April ’20

Reduce your plastic, take the Essex plastic pledge

More and more of us are worried about the amount of plastic we generate and the impact it is having on our planet. Plastic has become part of everyday life but by signing the plastic pledge, you can reduce your plastic waste by making a few simple changes. Together we can make a difference.
Join us either as an individual or household and sign the Essex resident plastic pledge. You will receive a monthly enewsletter packed full of hints and tips, and be entered into prize draws to win items that will help you reduce your plastics.
If you’re a school in Essex, you can sign the school’s plastic pledge. You will then be provided with a pack to help your school reduce plastic waste.
If you’re an organisation in Essex, such as a business, college, university or community group you can sign the organisation’s plastic pledge. You will then be provided with a pack to help your organisation reduce plastic waste.
Visit: www.loveessex.org/news-and-ideas/pledge-today-and-start-reducing-your-plastic

Kemi Badenoch MP appointed new Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Equalities

Kemi Badenoch, the Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden, has been appointed as the new Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Equalities by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

About her new role, Mrs Badenoch said: “It is a privilege to be asked to serve in the prime minister’s government at such a crucial time for our country. My role in the Treasury encompasses a wide range of responsibilities for the UK’s growth and productivity including but not limited to financial policy on regional devolution, transport taxation and energy infrastructure.

“Over the past 3 years I have heard from constituents and met with many local businesses to discuss the need for improved broadband and mobile provision, green infrastructure and the importance of small business policy in the Saffron Walden constituency and beyond, which has helped shape my understanding and the importance of some of this portfolio.

“I look forward to taking on these positions once I have returned from maternity leave.”

Kemi Badenoch MP can be contacted at kemi.badenoch.mp@parliament.uk or on 0207 219 1943