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Plans to revamp town's historic former Post Office approved

13 January 2021
Plans to revamp town's historic former Post Office approved

Plans to revamp town's historic former Post Office approved

13 January 2021

Plans to give a town's historic former Post Office a new lease of life have been approved, with nine new homes set to be built behind it.


Garden waste collections to stop for two Suffolk councils

12 January 2021
Garden waste collections to stop for two Suffolk councils

Garden waste collections to stop for two Suffolk councils

12 January 2021

Two Suffolk councils are halting garden waste collections.


Thousands of families with young children missing out on food vouchers

11 January 2021
Thousands of families with young children missing out on food vouchers

Thousands of families with young children missing out on food vouchers

11 January 2021

Low income families of young children eligible for vouchers to help with their food shop have been urged to take up the scheme,


Decision on controversial proposals to cut free parking in two Suffolk towns pushed back

07 January 2021
Decision on controversial proposals to cut free parking in two Suffolk towns pushed back

Decision on controversial proposals to cut free parking in two Suffolk towns pushed back

07 January 2021

A decision was originally due to be made at a district council cabinet meeting tonight, on plans to radically reform short stay car park charges.


Village housing development plans are deferred

06 January 2021
Village housing development plans are deferred

Village housing development plans are deferred

06 January 2021

A decision to approve new homes in a Suffolk village has been pushed back after councillors had concerns about impacts on the landscape.


Council adopts 'neutral' position over plans for two offshore windfarms

06 January 2021
Council adopts 'neutral' position over plans for two offshore windfarms

Council adopts 'neutral' position over plans for two offshore windfarms

06 January 2021

A neutral position has now been adopted by a council over plans for two offshore windfarms on the Suffolk coast.


New beach hut village and activity park plans given green light

06 January 2021
New beach hut village and activity park plans given green light

New beach hut village and activity park plans given green light

06 January 2021

£1million plans to create a new beach hut village and activity park in a coastal town have been approved by a council’s cabinet.


Number on allotment waiting lists increases by more than 200 due to Covid-19

05 January 2021
Number on allotment waiting lists increases by more than 200 due to Covid-19

Number on allotment waiting lists increases by more than 200 due to Covid-19

05 January 2021

Demand for allotments in a Suffolk town has more than tripled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with scores of homes now on the waiting list.


Suffolk town to benefit from investment totalling tens of millions of pounds

04 January 2021
Suffolk town to benefit from investment totalling tens of millions of pounds

Suffolk town to benefit from investment totalling tens of millions of pounds

04 January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted scores of plans nationwide, but one Suffolk town is to benefit from investment totalling millions of pounds.


Planning permission granted for new 32-bed ward at hospital

31 December 2020
Planning permission granted for new 32-bed ward at hospital

Planning permission granted for new 32-bed ward at hospital

31 December 2020

A new 32-bed ward is to be built at a hospital to maintain services while urgent repair work takes place.


Man arrested in connection with protest over parking charge changes held outside councillor's home

31 December 2020
Man arrested in connection with protest over parking charge changes held outside councillor's home

Man arrested in connection with protest over parking charge changes held outside councillor's home

31 December 2020

A man has been arrested in connection with a demonstration over planned parking changes which saw vehicles gather at a council leader’s home.


Plans to introduce short-term parking charges face heavy opposition across Suffolk town

23 December 2020
Plans to introduce short-term parking charges face heavy opposition across Suffolk town

Plans to introduce short-term parking charges face heavy opposition across Suffolk town

23 December 2020

The town's chamber of commerce branded the plans as "despicable" when the Covid-19 pandemic has already disrupted business so much.


Much anticipated town gym plans are still on, say council

22 December 2020
Much anticipated town gym plans are still on, say council

Much anticipated town gym plans are still on, say council

22 December 2020

Plans for a 24-hour gym are still happening, a council has confirmed – with an expectation it will open in summer 2021.


County council set to hike tax by 4 per cent

21 December 2020
County council set to hike tax by 4 per cent

County council set to hike tax by 4 per cent

21 December 2020

Suffolk homes have escaped the maximum possible council tax rise for 2021 – but bills will still go up by four per cent.


University of Suffolk's students and staff to get rapid-result Covid-19 tests after returning in January

19 December 2020
University of Suffolk's students and staff to get rapid-result Covid-19 tests after returning in January

University of Suffolk's students and staff to get rapid-result Covid-19 tests after returning in January

19 December 2020

All staff and students returning to the University of Suffolk in the New Year will get rapid-result tests for Covid-19, it has been announced.


New coronavirus strain identified in town, health officials confirm

19 December 2020
New coronavirus strain identified in town, health officials confirm

New coronavirus strain identified in town, health officials confirm

19 December 2020

A new strain of Covid-19 detailed by health secretary Matt Hancock earlier this week is in a Suffolk town, it has been confirmed.


CQC satisfied with Covid-19 protocols at care home after earlier outbreak

17 December 2020
CQC satisfied with Covid-19 protocols at care home after earlier outbreak

CQC satisfied with Covid-19 protocols at care home after earlier outbreak

17 December 2020

In its report, the watchdog said it had been “assured that the provider was making sure infection outbreaks can be effectively prevented or managed.”


Taxi firms still concerned about passenger confusion after revised proposals for cab fare changes

17 December 2020
Taxi firms still concerned about passenger confusion after revised proposals for cab fare changes

Taxi firms still concerned about passenger confusion after revised proposals for cab fare changes

17 December 2020

A fresh proposal is set to go to cabinet for final approval, but cab companies have said those fares will still not be transparent for passengers.


Plans for drive-thru Costa Coffee on petrol station site refused

16 December 2020
Plans for drive-thru Costa Coffee on petrol station site refused

Plans for drive-thru Costa Coffee on petrol station site refused

16 December 2020

Plans for a drive-thru Costa on a key route have been refused because of fears over pedestrian safety, congestion and noise impact on nearby homes.


How will bin collections in Suffolk change over the Christmas period?

15 December 2020
How will bin collections in Suffolk change over the Christmas period?

How will bin collections in Suffolk change over the Christmas period?

15 December 2020

Christmas bin collection dates for Suffolk’s councils have been published.