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  • MP’s Money Entitlement One-Stop Shop proves popular again
    Nearly 100 people dropped in to The Withywood Centre to get face-to-face help from Bristol money experts on claiming their money entitlements at the latest of MP Karin’s Smyth’s regular one-stop shop events. The Labour MP brought together staff and volunteers from organisations including Bristol Citizens Advice, South Bristol Advice Services, Department for Work and Pensions, Royal British Legion, Bristol City Council and WE Care and Repair at […]
  • Temporary Office Manager vacancy
    Job Title: Temporary Office Manager (3 months with the possibility of extension) 2½ days (opportunity to work flexibly) Salary: Circa £27,815 pro rata Location: South Bristol Immediate Start A vacancy has arisen in my busy constituency office for an enthusiastic, efficient office manager. Key responsibilities: Ensure a range of efficient secretarial and administrative support Ensure the office is fully equipped Liaise with groups / personnel at […]
  • This proposed NHS merger matters to Bristol people
    Karin Smyth MP says the proposed merger of three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – NHS Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset – risks deflecting time and money away from improving local healthcare services.MP Karin Smyth says the proposed merger of three NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – NHS Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset – risks deflecting time and money away from improving local […]
  • One-stop-shop money experts for Bristol south residents
    People in south Bristol will have another opportunity to meet local money experts to check they are receiving all their financial entitlements when MP Karin Smyth organises the latest of her free one-stop-shop community events. The Money Entitlement One Stop Shop event, at The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood, takes place on Friday 15 September from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The Labour MP’s research has highlighted how £16 million per year […]
  • Update on neonicotinoids and bee welfare
    Karin Smyth MP is often asked about the main issues raised by her constituents in Bristol South. One of the issues which continues to be of major importance is the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and their impact on the bee population. She has recently written to the constituents who have contacted her in the past about the issue with the following update: The Government has so far been unclear on its position with regard to restrictions on […]
  • Bristol-based technology offers affordable access to Braille
    Karin Smyth MP joined blind and partially-sighted people in Bedminster to see ground-breaking technology that promises access to Braille at a fraction of the cost of conventional means. Bristol Braille Technology (BBT), a not-for-profit company based at Bristol Hackspace, Bedminster, has developed the world’s first multiline digital Braille eBook reader, Canute. Managing Director Ed Rodgers joined the Bristol South MP and a group of local blind […]
  • Electrification announcement doesn’t augur well for Bristol passengers
    Commenting on news that plans for electrification of the mainline from Cardiff to Swansea have been dropped, Bristol South MP Karin Smyth said: “I have been asking Ministers for clarification over the delayed electrification of lines into Bristol: will it happen or not? I haven’t been given a straight answer but the ditching of electrification between Cardiff and Swansea doesn’t augur well for passengers in Bristol and the south west.” […]