“FORWARD THE HAMLET!” MP’s RALLYING CRY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS OVER LOCKED-OUT FOOTBALL CLUB: Minister says Dulwich Hamlet FC situation “has turned into an utter mess” – will probe trademarks use and appoint independent mediator if necessary

MP Helen Hayes has called for major changes in the way football clubs – both at league and non-league level - are treated. Her call follows Dulwich Hamlet FC being locked out of their Champion Hill ground – and having their own name, nickname and initials registered as a trade mark and being told not … Continue reading “FORWARD THE HAMLET!” MP’s RALLYING CRY IN HOUSE OF COMMONS OVER LOCKED-OUT FOOTBALL CLUB: Minister says Dulwich Hamlet FC situation “has turned into an utter mess” – will probe trademarks use and appoint independent mediator if necessary

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DULWICH HAMLET FC “NOT UNIQUE IN THEIR CURRENT STRUGGLE”

Dulwich Hamlet FC are not unique in their current struggle, Helen Hayes told fellow MPs. "Their cause has received support from around the world, both from the football community and, significantly, from many who are not archetypal fans of the game but recognise the immense community value that the club brings. "There are stories similar … Continue reading DULWICH HAMLET FC “NOT UNIQUE IN THEIR CURRENT STRUGGLE”

“DULWICH HAMLET HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE – BUT OFF THE PITCH THE PICTURE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT” – MP tells House of Commons

MPs were given an outline history of Dulwich Hamlet FC by MP Helen Hayes during Friday afternoon’s adjournment debate in the House of Commons: This year, Dulwich Hamlet celebrated its 125th anniversary. The historic first formal meeting of Hamlet Old Boys and founder Pa Wilson took place on Friday 28 January 1893 at the Dulwich … Continue reading “DULWICH HAMLET HAVE MUCH TO CELEBRATE – BUT OFF THE PITCH THE PICTURE IS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT” – MP tells House of Commons

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

The following comments have all been made in major debates in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall involving the area's three MPs - and MPs in neighbouring constituencies over the past week. KNIFE CRIME: "I heard stories which broke my heart, including about policemen battling to save a life by putting their fingers in … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY In the Commons debate Sarah Jones called on the Government to develop a coherent, 10-year knife crime strategy that co-ordinates work across departmental and party lines, puts preventive and acute resources on an equal footing, and recognises the … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - THREE: "AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER" SAYS MP - "Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust" The appalling extent of knife crime in London has been highlighted by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones in a … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR "UNFIT FOR PURPOSE" – MP backs plans to ban letting agent fees to tenants.

PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR "UNFIT FOR PURPOSE" - MP backs plans to ban letting agent fees to tenants. The private rented sector is "entirely unfit for purpose" and in need of wholesale reform" says MP Helen Hayes.  The Dulwich and West Norwood MP says: The ending of a private tenancy is now the single biggest cause … Continue reading PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR "UNFIT FOR PURPOSE" – MP backs plans to ban letting agent fees to tenants.

"BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" – MP

"BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" - MP No firm involved in historical blacklisting should be given public contracts until they "demonstrate regret for their actions" by supporting a public inquiry into what went on, says MP Ellie Reeves. They should also offer retraining to victims and demonstrating that its … Continue reading "BLACKLISTING FIRMS SHOULD NOT GET PUBIC CONTRACTS UNTIL THEY SAY SORRY" – MP

DEVELOPERS FOCUS IS ON CUTTING COSTS – MP

DEVELOPERS FOCUS IS ON CUTTING COSTS - MP The UK land market allows far too much speculation, driving up land prices and artificially inflating the amount of money many developers believe they have to make as profit before they will build a scheme, says MP Helen Hayes. This results in a structural focus across the … Continue reading DEVELOPERS FOCUS IS ON CUTTING COSTS – MP