Archive for Month: October 2015

  • ALLOWANCES & MILEAGE – WHAT COUNCILLORS CLAIM

    I want to take issue with Paul Geater re the article he has written in today’s East Anglian Daily Times suggesting that all 38 Tory County Councillors will be claiming mileage for attending tomorrow’s Conservative Group meeting. For the record: I wont be claiming. The group meeting, where we are to discuss the budget, is…

  • BIG THANKS TO OUR MP FOR SPEAKING OUT!

    Big thanks to the new South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge for raising in the House of Commons the cancellation of the proposed Assington Green mobile ‘phone mast. We are blighted in this area with very poor infrastructure. We need good phone and internet access in rural areas if our communities are to survive and thrive.…

  • Launch of the largest flu vaccination programme

    A major drive to help people stay well this winter¬†was launched today by Public Health England and NHS England. It kicked off with a national flu vaccination programme for children, which this year seeks to help over three million 2-6 year olds, as the programme is extended to children in school years 1 and 2.…

  • MOBILE PHONE MAST PROJECT STALLS

    The mobile phone mast promised for Assington Green, which was going to bring coverage to our notorious local notspot, is not now going to be installed, I have been told. On the very day Stansfield Parish Council was to discuss feedback from residents to the proposal by Arqiva to build the mast, I was at…

  • SPEED AWARENESS COURSES TO FUND NEW SPEED CAM’ VAN

    ¬†Speeding traffic is the number one community safety issue in the villages around South West Suffolk. I have been helping parish councils tackle the problem by getting them together to share Vehicle Activated Signs. Today I passed on to Ousden the fourth sign I have fully funded for local communities – and this week a…