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  1. Cabinet agrees to Healthwatch Suffolk

    By Cheryl Gray on May 16th, 2012

      SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL’s Cabinet has agreed to develop and implement a local ‘Healthwatch’service in Suffolk. Healthwatch Suffolk will become the trusted independent voice of local people on health and care issues.   The establishment of …

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  2. Official start of construction of Suffolk’s energy-from-waste facility

    By Becky Whiting on May 16th, 2012

      An event to mark the official start of construction of Suffolk’s energy-from-waste facility will be held in Great Blakenham on Friday.   Local residents, councillors and representatives from the various companies involved in getting the project …

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  3. ‘Scampaign’ kicks off with doorstep sales advice

    By Becky Whiting on May 16th, 2012

        UNSCRUPULOUS doorstep sellers are under the spotlight this month as Trading Standards begins its six month long‘Scampaign’. Doorstep sales are an increasingly common way for scammers to prey on vulnerable people and Trading Standards are …

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  4. Suffolk unites behind bid for fire sprinklers

    By Andrew St Ledger on May 11th, 2012

    INFLUENTIAL leaders from government and industry are pledging their support today for lifesaving fire sprinkler systems to protect Suffolk people and safeguard local businesses and schools.    Launched during an event at Suffolk’s newest fire …

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  5. Master Composters’ wanted in Suffolk

    By Becky Whiting on May 11th, 2012

    ENTHUSIASTIC environmental volunteers are being asked to step forward for the chance to be trained as a ‘Suffolk Master Composter’. A free two day Master Composter foundation course will be held at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve on Friday 25 and …

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  6. Olympic flame's route through Suffolk revealed

    on March 19th, 2012

    Olympic flame's route through Suffolk revealed   Olympic flame's route through Suffolk revealed   GET READY to welcome the Olympic Flame as it's carried down your street in Suffolk - that is the message today from Suffolk’s Olympic …

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  7. Thousands back Suffolk’s campaign for better broadband

    By Becky Whiting on February 19th, 2012

    NEARLY 6,000 households and businesses have so far backed the Better Broadband for Suffolk campaign.   Residents and businesses across the county have spoken out about their current broadband speeds and what they hope for in the future, in a bid to …

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  8. 2012 - Jubilee Celebrations and Street Party Information

    By Jo Howard on February 19th, 2012

    2012 Legacy and Diamond Jubilee will offer FHDC residents local opportunities to taking in national initiatives. Diamond Jubilee Key facts ·         Weekend of 2nd - 5th May 2012 ·         Sunday 3rd June 2012 - The Big Lunch …

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  9. Suffolk’s Libraries IPS interim board complete

    By Andrew St Ledger on February 11th, 2012

    ALL positions on the interim board set up to run Suffolk’s library service in partnership with local library groups have been filled. Eight new board members – three more than originally planned - join the three founding members after being …

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  10. Suffolk celebrates Apprenticeship Week

    on February 11th, 2012

    During Apprenticeship Week the ‘Go with the Flow’ youth bus has been visiting high schools across the county to raise awareness of the apprenticeship options for students. Onboard the bus is a number of apprenticeship training providers and other …

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  11. Burglar alarm scam exposed by Trading Standards

    By Becky Whiting on February 11th, 2012

    SUFFOLK and Norfolk Trading Standards are warning residents to remain vigilant when speaking to people offering free or cheap burglar alarms.   Following complaints in both counties, Trading Standards’ officers have found that salespeople are …

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  12. Suffolk County Council freezes share of council tax, again

    By Andrew St Ledger on February 10th, 2012

    SUFFOLK county councillors have voted to freeze the authority’s share of next year’s council tax bills for a second consecutive year. They also voted through an amendment, proposed by the administration, not to increase councillors’ …

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  13. Suffolk roads gritting, schools and school transport update @ 16:45 Monday 6 February 2012

    By Andrew St Ledger on February 6th, 2012

    Roads Suffolk’s gritting teams will be out treating the county’s A and B roads (priority one) from 18:00 this evening. A further treatment of priority one roads will be made at 02:00 (Tuesday 7 February) followed by bus routes commuter routes …

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  14. No stress street parties

    By Becky Whiting on February 6th, 2012

    WITH today the 60th anniversary of the accession Queen Elizabeth, Suffolk County Council has announced that it is making street party stress a thing of the past by simplifying the application process.   Previously, the responsibility of approving …

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  15. Suffolk roads gritting, recycling and schools update @ 11:00 Monday 6 February 2012

    By Andrew St Ledger on February 6th, 2012

    Roads Following a further night of freezing temperatures, Suffolk County Council’s gritting teams have this morning completed treatment of all priority one and two routes. Later today, they will move onto minor roads in Suffolk’s towns and rural …

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  16. Suffolk students in loan scam scare

    By Becky Whiting on February 3rd, 2012

    STUDENTS are being warned by Suffolk Trading Standards against a devious student loan scam currently in circulation. An email claiming to be from Student Finance England or the Student Loans Company, asks for personal information, including bank …

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  17. Suffolk set for icy blast

    on February 3rd, 2012

    SUFFOLK’S gritting teams and community volunteers are busily preparing for freezing temperatures due to hit the county over the next few days.   Gritting teams are ready to take to the roads in the early hours and evenings, with 17,000 tonnes of …

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  18. County council services now easier to access online

    By Andrew St Ledger on February 1st, 2012

    To make it quicker and easier for people to do more of their routine business with the council online, Suffolk County Council has launched a new website.   The website will make everyday tasks like reporting a pothole, applying for a blue badge, …

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  19. Census Email Scam

    By Suffolk County Council on January 31st, 2012

      The Office of National Statistics (ONS) is warning consumers about an email that is circulating that is entitled "Population Census:A Message to Everyone-Act Now" allegedly from National Statistician Jill Matheson. This is a scam and hoax email, …

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  20. Half Term Activities at the Pavilion

    By Jo Howard on January 23rd, 2012

    There will be activities for kids held at the Pavilion during Half Term week from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2012. Further details can be found on the Sports Pavilion page of this website.

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