gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to attend meeting with the Suffolk Federation of Small Businesses among shock company figures

Friday, 4 November, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be attending a meeting on 4th November 2011 at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to discuss how to progress the local Suffolk economy. The meeting will consist of Suffolk MPs and the Federation of Small Businesses.

David Ruffley MP said: 'Recent statistics sadly show that there were 3,045 business deaths in Suffolk. This number is well below the UK average, but unfortunately the number of business births in Suffolk County was only 2,365, which was also below the UK average.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP goes 'walkabout' with Stowmarket Town Pastors

Friday, 4 November, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be joining Stowmarket Town Pastors to see their work through the night on Friday 4 November in Stowmarket Town Centre.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I am very pleased to have the opportunity walk with the Town Pastors and to see the support that they provide to vulnerable people in Stowmarket at night.

This voluntary organization devotes its evenings to caring, listening and engaging with vulnerable people in the busy pub and club areas, providing services that the police simply do not have the resources to deal with.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to open new Rattlesden Pavilion

Saturday, 5 November, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be opening the new Rattlesden Pavilion on 5th November 2011 at 6:30PM. The opening ceremony will also incorporate a fireworks show immediately after.

David has been asked to open the Pavilion in recognition of his help in getting funding for the Rattlesden Pavilion project.

David Ruffley MP said: 'I am very pleased to have been able to contribute to the Rattlesden Pavilion project. It is a great honour to have been invited to open this new community building for Rattlesden residents.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP engages with local businesses in Bury St Edmunds

Monday, 17 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be visiting the 'Best of Bury Coffee Morning' to listen how small businesses are faring during the economic downturn in the Bury St Edmunds area at 11am on Friday 21 October at LP Bar, Woolhall Street.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP urges all schools: "Get in to Parliament Week - 31 October to 6 November 2011"

Monday, 24 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP has written to every primary, middle and upper school in his constituency to urge each school to teach their students about Parliament, by engaging in the new national initiative 'Parliament Week' from 31 October to 6 November.

David Ruffley MP said: 'As the Member of Parliament for the Bury St Edmunds constituency, I am very keen to promote this initiative, especially in the face of declining voter turnout, particularly in the younger generation.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to discuss move to two tier education in Thurston and Beyton Area

Friday, 28 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be attending a meeting with 'community leaders' - including Parish Council Chairmen, Clerks and Members - at Stanton Village Hall to discuss the move to two tier education on Friday 28 October at 5.45pm.

David Ruffley said: 'Suffolk County Council (SCC) have recently started a consultation process for the Thurston Pyramid to implement the proposals agreed 4 years ago to move from 3 tier to 2 tier. This means children staying an extra 2 years (until end of year 6) in their primary schools and then transferring to

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP commissions 'Big Society Guide'

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

A 'Big Society Guide' has now been created by the Government after David Ruffley MP requested the information from the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP during his successful visit to Suffolk in the summer.

David Ruffley said: 'The interactive letter lists everything the Government has created to support the Big Society and voluntary organisations to date. It was commissioned after I discussed such an idea with the Minister at the very successful Big Society Summit Meeting that I chaired at the Apex conference centre in June this year.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP goes back to school at King Edward VI and talks about middle schools and the Bury Pyramid

Thursday, 13 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be visiting King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds on Friday 14 October at 9.30am.

David said: 'I will be sitting in on lessons with pupils as well as meeting staff to discuss educational policy in the constituency.

'Education is a fundamental bedrock of our society and I am very pleased to have to opportunity to meet students at a school rated 'outstanding' at their last Ofsted inspection.

gjhfgjhhDavid Ruffley MP to meet Suffolk Constabulary Chief Constable and Chairman of Suffolk Police Authority

Thursday, 13 October, 2011

David Ruffley MP will be discussing policing issues in Suffolk with Simon Ash, Suffolk Constabulary Chief Constable, County Councillor Joanna Spicer, Chairman of Suffolk Police Authority, and Dr Daniel Poulter, MP at Martlesham Heath Police HQ.

Among general issues relating to police pensions, rural policing and crime levels David Ruffley MP will be putting the following questions to the Chief Constable:

What is Suffolk Constabulary's overtime bill compared with the national average?