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  • Tweeting for beginners

    Watch out! I am arraning to have a lesson in the art of tweeting from my friend and fellow County Councillor Sarah Stamp – a wizzard with social media. I suspect the major difficulty I am going to have to overcome is the rotten mobole reception around here which means that if I need to send…

  • In The Line Of Duty: The First Responders Go On Call

    It was lovely yesterday to meet the new voluntary Wickhambrook First Responders Group as they went on call for the first time covering Wickhambrook and surrounding villages. The seven-strong team, who could make the difference between life and death, will operate under the auspices of the ambulance service. They will be called out as the…

  • Turbine threat lifted … for now

    Great to read in the Suffolk Free Press this weekend: The company behind proposals to place a 100-metre high wind turbine in Cavendish has chosen not to progress with a planning application. Renewables First, a hydro and wind firm, was exploring plans to locate a turbine at Wales End Farm in Peacocks Road. It lodged…

  • Did the jet wash work?

    No it didnt!  Within a day the water was pouring across the lane again ….     highways are returning ….          

  • 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…

  • TURBINE THREAT

     A possible proposal to erect a 100 metre high wind turbine a mile from Stansfield has emerged more than three months after being lodged with local planners at St Edmundsbury borough council. The site, at Wales End Farm, Cavendish is in picturesque countryside about a mile from Stansfield and  close to three sites of special…

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Best wishes for 2014

  • Tim Passmore comes to Clare

    Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore will be in Clare on Tuesday afternoon for a meeting with Clare District Councillor Alaric Pugh and me to discuss policing in Clare and the surrounding villages.

  • Dementia care

    Suffolk County Council is working to encourage dementia support in the community in response to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge. The aim is to ensure that people are more effectively supported within and by their communities. We want to encourage shops and other services, such as transport and banking, to be more responsive to the…