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Felixstowe Beach Hut Decision

The Spa Pavilion area of Felixstowe experienced substantial falls in beach levels during the strong Easterly winds of Storm Darcy earlier this year. This is a continuing trend over recent years and has meant that a proposed pilot scheme of installing concrete platforms on which to position the displaced beach huts, would be easily undermined,

Self-service refunds for Greater Anglia rail passengers

Greater Anglia has introduced a new service which allows customers to arrange their own refunds online. Self-service refunds are now available to passengers who have purchased their Smart Card tickets via Greater Anglia’s app or website. Traditionally customers who purchased tickets via the website or app would need to email or call the company’s Smart

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Greater Anglia named Operator of the Year

Greater Anglia has been named Train Operator of the Year for the second year running at the Rail Business Awards. Judges praised the operator for improving punctuality to record levels, transforming services by bringing in brand new trains, delivering station improvements and ticketing initiatives, and focusing on community relations work. Greater Anglia also won the

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Kestrel team making positive impact

A countywide team dedicated to tackle criminal threats and challenges that emerge in a particular local area is making a positive impact. The Neighbourhood Crime Proactive team or ‘Kestrel’ team which was formed in August 2020, continues to play important role in supporting the force’s capability to dynamically deploy into a particular area for a

Extra support for East Suffolk businesses

East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million business grant scheme for the hospitality sector as it continues to support local businesses through the pandemic. The new Hospitality Payment scheme offers further financial support to hospitality businesses in East Suffolk which continue to be severely impacted by the ongoing restrictions set by the Government

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What do you think of beach village plans?

Local people are invited to view and comment on proposals for a ‘beach village’ on Felixstowe’s South Seafront. East Suffolk Council is looking to improve the beach hut experience in Felixstowe and has launched a public consultation to enable local people to view and comment on proposals for a new ‘beach village’ on the South

Council Tax freeze for East Suffolk residents

In response to the challenges faced by local communities during the pandemic, East Suffolk Council is planning to freeze its element of council tax for the coming year. East Suffolk Council’s draft budget for the 2021/22 financial year, which was approved by Cabinet on Tuesday 2 February, will see an overall spend of £129 million

Greater Anglia Train at railway station platform

Train punctuality reaches new record

Greater Anglia saw punctuality leap by almost 15% last year, with over 40,000 more services running on time than in 2019, figures reveal. Annual average punctuality has now reached a record 92.97%, beating the previous high of 92.77% achieved in June 2013. And 2021 has got off to a good start with over 94% of

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Christmas Drink and Drug Driving Campaign Results

Over 80 people were arrested by police in Suffolk during the annual Christmas campaign highlighting the dangers of drink and drug driving. The month-long initiative, which began on Tuesday 1 December and ended on Friday 1 January, ran in conjunction with a UK-wide operation led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It saw officers carrying-out

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