News https://www.jamescartlidge.com/ en Could the congested Copdock interchange be upgraded by 2030? https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/could-congested-copdock-interchange-be-upgraded-2030 James Cartlidge with Paul Davy from the Port of Felixstowe after his visit to discuss improving the Copdock interchange A new bid to keep pressure on Highways England to upgrade the Copdock interchange between the A12 and A14 has been launched by MP James Cartlidge and the Port of Felixstowe. They… Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/could-congested-copdock-interchange-be-upgraded-2030 My latest column - 15th July https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/my-latest-column-15th-july Throughout the worst of the pandemic ‘returning to normal’ has sounded like a distant and unbelievable prospect. But a return to something like pre-Covid life is now possible, given the Prime Minister’s confirmation this week that almost all Covid restrictions will cease on 19th July. And if anyone… Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/my-latest-column-15th-july Lavenham villagers come together to tackle affordable housing shortage in Suffolk https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/lavenham-villagers-come-together-tackle-affordable-housing-shortage-suffolk James Cartlidge MP (front & centre) cuts the ribbon at Peek Close, Lavenham with representatives from Hastoe, Lavenham CLT, Lavenham Parish Counil, Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils, Potter Raper, & DCH Construction.  Lavenham Community Land Trust (CLT) and rural housing… Wed, 14 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/lavenham-villagers-come-together-tackle-affordable-housing-shortage-suffolk Suffolk MP James Cartlidge takes to kayak on River Stour https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/suffolk-mp-james-cartlidge-takes-kayak-river-stour South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge took to a kayak on the River Stour. South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge couldn't resist the offering of getting on the water when he visited the new Constable Park activity and holiday centre at Brantham on the River Stour. After meeting staff at the weekend he took to… Fri, 09 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/suffolk-mp-james-cartlidge-takes-kayak-river-stour MP's praise for schoolchildren's abolitionist statue proposal https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/mps-praise-schoolchildrens-abolitionist-statue-proposal Pupils met MP James Cartlidge outside at Stratford St Mary Primary School - Credit: Stratford St Mary Primary School A group of schoolchildren have received praise from a Suffolk MP for their campaign to commemorate slave trade abolitionist Thomas Clarkson. Last month, pupils from Stratford St Mary… Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/mps-praise-schoolchildrens-abolitionist-statue-proposal Covid Vaccinations: Info for South Suffolk https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/covid-vaccinations-info-south-suffolk-0 This page is to provide information regarding Covid-19 vaccines in South Suffolk. If you're aged 18 or over, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. Constituents will be invited by the NHS, either by phone or letter, to book their vaccination at a local vaccination hub once their cohort is reached… Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/covid-vaccinations-info-south-suffolk-0 My latest column - 17th June 2021 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/my-latest-column-17th-june-2021 In my last column I wrote about my pleasure as the country prepared to take its biggest step to date out of lockdown. It’s therefore with a sense of frustration, no doubt shared with many readers, that we have not moved to the final destination – full lifting of lockdown. I have to say that my… Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/my-latest-column-17th-june-2021 Suffolk MPs launch hero awards https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/suffolk-mps-launch-hero-awards Suffolk's MPs are looking for constituents to name some of their local heroes - Credit: ARCHANT/HOUSE OF COMMONS/PA WIRE Suffolk's MPs have launched a hunt for Suffolk people who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic as part of Suffolk Day celebrations.  Suffolk residents are asked to email… Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/suffolk-mps-launch-hero-awards South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge visits Holbrook Primary School https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/south-suffolk-mp-james-cartlidge-visits-holbrook-primary-school South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge with pupils at Holbrook Primary School. - Credit: James Cartlidge South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge paid a visit to Holbrook Primary School in his constituency just before half term to meet pupils and teachers - and especially to see its work on environmental and… Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/south-suffolk-mp-james-cartlidge-visits-holbrook-primary-school £1million boost to help combat eating disorders in Suffolk https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/ps1million-boost-help-combat-eating-disorders-suffolk Almost £1million will be invested to help improve the east and west Suffolk Eating Disorder Service following a huge rise in referrals heightened by the pandemic.  The agreement to invest £932,000 will enable the recruitment of 15 new patient-facing posts with the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation… Thu, 27 May 2021 13:00:00 +0100 https://www.jamescartlidge.com/news/ps1million-boost-help-combat-eating-disorders-suffolk