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£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

21 January 2022
£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

£2.5m set aside to address mental health in Suffolk as countywide survey planned

21 January 2022

Plans for a countywide survey of mental health have been voiced as part of public health efforts to form a 10-year strategy to address wellbeing.


Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

21 January 2022
Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

Suffolk health boss urges caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers

21 January 2022

Suffolk's public health chief has urged caution on labelling people anti-vaxxers, so as not to drive them further away from getting a Covid-19 jab.


Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

20 January 2022
Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

Half of Suffolk's care homes have had Covid outbreaks in last two weeks

20 January 2022

Half of Suffolk's care homes have reported a Covid-19 outbreak in the last 14 days, public health chiefs have said.


Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

20 January 2022
Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

Crucial work needed so frontline staff are vaccinated ahead of deadline, health bosses say

20 January 2022

Health chiefs say work over the next few weeks is crucial to ensure frontline staff get their Covid jabs in time for the government-mandated deadline.


County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

18 January 2022
County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

County council payouts over SEND complaints more than double

18 January 2022

Payouts following ombudsman investigations into Suffolk special educational needs and disabilities complaints have more than doubled.


Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

18 January 2022
Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

Councillor resigns from committee in protest against fossil fuel investments

18 January 2022

An opposition councillor has quit the authority’s audit committee over fossil fuel investments, fearing that it puts public funds at risk.


Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

17 January 2022
Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

Authority's plans to get more people walking and cycling in rural areas 'lack ambition', opposition councillors say

17 January 2022

Measures to encourage people to walk and cycle in part of Suffolk are not ambitious enough, according to opposition councillors.


Council house rent set to rise in town

17 January 2022
Council house rent set to rise in town

Council house rent set to rise in town

17 January 2022

Council house rent in a Suffolk town is set to increase by 4.1 per cent from April to help fund improvements to homes.


Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

14 January 2022
Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

Police chiefs say control room investment will deliver immediate improvements to 101 service

14 January 2022

Police chiefs have said the public will see swift improvements in 101 response times if a taxpayer-funded investment is approved later this month.


Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

14 January 2022
Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

Rules to curb tax loophole for second homes welcomed

14 January 2022

New Government rules to curb a tax loophole for second homes have been welcomed by community figures in coastal Suffolk communities.


Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

13 January 2022
Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

Plans for 66 homes in Suffolk town given final go ahead

13 January 2022

Final approval has been granted for 66 homes in a Suffolk town.


Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

13 January 2022
Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

Brewing giant given licensing approval for new bar

13 January 2022

Brewdog has secured a licence to open a new bar in a Suffolk town.


Final approval granted for 300-home development in village

12 January 2022
Final approval granted for 300-home development in village

Final approval granted for 300-home development in village

12 January 2022

A 300-home development in a Suffolk village has been given the go-ahead after receiving district council backing.


Planning committee grants approval for new phases of country park development

12 January 2022
Planning committee grants approval for new phases of country park development

Planning committee grants approval for new phases of country park development

12 January 2022

Backing has been given for the country park element of a new 3,500 home development in Suffolk.


Public order to curb dog fouling in town's parks set for approval

12 January 2022
Public order to curb dog fouling in town's parks set for approval

Public order to curb dog fouling in town's parks set for approval

12 January 2022

A new public order to curb dog fouling in a town's parks is recommended for approval after a survey found 87 per cent were in favour of proposals.


Multi-million pound public service hub to feature bigger eight-lane swimming pool

11 January 2022
Multi-million pound public service hub to feature bigger eight-lane swimming pool

Multi-million pound public service hub to feature bigger eight-lane swimming pool

11 January 2022

Work on a new multi-million pound public services hub has gone out to tender - and a bigger swimming pool is now being incorporated into the plans.


Speeding to be monitored on five key routes into and out of Suffolk town

11 January 2022
Speeding to be monitored on five key routes into and out of Suffolk town

Speeding to be monitored on five key routes into and out of Suffolk town

11 January 2022

Plans have been voiced to curb speeding on five key rat-runs into a Suffolk town.


Thousands to be spent on safety improvements to 'lethal' rural junction

11 January 2022
Thousands to be spent on safety improvements to 'lethal' rural junction

Thousands to be spent on safety improvements to 'lethal' rural junction

11 January 2022

Safety improvements are to be made to a rural Suffolk junction described as 'lethal' for its risk of near-miss accidents.


Bid to improve road safety for schoolchildren as high-vis vests to be given to 2,000 youngsters

10 January 2022
Bid to improve road safety for schoolchildren as high-vis vests to be given to 2,000 youngsters

Bid to improve road safety for schoolchildren as high-vis vests to be given to 2,000 youngsters

10 January 2022

High-visibility vests are to be provided to more than 2,000 youngsters in a part of Suffolk to help improve road safety.


Date set for hotly-contested by-election at politically deadlocked council

07 January 2022
Date set for hotly-contested by-election at politically deadlocked council

Date set for hotly-contested by-election at politically deadlocked council

07 January 2022

A by-election for a key council seat in a village will take place next month.