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Shas Sheehan

Shas Sheehan, Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer delivering petition to 10 Downing Street to save local NHS services.

Shas delivering petition to save local NHS services, together with Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer. They were accompanied by Raynes Park mum Francesca Woodhouse and baby Isabella, who was born at Kingston hospital.

Parliamentary candidate for Wimbledon, 2010 General Election.

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  • Article: Feb 4, 2014

    St Raphael's Hospice is a local charity that looks after local people faced with life-threatening illnesses. Local residents have found the loving care, their dying relatives received by the compassionate staff, comforting beyond description.

    They are finding it hard to believe that this much loved charity's future is in jeopardy.

  • Wim library stall
    Article: Feb 4, 2014

    Campaigners can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

    On 29 January 2014, an independent planning inspector gave the all clear for Wimbledon Library, agreeing to remove it from the Sites and Policies Plan.

    This means that no consultation will now take place on the future of the library.

    Shas Sheehan welcomed the news, saying, "Finally, doubt about the future of our library has been put to bed. It was essential that the site was taken out of the council's planning document."

  • Shas Vince and Susan
    Article: Jan 31, 2014

    Shas Sheehan welcomes record high for University applications from disadvantaged students

    Figures released today by UCAS show that the number of 18-year olds in England applying to university has reached a record high.

    Not only has the application rate for 18-year-olds in England has increased to its highest ever level of 34.8%, but the rate of disadvantaged young people in England has also increased to its highest ever level, to 20.7%.

  • Petition: Dec 9, 2013

    We, the undersigned, call on the Vatican to intervene to protect the ethos of St Anthony's hospital and the unique relationship with St Raphael's hospice, which since 1987 has served 380,000 people in both the boroughs of Merton and Sutton. We encourage the Daughters of the Cross to drop plans to sell St Anthony's, without which the hospice's future would be uncertain, and instead agree the establishment of a new Catholic charity to make safe the long term future of both the hospice and the hospital.

  • 20's Plenty for Merton
    Article: Nov 18, 2013

    Come join 20's Plenty for Merton!

    Fri 22 Nov from 1pm to 2.30pm at Morden Baptist Church in Crown Lane.

    Jeremy Leach, London Campaign Manager for 20's Plenty for Us will speak about the bigger picture across London.

    We will then march to the Civic Centre to hand in our petition with hundreds of signatures to Merton Council. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

  • 20's plenty for Merton - WG article
    Petition: Nov 12, 2013

    Study after study has shown that reducing speed reduces casualties on our roads. Therefore, we hereby petition Merton Council to join 12m other Britons who enjoy safer roads and introduce a default 20mph speed limit on all residential roads.

  • Article: Nov 8, 2013

    Shas Sheehan, who has an academic background in Environmental Technology, welcomed warmly Nick Clegg's important speech to the Green Alliance this morning, making the case that what seemed like a cross-party consensus on the issue of climate change has now crumbled, leaving the Liberal Democrats as the only major party still committed to preventing the catastrophic warming of the planet.

  • Merton's road casualty figures
    Article: Oct 16, 2013

    Shas Sheehan has condemned Merton Council's decision to reject 20mph limit on residential roads in Merton. She has challenged the council to explain their decision in the light of figures released by The Department for Transport that show that the number of people reported killed or seriously injured in Merton has risen by 44% between 2011 and 2012 . http://www.travelindependent.org.uk/area_108.html

  • WCFG coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support
    Article: Oct 15, 2013

    Shas Sheehan and the fantastic team at the Wimbledon Cancer Friendship Group (http://www.wimbledoncancerfriendship.blogspot.co.uk/) raised hundreds of pounds in aid of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning. The £881 raised will help fund a Merton Cancer Nurse Specialist. They were well supported by local businesses, who donated generous raffle prizes. Thank you everyone who came along and helped make it such brilliant success!

  • Article: Sep 25, 2013

    Free school meals for infants in England

    From September 2014 all infant school pupils, including 7,495 in Merton, will benefit from a free hot and healthy meal at lunchtime.

    Last week Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that every child in infant school in England will receive a free school lunch.

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