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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.


Plans approved for school's new sports pitches despite objections over environmental impact

14 December 2020
Plans approved for school's new sports pitches despite objections over environmental impact

Plans approved for school's new sports pitches despite objections over environmental impact

14 December 2020

Two new pitches at an independent school, which are linked to nearby new housing, have been approved – despite objections over environmental impact.


Council agrees £183,000 CCTV project to 'prevent and detect' crimes in towns

10 December 2020
Council agrees £183,000 CCTV project to 'prevent and detect' crimes in towns

Council agrees £183,000 CCTV project to 'prevent and detect' crimes in towns

10 December 2020

Investment of £183,000 in two town CCTV networks been agreed by community leaders in a bid to deter crime.


Budget surplus forecast for district council despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic

10 December 2020
Budget surplus forecast for district council despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic

Budget surplus forecast for district council despite impact of Covid-19 pandemic

10 December 2020

Finances do not appear as bleak as they did earlier this year, data suggests – but bosses are still cautiously monitoring the numbers going forward.


Council reveals Covid anti-social behaviour report

10 December 2020
Council reveals Covid anti-social behaviour report

Council reveals Covid anti-social behaviour report

10 December 2020

A spike in anti-social behaviour during the summer has been reported, with neighbour tensions from the Covid-enforced restrictions among the issues.


Gaming bar keeps licence with new conditions to address anti-social behaviour complaints

10 December 2020
Gaming bar keeps licence with new conditions to address anti-social behaviour complaints

Gaming bar keeps licence with new conditions to address anti-social behaviour complaints

10 December 2020

The bar was subject to a licensing review, after allegations of it being associated with public nuisance, late night noise, fighting and drunkenness.


Village housing development given final approval

09 December 2020
Village housing development given final approval

Village housing development given final approval

09 December 2020

Final approval has been given to build 21 homes on former farmland, after concerns over parking were ironed out.


Plans for £8million revamp of two Suffolk rubbish tips approved

09 December 2020
Plans for £8million revamp of two Suffolk rubbish tips approved

Plans for £8million revamp of two Suffolk rubbish tips approved

09 December 2020

Plans to pump £8million into improving two Suffolk rubbish tips have been agreed, with work expected to begin next year.


Final funding for county's first joint police and fire station has been approved

08 December 2020
Final funding for county's first joint police and fire station has been approved

Final funding for county's first joint police and fire station has been approved

08 December 2020

The final funding for first purpose-built joint police and fire station has been approved by councillors.


Council announces Covid finances update

07 December 2020
Council announces Covid finances update

Council announces Covid finances update

07 December 2020

A Suffolk district council is anticipating surplus finances this year despite the impact of Covid-19, according to latest figures.


Work set to start on new £3.9 million fire and police station

04 December 2020
Work set to start on new £3.9 million fire and police station

Work set to start on new £3.9 million fire and police station

04 December 2020

Work on a £3.9 million fire and police station will get underway in the new year.


Six million unsafe PPE items seized at Suffolk border were not for NHS

02 December 2020
Six million unsafe PPE items seized at Suffolk border were not for NHS

Six million unsafe PPE items seized at Suffolk border were not for NHS

02 December 2020

Nearly six million items of PPE stopped at the Suffolk border because they did not meet UK safety standards were not government or NHS orders.