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It has been my privilege to serve as Member of Parliament for Suffolk Coastal since 2010 and I'm delighted to have been re-elected in June 2017.

18 JUN 2018

Free Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

As part of the wider national scheme to deliver the benefits of energy efficiency to households, E.ON has decided to offer free cavity wall and loft insulation to households that are currently without these, regardless of whether the household uses E.ON as their energy supplier. The insulation, which would usually cost around £775, is being offered for free for a limited time to all homeowners, landlords and private tenants who have their landlord's permission. Households who take up the offer could save up to £285 a year on their energy bills. The offer is available until 30th June. For more information see - or ask them to call E.ON...

15 JUN 2018

Therese Presents Felixstowe Academy Petition

This week in Parliament I formally presented the petition signed by 2,599 people calling for the removal of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) from the management of Felixstowe Academy, so the school can have a fresh start under new leadership for the benefit of pupils. Earlier this year I met the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, who informed me that he has written a Pre-termination Warning letter to AET. This is the first stage of the process that can lead to securing a new organisation to run the school. I continue to follow up this issue with the Department of Education. In the meantime, I wish the students taking their...

13 JUN 2018

Therese Nominates Rendlesham Firm for Corporate Responsibility Award

Therese has nominated Rendlesham based firm GAH Refrigeration Ltd for a Parliamentary corporate responsibility award as a result of their excellent work to help reduce air pollution and climate change. The awards are being run by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Corporate Responsibility to recognise companies which go beyond mere compliance to support their local communities. Therese said: "I'm delighted to nominate GAH Refrigeration for a Business Champion Award. When I visited them last November I was highly impressed by their innovative and responsible approach to doing business." "GAH are the UK market leaders in supplying powerful...

07 JUN 2018

Ambulance Chief Updates MPs in Westminster

Therese hosted another meeting in Parliament this week for the Chief Executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust to update MPs on the Independent Service Review – to continue to improve ambulance response times - and the Serious Incidents review. Therese said; "It was good to have Dr Ed Garrett, who negotiates the contract on behalf of all CCGs there, which recently announced plans to increase the funding for the ambulance service from £213.5m in 2017/18 to £225m in 2018/19 rising again to £240m in 2019/20. Dr Brown from NHS Improvement also attended." "It was confirmed at the meeting that the biggest increase in paramedic...

31 MAY 2018

Therese Visits the Suffolk Show

Therese visited the Suffolk Show today and met representatives from various organisations including the NFU. Therese said: "It was great to be at the Suffolk Show today and speak to so many people - including Lesley Dolphin from BBC Radio Suffolk as well as meeting representatives from the National Farmers Union." "The Suffolk Show is an important annual event for the County - with so many people coming together to enjoy a fantastic day out."

22 MAY 2018

Therese Welcomes new Clean Air Strategy Designed to Cut Pollution

The Government has today announced a new Clean Air Strategy designed to cut air pollution, save lives and leave our environment in a better state than we found it. It includes plans for primary legislation to create a new legal air quality framework and give local government new powers to take decisive action to cut air pollution. The strategy focuses primarily on particulate matter, which affects breathing. The biggest contributor to this is the domestic burning of wood and coal which contributes 38% of UK emissions. Local MP and Defra Minister, Therese Coffey said: "I'm pleased that my department has today launched our Clean Air...

21 MAY 2018

Therese Calls for Filmmakers to Enter Film The House Parliamentary Competition

Therese is calling for local creators to enter Parliament's prestigious Film the House competition, which offers entrants the opportunity put themselves in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry. Judged initially by Therese, MP's recommendations are put forward for a further round of judging by industry professionals, with prizes provided by industry sponsors, which in 2017 included mentoring from professionals in the film industry, a private screening of the winners' films for friends and family and classification of the winning films by BBFC. Therese said: "Suffolk has always been a hotbed of creativity – and...

17 MAY 2018

Therese Presses Greater Anglia over Saxmundham Station

Therese is continuing to press Greater Anglia to suitably re-establish Saxmundham railway station. The station building, seating and information boards continue to be fenced off following the serious fire in February. Therese said: "Greater Anglia are currently awaiting a surveyors report before being able to decide what they can do to repair the station but they assure me that any future options will be discussed with local stakeholders." "I will update local residents when I have more information."

15 MAY 2018

Additional Funding for Ambulance Service to Cut Response Time Delays

An extra 330 staff and 160 ambulances will be sought over the next three years to boost the East of England Ambulance Service, thanks to an increase in funding announced this week. This will see funding rise from the £213.5m spent in 2017/18 to £225m in 2018/19. Subject to activity remaining as predicted, it will then rise again to £240m in 2019/20. Therese said: "It has taken considerable leadership to increase the funding for the ambulance service and I am pleased to have worked towards this. Well done to the Clinical Commissioning Groups for agreeing to a six-year contract with the ambulance service. I hope it will make a...

29 APR 2018

Take Part in EquilTeas to Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Votes

This week as part of the celebrations to mark the 100 year anniversary since Parliament gave women the vote, Therese attended the unveiling of a statue of Suffolk's very own Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square. However, it is not just in Westminster that celebrations are taking place. The UK Parliament's Vote 100 programme is helping groups from all over the country to hold EqualiTeas. Running between 18th June-2nd July EqualiTeas are a chance for any group anywhere in the country to come together to share, debate and celebrate women's right to vote, over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Therese said: "I am writing to all the WI groups...


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Fresh Leadership for Felixstowe Academy

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