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Extra money needed to offer homes to Afghan refugees

29 November 2021
Extra money needed to offer homes to Afghan refugees

Extra money needed to offer homes to Afghan refugees

29 November 2021

East of England leaders are seeking more Government support to house refugees fleeing from Afghanistan.


Suffolk leaders to meet at summit to address state of county's air quality

26 November 2021
Suffolk leaders to meet at summit to address state of county's air quality

Suffolk leaders to meet at summit to address state of county's air quality

26 November 2021

A summit to address Suffolk's air quality has been organised as part of Public Health efforts to crackdown on the harmful effects of air pollution.


Council to crackdown on 'fraudsters' using loophole for second homes

25 November 2021
Council to crackdown on 'fraudsters' using loophole for second homes

Council to crackdown on 'fraudsters' using loophole for second homes

25 November 2021

Second home owners using a loophole to escape council tax or business rate charges have been warned free council services will not be available.


Suffolk has highest proportion of key national projects of any UK county

25 November 2021
Suffolk has highest proportion of key national projects of any UK county

Suffolk has highest proportion of key national projects of any UK county

25 November 2021

Suffolk is facing the highest proportion of nationally significant infrastructure projects in the country.


Leaflet drops and door knocking part of bid to tackle low Covid vaccine uptake in areas of town

25 November 2021
Leaflet drops and door knocking part of bid to tackle low Covid vaccine uptake in areas of town

Leaflet drops and door knocking part of bid to tackle low Covid vaccine uptake in areas of town

25 November 2021

Door-to-door work to tackle low Covid-19 vaccine uptake in a Suffolk town continues in two areas this weekend.


Authority agrees to encourage car sharing to meetings

25 November 2021
Authority agrees to encourage car sharing to meetings

Authority agrees to encourage car sharing to meetings

25 November 2021

Councillors and staff at a Suffolk council are being urged to car share or use public transport to get to meetings.


Council votes against motion to change cabinet system

25 November 2021
Council votes against motion to change cabinet system

Council votes against motion to change cabinet system

25 November 2021

Calls to scrap the leader and cabinet system of decision making at a Suffolk authority have been rejected.


'Treebilee' project to see 200 oak trees gifted to councils to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

24 November 2021
'Treebilee' project to see 200 oak trees gifted to councils to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

'Treebilee' project to see 200 oak trees gifted to councils to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee

24 November 2021

Around 200 oak trees are being gifted to parish and town councils across East Suffolk to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


How many schools are in the highest levels of Suffolk's new Covid protocol?

24 November 2021
How many schools are in the highest levels of Suffolk's new Covid protocol?

How many schools are in the highest levels of Suffolk's new Covid protocol?

24 November 2021

Latest numbers have shown how many schools are in levels two and three of Suffolk's new Covid protocol.


Village development of 69 homes given final green light after design improvements

24 November 2021
Village development of 69 homes given final green light after design improvements

Village development of 69 homes given final green light after design improvements

24 November 2021

Final approval has been granted for 69 homes in Suffolk deferred in the summer over design concerns.


Decision on plans for dozens of self-build homes delayed over road concerns

23 November 2021
Decision on plans for dozens of self-build homes delayed over road concerns

Decision on plans for dozens of self-build homes delayed over road concerns

23 November 2021

A decision on plans for 49 self-build homes in a town has been pushed back so that divisive road changes can be viewed by councillors.


Proposals for extension to business park refused

23 November 2021
Proposals for extension to business park refused

Proposals for extension to business park refused

23 November 2021

Plans to extend a business park that could create more than 130 new jobs have been turned down amid uncertainty over what will be built there.


Next phase of work on town's tidal flood walls to start in January after delays

22 November 2021
Next phase of work on town's tidal flood walls to start in January after delays

Next phase of work on town's tidal flood walls to start in January after delays

22 November 2021

Phase two of work on a town's tidal walls is to begin in January after delays caused by legal agreements.


Speed of Suffolk's fire service response times to be investigated by task force

22 November 2021
Speed of Suffolk's fire service response times to be investigated by task force

Speed of Suffolk's fire service response times to be investigated by task force

22 November 2021

A task force has been formed at Suffolk County Council to investigate speed of response standards in the county's fire service.


Calls for rethink on plans to reduce congestion on major road

18 November 2021
Calls for rethink on plans to reduce congestion on major road

Calls for rethink on plans to reduce congestion on major road

18 November 2021

Councillors have called for a rethink of measures planned to reduce congestion on a major road, with more prominence needed on sustainable transport.


Council confirms arrangements for ceremonies as office is closed down

18 November 2021
Council confirms arrangements for ceremonies as office is closed down

Council confirms arrangements for ceremonies as office is closed down

18 November 2021

Talks with potential buyers of Suffolk’s registrars office have begun, but ceremonies will continue there for the short term.


Concern as region's ambulance services sees 'extremely high' staff sickness rate

18 November 2021
Concern as region's ambulance services sees 'extremely high' staff sickness rate

Concern as region's ambulance services sees 'extremely high' staff sickness rate

18 November 2021

Staff sickness at the region's ambulance trust has exceeded 10 per cent, according to new figures.


Decision on plans for new SEND school deferred over road access concerns

17 November 2021
Decision on plans for new SEND school deferred over road access concerns

Decision on plans for new SEND school deferred over road access concerns

17 November 2021

A decision on plans for a new 60-place SEND free school has been pushed back while road access concerns remain outstanding.


College confirms £2m will be spent on health and care campus

17 November 2021
College confirms £2m will be spent on health and care campus

College confirms £2m will be spent on health and care campus

17 November 2021

A Suffolk college has confirmed £2million windfall will be spent on its new health and care teaching centre.


Plans to introduce new parking charges in south Suffolk postponed indefinitely

16 November 2021
Plans to introduce new parking charges in south Suffolk postponed indefinitely

Plans to introduce new parking charges in south Suffolk postponed indefinitely

16 November 2021

New parking charges in south Suffolk, which were due to come into effect in January, have officially been postponed, a district council has confirmed.

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