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31st March 2020

Live Video Workshops For Start-Up Businesses

All You Need Is A Laptop Or Phone…With the restrictions of the current COVID-19 lockdown, MENTA have turned to online training courses to help Start-Up Businesses. They have made their award-winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available online with LIVE video training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the safety

COVID19 News

Tina show rescheduled

Smash hit show What’s Love Got To Do With It? has rescheduled its Ipswich date to Wednesday, 25th November. Box office staff at the Regent Theatre are contacting ticket holders so they can transfer their tickets to the new date. A spokesman for What’s Love Got To Do With It? said: “As everyone is aware,

New community fund launched to help those in need

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000

7 tips for pregnant women during lockdown

Remain calm and relaxed It’s vital during such uncertain times to find ways to remain calm and relaxed. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath or practising mediation, taking time out each day to unwind and give your mind and body the rest it needs during this stressful period will go a long way

Discount for NHS workers

Just Eat has announced it is offering NHS workers 25 per cent off all orders as a way of saying thank you and to show appreciation for their extraordinary work. Following government restrictions, many restaurants and cafes across the UK have made the decision to close. Those that remain open are only offering takeaways, making

Still Open: Local businesses fightback against COVID19

• Update 26th March: Following the Government’s advanced measures many businesses are now closed…. We have now updated this list and to the best of our knowledge all of the businesses listed here are still offering the advertised services – We apologise if there are any inaccuracies and if you come across a business listed that

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COVID19 News

Surge in popularity for safety website as parents teach at home

A free website designed to help children stay safe around electricity has seen its visitor numbers rise by more than 90% in the past week. UK Power Networks, who deliver electricity to 8.3million customers across the East of England, London and the South East, hosts its educational website at http://powerup.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/powerup/en/. Hundreds of families have logged

COVID-19: Suffolk Police Chief urges compliance

Suffolk’s Chief Constable has called on communities to comply with new government measures restricting people’s movements to tackle coronavirus. Steve Jupp said protecting the NHS and the public must be the priority after the government last night (23 March 2020) ordered people to stay at home to stop the spread of the disease. Public gatherings

COVID19 Scam warning from police

Suffolk Constabulary is issuing advice on social media channels to combat unscrupulous individuals who look to exploit the vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak. The messages on social media urge vigilance against criminals who will be using the publicity around the virus as a chance to target the vulnerable. For example, the social guidance includes making

Please keep your distance in East Suffolk!

East Suffolk Council is urging people to respect the official advice to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The sunny weather saw many people congregate in tourist locations across East Suffolk this weekend despite official advice from the Government to practice ‘social distancing’ – scenes that were replicated across the country.

Cancelled Events Noticeboard

Please note following the advanced measures taken by the Government you should assume that all public events are now cancelled. However we will keep this page open as some details are included on future plans/postponment etc. If you have cancelled/postponed an event and would like to inform people on refunds etc and would like it

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COVID19 News

Railway Museum closes

In common with nearly all heritage railways, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway has taken the decision to cancel all immediate opening days and postpone events scheduled for Spring and early Summer, due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. The Middy will re-open and reschedule major events as soon as the situation improves. In the meantime a small

New Wolsey Closes

Sadly, the current circumstances have led the New Wolsey to make the decision that all shows at the Theatre will be cancelled until September this year. A statement says: “With everyone’s safety in mind, we felt that this would be the best decision to ensure that we come back happy and healthy in the autumn.

Theatre Royal, Bury closure information

Following Government advice last week, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds closed to the public and cancelled all shows until the end of April. As the disease spreads it is now clear that it is unlikely that they will be able to present any shows that they had planned in this programme so have

Coronavirus is bringing communities together

Coronavirus is bringing communities together – with a quarter of adults saying it has seen them talk to neighbours they previously had no relationship with. A study of 2,000 adults found 64 per cent believe COVID-19 is bringing their neighbourhood closer together in a lot of ways. Many are now carrying out acts of kindness

Hadleigh firm offers deal to NHS workers

Local business, Keejays Ltd which is based in Hadleigh, Suffolk, is offering a 50% discount on its products to front-line NHS workers who want to buy directly. They are conscious that currently it is those that put their own health on the line who are struggling the most to find food for their families. As

COVID19 Advice for Travellers

Have you booked a holiday? and now wondering what to do or where you stand? The team at Deben Travel and Cruise Ready offer you some support and understanding during this extremely challenging time. They have put together the following Q&As of common concerns for their clients (although the basic details apply to us all).

Wildlife spaces still open

In line with government guidance about Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, all Suffolk Wildlife Trust offices, visitor and learning centres are closed to the public. All school visits, volunteer work parties, activities and events are cancelled. The reserves will remain open for individual enjoyment – for nature to replenish and cheer us all.

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