UNDOUBTEDLY, the best part of my week is coming home to Suffolk on a Thursday evening and leaving behind all the stresses and pressures of a week in Parliament, not to mention the congestion. Returning home to Suffolk makes me really appreciate all that is special about this county – its rural character, great sense of community spirit and vibrant market towns. Indeed only a few weeks ago, we celebrated the 3rd ever Suffolk Day – showcasing all that is great about this wonderful county. I have also enjoyed meeting

so many visitors and residents taking time out to enjoy our fantastic local fetes and community events. It takes a great community effort by willing volunteers to pull these events together and on the whole, we have certainly been blessed with perfect summer weather to enjoy them. For me, it’s the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to many people whilst also stocking up on local Suffolk produce. Here in Central Suffolk and

North Ipswich, we are incredibly lucky to have a number of bustling market towns, all surrounded by rolling countryside and Suffolk’s famous wide-open skies. Indeed, Suffolk’s natural landscape has inspired writers, artists and musicians for centuries – Constable, Munnings and Britten to name a few, and of course more recently, Framlingham’s very own Ed Sheeran. With such a vibrant, growing economy, and connections to London,

Dr Dan Poulter, MP


the Midlands and beyond, it’s no wonder that so many major businesses and small rural start- ups are choosing to make Suffolk their home. One of the reasons that so many

of us choose to live in Suffolk is because of its rural heritage and our beautiful countryside, and whilst we would all agree that we need an appropriate level of small scale development and affordable homes to help support young families to continue to live and work in Suffolk, none of us wants to see our countryside destroyed by inappropriate over- development. Planning is, of course, a

local matter decided by our local councils. When deciding planning policy and where there should be new businesses and homes, it’s important that our local councils take an evidence based approach, and always prioritise brownfield sites over building on the countryside. That is why it is so important for our local councils to make sure they have a local development framework and land supply plan in place, to discourage inappropriate development. I will continue to work closely with our local councillors to ensure that we protect the rural nature and integrity of Suffolk’s towns and villages and will always stand up for the best interests of local residents in fighting inappropriate planning applications.

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ENGLISH Heritage offers families a thrilling action- packed family day out. 10.30am to 5pm, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. The thrills, spills and excitement of the medieval joust will be recreated at Framlingham Castle, Suffolk on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, as part of the English Heritage myths and legends series. Spectators will experience

the exhilarating and colourful spectacle of speed and skill as knights in shining armour compete for honour and glory in the Legendary Joust. As hooves thunder and lances shatter, the roar of the crowd will fill the air as the fearless fighters charge at full speed on their brave and magnificent steeds in an unforgettable display of chivalry and courage. Visitors can choose their knightly champion - either Wyvern or the Wildman - to cheer on to victory, or console them in defeat. Away from the jousting action, visitors will be able to discover the sights, sounds and smells of medieval

life in a medieval encampment – complete with merry music, cooking and crafts. There will be talks on medieval life and society and the chance to watch the knights dress and arm themselves and their horses in preparation


battle. Little knights can be like their heroes as they test their bravery in a sword school and try on armour. Admission on the day is

£12.50 for adults; £7.50 for children aged 5-17; £11.20 for concessions and £32.50 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children). Book online before Friday 26th July to receive a 10% discount, or call 0370 333 1181. There are great discounts for English Heritage members – and for pre-booked members, there’s a limited number of free tickets being offered on a first come, first served basis, to watch the joust from the castle’s wall walk. Framlingham Castle is in

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uniformed volunteers attend a variety of events in the county where they meet lots of people, make lifelong friendships and experience life changing situations. If you’re over 18 years old

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too young to learn first aid. Our Badger Sett in Framlingham, who are all local children aged seven to 10 years old, are now working towards their First Aid Badger and Active Badger. We have been preparing our entries for the Horticultural Society Show which have included a design for a poster for the Horticultural Show in September and a drawing of a minibeast. As part of Active Badger, we have learnt about the organs of the body and the benefits of exercise.

The results from the Horticultural Society Show: A Minibeast Drawing, 1st Florrie Ratcliff, 2nd Kitty Robinson, 3rd Felicity Harding-Went. Horticultural Show Poster,

1st Felicity Harding-Went, 2nd Eva Pendle, 3rd Bella Nekrews. Super Badger Award success!

on the outside of our building in Fairfield Road. You do not have to have been trained on how to use the machine – it can be used by anyone who dials 999 and requires lifesaving assistance. The defibrillator is easy to use and we send our thanks to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. The evening concluded with the Badgers demonstrating the Maori stick game and refreshments. This is all part of a lively programme to help the young volunteers achieve their Super Badger Award, developed to enable young people to learn important life skills in a fun and safe environment. First aid advice. As we move

into summer and hopefully a spell of hot weather, make sure you are up to date with the latest first aid techniques in case you need to treat stings, heat stroke, sun burn and other common conditions. You can find a range of free resources on the St John Ambulance website at uk/sja/first-aid-advice.aspx First aid cover at public


to Hannah Read and Poppy Keable for gaining their St John Ambulance Super Badger Awards. They have completed the St John Ambulance Badger course in “Absolutely Everything”. The Super Badger Award is one of the highest awards a Badger can attain. At our recent Awards evening the Super Badger Awards were presented to Hannah and Poppy by Mick Messinger, Chancellor of the Priory of England and the Islands of the Order of St John. During the same event, horticultural prizes were presented by Laura Wallace, County President and Chair of the Suffolk County Priory Group. New Badgers were enrolled by Lee Taylor, District Manager (Cambridgeshire & Suffolk), and certificates were presented by The Dowager Lady Westbury. Taylor Wimpey very kindly donated an AED and cabinet for public use and this was accepted by Mr Messinger on behalf of St John. This defibrillator is

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events. The adult volunteers have been providing first aid cover at public events including the Framlingham Friday five run, in addition to training and attending courses. All our members are volunteers who kindly give up their time to attend these public duties. We were able to deploy two St John Ambulance cycle responders to follow the 5k run, which was appreciated by the runners. When large crowds gather

for public events there needs to be first aid cover to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those attending. Our volunteers are trained in advanced first aid and life saving skills and attend many events each year. In the event of an accident or illness occurring, our volunteers' skills are vital in preventing further harm and saving lives. They provide essential support until the emergency services arrive. We’d like to remind

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GUIDED walk – Historic Easton on Friday 16th August. This is your last chance this

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