gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP takes street party fiasco to Minister in Commons

Monday, 12 March, 2012

David Ruffley MP took his concerns about the threat of council charges for Jubilee street parties to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in the House of Commons on Monday 12 March 2012.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I am concerned that Suffolk County Council Officers are giving incorrect advice about street parties to the public. I took this issue directly to the Minister responsible to make sure that there is absolute clarity, and so that my constituents can start planning their Diamond Jubilee celebrations.'

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP visits schools to discuss two tier reform

Friday, 23 March, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be visiting three schools - Howard Middle, Howard Primary and Hardwick Middle School - from 9.30am on Friday 23 March.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I will be meeting with head teachers from Bury St Edmunds, a primary and two middle schools, to ensure that the transition to two tier is a smooth as possible.

The overwhelming majority of head teachers in the town are committed to a move to two tier as the best way of ensuring that Suffolk's school system improves.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to chair public meeting on planning in Bury

Friday, 23 March, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be chairing a meeting with the Howard Estate Residents and Tenants Association to address concerns about the plans to build 5,000 new homes around Bury St Edmunds at 6.45pm on Friday 23 March at Howard Middle School. County Councillor Mark Ereira-Guyer will also attend.

David Ruffley MP said: ' I am very concerned that unless we act now we could, in 30 years' time, see the Fornhams, Rougham, Thurston, Westley and Great Barton all becoming mere suburbs of the town of Bury St Edmunds.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP voices concerns about Government's new planning regime in the Commons

Tuesday, 27 March, 2012

David Ruffley spoke out at the House of Commons on Tuesday 27 March on National Planning and Policy Framework:

'Mr David Ruffley (Bury St Edmunds) (Con): Bury St Edmunds is an unspoilt county market town, and its residents want to keep it that way. Will the Minister tell me whether neighbourhood plans can be used to block unwanted development?

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP welcomes upgrade to the police.uk website

Friday, 17 February, 2012

David Ruffley MP welcomes the upgrade to the website police.uk introduced on 30 January 2012. These improvements give the public an even more detailed picture of crime and anti-social behavior in Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket and surrounding villages.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP opens Better Broadband in Suffolk Conference

Friday, 9 March, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be opening the Suffolk Local Broadband Conference on 9th March, at The Apex at 9.30am.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I will be the introductory speaker for the conference to discuss plans for improving broadband coverage and speeds in Suffolk.

The Government has put £530million into Better Broadband nationally- it is a priority for the Government. Suffolk has an allocation of some £11.68m from the Government.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP Chairs Public Meeting on Planning in Bury

Thursday, 26 April, 2012

David Ruffley MP will be chairing a meeting Public Meeting about planning and the future of Bury St Edmunds at 6.30pm on Thursday 26 April 2023 at Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House.

David Ruffley MP said: ' I am very concerned that unless we act now we could, in 30 years' time, see the Fornhams, Rougham, Thurston, Westley and Great Barton all becoming mere suburbs of the town of Bury St Edmunds.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP welcomes tough action on Suffolk metal theft

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012

David Ruffley MP welcomes tough new action by the Government against perpetrators of metal theft.

David Ruffley MP said: 'The growing problem of metal theft is very serious, both across Suffolk and nationally.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley welcomes National Citizen Service in Bury St Edmunds

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012

David Ruffley welcomes the announcement that the National Citizen Service will be running once again in Bury St Edmunds with Catch 22, the young people's skills charity.

David Ruffley said: 'The programme will provide a fantastic experience for 16 year old students.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP visits regional dance project

Friday, 27 January, 2012

David Ruffley MP will visit DanceEast at Jerwood Dance Studios, Ipswich on Friday 27 January at 11am.

David Ruffley said: 'DanceEast is an excellent project which brings music and movement to a wide audience. Far from the preconception of toddlers in tutus, the dance projects run engage with men, women and children of all ages and backgrounds.

I will meeeting with Assis Carreiro, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, and Lucy Taylor, Head of Development.