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Damning independent report lays bare council's education failings

21 September 2021
Damning independent report lays bare council's education failings

Damning independent report lays bare council's education failings

21 September 2021

A raft of improvements are required in a county council's special education service, an independent report has found.


County council apologises for 'letting down' SEND children after damning independent review

20 September 2021
County council apologises for 'letting down' SEND children after damning independent review

County council apologises for 'letting down' SEND children after damning independent review

20 September 2021

A frank apology has been issued by the county council over failings in SEND services, after a damning report produced from an independent review.


One in five Suffolk roadworks failed to meet standards

09 September 2021
One in five Suffolk roadworks failed to meet standards

One in five Suffolk roadworks failed to meet standards

09 September 2021

Twenty per cent of inspections of live roadworks carried out by Suffolk Highways failed to meet acceptable standards, according to new data.


School transport solutions are 'not compatible' with travel policy

09 September 2021
School transport solutions are 'not compatible' with travel policy

School transport solutions are 'not compatible' with travel policy

09 September 2021

Common-sense solutions to funded school transport problems are 'not compatible' with the council's school travel policy, it has admitted.


Group calls on council's administration to commit to £20m it pledged to spend on upgrading cycle network

08 September 2021
Group calls on council's administration to commit to £20m it pledged to spend on upgrading cycle network

Group calls on council's administration to commit to £20m it pledged to spend on upgrading cycle network

08 September 2021

Calls have been made for the county council's Conservative administration to commit to spending £20m of cycle network upgrades it previously pledged.


City of Culture bid boosted by £100,000 from council in hopes for 'best possible chance' of winning

08 September 2021
City of Culture bid boosted by £100,000 from council in hopes for 'best possible chance' of winning

City of Culture bid boosted by £100,000 from council in hopes for 'best possible chance' of winning

08 September 2021

A council has committed £100,000 to developing its City of Culture bid to give it 'the best chance possible' of winning.


New funding committed for 'crucial' service helping young people into work and training

08 September 2021
New funding committed for 'crucial' service helping young people into work and training

New funding committed for 'crucial' service helping young people into work and training

08 September 2021

Fresh funding of more than £230,000 has been committed for a 'crucial' Youth Employment Service to continue for another two years.


Council dishes out £6m of developer cash to key projects

08 September 2021
Council dishes out £6m of developer cash to key projects

Council dishes out £6m of developer cash to key projects

08 September 2021

School expansions, a GP revamp and rubbish tip improvements are among infrastructure upgrades to benefit from more than £6m of developer cash.


First Light Festival set to return next summer

08 September 2021
First Light Festival set to return next summer

First Light Festival set to return next summer

08 September 2021

A council has announced the First Light Festival is set to return, with the it expecting the event to be a 'joyful nexus of cultural recovery'.


Registrars and union staff to move office after anti-social behaviour leads to wellbeing fears

07 September 2021
Registrars and union staff to move office after anti-social behaviour leads to wellbeing fears

Registrars and union staff to move office after anti-social behaviour leads to wellbeing fears

07 September 2021

Registrars and union staff are to move as regular anti-social behaviour at their current premises has led to fears for staff and public wellbeing.


Town could be in for £6m of funding for bus junction improvements

06 September 2021
Town could be in for £6m of funding for bus junction improvements

Town could be in for £6m of funding for bus junction improvements

06 September 2021

A £6million bid for Government cash has been lodged for key transport upgrades in a Suffolk town.


Council vows to 'learn lessons' as new cab fares are approved

06 September 2021
Council vows to 'learn lessons' as new cab fares are approved

Council vows to 'learn lessons' as new cab fares are approved

06 September 2021

Fresh Hackney Carriage cab fares will take effect from November - but a council has vowed to learn lessons from problems bringing in new tariffs.


Councillors call for fines for engine idling

03 September 2021
Councillors call for fines for engine idling

Councillors call for fines for engine idling

03 September 2021

Parking enforcement officers are set to begin talking to drivers over engine idling from next week – but calls have been made for fines to be allowed.


County council urged to work on measures to address lorries using roads near housing estate

03 September 2021
County council urged to work on measures to address lorries using roads near housing estate

County council urged to work on measures to address lorries using roads near housing estate

03 September 2021

Councillors have compelled the county council to take action addressing long-running problems of noise and pollution from lorries on a housing estate.


Pandemic sees number of children home-schooled in county rise

02 September 2021
Pandemic sees number of children home-schooled in county rise

Pandemic sees number of children home-schooled in county rise

02 September 2021

Scores of families have opted to switch to home educating their children during the Covid-19 pandemic in Suffolk, new data has revealed.


Decision on controversial plans for homes and nursery in village pushed back

01 September 2021
Decision on controversial plans for homes and nursery in village pushed back

Decision on controversial plans for homes and nursery in village pushed back

01 September 2021

A decision on plans for more than 200 homes and a nursery just outside a Suffolk town has been pushed back so that issues can be ironed out.


Final matters for 210-home development pulled from council agenda at last minute

01 September 2021
Final matters for 210-home development pulled from council agenda at last minute

Final matters for 210-home development pulled from council agenda at last minute

01 September 2021

The final matters for a controversial 210-home development in Suffolk was taken off the agenda at zero hour as judicial review proceedings continue.


Virtual high streets scheme set to expand to more towns

31 August 2021
Virtual high streets scheme set to expand to more towns

Virtual high streets scheme set to expand to more towns

31 August 2021

Virtual high streets are to be expanded in the coming weeks as scores of independent businesses in Suffolk have joined the digital town centres.


Suffolk's summer schools did not lead to spike in Covid-19 cases, education boss says

31 August 2021
Suffolk's summer schools did not lead to spike in Covid-19 cases, education boss says

Suffolk's summer schools did not lead to spike in Covid-19 cases, education boss says

31 August 2021

Summer schools in Suffolk during the six week break did not lead to a spike in Covid-19 cases, according to Suffolk County Council.


Revealed: The shortfalls within Suffolk's SEND support services

27 August 2021
Revealed: The shortfalls within Suffolk's SEND support services

Revealed: The shortfalls within Suffolk's SEND support services

27 August 2021

New figures have revealed the extent of demand on Suffolk’s special educational needs school places as 18,000 youngsters require SEND support.