Hands condemns Labour's mortgage bombshell

Greg Hands M.P. has warned homeowners in Chelsea and Fulham of the consequences for them should the Government stops dealing with the deficit. Labour’s plans to borrow yet more money could hike the average family’s mortgage bill by as much as £5,000 per year. The full detail of Labour's three point plan for £326 billion of more spending, more borrowing and more debt was revealed in a dossier published this week.

Hands echos warnings on bogus doorstep collectors

Greg Hands M.P. is backing the campaign against bogus charity bags. People who take part in charity collections are being warned to make sure that the goods will reach genuine causes.

Hands busts five Thames Water myths

MYTH 1 – The Super Sewer will stop 39 million tonnes of sewage entering the Thames each year. In fact, the tunnel will only stop 18 million tonnes of discharge – the remaining 21 million tonnes are being stopped by work that has already begun. Thames Water also admit that more than 95% of the discharge from CSOs is actually rainwater.

Super Sewer Summit on Wednesday 7th December

An urgent public meeting to challenge Thames Water’s ‘ludicrous’ decision to dump the giant super sewer drive shaft on a residential street in Fulham has been called by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Greg Hands M.P.

Super Sewer: Greg Hands discovers 29,000 lorries to use King's Road and New King’s Road

Greg Hands M.P. has discovered plans by Thames Water to route up to 29,000 lorries along New King’s Road and Wandsworth Bridge Road during construction of the Super Sewer.Should construction go ahead at Carnwath Road in Fulham, a vast number of lorry movements will be required, producing six years of traffic misery. Lorry trips would average 31 per day for two years during main tunnelling and peak at 33 per day when the tunnel is being lined.Thames Water plan to move all plant and construction materials by road to reduce costs. Only excavated spoil will be taken by barge, despite the existence of the wharf being given as one of their key reasons for using Carnwath Road. Although its transport strategy paper suggests it would be possible for nearly half of the remaining material to go by barge, it will “give the contractor the flexibility to determine the most practical and cost-effective means of transporting other materials and equipment.”

Remembrance Sunday events

War veterans, ex-servicemen, residents and community groups will remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in two world wars and other conflicts around the world during the annual civic parades and services in Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington and Shepherds Bush this Sunday (13th November).Greg Hands M.P. will be attending the Fulham service this year.  Commenting, Greg said, "The Remembrance Sunday service in Fulham is always a moving occasion and a fitting tribute to the Borough's war dead and veterans. The turnout from local people is always impressive."

Hands welcomes funding to create new school places

The Department for Education has announced an additional £500 million of funding for school places. This includes over £15 million of new capital funding to expand schools in Hammersmith & Fulham, meeting the demographic need for more primary school places.

Olympic Flame comes to H&F and K&C

The Olympic Flame will blaze a trail through Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea as the boroughs gear up for the 2012 London Olympic Games.On Thursday, 26th July, H&F and K&C residents will be able to join in the excitement of the arrival of the torch and look forward to what promises to be a memorable two weeks of sport.