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“Clean for The Queen”

February 9, 2016 | By | No Comments


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Ahead of the Queen’s 90th Birthday, “Clean for The Queen” is calling on schools, business and community groups to help tidy up their local area.

As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tidy Britain which works to tackle the growing problems of litter that blights UK communities, I am pleased to support this campaign and encourage Tower Hamlets residents to get involved.

“Clean for The Queen” brings together all the anti-litter organisations from the UK and aims to get people involved in Britain’s largest litter pick. Community groups including parish councils, residents’ associations, Girl guides and brownies and Scout and Cub troops are encouraged to organise their own litter pick or clean up in the coming weeks or over the “Clean for The Queen” weekend over 4-6 March.

Schools are also encouraged to enter the “anti-litter” poster campaign. The best overall design will be used as a professional marketing poster and displayed at key locations around the country. The closing date for entries is Monday 15 February.

Special edition ‘Clean for The Queen’ litter bags will be available from February onwards and will be available for free collection through selected branches of Costa and Waitrose. If you are interested in bagging one yourself, the Clean for The Queen website (www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk) will be updated in February to show those locations where bags can be collected.

Overall, this is a great opportunity to make sure we get Tower Hamlets neat and tidy in time for HM The Queen’s official 90th birthday on 21 April. Although the big litter pick will take place over 4, 5 and 6 March, people can get involved whenever they like. It is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important. I really hope people in Tower Hamlets will consider getting involved so together we can help mark this momentous occasion.

29 Jan


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05 Jan


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All Party Parliamentary Groups

January 5, 2016 | By | No Comments

As well as taking part in formal parliamentary business, MPs are active in other areas such as within their own political parties and constituencies. They may also take part in informal work at Westminster, such as working with All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs).

APPGs are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Below is an updated list of all the APPGs I am joined to:

Maritime and Ports – chair and registered contact

Primary Headache Disorders – chair and registered contact

Fit and Healthy Childhood – chair and registered contact

Tidy Britain – chair and registered contact

Markets – chair and registered contact

Deafness – chair and registered contact

Fire Safety Rescue – secretary

Unconventional Oil and Gas – vice chair

Bangladesh – vice chair

Singapore – vice chair

Animal Welfare – vice chair

Credit Unions – vice chair

Crossrail – vice chair

Dairy – vice chair

Dementia – vice chair

Mindfulness – vice chair

Transport Safety – co chair

Endangered Species – vice chair

27 Oct


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Children’s Play: Written question – 11571

October 27, 2015 | By | No Comments

Asked by Jim Fitzpatrick
(Poplar and Limehouse)
Asked on: 13 October 2015
Department for Education
Children’s Play

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will implement the recommendations of the All-Party Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood on encouraging play in childhood development and learning in school.
Answered by: Edward Timpson
Answered on: 21 October 2015
We want all children to lead healthy active lifestyles. Physical activity and play are important throughout childhood and can contribute enormously to the healthy development of children. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework emphasises this and makes clear that in their early years children learn through play. When inspecting childcare providers, including schools, Ofsted look at how staff are enabling children to play in ways that help them develop and learn. Ofsted’s recent report on Teaching and Play is available to view at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teaching-and-play-in-the-early-years-a-balancing-act
The EYFS framework can be found here at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework–2

23 Oct


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Fitz Weekly – 23 October 2015

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07 Jan


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Jim Fitzpatrick MP calls on Poplar and Limehouse’s best small shops to enter national competition

January 7, 2015 | By | No Comments

Jim Fitzpatrick MP is calling for small shops in Poplar and Limehouse to enter the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Best Small Shops Competition.

Jim Fitzpatrick said: “This is a great opportunity for small shops in Poplar and Limehouse to get recognition for the brilliant work they do supporting the community and creating jobs all year round.”

Small shops can submit their application to the competition via www.bestsmallshops.uk setting out in no more than 500 words why they are the best small shops including; innovation in your business, community engagement and entrepreneurial activity.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Parliamentary Reception where the winner will be announced on the 25th February 2015.

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