25 AUG 2016
Today is GCSE results day. Congratulations to all of our young people who achieved the grades they wanted for further educationor an apprenticeship, when they nervously opened that envelope earlier today.
If you haven't got the grades you wanted then I expect your school will be your first port of call for advice and help. You may want to take up the opportunity to resit one or two.
For more information about apprenticeships check out www.apprenticeships.org.uk or via www.thesource.me.uk.
No one should worry as there are always positive next steps that can be made. There is also a government-funded exam results helpline available - 0808 100...
24 AUG 2016
Next week, Therese is embarking on her annual Constituency Tour, visiting every town and village in Suffolk Coastal. This is aninvitation for constituents to come and speak to her about any issue that concerns you.
From Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September Therese will be stopping off in community halls, pubs and shops across the 302 square miles of the Suffolk Coastal constituency.
Please see the schedule below:
Constituency Tour Schedule 2016
Tuesday 30th August
10.30 – 10.40 - Foxhall – Outside the Shepherd & Dog10.50 – 11.00 - Nacton – Orwell Stores11.05 – 11.15 - Levington – Outside the Village Hall11.25 –...
22 AUG 2016
Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore and his Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson are hosting a series of meetings throughout the County this autumn to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and find out more information about policing in Suffolk.
Each meeting will start with a quick overview from the PCC and Chief Constable and will then be opened up for the public to ask questions. There will also be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context.
Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Halesworth & Leiston safer neighbourhood areas will play host to the meetings within the Suffolk...
18 AUG 2016
The wait is finally over for students across Suffolk Coastal today as they find out their A-level results, with many hoping to go on to university or start an apprenticeship.
Therese said: "Congratulations to all those young people who have achieved the grades they wanted for the university or apprenticeship of their choice. If you haven't got the grades you wanted, I expect your college or school will have advisors on hand to help.
"No one should worry as there are always positive next steps that can be made. There is also a government-funded helpline available - 0808 100 8000."
There are a record amount of university offers this year and...
17 AUG 2016
Therese is encouraging local sports clubs to get behind I Am Team GB, the country's biggest ever sports day on Saturday 27th August. The British Olympic Association are asking sports clubs to open their doors to local residents so they can take part in a range of sports, free of charge.
Working in partnership with the National Lottery and ITV, the day will also celebrate the phenomenal success enjoyed by Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In an unprecedented move, ITV will switch off their channels for an hour to encourage people to get out and get active.
Therese said: "It would be great if local sports clubs could get...
16 AUG 2016
Felixstowe and Walton United have broken ground on their new clubhouse, set to be a fantastic new facility which will benefit young people in Felixstowe and the local area for years to come.
Over £500,000 has been raised for the new building at the Goldstar Ground which will include new changing rooms and social facilities which can be hired out by the community.
Therese said: "It was an exciting moment as the first shovel broke ground on the Seasiders' new clubhouse. Much work has gone on behind the scenes to raise over half a million pounds so this project can become a reality and it should be completed early next year.
"The club has...
15 AUG 2016
Therese attended the Alzheimer's Society Activity and Support Group in Felixstowe recently to see what kind of support is available to those with dementia in Suffolk Coastal.
Speaking after the meeting, Therese said: "It was a pleasure to be invited along to the support group and I want to thank everyone there for taking the time to see me and for being so welcoming. Last year my team and I became Dementia Friends so we can better understand and support the thousands of people in our area who live with this terrible afflication.
"I found the session both interesting and innovative, with people having the opportunity to share memories and...
12 AUG 2016
Therese will once again be visiting every town and village in her constituency over a week as she embarks on her constituency tour during the final week of August.
From Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, Therese will criss-cross the 302 square miles of the Suffolk Coastal constituency, stopping off in towns and villages to talk with residents in community halls, pubs and shops.
Therese said: "I look forward to stopping off at every part of the constituency from Halesworth to Hollesley and Wrentham to Walton. This is an invitation for residents to come and talk to me about any issue."
This is your invitation to meet and to speak...
11 AUG 2016
Network Rail's planned closure of the barrow crossing at Halesworth has been put on hold thanks Therese's vigorous campaign and the strength of feeling among local residents.
Instead of closing the crossing, Network Rail will now install gates with additional safety warnings giving instructions to wait until a train has cleared the platform before crossing safely. However, they have made their position clear that if people continue to cross unsafely, then there is a risk that the crossing will have to close in the future.
Therese said: "I'm delighted that Network Rail have looked again at their proposed closure of the barrow crossing and...
10 AUG 2016
Therese has welcomed the great news for Suffolk travellers that there will be a faster, more frequent train service in East Anglia. Abellio have been awarded the new contract to provide rail services with a pledge of £1.4 billion worth of investment in new carriages, faster journeys and free WiFi.
The new franchise contract will begin in October 2016 and meets the commitment to get from London to Ipswich in 60 minutes and Norwich in 90 minutes.
Therese said: "This is a win for passengers in Suffolk Coastal as the new deal includes 4 fast trains a day a day to and from London. The current fleet of trains will all be refurbished before the...