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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Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Per Capita Costs (18 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil has been allocated to schools in Suffolk in each year since 2009.
Homelessness among Refugees — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)
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...