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Villiers calls for Barnet Cricket Club ground to reopen for community use

At the request of a group of constituents, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, bought together representatives from key bodies to consider the future of the Barnet Cricket Club ground next to the Underhill football stadium. The stadium has been bought by the Education Funding Agency (a government body) so they can build a new free school which will be run by the Ark Academy.

Food waste reduction campaign backed by MP

After receiving a number of emails from constituents expressing concern about food waste, Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, is urging local supermarkets to do more to reduce the amount of food thrown away. She is also taking up this issue with Government ministers and with the Council and in the following article, she sets out some of her views on the issue:

Whetstone restaurant in House of Commons curry contest

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has nominated the Bayleaf Restaurant on Whetstone High Road for the Tiffin Cup. This competition is run by MPs to find the country’s best Indian restaurant. This is the second year that Theresa has nominated the Bayleaf which is owned by local resident, Toffozul Miah. She recently dropped into the Bayleaf to wish them well with the competition.

East Barnet Health Centre: Villiers pushes for progress after set-back for campaign to reopen the health centre

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has stepped up her campaign to get East Barnet Health Centre re-opened when refurbishment works are completed at the end of the month. She has been in contact with both NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and the East Barnet GPs to urge them to keep working towards the early October date for reopening which has been planned since February. She was alarmed to hear that progress on agreeing new legal documentation needed to cover the GPs’ occupancy of the newly refurbished health centre had stalled.

Villiers welcomes important victory in campaign to save Greek A Level

Theresa Villiers has welcomed an assurance from Nick Gibb, Minister for Education, that Greek A Level is to be retained until at least 2018, with exams regulator, Ofqual, comfirming that the qualification will be available until at least the summer of 2019.

Get involved in the debate on the BBC's future

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, is urging her constituents to get involved in the debate about the future of the BBC. As the review of the BBC's Charter gets underway, she has written the following article, setting out her views.

98% to get access to fast fibre broadband in Chipping Barnet

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has today welcomed the news from BT that Barnet will be included in the next phase of their commercial delivery of fast broadband in the UK. Alongside concerned residents and groups such as the Barnet Society, Theresa has been campaigning to improve access to superfast fibre broadband in her Chipping Barnet constituency. Whilst over 90% of households in the constituency can already subscribe to fast broadband, that leaves some significant gaps in provision, particularly in the High Barnet area. Theresa Villiers said: "BT told me today that coverage of fibre broadband will increase so that 98% of households and businesses in my constituency will be able to get superfast speeds by the time this next phase of their broadband delivery is completed in two years."

Protecting the UK's bee population

Responding to the recent campaign on neonicotinoid insecticides and bees, Theresa Villiers thanks all constituents who have taken the time to email her about this issue. Setting out her views on the campaign, Theresa said: