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Education minister meets campaign to save modern language A levels under threat

Theresa Villiers took a delegation to meet Education Minister, Nick Gibb, in the House of Commons last week to put the case for retention of A levels in a number of languages which are under threat of abolition. The meeting took place at the request of Michael Ellinas, Head teacher of Manor Hill Greek School which is based in Totteridge. The MP for Enfield Southgate, David Burrowes, also attended to show his support for retention of Greek A level and other languages facing possible abolition.

Villiers supports the re-establishment of All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended the AGM of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils in the House of Commons on Wednesday to show her support for re-establishing this group for the new Parliament. At the meeting, James Berry, Conservative MP for Kingston and Surbiton was elected as the new chairman of the APPG, taking over the role carried out by Lee Scott during the last Parliament.

21st Anniversary of the East Barnet Festival

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, is supporting East Barnet Festival in its 21st anniversary year. The festival is taking place on 3-5 July in Oakhill Park and Theresa is encouraging her constituents to go along. 

Villiers reports anti-Semitic website to the police

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has reported an anti-Semitic website to the police and urged them to close it down. The website promotes the demonstration by extremist groups due to take place on 4th July in Golders Green which has received widespread condemnation across north London.

Tributes paid to volunteers at Building Friendship drop-in service in East Barnet

After visiting East Barnet Baptist Church, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has paid tribute to their Building Friendship initiative. This is a drop-in service which takes place every Friday morning at the church in Crescent Road, East Barnet, from 10 am to 12 noon. It is run entirely by volunteers and offers support to those with mental health problems.

Barnet artist praised by Theresa Villiers MP

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has praised the work of local Barnet artist, Renos Lavithis, after visiting a display of his paintings and drawings in the Coffee Seeker café in Ballards Lane, North Finchley.

Villiers backs Edmonton waste plant proposals

Following a visit to the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) incinerator in Advent Way in Edmonton, Theresa Villiers MP has urged her Chipping Barnet constituents to back the NLWA’s proposals for a replacement waste facility there. During the visit, she was briefed on the project by NLWA managing director, David Beadle, and was given a tour of the waste incineration plant.

Better Broadband for Barnet: campaign update

Theresa Villiers, newly re-elected MP for Chipping Barnet, has published the following update on her campaign to improve access to fast fibre broadband in her constituency.I fully appreciate the concern felt by local residents regarding the gaps in coverage of fast fibre broadband. While it is welcome that around 91% of premises can get fast broadband in the Chipping Barnet constituency, that does not bring a great deal of comfort to the 9% or so who are not covered and who are left with slower internet speeds. As ever more services move on-line, it becomes more important than ever that as many homes and businesses as possible are connected up to fast broadband. The problem is particularly severe in parts of High Barnet but there are also gaps in coverage in Totteridge.