At this time of year South Suffolk really does explode into vibrant natural splendour. It’s the open gardens season, with flora and fauna to the fore, and a chance for all of us to enjoy Suffolk at its best.
Next week we will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of our National Health Service. Wherever you stand on the detail of how we take forward our NHS with all the pressures it faces, few would surely argue with the recognition and plaudits bestowed on our great national institution in recent weeks.
Gary Bunkell, Susanna Spencer (Head of Art East Bergholt High School), James Cartlidge, Artemio Gamlin, Liam Warburton, Felix Mallett and Thomas Butche with the new mural that has been created Picture: LUCY TAYLOR
June has been a BIG month for turtle doves. One of the UK’s (and Europe’s) most threatened birds, their plight has inspired farmers, politicians, birders and nature-lovers to step up to help save them.
Last Friday I met with a group of South Suffolk farmers in Polstead to discuss the current issues and opportunities that they are encountering in their work. A big thank you to the NFU for organising the meeting and to the Lock family for hosting and providing delicious bacon sandwiches.
I was pleased to work with my Westminster colleagues to highlight the things that we love most about our brilliant county. There has been a fine array of Suffolk producers on display in Parliament's Jubilee Room. In Suffolk there has been hundreds of events especially for Suffolk day.