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County council announces £6m plans to increase SEND places in 2022 budget

30 December 2021
County council announces £6m plans to increase SEND places in 2022 budget

County council announces £6m plans to increase SEND places in 2022 budget

30 December 2021

More than £6million is to be made available for developing further SEND places in Suffolk, according to 2022 budget proposals.


Tax rise planned for county in council budget proposals

30 December 2021
Tax rise planned for county in council budget proposals

Tax rise planned for county in council budget proposals

30 December 2021

A council tax rise is planned from April – but the administration has pledged no cuts for the year ahead.


Council to vote on increases to waste collection and beach hut fees

29 December 2021
Council to vote on increases to waste collection and beach hut fees

Council to vote on increases to waste collection and beach hut fees

29 December 2021

Small increases in garden waste collection and beach hut charges in a Suffolk district are to be decided next week.


Council executive agree £18.2m budget for waste collection depot and street cleaning fleets

29 December 2021
Council executive agree £18.2m budget for waste collection depot and street cleaning fleets

Council executive agree £18.2m budget for waste collection depot and street cleaning fleets

29 December 2021

Over £18million of funding has been agreed for a new ‘green’ depot for council waste, street cleaning and maintenance teams in a Suffolk town.


School chief says schools preparing for normal January but have plans in place for remote teaching

17 December 2021
School chief says schools preparing for normal January but have plans in place for remote teaching

School chief says schools preparing for normal January but have plans in place for remote teaching

17 December 2021

School leaders are planning for a normal return of schools in January but remote learning measures will return if Omicron escalates restrictions.


£10m Suffolk street lights upgrade brings larger-than-expected savings

17 December 2021
£10m Suffolk street lights upgrade brings larger-than-expected savings

£10m Suffolk street lights upgrade brings larger-than-expected savings

17 December 2021

A £10m project to upgrade Suffolk's street lights is delivering better than expected energy savings.


Three projects allocated £1.25m of Towns Fund pot

16 December 2021
Three projects allocated £1.25m of Towns Fund pot

Three projects allocated £1.25m of Towns Fund pot

16 December 2021

£1.25million of early Towns Fund cash has been agreed for three projects in a Suffolk town.


Council calls for PCC to put more resources into town

16 December 2021
Council calls for PCC to put more resources into town

Council calls for PCC to put more resources into town

16 December 2021

Councillors say more police resources should be allocated to crime reduction and public safety measures in a Suffolk town.


Suffolk MPs unite for SEND funding call

15 December 2021
Suffolk MPs unite for SEND funding call

Suffolk MPs unite for SEND funding call

15 December 2021

All seven of Suffolk’s MPs have united to address special educational needs and disabilities funding inequalities.


Building work set to start on new SEND school next year after plans given green light

15 December 2021
Building work set to start on new SEND school next year after plans given green light

Building work set to start on new SEND school next year after plans given green light

15 December 2021

Construction work on a new special educational needs and disabilities school is to begin in the spring after planning permission was granted.


£12 million business units approved

15 December 2021
£12 million business units approved

£12 million business units approved

15 December 2021

Backing has been given for £12 million of new ‘incubator’ business units to be established near a major Suffolk town.


Planning application lodged for 42 retirement homes in town park

14 December 2021
Planning application lodged for 42 retirement homes in town park

Planning application lodged for 42 retirement homes in town park

14 December 2021

Formal plans have been lodged for retirement home proposals in a Suffolk park.


SEND families' experiences to be represented as new parent carer forum formed

13 December 2021
SEND families' experiences to be represented as new parent carer forum formed

SEND families' experiences to be represented as new parent carer forum formed

13 December 2021

A new parent carer forum for Suffolk has been formed to help represent families' needs among SEND services at the council.


Major plans for link road a step closer to stop HGVs travelling through village

13 December 2021
Major plans for link road a step closer to stop HGVs travelling through village

Major plans for link road a step closer to stop HGVs travelling through village

13 December 2021

A council has agreed to use compulsory purchase powers for a link road which would be a 'massive' highway and environmental improvement.


'Vaxi Taxi' scheme launched to take teens for Covid-19 jabs

10 December 2021
'Vaxi Taxi' scheme launched to take teens for Covid-19 jabs

'Vaxi Taxi' scheme launched to take teens for Covid-19 jabs

10 December 2021

A free ‘Vaxi Taxi’ scheme has been launched in Suffolk to take 12-15 year olds across the county for their Covid-19 jab.


Council's final bid for bus service improvements expands by £27m

10 December 2021
Council's final bid for bus service improvements expands by £27m

Council's final bid for bus service improvements expands by £27m

10 December 2021

A bid for £50million of bus improvements across Suffolk over the next three years has been significantly increased to total £77m.


Suffolk County Council education chiefs outline additional measures in SEND action plan

09 December 2021
Suffolk County Council education chiefs outline additional measures in SEND action plan

Suffolk County Council education chiefs outline additional measures in SEND action plan

09 December 2021

Suffolk education chiefs have said they hope parents will start to see a difference in improved communication in SEND services early in the new year.


Council to agree three projects receiving £1.25m funds next week

09 December 2021
Council to agree three projects receiving £1.25m funds next week

Council to agree three projects receiving £1.25m funds next week

09 December 2021

Early cash of £1.25million for a Suffolk town's fund deal is set to be allocated to three projects next week.


Cabinet says existing council homes must take priority over increasing new council homes

08 December 2021
Cabinet says existing council homes must take priority over increasing new council homes

Cabinet says existing council homes must take priority over increasing new council homes

08 December 2021

Calls to up the number of new council homes have been rejected as a result of cost pressures on work to retrofit existing council properties.


Plans for 44 village homes are deferred

08 December 2021
Plans for 44 village homes are deferred

Plans for 44 village homes are deferred

08 December 2021

Mid Suffolk district councillors have refused to approve plans until the impact of a nearby quarry extension is clarified.