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Alex Chalk MP to host dementia awareness event this Friday

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, will this week host an event aimed at improving Cheltonians awareness of dementia and its effects upon sufferers. He is supporting a national campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding surroundingdementia, by welcoming an Alzheimer’s Society volunteer to run a free ‘DementiaFriends’ Information Session at the Municipal Offices at 10am on Friday 18th March for local residents to attend.

Alex Chalk MP Celebrates 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust

 Alex Chalk MP joined TV presenter and Prince’s Trust Ambassador Carol Vorderman MBE at the House of Commons this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust. The youth charity has supported more than 825,000 young people into work, education or training since 1976, including 276 in Gloucestershire in the last year.

Chalk hails Council parking 'u-turn'

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has today welcomed the decision by Cheltenham Borough Council to offer free parking for visitors after 6pm stating that it is “a positive step, but something that should have been done a long time ago".

Alex Chalk MP Hails Holocaust Memorial Day

This week Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. In doing so, Mr Chalk pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.

Chalk welcomes figures showing another fall in unemployment in Cheltenham

 House of Commons Library constituency unemployment figures for December 2015 were published on Wednesday 20 January at 9.30am. The total number of unemployed claimants in Cheltenham constituency in December 2015 was 655.This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 499th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%. 

Chalk bids for Cheltenham's slice of £50 million-a-year 'pothole fund'

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has marked 'National Pothole Day' by calling for Cheltenham to receive a slice of a new £50 million-a-year 'Pothole Fund'. The creation of the national Pothole Fund was announced by George Osborne at last November's Autumn Statement, and now the town's man in Westminster is banging the drum for Cheltenham to get its fair share of cash for pothole repairs

Supporting Cheltenham’s Trees

Alex Chalk is supporting a new initiative in which primary schools in Cheltenham are being offered the chance to plant free trees with help from the Woodland Trust. Schools across Cheltenham are being offered the chance to connect with nature and improve their local area by planting trees – for free.

Chalk opposes latest Eagle Tower flats plan

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has voiced his opposition to the latest plan to convert parts of the Eagle Tower into luxury flats, calling it ’a backwards step for jobs and opportunity in Cheltenham’. The tower, which is home to a wide variety of local businesses and provides 1.3ha of commercial space, is subject to a planning application from the building’s owners, who want to convert the top three floors into flats. This application follows another application earlier this year aimed at converting the lower floors into residential accommodation.