Dan recently visited Westbourne Library to see the refurbishment work that was recently undertaken to restore the library to its original 1948 appearance. The exterior of the library has been re-painted white, using brushes and paint purchased with funds raised from the recent Friends of Westbourne Library (FWL) and Broomhill Pool Trust (BPL) Broomhill summer fete.
Westbourne Library was selected as one of 14 public libraries in Suffolk to take part in a pilot scheme as part of Suffolk County Council’s new approach to supporting existing libraries across the county. Suffolk County Council will be working with community groups such as the Friends of Westbourne Library, to ensure that an effective business plan is put in place to secure the long-term future of the library. Dan is a great supporter of Westbourne Library and would like to commend Gareth Jones for all of his hard work in leading the Westbourne Library pilot scheme.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....