I do wonder if, with all this “woke” nonsense, there has been any consideration of an equality impact assessment on funding for rural areas.
It is hoped that the extra £10 million boost to resurface some local roads, minor rural roads, and urban cul-de-sacs, will reduce new potholes and emergency repair budgets.
A guided walk from Snape Maltings along the river and back, attracted around 30-40 women of all ages and fitness, from babies in pushchairs up to retirement.
These projects are vital to the national and local economy but delivering the infrastructure is proving to be disruptive.
The Conservatives need to listen to, and learn from, disillusioned “ordinary” people, if trust and confidence is to be restored.
Criminals are capitalising on demand, leading to a rise in illegal vapes, which can contain high levels of nicotine, contaminants, or banned ingredients such as taurine or caffeine. Some are targeting underage children, enticed by colourful packaging and sweet flavours.
It is also important to ease the shortage of craftsmen, with the knowledge and specialist skills to restore furniture and artworks.
The essence of a new strategy is to remove cars from the town centre, inevitably impacting existing and potential economic growth.
Demands from other parts of the public sector are a huge burden. Forces are always there to help in times of need, but they are not a substitute for the NHS, ambulance services, or mental health practitioners. Maybe a directly elected health commissioner might help?
Many local residents now prefer to shop in other parts of the county, including Bury St. Edmunds and Woodbridge, where they feel safe.
When there is increasing demand for Britain to be more self-sufficient in food production, destroying prime agricultural land with such projects is senseless.
There have been serious failings at the NHS Foundation Trust for these counties. Why is nobody held to account?
A proposed solar farm in Suffolk would do great harm to the landscape. It has met with justified opposition.
Suffolk County Council includes it among the “challenges” that will mean tough choices on budget priorities.