Local independent shops play a vital role in our communities in Suffolk, providing essential services, particularly for frail elderly residents, while also bringing people together. Last week, Dan was delighted to open the new Somersham Community and District Shop, which will be located at the heart of the village, and comes after residents rallied to help secure over £115,000 of funding to re-instate a new village shop.
Villagers in Somersham have been without a shop since the previous one closed in 2007. Following its closure, residents got together and formed the Somersham and District Community Shop Community Interest Company (SOMSHOP), which has helped to pull in vital funding from a range of sources, including the Big Lottery Fund, Suffolk county Council and Mid-Suffolk District Council. Dan is pleased that residents in Somersham will again be able to use and support their own local shop, and would like to thank all of the villagers who have worked so hard over recent years to make this project become a reality.
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Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing today’s debate. It must have struck all of us in the Chamber that any of the challenges she has outlined that refugees face in beginning to engage with life in the UK—whether it be opening a bank account, getting a national insurance number or accessing appropriate healthcare—would be difficult for a British citizen to do within a...
Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatry: Consultants (16 Jul 2018)
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