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The Borough Council, Toby Perkins MP, Hardyal Dhindsa and various agencies, charities & businesses have joined together to discuss ways to tackle issues of homelessness and anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield town centre at a series of summit meetings. police cuts Toby on a visit to New Beetwell Street Bus Station last year to discuss the homelessness issues in Chesterfield 20180207_113510 Toby Perkins responds to proposals to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield Evelina is currently doing work experience one afternoon a week in Toby’s constituency office
 
The Borough Council, Toby Perkins MP, Hardyal Dhindsa and various agencies, charities & businesses have joined together to discuss ways to tackle issues of homelessness and anti-social behaviour in Chesterfield town centre at a series of summit meetings.

GUEST BLOG: Cllr Helen Bagley, Cabinet Member for Homes & Customers, writes about Chesterfield Borough Council’s response to homelessness in the town

Hardly a week goes by without homelessness or rough sleeping hitting the national news. While Chesterfield doesn’t have the same level of problems faced by some of the big cities and towns we do experience issues too – and one person homeless is one person too many. The causes The cause of this is a […]

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Toby Perkins slams Derbyshire’s Tory MPs for putting party ahead of constituents in police funding vote

A parliamentary vote on further cuts to police budgets took place on Wednesday 7th February and Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has expressed his disappointment that the call from Derbyshire Police Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa for a cross party approach to protecting Derbyshire Police had fallen on deaf ears. Toby said, “At the end of last year, the […]

Toby on a visit to New Beetwell Street Bus Station last year to discuss the homelessness issues in Chesterfield

How we’re tackling rough sleeping and antisocial behaviour in Chesterfield

Chesterfield is an attractive market town, but in recent months, visitors to our town have been alarmed by the amount of rough sleeping and street drinking that now diminishes that attractiveness. This was brought into particular focus this Christmas when David Fuller, a homeless man, died in an abandoned property in Brampton. I am writing […]

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Chesterfield FC Takeover Response

Over the course of the last three to four months, Chesterfield FC secretary Ashley Carson and others have been updating me on a possible takeover of Chesterfield FC. That takeover appears to have broken down irrevocably. I am aware that there has been some distrust of the updates being provided by the Club on this […]

Toby Perkins responds to proposals to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield

Toby Perkins responds to proposals to establish two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in Chesterfield

Many thanks to all the constituents who have contacted me regarding the proposals to establish one or two new permanent pitches for Gypsies and Travellers in the Chesterfield borough. I will be writing back to everyone. People are understandably angry and concerned by the proposals and, whilst it is important not to generalise, there are […]

Evelina is currently doing work experience one afternoon a week in Toby’s constituency office

GUEST BLOG: Evelina Griniute, sixth form student at St Mary’s Catholic High School, gives her views on the impact of automation on the workforce for the next generation

In a world of astounding technological advances, where only a few years are required for previous technology to become viewed as outdated, automation and the development of AI are leading to questions: am I at risk of being replaced by a robot? Will my next taxi be a self-driving car? Should I start campaigning for […]

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Toby Perkins MP marks 200 years of Parkinson’s

09 January 2018

Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield recently joined charity Parkinson’s UK to mark 200 years since Parkinson’s was first recognised as a condition. At the recent Parkinson’s UK parliamentary reception Toby talked to staff and volunteers about the strides that have been made in understanding the condition since James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy in […]

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Toby Perkins MP opens Future House Therapy Centre.

Toby Perkins MP for Chesterfield officially opens a new business in Chesterfield

04 January 2018

Future House Therapy Centre is a new pain clinic and Holistic Training Academy, run by Martin Rothery, at South Place in Chesterfield. The centre offers different holistic therapies such as pain relief through hypnotherapy, reiki, laughter therapy and reflexology. Future House is also a training academy that provides training on many holistic therapies. Speaking after […]

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Toby Perkins MP Helps Dog Welfare Charity in Fight Against Puppy Smuggling

21 December 2017

Toby Perkins MP highlights plight of smuggled puppies imported to fuel the Christmas puppy trade Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield met with the Dog’s Trust at its annual House of Commons reception, where the charity – who coined the famous slogan ‘A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas’ – asked MPs for their […]

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Toby Perkins MP supports National charity, based in Chesterfield

01 December 2017

The British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA), a National charity based in Chesterfield, was visited recently by the local MP, Toby Perkins to discuss the work BANA does in providing support for those diagnosed with acoustic neuromas and how Toby can help them. BANA is the UK’s only national charity providing support and information for people […]

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Toby with Chesterfield College Principal, Julie Richards

Further Education funding crisis threatens Derbyshire colleges

08 November 2017

The Further Education funding crisis was the topic of discussion when Toby Perkins visited Chesterfield College last week. Toby met with Principal, Julie Richards, to discuss the challenges the College faces if the funding for 16-19 years old education is not increased. Toby said, “Julie and her team are doing a fantastic job and providing […]

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MP banging the drum for growing Chesterfield firm

02 November 2017

Chesterfield based HARDCASE International Ltd, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic protective cases for drums and percussion instrumentation, was visited by local MP, Toby Perkins, to discuss their recent management buy-out and plans for expansion. The company manufactures over 30,000 cases every year from their base on Sheepbridge Industrial Estate, supplying countries […]

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Toby Perkins is urging the Government to take action now on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals

Chesterfield Gamblers Lose Over £2.5m in one year on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals

02 November 2017

Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins, is urging the Government and bookmakers to take action to kerb excessive gambling on Fixed Odd Betting Terminals (FOBTs) after figures from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling revealed Chesterfield customers lost £2,594,206 in 2015-16. Toby said, “These machines allow users to gamble up to £100 every 20 seconds, which can quickly […]

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Lilly is currently doing work experience one afternoon a week in Toby's constituency office

GUEST BLOG: Lilly Beards, sixth form student at Brookfield Community School, gives her views on the ‘Votes at 16’ campaign

01 November 2017

On Friday November 3rd, Labour MP Jim McMahon will introduce his Private Members’ Bill – aiming to lower voting age in UK elections and referendums to 16 – into Parliament. I’ve been a follower of the Votes At 16 campaign since 2014, when voting age was lowered for the Scottish independence referendum. Surveys and interviews […]

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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