Suffolk County Council

East Suffolk Council will maintain a “neutral” stance on the proposed Sizewell C development, after its Cabinet on Monday night approved its response to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate this week.

More than £43million is the anticipated financial hit facing a Suffolk authority as a result of coronavirus this year – though Government grants have made up for most of that.

A by-election in Lakenheath is the latest in a string of planned polls set to take place in May 2021.

A new map showing how Suffolk County Council could lose five members at its next reorganisation has been published by the Boundary Commission – but its proposals may well never be implemented.

Plans to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centre provision will go ahead, after a challenge by opposition parties was dismissed.

The company installing the full fibre network infrastructure in Bury St Edmunds has been told “the situation must improve” following more complaints.

Suffolk GP surgeries are receiving just one sixth of the pneumonia vaccines they need, it has emerged.

A dedicated officer is being recruited in Suffolk to lead the county’s efforts in eradicating food poverty.

Don’t bring back the congestion – that’s the message today to workers and families from Suffolk County Council as the staff start to head back to their workplaces and schools reopen their gates.

One of the main cycle routes in Ipswich has been closed to motor vehicles – but the move has nothing to do with trying to encourage more people on to their bikes.

A task group to bring under control soaring costs of big infrastructure projects in Suffolk has been operating for nine months, it has emerged.

A controversial decision to revamp Suffolk’s children’s centres made earlier this week has been challenged by opposition councillors – and could be due a fresh debate.

Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing is to be called the Gull Wing, it has been announced – with councillors giving their final approval.

Radical changes to children’s centres provision in Suffolk have been given the final approval after more than a year in the pipeline.

A key archaeology project in Suffolk exploring Rendlesham’s Saxon past has been forced to push back public events and fieldwork because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Suffolk’s chief fire officer is standing down from his role after being elected chairman of the National Fire Chiefs Council – a role which will see him advise the UK government.

Fresh questions are being raised over the escalating costs of major highways infrastructure projects in Suffolk in the wake of the £34million increase in the Lake Lothing Third Crossing project.

The commitment to pursuing plans for a third crossing over Lake Lothing is a sign that the town is “open for business”, say council chiefs.

Costs to build a third crossing over Lake Lothing in Lowestoft have ballooned by more than £34million, latest data has showed.

A route-by-route review of travel arrangements for more than 2,000 pupils in Suffolk who rely on public transport to get to school is being carried out by transport chiefs.

Students receiving GCSE and A-level results which they are not satisfied with have been urged not to panic this summer.

With school pupils unable to take GCSE and A-level exams this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, results have had to be calculated differently.

Supply teacher agencies in Suffolk are making preparations for an increase in demand at the start of the new school year, education leaders have said.

Parents with fears about sending their child back to school in September have been urged to have a discussion with headteachers – but there are currently no plans to prosecute parents.

We still have no idea how the pandemic will play out, how long Britain (and the rest of the world) will have to in the shadow of Covid-19, and what will emerge in a post-Covid future.

Opposition councillors in the Liberal Democrat and Green group at Suffolk County Council have hit out at the lack of democracy at Endeavour House after half the full meetings of the authority were cancelled over the last year.

As it tries to encourage more pedal power on the roads, Suffolk County Council has launched a new series of family cycling courses to teach safety and give more people the confidence to take the cycle on the road.

More new cycle routes are set to be created around Ipswich by blocking off some secondary routes to motor traffic – but transport officials are confident this will not lead to increased congestion because of a cultural shift away from traditional commuting.

The first designs have been unveiled for a new primary school planned near Stowmarket.

Parents are facing uncertainty over how their children will get to school in September, as spare seats on school buses cannot currently be offered for sale.

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