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2nd June 2020

Suffolk 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

Suffolk Police Chief thanks public and business

Suffolk Constabulary is thanking the public and businesses after last week’s plea urging them to comply with government measures restricting people’s movements to tackle coronavirus. Officers were given the powers on Thursday last week (26th March), to fine people who refuse to stay at home and only go outside if they have a ‘reasonable excuse’.

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

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

Model Railway Day

Felixstowe Area ’N’ Gauge Group will be getting back on the tracks with their first Group Open Day on Saturday 21st March at The Welcome Hall, High Road, Trimley St Mary IP11 0NT between 10am and 4.30pm. Admission is FREE and there will be light refreshments available. They will be running the Group Modular Layout,

Funding bounce for Ipswich basketballers

Ipswich Basketball club has been presented with a £250 grant from the power company which delivers electricity across the East of England. Employee Richard Leach, who works as a field engineer for UK Power Networks, applied for the award which will be spent on new kit and additional training equipment. His 13-year-old daughter, Cerys, plays

Stowmarket cricketers net funding boost

Cricketers at all ages and levels in Stowmarket declared themselves delighted with a funding boost from UK Power Networks. Stowmarket Cricket Club has been presented with a £250 grant from the power company which delivers electricity across the East of England. The money will be put towards the building of a new mobile net facility

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