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3rd June 2020

COVID19 News

East Suffolk restart garden waste collection

East Suffolk Council has set a date for the resumption of its garden waste collection service. Operations will restart on Bank Holiday Monday May 25, following an earlier suspension due to the impact of COVID-19, and all subscribers will receive their first collection during the subsequent fortnight. The Council has taken the decision to restart

Felixstowe Book Festival Cancelled

Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be held in its usual form. “I am very sad that the Felixstowe Book Festival will not take place on 26th

Competition: artwork for stations to thank key workers

In addition to “clapping for carers”, Greater Anglia is now asking the public to get involved in thanking key workers by designing a poster for display at its major stations. Following a well-received display of posters created by staff at Cambridge station, Greater Anglia has now launched a competition asking people to create a poster

Never Mind the Lockdown: Watch punk band musical at home

The New Wolsey Theatre has teamed up with punk band The Alarm to produce an evening of virtual theatre featuring a digital version of their hit 2018 musical Oxy and the Morons. The evening, dubbed Big Night In, will feature pre-recorded interviews with the members of the cast, the writers and the show’s director and

Over £16.6m paid to East Suffolk businesses to date

East Suffolk Council has paid out COVID-19 business grants to 1,409 businesses in East Suffolk to date, worth a total of £16,685,000. Since the government announced its business grant package, Council staff have been working hard to ensure local businesses are aware of the funding available to them and how to apply for the much-needed

Still Open: Local businesses fightback against COVID19

• 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 is no longer

Suffolk still not taking advice over distancing!

Suffolk Constabulary received 119 calls from members of the public reporting people ignoring the government restrictions to stay home and stay safe yesterday, Thursday 9th April. On the same day, a total of 58 warnings were given by officers in the county to those in public or gathered at other addresses. The message remains the

Police: Minority still not social distancing

Suffolk Police are thanking the majority of the public who followed Government instructions to stay home and stay safe over the weekend. However, while the majority have listened to the advice not to travel to tourist spots and parks, there are concerns over the number of people who ignored social distancing guidelines by visiting other

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