Dan welcomed the invitation to plant the first commemorative oak tree at the Earl Soham Jubilee Wood as part of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Earl Soham Jubilee Wood is a project that started last year after an opportunity arose for the community of Earl Soham to purchase a little over one acre of Glebe land which was being sold by the Diocese. Over £25,000 was raised by the local community, in conjunction with businesses and associations while Suffolk County Council has agreed to build a footpath through the proposed wood. The site lies between the two parts of the village and provides the opportunity for a traffic free pedestrian link, that may have been lost had the land been sold for development.
A management team is currently being set up to organise the clearing of the land and trees are due to be planted at the Earl Soham Jubilee Wood this autumn. Dan would like to commend the Trustees of the project, along with all of the residents and businesses that helped raise the funding to enable this community development to go ahead.
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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)
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