Dr Dan welcomed the progress that is being made by a local group to develop a much-needed new community facility in Framlingham, after he chaired the Annual General Meeting of the Framlingham and District Development Trust last week. A large audience gathered at Framlingham Sports Club to hear how the Framlingham Police House Site Steering Group is making strides in its bid to convert the old police station site in Badingham Road into a new community facility for young people.
Earlier this year, the Mills Charity purchased the old police station site and offered the community a chance to buy it by the end of next year. This triggered the setting up of the Framlingham Police House Steering Group, which is made up of members from the sports club, Scouts, Guides and Framlingham Area Youth Action Partnership (FAYAP). A series of meetings have taken place over recent months, where plans to turn the redundant site into a community facility for young people to use have been discussed.
At the Annual General Meeting on Friday, preliminary drawings of the proposed facility were unveiled and a consultation process will now be launched in Framlingham, where local residents can view the plans before the funding rounds are launched. Dan is a strong supporter of the steering group’s plans to provide for a new community facility, which will enable youngsters in Framlingham to engage in meaningful activity whilst meeting with friends. He would like to thank John Speight and the other members of the group for their ongoing commitment to the project.
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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (19 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 270772 on Addiction Services, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of medically-staffed inpatient detoxification beds in England; and if he will make a statement.
Drug Treatment Services (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate the hon. Member for Manchester, Withington (Jeff Smith) on securing the debate. I agree with everything he said. I draw the attention of Members to my declaration of interest as a practising NHS psychiatrist and as someone who has worked in drug addiction, or drug treatment, services. I do not intend to rehearse the discussion on the lack of, or reduction in, funding for the...