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Suffolk County Council faces fresh calls to form dedicated education scrutiny committee

14 July 2020
Suffolk County Council faces fresh calls to form dedicated education scrutiny committee

Suffolk County Council faces fresh calls to form dedicated education scrutiny committee

14 July 2020

Issues like home schooling, special educational needs and school transport have prompted calls for a new council committee to drill into the issues.


Suffolk County Council outlines measures to become more environmentally friendly authority

09 July 2020
Suffolk County Council outlines measures to become more environmentally friendly authority

Suffolk County Council outlines measures to become more environmentally friendly authority

09 July 2020

A catalogue of measures to make Suffolk County Council more environmentally friendly have been unveiled.


East Anglia could be facing flu jab shortfall says Newmarket GP

09 July 2020
East Anglia could be facing flu jab shortfall says Newmarket GP

East Anglia could be facing flu jab shortfall says Newmarket GP

09 July 2020

East Anglia could be facing a shortfall of thousands of flu jabs this year – with drive-through injections under discussion for Suffolk.


£180,000 upgrades to CCTV network in Sudbury and Hadleigh given green light

09 July 2020
£180,000 upgrades to CCTV network in Sudbury and Hadleigh given green light

£180,000 upgrades to CCTV network in Sudbury and Hadleigh given green light

09 July 2020

The current network of cameras in the towns – 17 in Sudbury and seven in Hadleigh – were installed in 2000 and are now seen as desperately outdated.


Hadleigh market targets expansion as coronavirus lockdown begins to ease

08 July 2020
Hadleigh market targets expansion as coronavirus lockdown begins to ease

Hadleigh market targets expansion as coronavirus lockdown begins to ease

08 July 2020

Babergh District Council confirmed future growth was among its ambitions for the market, having helped to double the number of stalls in recent years.


Taxi firms in Sudbury secure rethink on Babergh council's proposed changes to cab fare rates

08 July 2020
Taxi firms in Sudbury secure rethink on Babergh council's proposed changes to cab fare rates

Taxi firms in Sudbury secure rethink on Babergh council's proposed changes to cab fare rates

08 July 2020

Taxi firms campaigned against the changes to the fares structure, arguing the changes would cause confusion and actually leave some drivers worse off.


County council facing £23.1m shortfall due to pandemic

07 July 2020
County council facing £23.1m shortfall due to pandemic

County council facing £23.1m shortfall due to pandemic

07 July 2020

It estimates it will spend an additional £57.8m this year as a result of Covid-19.


Final decision on children's centres

06 July 2020
Final decision on children's centres

Final decision on children's centres

06 July 2020

Suffolk County Council is to make a decision on children's centres next week.


Measures to fossil fuel use set out in Babergh District Council's carbon reduction management plan

06 July 2020
Measures to fossil fuel use set out in Babergh District Council's carbon reduction management plan

Measures to fossil fuel use set out in Babergh District Council's carbon reduction management plan

06 July 2020

More tree planting, new electric vehicle charging points and new solar farms are among measures in a plan to make Babergh carbon neutral by 2030.


School exclusions double

03 July 2020
School exclusions double

School exclusions double

03 July 2020

An investigation has been launched after figures were released which show exclusions in Suffolk have doubled.


Education union warns against full reopening of schools

02 July 2020
Education union warns against full reopening of schools

Education union warns against full reopening of schools

02 July 2020

An education union has warned that having full classes in September without effective social distancing will be 'potentially dangerous'.


Sudbury taxi firm fears district council's planned changes to cab fare rates will create more confusion

29 June 2020
Sudbury taxi firm fears district council's planned changes to cab fare rates will create more confusion

Sudbury taxi firm fears district council's planned changes to cab fare rates will create more confusion

29 June 2020

Inconsistencies in the new rates have left cab companies unclear on what the new pay structure will be, causing confusion for cabbies and customers.


Plan to add 66 homes to Bury development

23 June 2020
Plan to add 66 homes to Bury development

Plan to add 66 homes to Bury development

23 June 2020

Promount Homes lodged the application with West Suffolk Council at the start of the month.


Calls to build on nine car charging points in Suffolk district

19 June 2020
Calls to build on nine car charging points in Suffolk district

Calls to build on nine car charging points in Suffolk district

19 June 2020

Calls are being made for more to be done to provide electric vehicle charging points in Mid Suffolk.


Council 'yes' vote for cycle route improvements

17 June 2020
Council 'yes' vote for cycle route improvements

Council 'yes' vote for cycle route improvements

17 June 2020

Work on 20 schemes set to start in the coming weeks.


Hotel proposal in Sudbury collapses after partner chain withdraws due to financial fallout of coronavirus

11 June 2020
Hotel proposal in Sudbury collapses after partner chain withdraws due to financial fallout of coronavirus

Hotel proposal in Sudbury collapses after partner chain withdraws due to financial fallout of coronavirus

11 June 2020

Council leader John Ward said the authority will go back to the drawing board, after the hotel partner pulled out of a host of projects nationwide.


Plan for 100 new homes in Acton granted approval despite local opposition

10 June 2020
Plan for 100 new homes in Acton granted approval despite local opposition

Plan for 100 new homes in Acton granted approval despite local opposition

10 June 2020

An application for 100 properties off Tamage Road – including 35 affordable homes – was deferred in March amid fears over the loss of countryside.


St Peter's in Sudbury awarded £75,000 from district council pot of £300,000 for community projects

10 June 2020
St Peter's in Sudbury awarded £75,000 from district council pot of £300,000 for community projects

St Peter's in Sudbury awarded £75,000 from district council pot of £300,000 for community projects

10 June 2020

Babergh District Council’s cabinet approved three bids for Community Infrastructure Levy money, to support projects in Sudbury, Newton and Chelsworth.


Nearly 150 priority routes identified for cycle improvements

10 June 2020
Nearly 150 priority routes identified for cycle improvements

Nearly 150 priority routes identified for cycle improvements

10 June 2020

Suffolk County Council cabinet asked to approve measures to develop five-year plan.


Financial support for leisure centres

09 June 2020
Financial support for leisure centres

Financial support for leisure centres

09 June 2020

Abbeycroft Leisure, which runs Haverhill Leisure Centre, has been given a £154,300 package by West Suffolk Council to help it through the lockdown