gjhfgjhhRuffley Pushes For More Support For Bury St Edmunds Heritage: New Athenaeum Bid

Wednesday, 2 July, 2003

David Ruffley is supporting the bid by St Edmunsbury Borough Council for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the Athenaeum in the town.

A copy of David's letter is follows.

gjhfgjhhRuffley Joined by Campaigners for Successful International Trade Justice Rally

Tuesday, 8 July, 2003

David Ruffley called a meeting on Saturday, 28 June in Bury St Edmunds as part of the '24 hours for Trade Justice' campaign. It was held at St John's Church, St John's Street from 11.00-12.00 noon. David invited everyone interested in Trade Justice to attend. It was organised in conjunction with the national campaign being run by CAFOD and Christian Aid.

gjhfgjhhRuffley Connects with Young People in Bury

Wednesday, 9 July, 2003

David Ruffley will be holding a 'Young People's Surgery' at Connexions Suffolk on Friday, 11 July from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m. This will be held in the library of the Suffolk Connexions offices at 43 St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds.

All Members of Parliament were encouraged to hold a surgery for young people by Ivan Lewis, the Minister for Young People and Adult Skills. David was only too pleased to take up the challenge.

gjhfgjhhThe Government is failing to tackle school Vandalism' says Bury St Edmunds Member of Parliament

Wednesday, 9 July, 2003

David Ruffley MP pointed to new official figures obtained by Conservatives showing that the Government was failing to tackle its pledge to reduce arson in schools.

gjhfgjhhNew Focussing On Disability: Ruffley Opens New 'Wood N Stuff' Shop In Bury St Edmunds

Tuesday, 15 July, 2003

David Ruffley will perform the official opening of the new 'Wood N Stuff' shop and display area on Friday, 18 July at 2.00 p.m. The shop is located at Suites 1-4 Station Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

Wood N Stuff Training Workshops was launched in 1995 as a social firm. It acts as a day centre where people with disabilities can create items from wood which are then sold in their shops. It aims to help people to return to health and rebuild their confidence following an accident. The range of products includes garden furniture, planters, bird tables, wheelbarrows and rocking horses.

gjhfgjhhRuffley To Attend Public Meeting: "Thurston Must Have GP Service"

Tuesday, 15 July, 2003

David Ruffley will attend and speak at the public meeting arranged by Suffolk West Primary Care Trust on Friday, 18 July at 6.00 p.m. at Moreton Hall Community Centre.

The meeting has been called to allow members of the public to express their views about the provision of general practitioner services in the area. The meeting will be an open forum to decide upon the criteria upon which the forthcoming consultation is to be based.

gjhfgjhhConcerns of Local Farmers are Being Ignored by Government Ministers' says Ruffley

Sunday, 25 May, 2003

David Ruffley has joined over 40 colleagues in the House of Commons signing a Motion highlighting Agriculture Ministers' slow actions in addressing concerns about the disposal of fallen stock.

David said, ' Many livestock farmers in my constituency have informed me that Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Ministers have failed to promote clear guidelines for farmers. I also recently raised this point with Ministers in the House of Commons. Ministers must take immediate action to prevent further problems for Britain's farmers.'

gjhfgjhhRuffley Signs Early Day Motion Calling for Greater Provision of Digital Hearing Aids

Monday, 19 May, 2003

David Ruffley MP has signed a House of Commons motion calling for the Government to stop treating people with hearing disabilities as second class citizens.

The House of Commons Motion notes that waiting time for hearing tests and hearing aids have lengthened over the past two years and that some patients wait up to two years to receive aids.

gjhfgjhhRuffley Gives Backing to Help the Hospices

Thursday, 15 May, 2003

David Ruffley MP for Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket has just signed an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons congratulating the work of Help the Hospices.

David said, 'I have signed this motion to show my support and offer my thanks to all of the staff and volunteers such as those in St Nicholas' in Bury St Edmunds who work tirelessly to provide outstanding care to so many people.

gjhfgjhhArticle for West Suffolk Mercury

Tuesday, 8 April, 2003

Winning the war has dominated my local postbag. Now it is all about winning the peace.

In our part of East Anglia- more than anywhere else in England- there is a long historical tradition of radical social conscience.

We saw it in the 'Stop the War' vigil during the recent tree planting ceremony in the Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens in memory of British and US terrorist victims. Some politicians attacked the protesters but it was a peaceful, local protest based on principled opposition to war.

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