By Sarah Atherton

MP for Wrexham

This week, I was really pleased to welcome the UK Government Paymaster General, Jeremy Quin MP, to the Job Centre and Service Centre on Grosvenor Road to discuss the work of the DWP in Wrexham, as well as the UK Government’s Places for Growth agenda - which aims to relocate Civil Service jobs outside of London and bring opportunities to towns and cities across the UK. The announcement of 270 new jobs at Wrexham Job Centre is excellent news for our community and, I believe, really demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to Wrexham as we continue to develop as a city and go from strength to strength.

I also had the opportunity to visit the H.A.C.K. Horse Sanctuary in Bradley to learn more about this amazing Wrexham charity which rescues neglected, abused, cruelly treated and abandoned horses, ponies, and donkeys and finds loving homes suited to each individual equine. A special thank you to Pamela Bluck, H.A.C.K.'s Founder, and her amazing team of volunteers who are dedicated to the welfare of the animals at the sanctuary. If you are interested in finding out more, H.A.C.K. are hosting a Family Open Day and Dog Show from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 3rd September - with free parking and free entry - and the opportunity to see horses, ponies, donkeys, pigs, and more. The event also features cakes, tombola, pony rides, dog shows, and craft stalls. Well worth a visit!

Elsewhere in Wrexham, the UK Government and Lawn Tennis Association are investing close to £15,000 to refurbish the Bellevue Park tennis courts to support a new generation of players to get into the sport. The works include repainting the courts and installing a gate access system to allow the courts to be booked through an online system. I was pleased to see during a visit this week that the gate access system has already been installed and other renovations are in full swing! This will really benefit the local community in Wrexham, and make it easier to find, book, and get on court. Game, Set and Match!

In Westminster news, I was deeply disappointed that Wales’ Health Minister has criticised the UK Government’s offer to treat patients in England after Steve Barclay, the UK Health Secretary, wrote to his Welsh and Scottish counterparts. Under the Welsh Labour Government, 73,000 people are waiting over 77 weeks for treatment. This is clearly unacceptable. As the MP for Wrexham, I would have sincerely hoped for Welsh Labour to put people before partisan politics…

I also wanted to take the opportunity to congratulate all the students who received their A-Level results last week in Wrexham. I very much hope you achieve the results you wanted! This week, I’m wishing the very best of luck to all those collecting GCSE results – I’ve got my fingers crossed for you!

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