Community spirit is certainly alive and kicking in Suffolk and Dr Dan has enjoyed meeting a great number of residents and local businesses at a variety of Christmas fetes and markets. Dr Dan was particularly delighted to visit Broomhill and officially open their Christmas Fayre - the event attracted a bumper crowd, with over 300 visitors dropping by to stock up on Christmas treats and gifts.
The event was organised by the Broomhill Trust team and Dr Dan congratulated congratulate Gareth, Mark and the team for all their efforts in keeping the Broomhill community effort on track. The Broomhill Trust have been campaigning for some considerable time now to have the pool re-opened as a lido and community facility and Dr Dan remains impressed by their continued passion and enthusiasm in driving this project.
The library at Broomhill was under threat of closure and Dr Dan is delighted that owing to the dedication and commitment of the Broomhill Trust, alongside his own interventions, the library has now become a thriving community hub and regularly welcomes visitors keen to make use of the library, but also to take part in a number of social groups. Dr Dan also remains hopeful that the same will become true for the Lido - as a strong advocate for the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, a community facility such as Broomhill Lido would be a fantastic asset to the area enabling future generations to come can enjoy the benefits of outdoor swimming in a safe, social and supervised environment.
Of course, the new facility at Broomhill Lido would offer so much more than the original site; it will be East Anglia's only 50m+ outdoor lido which will be heated and will also be suitable for a number of leisure pursuits such as diving, canoeing, water polo, sailing and triathlon. It would certainly be a fitting legacy to the Broomhill Trust to see the Lido being utilised as a leisure facility for young people from the area who may be inspired to try their hand at the many water sports which could be offered from the site.
Dr Dan is proud of the progress that has been made so far with the Library and the Lido at Broomhill and will always do his best to support these initiatives for the residents and communities which they serve.
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Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Per Capita Costs (18 Jul 2018)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per pupil has been allocated to schools in Suffolk in each year since 2009.
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