28 AUG 2014

Therese Welcomes End to Travellers' Site Consultation

Therese  has today welcomed the news that the public consultation for the allocation of travellers' sites in Suffolk has been halted. Therese said: "This is a welcome step and good news for those residents in Felixstowe and Levington which would have been directly affected. Those two sites were highly inappropriate and I opposed them. Due to the initial feedback and because other landowners have come forward with potential sites the County Council have decided to stop the consultation." Therese added: "These two sites have been formally removed and a fresh list of sites will be worked on prior to a new consultation. I will be working to...

26 AUG 2014

Therese Hits Out at Network Rail after Disruption

Therese has this morning hit out at Network Rail after overrunning engineering works once again caused delays to commuters. Therese said: "This is very poor by Network Rail again today. They had previously given assurances that the works at Ipswich Station would be complete by this morning but they have overrun again as did the works two week ago, causing major disruption. This is unacceptable for commuters returning to work after the bank holiday weekend and it's appalling that the service to Felixstowe has been cancelled for the entire day." Therese added: "I have been in contact with the Director, Richard Schofield, conveying my...

22 AUG 2014

Therese Speaks out Against Proposed Travellers' Sites

Therese has today spoken out against the possible allocation of a travellers sites between Candlet Road and Treetops in Felixstowe and on Felixstowe Road in Levington. Therese said: "I believe both these sites are highly inappropriate and I will be strongly opposing them. I am liaising with the County Council to establish when the Candlet road site was included in the consultation document and on whose recommendation." She added: "Of the three, the Little Chef is clearly the best site available as it is close to the road and away from housing. I would urge residents to respond to the consultation." More information is available at:

21 AUG 2014

Plans to Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour in Leiston

Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is drawing up an action plan of how the constabulary intend to tackle unacceptable anti-social behaviour in Leiston after it was raised as an important issue in Therese's recent residents survey. Therese said: "My recent survey in the Leiston revealed concern from local residents about serious anti-social behaviour in some areas of the town. I am pleased the Police and Crime Commissioner is treating this seriously and I know that tackling anti-social behaviour is a key priority in his Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk." Leiston residents will also have the opportunity to discuss local police...

15 AUG 2014

Therese Welcomes Employment Statistics

Therese has this week welcomed new figures showing that unemployment has reached record lows in Suffolk Coastal, with 534 people seeking work. According to official labour market statistics, this is the lowest figure since the creation of the constituency in 1983, more than thirty years ago. 561 fewer people are relying on Jobseeker's Allowance since 2010, a 51% drop. Youth unemployment has also never been lower, with the number of young people seeking work down to 120. More people are getting off benefits and into work across the East of England, with 229 more people in work since the last election. Thérèse said:"I'm delighted that...

07 AUG 2014

More Ambulances on Suffolk's Streets

Following the meeting with the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the East of England Ambulance Service hosted byTherese in July, the service have confirmed the number of ambulances deployed and new paramedics employed in Suffolk. Therese said: "Since Dr Anthony Marsh joined the trust and embarked on his turnaround plan, 18 new ambulances have been deployed in Suffolk and 52 new student paramedics have been recruited. They have also appointed an additional 9 qualified paramedics." Therese added: "It is very welcome news for patients across Suffolk that more staff and more ambulances are now out on the front line. The full turnaround...

01 AUG 2014

Waldringfield Granted Money for Flood Defence Scheme from Coastal Communities Fund

Therese has today welcomed the announcement that the Waldringfield flood defence scheme has been awarded £633,000 from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund. Therese said: "I'm delighted that the Waldringfield flood defence scheme has been succesful in receiving this money from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund. Last December's tidal surge hit this part of the village badly affecting residents and businesses. I'm glad the project now has the green light and can be completed in time for this winter. My thanks go to Clive Underdown and the team from Waldringfield who put the bid together as well as great support from the...

31 JUL 2014

Therese Encourages Town Teams to Enter Great British High Street Awards

Therese is encouraging Town Teams in Suffolk Coastal to enter the Great British High Street of the Year Awards 2014. Therese said: "The Town Teams in Suffolk have done amazing job to ensure the continued vitality of our high streets and this is a great opportunity to further show case the successes in Suffolk Coastal." The Great British High Street Awards have been launched by the Future High Streets Forum. More details including the application form can be found at: thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award

30 JUL 2014

Therese Visits Felixstowe Job Club

Therese visited Felixstowe Job Club at the Library last week and met with Charlie Hill who organises and runs the club. Therese said: "It was great to see first-hand the dedication of the advisors and volunteers to help people search for jobs and find work. Whilst unemployment is continuing to fall it is important that those still seeking work have the help and support to take advantage of new jobs created locally. Felixstowe Job Club is a great example of partnership working, bringing together Project4, Suffolk Libraries, the Job Centre and the National Careers Service." Therese added: "I was delighted to meet both Jan Wain and Lynda...

25 JUL 2014

Major Milestone in our Economic Plan means a Brighter Future for Families in Suffolk

Therese has welcomed new figures showing the British economy is now above its pre-crisis peak, after the recession sawthe economy shrink by 7.2 per cent. The economy grew by 0.8 per cent in Q2 2014, up 3.1 per cent on the same period last year. This continuing growth means there are more businesses, creating more jobs, so that more families can have the security of a regular pay packet and the peace of mind for the future that brings. Local signs of growth include rising demand at the Port of Felixstowe, where the opening of a new £40m rail terminal has given Hutchison Ports the ability to handle even more cargo. Therese said:"Thanks...


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