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SCC urges residents

SCC urges residents

Suffolk residents urged to take care of themselves and look out for elderly neighbours during snowy weather

People in Suffolk are being urged to take extra precautions around potential fire risks, and look out for elderly neighbours, during the snowy weather.

Residents are being encouraged to follow simple common sense advice, like making sure any portable heaters, candles and log burners aren't left unattended, or in close.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:21 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community

Suffolk's Most Active Community is back for 2017 and Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Association of Local Councils are once again looking for entries.

Organisers are keen to hear about communities going the extra mile to get people active.

If a community does any form of physical activity, then they can fill in an entry form to explain the type of activities taking place and the number of people involved in no more than 500 words.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:23 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, Awards

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are on the move

Deborah Sage, Head of Communications, for Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils has supplied the following information on the forthcoming move to their new headquarters.

"Although our Headquarters address changes from 1 October to that of Endeavour House in Ipswich, we will maintain contact points within the Districts we serve. We will have two centres which residents can drop in to at 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket and the Town Hall in the Old Market.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:59 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, Councillors

WW1 Beacons of Light 11 November 2018

WW1 Beacons of Light 11 November 2018

In Commemoration and remembrance of the end of the war and the many millions who were killed or came home dreadfully wounded, 1000 Beacons of Light will be lit at 7pm on 11th November 2018 throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories - a century after the guns fell silent. For further information how to get involved please view the document Battles Over, WW1 Beacons of Light.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:44 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community

Voluntary sector involved in the devolution process

Voluntary sector involved in the devolution process

NCVO has today released a report on the extent to which the voluntary sector has been involved in the devolution process. NCVO found that:

  • The voluntary sector has an important role to play in devolution. With experience of addressing complex needs and providing preventative support through a person-centred approach, the sector is well placed to support councils and communities to redesign and deliver devolved public services;
  • Voluntary.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:14 by Laura Sampson

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Flood and Water Management

Flood and Water Management

Over the winter months flooding can cause persistent and damaging issues for local communities. Despite the disruption this can cause, it can also be quite difficult to know who to report flooding to since there can be a number of different organisations (known as flood risk management authorities) who might have responsibility or involvement in an incident.

Therefore, Flood and Water Management at.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:50 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, Highways

Sizewell

Sizewell

Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council held a parish and town council Stage 2 (Sizewell) engagement event on Tuesday 6th December at High Lodge, Darsham. Parishes and town councils were grouped together for this event and comments were taken by each table scribe as the discussion progressed. The presentation given on the day is available on the Sizewell pages, click here to view.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:28 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, consultation

Supporting lives, Connecting communities

Supporting lives, Connecting communities

Do you use Help for Adults?

Help For Adults is an online source for information, advice and guidance about Adult Social Care and other relevant organisations provided by Suffolk, for Suffolk, and could help and support you or those you know.

Help for Adults is part of Suffolk Infolink, which is an online directory of services and providers for Suffolk with over 7,700 records.

On April 4th, Help for.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:31 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community, older people, Health

East of England Co-op Cuppa wins support of Archant and encourages good causes to sign up for free tea

East of England Co-op Cuppa wins support of Archant and encourages good causes to sign up for free tea

With the power to generate conversation and fuel positive action, put a smile on someone's face or bring comfort in a time of need – sometimes a simple cup of tea can do great things.

Recognising this, the East of England Co-op's Co-op Cuppa is giving Co-operative Fairtrade 99 Tea to local causes and communities throughout the region to support the good work they're doing.

Minnie Moll, Executive.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:26 by Laura Sampson

Tags: Community