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May 2014 Monthly Archives

HS2 petitioning – update

May 29, 2014


The deadline to hand in petitions against HS2 closed last Friday, 23 May. Nearly 2000 petitions were submitted with many from Harefield and Ickenham handed in too.  I handed in nearly 40 petitions to Westminster on behalf of local residents and submitted my own petition as the local MP, outlining the key campaigns for:

  1. Better compensation
  2. Extension of the proposed tunnel, ideally to the other side of the Colne Valley
  3. Dropping of the option to build a spur down to Heathrow
  4. Preservation of HOAC

Please click here to see a copy of my petition submitted.

The Committee is expected to start its evidence-taking meetings in July, although preliminary planning meetings may take place at an earlier stage.

More information on the next stage of the process and all petitions can be found on the parliament website here.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any queries.

Best Regards


Nick Hurd MPs ‘money lessons’ plan for local schools

May 6, 2014

Nick Hurd, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, is encouraging local schools to put on money lessons this June, to give their pupils a head-start in financial education before it becomes a compulsory part of the new National Curriculum in September.  The move comes in advance of this year’s My Money Week (9 to 15 June), run by national financial education charity pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group).


Every primary and secondary school in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner is being given the chance to take part in My Money Week, which aims to help young people learn more about money and personal finance, for free.  This year My Money Week will be themed around current affairs, challenging young people to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence through topical lessons and activities on personal finance.  As the UK’s leading financial education charity, pfeg is offering teachers in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner free online resources, advice and training to help plan their activities.


Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group), said: “Nick Hurd MP is absolutely right to call for all local schools to take part in My Money Week, which is a terrific opportunity to help pupils learn more about money in a fun and engaging way.  We are delighted to have his support for what we hope will be Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner’s best My Money Week yet.”


Financial education will become a compulsory part of the National Curriculum for the first time this September, after years of campaigning by MPs and Peers in the APPG on Financial Education for Young People, pfeg and MoneySavingExpert.com’s Martin Lewis.  The move only affects secondary schools still under local authority control, however pfeg initiatives such as My Money Week are designed to get all schools involved in financial education, including all primary schools, Academies and Free Schools.


Since the first My Money Week in 2009, millions of young people have been helped to understand more about money and personal finance through focused activities in schools.  In 2013 My Money Week reached approximately 1.3 million young people in more than 4,500 schools and other settings across the UK.


Schools and other organisations that work with young people in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner can find out more about My Money Week at www.pfeg.org/mymoneyweek


For more information contact nick.hurd.mp@parliament.uk


For more information about My Money Week contact Matt Hartley at pfeg on 020 7330 9478 or 07730 141519 or email matt.hartley@pfeg.org