than in the United States or Europe.

“This is all good news, but there is much more to be done and we can’t be complacent. That is why I will continue to do all I can to press the Government to do more to understand and champion rural areas like ours so that we can create more jobs and eradicate the deficit left behind by Labour.”

 

Graham Stuart to hold Beverley Street Surgery on Saturday

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

On Saturday 22nd December Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, will be holding his last Street Surgery of the year in Beverley, weather permitting.

The outdoor surgery will take place between 10:00am and midday, outside Wilkinson’s, Toll Gavel.

No appointment is necessary.  All residents are invited to come and speak with Graham about any issues or concerns they may have, or just stop by to say hello.

 

Graham Stuart backs event to help local unemployed young people

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is encouraging young people to take advantage of an event that will help those not in employment, education, or training.

The information event will take place between 11am and 4pm on 4th December at the Choices Centre, Norwood, Beverley.

Local colleges and training providers will be present to give guidance to young people, and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Youth Support Service will be on hand to offer advice and information. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Parents and carers are also welcome to attend.

Graham said, “Following on from the success of the recent Beverley Jobs Fair, this event will be a great opportunity for young people in East Yorkshire to find out about the range of options open to them.

“The longer young people spend out of employment, education, or training the harder it is for them to get back on track, so I would urge everyone who needs help or advice to attend.”

For more details contact Ellanor Hurst at (Senior Youth Advisor at East Riding of Yorkshire Council) on 01482 391300 or email ellanor.hurst@eastriding.gov.uk

 

Local MP visits new domestic violence project in Beverley

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart recently spent time at the Cherry Tree Advice Centre in Beverley, meeting people involved with the Break Away domestic abuse project.

Founded in September, the project provides a confidential advice line, drop-in sessions and one-to-one support for those who have experienced domestic abuse.

After the visit Graham said, “Break Away are carrying out great work.  Although they have only been going for six weeks they have had high demand from both men and women.  I met one of their clients who courageously came to speak with me and Councillors David Elvidge and Dominic Peacock at the invitation of founder Amanda Roberts and Jo White.  He told us it was Break Away that gave him the confidence to leave an abusive domestic situation and find a safe place to live.

“Domestic violence occurs in all sorts of homes, to rich and poor alike. Victims need both practical help, which Break Away offers, and the moral support and encouragement to escape a violent relationship.

“Break Away is working closely with the Domestic Violence Accommodation Project at the East Riding Council, and through their cooperation I hope many more people currently suffering in silence will seek the help they so desperately need.”

Individuals needing help to deal with domestic violence should contact the advice line on 01482 333783.

 

Education Secretary told,”Let’s build better schools in Beverley and Holderness.”

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Riston CofE Primary SchoolFollowing an invitation from the MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, will visit Beverley tomorrow, Friday 2nd November.  He will meet with Graham and Council leader, Steve Parnaby, to discuss how to accelerate school building improvements in the East Riding.

The issue of how to build and maintain schools cost effectively is critical when government budgets are so tight and following the disaster of Labour’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, which was found to have wasted vast sums on a small number of schools while leaving the wider school estate dilapidated and in disrepair. The East Riding of Yorkshire was given nothing by BSF and now has a serious backlog estimated by the Council at more than £400 million.

Graham said, “We will be able to tell the Secretary of State about the practical, can-do attitude we have in the East Riding and our commitment to delivering value for money, low cost solutions to capital spending in schools.

“The Council has proposals that would allow early work to start on improving our schools, at reasonable cost and to the benefit of local children and their education. Steve and I will be pressing the Secretary of State to hear our pleas, release funding and let us show what we can do when the East Riding is given the chance.

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Graham Stuart and Matthew Grove to hold Beverley Street Surgery on Saturday

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

On Saturday 3rd November Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, and Matthew Grove, candidate for Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, will be holding a Street Surgery in Beverley, weather permitting

The outdoor surgery will take place between 10:00am and midday, outside Wilkinson’s, Toll Gavel.

No appointment is necessary.  All residents are invited to come and speak with Graham and Matthew about any issues or concerns they may have, or just stop by to say hello.

 

Local MP to visit Cherry Tree Advice Centre this Friday

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, will be visiting the Cherry Tree Advice Centre on Friday 2nd November at 3.30pm to discuss efforts to stop domestic abuse.

He will be meeting some of those involved with the work of the new Break Away domestic violence project, which was founded just six weeks ago. It provides a confidential advice line, drop-in sessions and one-to-one support by appointment.

Graham said, “I am looking forward to seeing the valuable work being done to help people affected by domestic violence, and offering any support or assistance I can provide.”

Members of the media are invited to attend, to help raise the profile of this new centre and focus attention on the need to combat domestic violence in all its forms. The centre is located at 117 Cherry Tree Lane, Beverley, HU17 0AY.

For more details please contact project manager Amanda Roberts on 01482 333783.

 

Graham Stuart congratulates North Bar Traders Association on award to improve Beverley town centre

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has congratulated the North Bar Traders Association on being made Town Team Partners, as part of the Portas Pilot initiative. The scheme is being run by the Department for Communities and Local Government to help improve the nation’s town centres.

The North Bar Traders will receive £10,000 towards their regeneration plans, including promotions, events, a dedicated website, and new signage.

They will also be able to access the Association of Town Centre management’s support package, which has been put together with the help of retail experts from across the country. This will provide practical support as they put their plans into action.

Graham said, “I have met with members of the North Bar Traders Association over the last months, and was impressed with their plan and their dedication to this historic part of the town. I congratulate them on a well deserved award and have every confidence that they will put the money to good use. Making the Georgian Quarter a vibrant place for local shoppers will bring benefits to the whole community.”

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