1. Taking the lead on managing flood risk

    By Andrew St Ledger on December 3rd, 2012

    SUFFOLK’s first ever comprehensive flood risk management plan is set to be considered by county councillors next week.The strategy, which primarily focuses on flash flooding caused by heavy and sustained rainfall, aims to reduce the risk of …

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  2. Cabinet to consider Suffolk Rail Prospectus

    By Cheryl Gray on December 3rd, 2012

    SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL’S cabinet is set to consider whether to endorse demands for hourly rail services between Ipswich and Peterborough and new carriages as part of a Suffolk Rail Prospectus.The report being put to cabinet on Tuesday 11 December …

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  3. Concessionary travel decision to be reconsidered

    By Andrew St Ledger on December 3rd, 2012

    COUNTY councillors are to reconsider a decision on how a national concessionary bus pass scheme will be made available in Suffolk.Suffolk County Council cabinet members will reconsider whether or not to enhance the basic scheme which provides free …

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  4. Suffolk supports National Adoption Week

    on November 4th, 2012

    Suffolk’s Adoption Agency will be supporting this year’s National Adoption Week (5- 11 November) with a launch event and a number of information sessions throughout the county.In an effort to raise local awareness the Suffolk Adoption Agency will …

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  5. Safety first this bonfire night

    By Becky Whiting on November 3rd, 2012

      HOT tips and advice are being issued by emergency services ahead of bonfire festivities this weekend. This time of year is associated with families, friends and communities getting together and celebrating the autumn season, but bonfires and …

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  6. Cabinet approves consultation on fire merger

    By Becky Whiting on October 18th, 2012

      CABINET has agreed to pursue proposals for closer working between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough fire and rescue services, starting with a three-month consultation asking people in both counties to have their say.   Today (16 …

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  7. Cabinet approves £60m investment for care homes

    By Adam Barnes on October 16th, 2012

      Suffolk County Council's Cabinet today unanimously approved plans which will see the county council's residential care homes and wellbeing centres benefit from £60 million of investment.    Under the plans developed by Care UK and officers from …

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    By Jo Howard on October 2nd, 2012

    The Parish Council is currently consulting with local residents as to the siting and design of bus shelters to be placed on Hundred Acre Way as seen on the attached document showing the proposed locations of shelters, which can be easily located by …

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  9. Skate Park Project

    By Jo Howard on September 12th, 2012

    It was agreed at the meeting of Red Lodge Parish Council held on Tuesday 11th September 2012 that the proposed site to take forward for the skate park project is the area of rough grass near to the basket ball court. It has been agreed that the …

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  10. Thousands of pounds raised for good causes as deadline looms for insulation scheme

    By Becky Whiting on September 11th, 2012

      THE DEADLINE is looming for residents to get their cavity walls and lofts insulated for free, and for local organisations to benefit financially, as part of Suffolk’s ‘Warm as Toast’campaign. Suffolk residents have until 30 September to get …

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  11. New minister backs Suffolk Business Month

    By Andrew St Ledger on September 11th, 2012

       SUFFOLK MP Matthew Hancock, who became minister for business and education in last week’s Government reshuffle, has backed Suffolk’s Business Month campaign ahead of its official launch tomorrow (12 September).  Speaking as over 80 business …

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  12. Making a clean sweep

    By Becky Whiting on September 11th, 2012

    WITH SUMMER nights drawing to a close, residents are being urged to prepare for the cold winter months ahead during Chimney Fire Safety Week.  Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has joined forces with the National Association of Chimney Sweeps …

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  13. Theatre Bus

    By Jo Howard on August 28th, 2012

    Simply call the Box Office and book your Theatrebus package on all tickets must be booked in advance. 01284 769505, £23 including a ticket to the show, the return bus, free programme and a drink on arrival. For under 26’s: £11.50 You will get to …

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  14. Five bid for Suffolk highways contract

    By Andrew St Ledger on August 25th, 2012

    FIVE bidders have successfully made it through to the next stage of the process to decide who will maintain Suffolk’s roads in the future. The successful private company will be responsible for work such as repairing potholes, gritting winter roads …

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  15. Suffolk set to Sort and Save

    By Becky Whiting on August 25th, 2012

    3000 ‘Sort and Save’ bags will be given away at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across Suffolk to help people organise their recycling with added ease. From Tuesday 28 August, Suffolk householders will be able to …

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  16. Paralympic Flame celebrations light up Suffolk

    By Cheryl Gray on August 25th, 2012

        Suffolk is gearing up to welcome the Paralympic Flame as it makes it’s way into the county for a bank holiday weekend of celebration and entertainment.   The Flame is part of the National Flame created on the summit of Scafell Pike on …

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  17. Olympic Summer Reading Challenge begins

    By Cheryl Gray on August 1st, 2012

    This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is off to a great start with over 4000 children signed up already, it’s set to be a big success.   Suffolk libraries encourage children to read over the long summer break by signing up for the nationwide …

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  18. New chapter for Suffolk’s libraries

    By Andrew St Ledger on August 1st, 2012

    LIBRARY SERVICES in Suffolk will enter a new era tomorrow, as responsibility for their day to day running transfers from Suffolk County Council to Suffolk’s Libraries IPS (IPS).   From Wednesday 1 August, all of Suffolk’s 44 libraries and the …

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  19. On your marks as Olympic stars join Suffolk pupils for UK's biggest fun run

    on May 22nd, 2012

            On your marks as Olympic stars join Suffolk pupils for UK's biggest fun run As part of Suffolk’s drive to become the most active county in England, hundreds of Suffolk school children are getting ready …

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  20. Olympic flame takes first steps on route to Suffolk

    By Cheryl Gray on May 16th, 2012

       OLYMPIC torch bearers will start the flame’s 48-day journey to Suffolk this week and the county’s Olympic chiefs are urging people to get ready to welcome it. The flame arrives in the UK on Friday 18 May and starts its 70-day tour of the …

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