Local News

Therese Pushes for Enhanced Yoxford Post Office Service

Therese met Business Secretary Vince Cable to raise the issue of reduced Post Office operating hours in Yoxford. Due to the inflexibility of the Post Office, Yoxford residents will suffer a much poorer service. The outreach service will be just two hours a week when it could have been over sixty hours per week – even more than when the dedicated Post Office was open.

Stroke Care Amongst the Best in the Country

Therese has welcomed the good news in our local NHS, with new figures showing huge improvements in stroke care and more doctors & nurses in our local hospitals.

£490k Government Boost to Suffolk Coast Economy

Therese has warmly welcomed a £490,000 boost to improve the tourism sector along the Suffolk Coast obtained through the Government's Coastal Communities Fund. The money which will help to create jobs and drive economic growth in Suffolk will go to Suffolk Coastal District Council, which put in a joint bid with Waveney District Council

Have you ever Thought of Starting your own Business?

Therese is encouraging individuals who have thought about setting up in business to apply for a Government backed start-up loan. Her call comes as new figures reveal that 23 local people in Suffolk Coastal have already been helped by the scheme – enabling them to provide growth and jobs for hardworking people.

Patrick Stead Hospital to Re-open for Overnight Patients

Therese has welcomed the news that the Patrick Stead Hospital in Halesworth will be re-opening for overnight patients in earlyMarch. The news comes days before her meeting with health professionals to discuss the matter and the future ambitions for Halesworth Health.

Affordable Flood Insurance a Step Closer

People in the higest flood risk areas will be better protected against spiralling insurance costs as successful negotiations tookbetween the insurance industry, Flood Re and the Government in late December.