Windsor MP asks questions on broadband policy in Parliament
On Thursday 16th November Adam asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for an update on the government’s continued work to rollout superfast broadband and build a fast, secure and ubiquitous digital Britain (09:44:25 to 09:45:56):
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, 16th November:
Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): 3. What steps she is taking to improve broadband speeds in rural areas.
Matt Hancock (Minister of State for Digital): As we have heard, superfast broadband is now available to more than 94% of premises. In 2010, only 42.5% of homes in Windsor had superfast broadband access. Today, that number is just shy of 94%.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has congratulated the charity Men’s Matters for the work they do to help tackle social isolation amongst older men. Last month, this charity won the Team of the Year Award at the RBWM Voluntary Sector Awards.
Men’s Matters groups tackle social isolation in men over the age of 50 and offer members the chance to learn new skills, gain confidence, and meet new people. The group runs weekly programmes including cooking courses, BBQs, art, social media training and more.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has presented a cheque for £900 to the 1st Sunningdale Scout Group. This donation was raised at a recent dinner held by the Parliamentary Club, a group chaired by Phil Bicknell, a local councillor.
The cheque was presented at a community tea party on Sunday 17th September, which was organised to welcome the new vicar of Holy Trinity Sunningdale, Reverend Jon Hutchinson.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the National Lottery’s continuous investment in Windsor’s heritage since 1994 and has encouraged constituents to apply for grants to explore the legacy of the First World War.
In total, over £0.75m has been invested in 17 heritage projects in Windsor, from exploring local archaeology and restoring local parks and buildings to protecting wildlife and researching local history.
Thames Valley Police is set to increase security measures in Windsor from this evening (27/3).
Specialist barriers will be put in place around Windsor Castle ahead of the Guard Change which is set to take place on Wednesday (29/3).
Security measures and activities, including those for pre-planned events in crowded places have been reviewed by the Force following the recent terror attack in Westminster.