Suffolk County Council

‘Tackling climate change is something that we must all take responsibility for’ says Councillor Richard Rout

Thousands of carers across Suffolk and Norfolk are to be given additional training and progression opportunities as part of a £7.5million investment.

Suffolk’s authorities have offered assurances that necessary decisions can still be made during the coronavirus pandemic, despite councils unable to meet.

The efforts of carers during the coronavirus lockdown are being recognised by social care chiefs – and the public is being urged to show its support too.

Repairs and maintenance on Suffolk’s roads are continuing during the coronavirus pandemic – but highways chiefs have asked the public not to approach workers.

Timetable changes have been confirmed for dozens of Suffolk bus services, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Following the Prime Minister’s latest isolation measures unveiled on Monday night, Suffolk’s councils have unveiled further changes to public services. See below each council for what the latest measures are:

Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out.

Completion work for the new archive office in Ipswich has been pushed back to May after delays at the start of the year – and coronavirus means the formal opening could be much later.

The old adage that the worst of situations can bring out the best in people couldn’t be more apt right now.

Fresh questions have been raised over the care of some of Suffolk’s most vulnerable children, following an ‘inadequate’ report for a council-run children’s home.

Time restrictions on bus passes for older and disabled people have been lifted during the COVID-19 crisis.

Frequent cannabis use, two months of missed medication and alcohol abuse are among a host of issues raised by Ofsted in an inspection of a Suffolk children’s home.

The first projects funded by a new pot of cash aimed at directing youngsters away from crime and gangs have been unveiled.

More than 5,600 Suffolk youngsters are being taught in ‘inadequate’ schools, according to latest data.

More than 600 flooding problem spots on Suffolk’s roads are in need of work, new data has revealed – with 100 new issues raised this autumn and winter alone.

Suffolk’s fire service has been inundated with hundreds of applications for just 30 full time firefighter jobs, new data has revealed.

Proposals to double the size of Thurston Primary Academy with a brand new site have been given the go-ahead – with the facility being eyed for a September 2021 opening.

Improvements to the A12 in East Suffolk are among the schemes to get government backing in the Budget on Wednesday.

Funding of £1.1million from developers has been pumped into expanding two Mid Suffolk primary schools by more than 100 places each.

A cheque for billions of pounds, poised finely on a bridge spanning a lake in Lowestoft – as much at risk of staying put as falling into the water.

Environment campaigners have called for two Suffolk councils to step up to the responsibility of improving air quality during a theatrical demonstration in Ipswich.

The opt-in process for parents to secure school transport for their children has begun – but parents have reported issues within just a handful of hours of the system going live.

East Suffolk Council has agreed to continue funding nearly £200,000 a year to Citizens Advice for three years, as work to merge the three branches is explored.

Plans for a new 420-place primary school in Thurston are set to get the go-ahead next week, as part of measures to meet the needs of the growing number of homes.

Fears have been voiced that necessary infrastructure improvements needed in the county will never go ahead unless the county’s authorities are willing to take on new homes.

Suffolk leaders have made a plea to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for better funding ahead of the upcoming Budget, as data reveals a £700million economic hit per year from A14 delays.

Ipswich’s borough council chief has outlined major new roads needed in the town, after the demise of the northern bypass project.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has put his name forward to chair a task group tackling Ipswich traffic problems, citing the importance of the project for the town.

A children’s home in Beccles is to be sold and a replacement site found because costs for repairs will be too high.

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