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Crime in H&F hits all time low

Crime is down to an historic low in Hammersmith & Fulham after falling by 15% last year, according to the latest Met Police figures.There were 3,295 fewer crimes in Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) in 2013 when compared to 2012. Overall there were 19,250 crimes recorded in H&F in 2013 compared to 22,545 crimes in 2012.

Greg Hands MP raises concerns over Super Sewer with Environment Secretary

Greg Hands, MP for Chelsea and Fulham, has today written to the Environment Secretary to stand up for local residents against the cost of the proposed Super Sewer. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is consulting on whether to make the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project a ‘Specified Infrastructure Project’, in which case it would become the subject of a competitive tendering process, rather than being carried out by the incumbent provider, Thames Water Utilities Ltd, by default.

Greg Hands MP welcomes £12 million of extra support for local school pupils

Chelsea and Fulham MP, Greg Hands, has welcomed the news that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in the constituency have been allocated over four and a half million pounds (£4,519,000) for 2014/15 to help them achieve their full potential. This is good news for pupils and good news for their families. The total allocated for the Pupil Premium in the constituency since its introduction will now be £12,142,000.

Greg Hands reacts to Airports Commission’s interim report on aviation capacity

Today, the Airports Commission, the independent review panel chaired by Sir Howard Davies, published its interim report. The report set out three options for one new runway in the south-east of England which the Commission says is required by 2030: a new runway at Heathrow Airport constructed to the north-west of the existing airport; an extension of Heathrow's existing northern runway to the west to at least 6,000m, enabling it to be used for both take-offs and landings; a new runway at Gatwick Airport more than 3,000m in length.

All Hands on deck for Small Business Saturday

Chelsea and Fulham M.P., Greg Hands, visited Chelsea Flooring Company today to hear about the challenges small firms face.  Small Business Saturday will take place tomorrow and is about encouraging residents to shop local and support small, independent firms who are often the back bone of local communities.