Dr Dan Poulter MP

AS I sit to write this month’s column, it seems hard to believe that Christmas and New Year are almost upon us – all too soon the daily routine of work and school journeys will return and as we look ahead to the New Year, I would like to start in wishing all of you a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. After enjoying some much

needed time at home in Suffolk, I am looking forward to the return of Parliament. Of course, the business of Brexit negotiations look set to dominate the Parliamentary agenda for the foreseeable future, but the day to day business also continues and I am looking forward to continuing to supporting the interests of Central Suffolk

and North Ipswich as your Member of Parliament. By the time this edition

comes to print, Parliament will most likely have held its vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. Whatever the outcome of that vote, I remain optimistic that working together, we can find a positive and successful way forward. As we embark on a New

Year, my priority, as always, is to work hard for residents in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich and the big issues that matter to you. This includes the final push to achieving 100% coverage of superfast broadband. We are getting closer all the time, but there are areas where it remains stubbornly out of reach. The same applies to mobile phone

coverage and I am looking forward to hosting a further summit meeting early in 2019 as we look to improve Suffolk’s digital infrastructure. I shall also be working hard

with my fellow East Suffolk MPs and County and District Council colleagues to secure the funding for the four- villages bypass along the A12, north of Ipswich, as well as for safety improvements to the A140 near Brome. I will also continue to champion our food and drink producers and farmers here in Suffolk, working in partnership to help secure the best possible Agriculture Bill and I am very much looking forward to welcoming a delegation from the NFU in Suffolk to Parliament early in

2019. In partnership with my

fellow Suffolk MPs and our local Government colleagues, I shall continue to support our schools and early years’ providers and remain committed to making sure that every child here in Suffolk receives the very best start in life.

Finally, I look forward to continuing to support our NHS and local health services as best I can, especially continuing to work with our CCGs as they work to support and enable the delivery of improved mental health services. Thank you for your support

over the last year and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the coming year.


FOR your New Year’s resolution, why not think about volunteering with St John Ambulance in Framlingham? We are actively seeking local adults who would like to learn how to deliver first aid and

potentially be the difference between a life lost and a life saved in Framlingham and surrounding villages. If you would like more details about the varied work of St John Ambulance and how you could


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This term the Badgers, who are all aged seven to ten years old, have been working towards their Community and First Aid Badger. The Badgers have been lucky enough to meet the local retained firemen and have a guided tour of the fire engine. Our very grateful thanks to Tim, Mick, Darryl and Paul for giving up their time. We have also been learning about the work of a physiotherapist. Our thanks to Katy for explaining her work and some of the exercises used. We have also been preparing items for the Christmas Sale and carol singing, which has included bulb planting and Christmas card making. First aid cover at public

events. Our adult volunteers have been providing first aid cover at public events, including the Framlingham


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and exercise to children from a young age will benefit their physical, emotional and social development.’ Rendlesham Day Nursery is

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