MP makes fast broadband top priority

By Nigel Slater Thursday 03 January 2013 Updated: 04/01 16:30

Latest News

Buy photos » Harriett Baldwin - Conservative

PERSHORE MP Harriett Baldwin has said improving rural broadband speeds will be one of her main priorities for 2013.

The MP is convinced planning to help improve access to broadband speed connections at homes and businesses will help her constituents and the local economy.

Mrs Baldwin has been an active campaigner for rural broadband improvements and will shortly set out plans for an event to help rural communities get access to better support.

“Faster broadband is a critical piece of infrastructure to help Worcestershire succeed in the global economic race," she said.

“In 2013, I am expecting more homes and businesses in Malvern and Pershore to get super fast broadband.

“The County Council will also start distributing funds to help rural parishes. Constituents need to register their interest in this on the County Council website and with their internet provider.

“Getting decent broadband connections into our local homes and businesses is vital to allow more businesses to start-up and grow."

As well as broadband speeds, Mrs Baldwin aims to keep up pressure on the insurance industry and the Government as they negotiate a national deal on flood insurance.

Another priority is to continue to support local businesses and create jobs to help those out of work.

“I will also do everything I can to help local businesses succeed, creating jobs and tax revenues," she added.

“I will also have weekly advice surgeries across the constituency, so that I can be accessible to constituents who need my help.”

Popular »

1 Family fun day to support good causes

2 Witnesses sought after town assault

3 Time to pick your top toddler

4 Time to pick your top toddler

5 Report claims Long Lartin prisoners feel unsafe

More news »

Appeal launched to find missing man

POLICE are asking for the public's help to

Former solder is new Lord Lieutenant

A FORMER Grenadier Guard has been named as

Scenic praise for Vale marathon

A HALF marathon which winds through the Vale

Pair get set for rally adventure

AN EVESHAM man is set for a life-changing

Regional news »


Leamington Observer
Warwick Castle offers b&b fit for king

WARWICK Castle is offering visitors the chance to sleep like ...

Stratford Observer
Missing Birmingham man spotted in Stratford

A MISSING Birmingham man has been spotted in Stratford. James ...

Redditch Standard
Man guilty of the manslaughter of his child to face ...

A MAN who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Local Businesses More Businesses »