10 DEC 2013
The Rock the House and Film the House competitions offer Devizes Constituency based bands, music artists and film makers to be seen and heard by Music and Film Industry heavyweights and to win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, equipment, and the opportunity to premier in London's West End. Founded by Mike Weatherley MP, Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister, the competitions are sponsored by the entertainment industry and supported by celebrity Patrons. Click here for the full story...
05 DEC 2013
14,000 business properties in Wiltshire will benefit from a comprehensive package to help the high street and support businesses announced at the Autumn Statement today. The package includes a business rate discount of up to £1,000 for retail premises, including shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, and relief for new businesses setting up in empty premises.
Claire Perry MP has welcomed the news as providing real help for jobs and growth in the Devizes Constituency and helps keep town and village High streets vibrant. Click here for the full story...
04 DEC 2013
As the year draws to a close I find myself reflecting on changes locally and nationally. One big development is the reinforcement of Wiltshire's position as the garrison county of Britain with Army changes that will see more activity, more investment and more service personnel living and working locally. All this change could be disruptive if not planned but luckily Wiltshire Council, the MOD, health services, schools and local town and parish councillors are working together to ensure the investment is spent wisely and we are ready for the changes. Click here for the full story...
03 DEC 2013
Claire Perry MP is supporting Small Business Saturday on Saturday 7th December. This is a grassroots campaign that encourages people to shop in local, small, independent businesses and use local services instead of national brands.
Commenting, Claire said:
"Big national chains do bring jobs to our communities but for every £1 spent in a big store, only 43p stays in the area whereas if we support a local business, 68p stays local. Local businesses also provide us with a big choice and bring vibrancy to our high streets. That is why I am making a big effort this Saturday and in the run up to Christmas to support as many local businesses as I can!"