Tree Adoption scheme gets a new parent

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake is adopting a tree, in a bid to preserve Sutton's reputation as one of the greenest boroughs in London.

 

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Tom Brake MP becomes disabled kid’s charity champion

Carshalton and Wallington MP, Tom Brake, has become an MP Champion for disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz, backing the charity’s local and national work for disabled youngsters.

Whizz-Kidz has recently transformed the life of a disabled boy from Carshalton by providing him with essential mobility equipment – enabling him to have an active and fun childhood and the same opportunities as his peers.

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MP Brake meets local bright spark

Local MP Tom Brake met with local school-girl turned inventor, Danielle Miller to congratulate her for becoming one of the winners of the national manufacturing competition, ‘We Made It’.

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Sixth formers grill MP Brake

Sixth formers from St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls were treated to a Q&A session with Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake during a visit to Parliament.

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Tom Brake MP delighted by drop in JSA claims

Local MP Tom Brake has expressed his delight with recent figures showing a 28.5% fall in the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in Carshalton and Wallington.

The figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 19 February 2014 show that the numbers of people claiming JSA dropped by 588 – from 2,066 in January 2013 to 1,478 in January 2014. The number of claimants is now only 2.9% of the population and is at the lowest rate since the election in 2010. 

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Tom Brake MP demands train improvements

MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake, demanded Southern and First Capital Connect raise their standards after shocking positions in a recent satisfaction league table.

Out of the 19 train companies surveyed by consumer group Which?, Southern were ranked 13th and First Capital Connect ranked 18th. According to the survey, passengers don’t think either train company provides value for money nor do they believe that there is enough room for passengers on the trains.

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Local MPs promote apprenticeships for young people

Local MPs Tom Brake and Paul Burstow championed apprenticeship programs at the end of last month at an event for sixth formers at Carshalton Boys Sports College.

The MPs promoted apprenticeships as an alternative to university, and a great way for young people to earn while they learn.

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Carshalton & Wallington MP sizes up PayPoint

Local MP Tom Brake checked out PayPoint during a visit to the Londis store on Middleton Road in Carshalton.

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Local MP celebrates National Storytelling Week

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake celebrated National Storytelling Week last week by speaking about his love of books to pupils at Culvers House Primary School.

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MP calls for public defibrillators

Local MP Tom Brake has backed The Oliver King Foundation’s campaign to see the introduction of defibrillators in local schools, sports centres and other public places. 

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