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Mark Garnier Cautious on Ambulance Consultation

Mark Garnier, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest, has today express caution at the consultation document for reconfiguring the West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) arrangements. Proposals being put forward are to take advantage of the merger of Staffordshire Ambulance Service with WMAS on the 1st October.

Mark Garnier Supports Severn Valley Railway Appeal

Mark Garnier has today expressed his support for the Severn valley Railway appeal. During torrential rain last week, forty five areas of subsidence developed on the Bewdley to Bridgenorth section of the 16 mile track.

Stourport Relief Road Moves One Step Closer

Mark Garnier, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest, today welcomed news that Worcestershire County Council has set aside nearly £500,000 to buy land that may be developed for the Stourport relief Road. Mark Garnier has been leading the campaign to provide this vital piece of local infrastructure, and has previously won spending commitments from the previous Conservative leadership under Michael Howard.

800 Wyre Forest residents Sign Conservative Health Petition

Mark Garnier, Wyre Forest's Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman, today reported that 800 Wyre Forest residents have signed his local NHYes campaign. The campaign was launched across Worcestershire in October last year to highlight Government cuts in health services nationally.

Health Concern Abandon Democracy

At last night's annual full council meeting of Wyre Forest District Council, the Health Concern group (the party that likes to claim its independence) got up as one and left the council chamber mid meeting. This was orchestrated by Howard Martin and clearly demonstrated how the whip is alive and well in Health Concern. Alarmingly, it meant that Mitton was denied any representation last night after all their HC councillors walked out.

2,500 Post Office to close - Labour marks Gordon Brown’s Coronation with further service cuts

On the day that Gordon Brown was crowned as Labour's new leader and the man who will succeed Tony Blair as this country's Prime Minster, Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair darling announced further service cuts by slashing 2,500 post offices. This means that for Wyre Forest, a further 3 post offices face closure. This comes after 10 have closed since 1999, leaving just 20 across the district.

Wyre Forest Conservatives Appoint New Group Leader

At the annual meeting of the Wyre Forest District Council Conservative Group today, Group leader Stephen Clee stood down and Cllr John Campion was elected to fill the post of group leader. The change comes after Wyre Forest Conservatives yet again proved they are the most popular political party across Wyre Forest, taking 36% of votes cast on Thursday's district elections. Taking account of previous results in Chaddesley and Blakedown, where no other party contested the seat leaving the seat unopposed for Conservatives, Conservatives are the party of choice for 38% of Wyre Forest residents.

Conservative Response to Health Concern Stourport Leaflet

Independent Health Concern has published a leaflet for distribution in Stourport on Severn. Wyre Forest Conservatives are taking the unprecedented measure of responding to this leaflet. Speaking on behalf of the Conservatives, Mark Garnier says: "The Wyre Forest Conservatives are deeply saddened that Health Concern has chosen to use their final election leaflet in Stourport to attack the Conservatives.

David Cameron Visits Wyre Forest - Conservative Leader Tours Proposed Recycling Plant

Conservative leader David Cameron today visited Wyre Forest and toured the proposed recycling plant at the disused Foulkes Forge on the Stourport Road Kidderminster. The site has been leased by Lawrence Skip Hire and, when finished, will be the biggest recycling plant in Europe, providing recycling facilities that will be able to handle the whole of Worcestershire's recycling needs. Furthermore, it will host a recycling laboratory as well as state of the art educational facilities.

Mark Garnier Supports Countryside Alliance Fly Tipping Awareness Week

The Countryside Alliance are launching National Fly-tipping Awareness Week, beginning on the 23rd April. Mark Garnier, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest, has added his support to this important campaign. The Countryside Alliance has uncovered 2.5 million incidents of unlawful dumping across the UK in the year April 2006 at a cost to local authorities of nearly £100 million. Unbelievably, fewer than 100 cases led to a successful prosecution.