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. 

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:

My plan for Barnet

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, has issued the following update on some of her work to deliver on the plan for the constituency she set out at the general election. Theresa writes...

Changes to Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Barnet welcomed

Theresa Villiers, newly re-elected MP for Chipping Barnet, has welcomed changes in the way Barnet's ward based Safer Neighbourhood Police Teams (SNT) will operate. These changes follow a review set up by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe. Theresa was briefed on the changes at a meeting of the Underhill Ward Community Action Panel (CAP) meeting on Friday evening, which took place at Barnet Police Station.

Crime falls again

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet has welcomed news that crime has fallen by more than a quarter (27%) in England and Wales since 2010, to its lowest level on record. This is shown by the latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics. In the London area, crime has come down by 15% since 2010. 

Useful results after JCoSS meeting on road safety measures for Victoria Road

A recent meeting between Theresa Villiers MP, Patrick Moriarty, head teacher of JCoSS school, and East Barnet residents, Cate Fairbanks and Hanna Blond Thurlow, has generated some helpful results. Theresa set up the meeting to enable the Victoria Road Walk Safe Campaign to set out their concerns on the impact of JCoSS buses in Victoria Road and surrounding streets.

Villiers supports Iftar Ramadan event at Finchley Reform Synagogue

Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet, attended a joint Iftar event hosted by Finchley Reform Synagogue and the Somali Bravanese Welfare Association last night. Iftar is an occasion for Muslims to come together during the holy month of Ramadan for the evening meal at the end of a day of fasting. The Somali Bravanese community have been holding Ramadan prayers at Finchley Reform Synagogue in Fallow Court Road for the last two years since their cultural centre in Muswell Hill was burnt down in an arson attack.

Education minister meets campaign to save modern language A levels under threat

Theresa Villiers took a delegation to meet Education Minister, Nick Gibb, in the House of Commons last week to put the case for retention of A levels in a number of languages which are under threat of abolition. The meeting took place at the request of Michael Ellinas, Head teacher of Manor Hill Greek School which is based in Totteridge. The MP for Enfield Southgate, David Burrowes, also attended to show his support for retention of Greek A level and other languages facing possible abolition.