From Dr Dan Poulter, MP Highways Team

AS I sit to write this month’s column, the first real cold snap of the year has brought us snow and ice, but thankfully bringing


I’d like to pay special tribute to our dedicated

disruption. highways

teams who are working, often in treacherous and freezing conditions, around the clock, to keep Suffolk’s roads safe and accessible for all of us. Living in a predominantly

rural county like Suffolk, our road infrastructure is simply vital in connecting our rural communities

and enabling

those who live and work here to travel easily to and from school, our places of work, to visit friends and family and to access local services, such as hospital appointments or local facilities.

That’s why I am committed to doing all that I can to support our County Council colleagues and my fellow MPs in lobbying Government for much needed cash to improve and maintain our road network. I was delighted that back in October, the Chancellor made an additional

£420 million

available for local authorities in England to spend on road maintenance. One of the most common issues coming through my mailbox and post-bag are issues relating to Highways complaints and I know that this money will deliver some much needed and real on-the- ground improvements to our road network here in Suffolk. I’m

looking forward very much to visiting our dedicated Commerce,



County Council soon to see how this money is being put to good use. Working with our local councils

and Chamber I have

of also

helped to secure £3.8 million of Government

funding for

improvements to the A140 at Eye.


This money has been to

Suffolk County

Council to deliver the project and works are due to be completed by 31 March 2020. The A140 is a vital economic route and these improvements will go some way in helping to further boost the area’s economic

potential, not to

mention vastly improving road safety on this busy and fast moving stretch of road. Finally, alongside my fellow East Suffolk MPs and the Leader




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Framlingham St John Fellowship

OUR January meeting of the Fellowship with its celebrations of Burns Night was very enjoyable and energetic.


Smith and his team of dancers were able

to demonstrate

various Scottish dances and we were able to join in. Our thanks to everyone who provided the drinks, neaps, tatties and haggis and especially to Ron and his team. The next

meeting will be March 21st which will include

Council, I was pleased to meet with Roads Minister, Jesse Norman, in pressing the urgent case for improvements to the A12 and more specifically, for a Four Villages Bypass. There has been a strong case for a Four Villages Bypass for many years now, but with such a bypass likely to cost in excess of £150 million, the funding requirement is significant and will require all those involved to work collaboratively in order to match fund any potential Government money.

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can to support our District and County Council colleagues in ensuring that Suffolk’s needs, in terms of infrastructure, remain firmly on the Government’s radar.

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FOLLOWING our return to school after the festive break, we are well and truly back in the school routine now with many activities filling up our busy schedules. Class 1 (Reception, Year 1 & 2) celebrated the start of their new topic, “Treasure Island” with a pirate day. Everyone dressed up and took part in a host of pirate activities throughout the day which culminated in a treasure hunt around the school. The topic will look at the history of pirates and where they were found along with investigations into materials that would make suitable pirate waterproof clothing! The class

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area has also been turned into a pirate ship with many areas of investigation.


please contact us on 01728 621674. The programme for 2019 is varied and we look forward to seeing new faces at our meetings.

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KS2 have started their new topic “Earth in Space”. They have begun to investigate the solar system with each group of children looking at a different planet and finding out as much information as they can. In order to help their projects, KS2 will be going on a school trip to the Science Museum in London. We can’t wait to visit the ‘Exploring Space’ exhibition to discover how spacecraft have been sent to other planets, how and when people walked on the Moon and peering into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.

KS2 children have also been busy with their entries for the annual Young Art East Anglia Competition. The event raises money for Cancer Research and a wonderful exhibition of children’s art is held at the Peter Pears Gallery in Aldeburgh. This year’s theme is “Extraordinary Adventures” and has prompted jungle scenes in the style of Henri Rousseau and some interesting prints

inspired by places the children would like to visit. The exhibition runs from March 8th - 10th. Sports events KS2 have

started their term of swimming lessons and are all progressing well. They have a busy sporting month coming up and will be taking

part in Cross Country,

Sports Hall Athletics, Quicksticks Hockey and Basketball over the course of the month. We wish them all good luck in their events and hope they all enjoy being part of the Bedfield School team and have fun taking part in all the events.

The whole school will be joined by UK Owl and Raptor Displays. The children will have an unforgettable close-up encounter with the birds brought in to school as they fly directly over the tops of their heads. Accompanying every bird will be an interactive talk, covering their basic adaptations, habitat, diet and much more. We can’t wait to see them in action! We look forward to updating you on all our activities next month.

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