Therese welcomed the SouthGen Community Group to Parliament last week to celebrate their hard work in obtaining theformer community hospital for the benefit of the local community, including for new affordable houses.
Representatives of Hastoe Housing Association and NHS Property Services also attended the reception, who alongside the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership have worked together to make this achievement possible.
Therese said: "The Save Our Southwold campaign engaged local residents and its continued work as SouthGen is a great example to other local groups around Suffolk and the rest of the country.
Therese had a very constructive meeting with Education Minister, Nick Gibb MP, in Parliament last week to further discuss the future leadership of Felixstowe Academy. This follows her recent petition signed by 2,599 people calling for the removal of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).
Therese said: "The recent 'Inadequate' Ofsted report at AET sponsored Langer Primary has strengthened the case for why AET are not appropriate to be running either school."
"I am confident we will get the change we are seeking, which is actively being considered by Department for Education officials. Whilst I said it would take time I hope to get some news within the next 2 months."
Therese will meet Energy Minister, Claire Perry MP next week to convey resident's concerns on the Scottish Power Renewables proposal for a substation near the village of Friston. Therese will be joined at the meeting by councillors from both Suffolk Coastal and the County Council as they seek a change to the plan.
Local resident's concerns have been exacerbated by the knowledge that National Grid is also considering the connection at Sizewell of two interconnectors, which would require further infrastructure.
Therese said: "I understand the concern people in Friston and nearby have expressed regarding the proposal by Scottish Power Renewables for their substation to be located near the village. I met SPR earlier this year to discuss the matter and expressed to them that the substations needed to be smaller and, if necessary, built into the land."
"At the public consultation, I reiterated my view that the proposed nature and size of the required buildings was unacceptable."
Therese added: "I have now secured a meeting with the Energy Minister, Claire Perry, next week, where I will represent the concerns of local people. I want to assure residents that I will be pressing hard for a change to what has SPR proposed."
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