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VILLIERS ATTENDS ARMED FORCES DAY EVENT IN BARNET

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended Barnet Council's annual event to support armed forces day at Hendon Town Hall this morning. Following a parade by local cadets, veterans and members of the armed forces based in the borough, the Armed Forces Day Flag was raised at the town hall by the Mayor, Cllr Hugh Raynor.

VILLIERS SUPPORTS SUMMER SOULSTICE FESTIVAL IN AID OF CHERRY LODGE CANCER CARE

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, yesterday attended the Summer Soulstice Festival in her constituency. The event has been running for 8 years at the Old Elizabethans sports ground in Mays Lane in Underhill. Over the years it has raised over £100,000 for Barnet charity, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, which based in High Barnet.

STATEMENT BY THERESA VILLIERS EXPRESSING HER SADNESS AT THE RECENT LOSS OF BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON

Theresa Villiers has published the following statement responding to the sad news that Doreen Miller died on Saturday."I was very sad to hear that a such a dear friend had passed away this weekend. Doreen worked tirelessly for the Conservative Party in London for so many years as well as supporting many other good causes. She was a hugely influential figure in Barnet and London politics, providing outstanding leadership for the Conservatives over many years. She will be much missed.

VILLIERS SUPPORTS EVENT FOR SOMALI BRAVANESE WELFARE ASSOCIATION

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, today attended the end of term celebrations for the Arrahma school run by the Somali Bravenese Welfare Association.The event took place in Barnet Council's building in North London Business Park, in Theresa's constituency and was attended by about 600 people including well-wishers from a number of faith groups. The aim of the afternoon was to celebrate the achievements of the children and young people studying in the Arrahma community school. Theresa was one of a number of speakers to address the event and show their support for the work of Somali Bravanese Welfare Association which runs the school.

VILLIERS CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HORSHAM AVENUE AT STREET PARTY

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, today joined residents in Horsham Avenue at their street party to celebrate 100 years since the street was built in 1914.Theresa was invited to the event by Anjali Deb-Mukherjee who was one of the organisers of the event. She also had the chance to meet Hazel Amor, who has lived in Horsham Avenue since 1926 and is now 89.

Villiers supports cancer awareness pop - up shop

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, visited a pop-up shop in the Spires in Barnet High Street, which is promoting awareness of cancer and providing information on how to reduce the risk of getting the disease. The visit took place on Friday and Mike Freer MP and Cllr Helena Hart were also there to support the initiative.

VILLIERS BACKS NEW POP-UP SHOP TO BE OPENED BY "LOVE BARNET"

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has thrown her support behind the efforts of local residents to create a pop-up shop in the former Gregg's bakery on Barnet High Street.

She visited the shop on Saturday, meeting Gail Laser and some of the "Love Barnet" team behind this project, including David Byrne from Barnet College.

Local ward councillor, David Longstaff, also attended. David is enthusiastically supporting this project.

VILLIERS WELCOMES PROGRESS ON DISUSED MARIE FOSTER HOME SITE IN WOOD STREET

Chipping Barnet MP, Theresa Villiers has welcomed the news that the NHS is considering building a new GP surgery on the Marie Foster Home site in Wood Street in High Barnet. For some years, she has been pressing the NHS to take action to ensure this land is used constructively and that derelict eyesore buildings are demolished.

VILLIERS WELCOMES FALL IN CRIME TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1981

Theresa Villiers has welcomed statistics published yesterday which show that crime in England and Wales is now at its lowest level since 1981.

Theresa Villiers said: "Under Labour the police were getting bogged down in too much paperwork. This Conservative-led Government has cut red tape and given police just one simple target: cut crime. And that is what they are doing. Both recorded crime and the survey of people’s experience of crime show that crime has fallen by more than ten per cent under this Government."

"Our changes are working and crime is falling. We’re going to keep on making sure that we protect people who do the right thing, so they can feel safe on the streets and we can build better communities. I congratulate and thank all the police officers who have delivered these impressive results."