Category: General

  • A to Z of Recycling

    The Suffolk Waste Partnership, a joint enterprise of the County, District and Borough Councils, is urging residents to “Waste Less and Save More”. However, if you are like me, you don’t always know how to dispose of things in the best way. To help us all a new A-Z of Recycling has been launched.  This should…

  • A Robot Shop for Thurlow?

     When the children of Class 2 at Thurlow Primary School went for their geography walk recently they were shocked at how much litter and dog mess they saw in the village.   They talked in class with their teacher Miss Meechan about the problems they had seen and came up with lots of suggestions about…

  • Our Turbine Protests Paid Off!

    The combined pressure from Hawkedon and Stansfield Parish Council and me has paid off! I have just heard from Ian Gallin, Chief Executive of St Edmundsbury, that  the council is seeking a third party review of the officer’s decision not to require an EIA. Thanks to advice from my County Council colleague Jessica Flemming, a leading environmental…

  • Will the jet wash work?

    As long as I have lived in Stansfield the lane to the village hall has flooded. A few years back the local farmer, Phil Dennis, had the ditch above the lane dug out but still after heavy rain the pipe under the road would be unable to cope and water would flooded the road. This…

  • Meetings Today

    Tuesday 21  January: I am helping out at a session on political awareness for SCC council staff being run from 12noon to 2pm at West Suffolk House. The programme is part of the professional development scheme ASPIRE promoted by SCC Chief  Exec Deborah Cadman. The idea is to give council staff the opportunity to increase…

  • Welcome home for II Squadron RAF Honington

     People from Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages will be giving a warm welcome home to No 2 Squadron RAF Honington on Saturday to mark their return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The troops, who were responsible for the defence of Camp Bastion, will parade through Bury St Edmunds starting from the…

  • Highpoint Estate … the fight goes on

    Although the Ministry of Justice has rejected the appeal Matthew Hancock and I made for it to honour its obligations and repair the roads and street lights … the fight goes on. In a letter to Matthew, Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright,  says responsibility for the maintenance of the estate infrastructure passed to the residents when…

  • Public meeting on speeding on B1061

    With Matthew Hancock MP & local representatives  “TACKLING SPEEDING THROUGH OUR VILLAGES” FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) at THURLOW VILLAGE HALL Great Thurlow CB9 7LA For further information please contact matthew.hancock.mp@parliament.uk

  • Welcome to my new website

    I am the Suffolk County Councillor for Clare Division which comprises Brockley, Cavendish, Clare, Cowlinge, Denston, Depden, Great Bradley, Great Thurlow, Great Wratting, Hargrave, Hawkedon, Hundon, Lidgate, Little Bradley, Little Thurlow, Little Wratting, Ousden, Poslingford, Stansfield, Stoke By Clare,Stradishall, Wickhambrook, Withersfield and Wixoe. I am Assistant Cabinet Member for Roads and Transport , chair the…