From Your Local MP
Local MP, Therese Coffey welcomed the Prime Minister to Suffolk earlier this month as the Cabinet came to
Dr Therese Coffey MP
Martlesham for their regional meeting.
Prime Minister heard about the
broadband deployment from BT and also some of their new applications to help people enjoy healthcare at home. Therese said "David Cameron got the message that improving the transport infrastructure was the num- ber one priority for connecting Suffolk with the rest of the country by road and rail. That followed on from the announcement by the Chancellor concerning investment on the A14, which is good news for our biggest local industry based around the Port."
Therese was delighted to accompany the new Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, around the Port as well. She said "the Port did a great job demonstrating how important it is not just for the transportation of goods but as an employer and all that it does for local prosperity. It was useful to speak to people working on the
berths and hear their concerns about the London Gateway. The investment undertaken by Hutchison Whampoa and the excellence of our workforce with continued growing trade makes me confident that Felixstowe will con- tinue to be the premier port."
Therese also took the opportunity to wish readers of the Felixstowe Flyer a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Letters to the editor
Dear Editor A word of caution
You think it will never happen to you but it does to 150,000 people a year in Britain every year.
Recently ... pottering along and my low fuel light came on ... so I pulled up at the petrol pump and filled up. Boy did my little motor shine in the sun after just spending a fortune on getting her washed and polished.
As I chugged back onto the A14 up the slip road my poor little motor sputter for a moment and I thought ******* water in the fuel but within seconds I was drifting to a halt in a layby.
Then it all happened ... so fast ... I was extacted from the car as two lorry drivers emptied fire extinguishers under the bonnet - I was indeed on fire and full of fuel. Later analysis showed that I had filled a diesel powered car with petrol. It is clear from the extent of the fire dam- age, which wrote my car off, that the action of the two lorry drivers had probably saved the fuel tank from exploding.
And so I am physically unharmed and very gratful for their action ... and why did I fill up with petrol ... I can't say... beware I said it could happen to me but it did ... it could happen to you. Regards, Nyge
Local Matters Cont’d from page 3...
Local worthwhile charities should per- haps think about applying to become a Carnival Charity, please visit the website.
Another very worthwhile charity event looming is the Fashion Show currently being worked upon by the team who work so tirelessly to raise funds for the Hospice. The hospice movement carries out the most fantastic work, but I have no desire to sample what they do for myself or friends or fami- ly. The Fashion Show is due to take place at the Orwell Hotel on Wednesday 28th March and if ever an organisation deserved support then
perhaps the hospice movement could be one such.
Homes, a school and a
supermarket This year looks as if the above issues will again be making the news in our area, feelings always run high and abusive vicious e-mails are usually plentiful. We must hope that good sense can prevail but of course at the time of writing this there is only the one planning application for the new Academy building on the table. All the others are expected but not yet sub- mitted.
As ever, regards to all, John Goodwin. John.firstname.lastname@example.org
. 07734 806040
Free health checks a huge success
Local free NHS health checks have proven to be a huge success recently. The checks were organised in partner- ship with Health Smart and Suffolk County Council. John Goodwin said
"We had queues out of the doors at both venues. There were so many people that we have had to have a second full day @ the Welcome Hall in Felixstowe. The event at the Welcome Hall was so booked up that five nurses were kept busy".
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