gjhfgjhhRuffley making progress on Great Barton Traffic Black Spot

Wednesday, 28 January, 2004

Following David Ruffley's petition launch with Mr Derek Firth, Chairman of Great Barton Parish Council, and local Borough Councillor, Mrs Margaret Horbury, David has now written to Inspector Kidd-Stanton, of the Bury St Edmunds Rural Sector.

David said: Inspector Mayhew has informed me that Inspector Kidd-Stanton from the Bury Rural police area is planning a pilot scheme to start on 1 April this year involving hand held speed devices being used at the black spot.

gjhfgjhhRuffley to call Meeting to fight new Post Office closure on Moreton Hall

Wednesday, 28 January, 2004

David Ruffley has joined forces with local Borough Councillors, Frank Warby and Terry Buckle to fight the threatened closure of Moreton Hall Post Office.

David has called a public meeting to be held in Moreton Hall on the evening of Friday, 13th February. Full details of the time and venue will be circulated to residents and posted locally.

gjhfgjhhRuffley Quizzed by Priory School Pupils

Wednesday, 28 January, 2004

David Ruffley is paying his annual visit to Priory School in Mount Road, Bury St Edmunds on Friday, 30th January to answer questions from the pupils. The session is led by Mr Roger MacKenzie.

This will be the fifth time Mr Ruffley has attended a Question Time at Priory School. Following the success of his visit soon after he was elected as MP for Bury St Edmunds, the session has now become an annual event much enjoyed by both MP and pupils.

gjhfgjhhRuffley Urges Government to Reform Park Home Law

Tuesday, 3 February, 2004

David Ruffley is urging the Government to reform the law relating to Park Homes in the Housing Bill currently going through Parliament.

David has signed Early Day Motion 292 on Park Home Reform and the Housing Bill. He has also written personally to the Minister, Yvette Cooper at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, urging her to incorporate legislation which will help his constituents living in park homes.

The text of the EDM is at:

gjhfgjhhClosure of Urban Post Offices: Ruffley Calls on Government to ensure Full Consultation

Tuesday, 3 February, 2004

David Ruffley has signed Early Day Motion (EDM) 431 in the House of Commons on the Closure of Urban Post Offices. It calls on the Government to ensure that the Post Office closure programme for urban post offices is conducted systematically and only after consulting all relevant parties, including post office users, local public bodies and the local Member of Parliament.

The full text of the EDM is at:


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.

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