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  • KEEPING WARM

     It is a shocking fact that around 350 elderly people could die this winter in Suffolk because of the cold and it is reckoned that nationally 200 older people in the UK die of cold every day throughout the winter. Well, help is at hand to keep Suffolk people warm this winter thanks to the county’s Warm…

  • ANGLIAN WATER IN HUNDON

    We had a positive and productive meeting in Hundon yesterday with the residents who have suffered flooding in their homes three times this year, parish councillors, Steven Halls from the county’s flooding team, a team from Anglian Water – and me. Anglian Water heard in detail about just how disgusting, upsetting and unpleasant it is…

  • ENERGY FROM WASTE SITE OPENS FOR BUSINESS

    Suffolk’s energy-from-waste facility has been completed on time and on budget, and the site has started producing electricity – fulfilling its purpose of putting the county’s waste to good use. The site, at Great Blakenham,  has been taking the waste that can’t be recycled from homes and businesses across Suffolk, and beyond, since June when…

  • £3.3M GRANT FOR SUFFOLK FOR JOINT PROJECT TO REDUCE COSTS AND BOOST COLLABORATIVE WORKING

    Suffolk’spublic-sector leaders have won £3.35m government funding to invest in developing new ways of collaborative working that support communities, reduce costs and generate benefits for residents, has been successful. The SPSL group, brings together public sector leaders including SCC, district and borough councils, as well as members from NHS England and Suffolk Police among others. They were…

  • COMMUNITY FUND TO SUPPORT ‘RAISING THE BAR’ IS LAUNCHED

    Local community groups are being encouraged to apply for grant funding to support the wider aspirations of Raising the Bar. The Raising the Bar Community Fund is designed to provide grants to projects led by organisations other than schools, such as charities and social enterprises, who have a role in supporting the development of Suffolk’s…

  • WEAR THE WHITE RIBBON

    I know there are ribbons and wrist bands to mark almost every pressing cause but please, please do support  the White Ribbon campaign in Suffolk, and say no to domestic violence. Domestic violence is, we know, wildly under reported, its impact lasts long, long after physical scars are healed – often for life, and it affects the…

  • FROM CLARE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TO CONSERVATIVE PARTY HIGHLIGHTS

    It was a busy Friday night: I took part in the switch-on of Clare Christmas lights and then hopped in the car to get to Newmarket in time to meet and greet guests at the West Suffolk Conservative Association General Election Dinner The lights switch-on was a great event, masterminded by Vicky and Robin Stone.…

  • HAVE YOUR SAY …

    With increasing pressure on funding, Suffolk County Council is asking the people of Suffolk what their priorities are, ahead of decisions being taken on spending plans for the coming year. Residents have until the 8 January in which to answer a range of questions that will help to shape decisions taken in February next year.…

  • HUNDON FLOODS

    Three times in the past year homes and gardens in Hundon have been flooded with foul, sewage water after there has been heavy rain. Although the manholes were overflowing after yesterday’s deluge, I have had no reports that anybody’s home ended up under water. At Wednesday’s Parish Council meeting, residents vividly described the disscgusting mess they…

  • With cold weather forecast, I couldn’t have had a more timely reminder of the need to stay stafe, than the email this week from my colleagues in Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service about the dangers of thatch and chimney fires. They are bringing their Thatch and Chimney Road Show to Clare to provide advice and tips…