Local News

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

This week the Government made some key changes to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to make it easier for businesses to access finance. These include:

Post Office Opening Times Confirmed

Following concerns raised by constituents about Post Office facilities not being open as a result of COVID-19, Therese contacted senior management who have now confirmed the following opening times:

Leiston Post Office will open from 9am until 12 noon every Monday.

Home But Not Alone Service

A new ‘Home But Not Alone’ service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer with neighbours who are most in need as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Therese Backs Great British Spring Clean

'Make good use of bad rubbish' is the motto of the Wombles who hit Westminster recently to launch this year’s Great British Spring Clean, led by environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy – and with one month to go, Suffolk Coastal MP, Therese Coffey is encouraging people to get involved.

Have Your Say on the Proposed Orthopaedic Care Centre

The NHS in Suffolk and Essex are inviting people to share their views on a proposal to create an elective care centre in Colchester for patients who need planned orthopaedic surgery such as hip and knee replacements.

Funding Boost for Local Mental Health Services

The Government has made mental health a priority – and is doing what is needed to ensure the NHS treats mental health as seriously as physical health. With record funding for the NHS, the Government has ensured that budgets locally will rise too.