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New home for Community Focus at Friary House

Charitable arts group Community Focus have celebrated their first major event at their new home in Friary House, Friary Park, at the weekend. Theresa Villiers MP, a long-time supporter of Community Focus, spoke at the event and met a number of the group’s volunteers.

Villiers calls for Barnet Cricket Club 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.

Championing the NHS in Barnet

As general election day gets closer, Theresa Villiers, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Chipping Barnet has posted the following article setting out her views on key issues relating to the NHS.

Theresa Villiers honoured by Greek Cypriot community

On the eve of the launch of the Conservative manifesto, Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet, attended an event hosted by members of the Greek Cypriot community. The evening of music was held at the Cypriot-owned Cavalier pub, in Russell Lane N20, and the renowned musician, Nikos Savvides, sang many songs about Cyprus and reminisced about life in Famagusta before the 1974 invasion.  

Conservative manifesto pledge to defend the green belt

In advance of the publication of the Conservative manifesto tomorrow, Theresa Villiers has welcomed the news that it will contain a commitment to defend the green belt. Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles announced over the weekend that the manifesto will contain a decisive pledge to protect the green belt and prioritise the use of brownfield land for new homes. 

Villiers campaigns for justice for Tamils

Theresa Villiers has confirmed her support for the Tamil community and joined her Conservative colleagues in calling for Sri Lanka's new Government to cooperate with the UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes committed during the military conflict in Sri Lanka:Ms Villiers said: "I am a strong supporter of the British Tamil community and I have been working with them in their campaign for justice for the Tamil people.

Rail and tube fares freeze welcomed

The announcement by the Conservatives of a five year real terms freeze on tube and regulated rail fares has been welcomed by Theresa Villiers, Conservative candidate for Chipping Barnet.

Happy Easter from Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers has issued the following statement wishing Barnet residents a Happy Easter: "On the eve of the most important day in the Christian calender, I would like to send my best wishes to all those celebrating Easter tomorrow. In our highly secularised society, it sometimes feels as if the significance of this religious festival is too often overlooked.