Many of Suffolk’s villages and towns have been holding their annual summer fetes in recent weeks and Dan was delighted to go along to support the Broomhill Summer Fete at Westbourne Library last week, where the unseasonal weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the many residents who attended. A range of activities provided hours of entertainment for people of all ages, including a bouncy castle, live music and the traditional raffle and prize draw. All of the proceeds raised on the day will go to Westbourne Library and the Broomhill pool.
Since Dan was elected as your local MP, he has worked closely with Mark Ling and the Broomhill Trust to help it in its bid to re-open the Broomhill pool, which is one of only 13 Grade II listed lidos in the UK, and remains strongly supported by the local community in north Ipswich. Leisure company Fusion Lifestyle are now working with Ipswich Borough Council to develop a strategy to restore and run the pool, which involves securing National Lottery funding. Dan would like to thank Mark Ling for showing him around the fete, and looks forward to continuing his support of the Broomhill Trust in the weeks and months ahead.
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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...
Children and Mental Health Services — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (16 Jul 2019)
Daniel Poulter: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate; he is making some very good points. As he recognises, CAMHS are the Cinderella services of the Cinderella service—mental health is still woefully underfunded in comparison with many other parts of the NHS. Does he also recognise that CAMHS recruitment is a real challenge? The August 2019 fill rates for higher trainees in the UK stand at...