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  • PROTECT YOUR PENSION FROM SCAMS

    As a new law comes in giving people greater access to their own pension funds, Suffolk Trading Standards team is urging everyone to be aware of pension scams. Suffolk residents have already been targeted by the scammers with reports received by the county’s Trading Standards of bogus telephone callers offering advice on how to take advantage…

  • SUPERFAST BROADBAND COMES TO WICKHAMBROOK

    Superfast Broadband is well on target to reach more than 85% of Suffolk premises – homes and businesses – by the end of 2015 and this week alone we have seen new cabinets powered up and working in Wickhambrook and Cavendish. The cabinets are at Thorns Corner in Wickhambrook and Pentlow Drive, Cavendish. It is…

  • LONELINESS IS NOT THE PRESERVE OF THE ELDERLY

    I make no apologies for coming back to the problem of loneliness with the timely reminder on Mothers’ Day that it is not problem affliciting only the elderly.The latest instalment in a county-wide campaign to tackle loneliness is seeking to raise awareness of support available to Suffolk mums. A recent survey by AXA PPP healthcare…

  • SUPER FIT HUNDON

    Congratulations to Hundon which came runner up in the large village category of the Suffolk Fit Villages competition. The timing of the award could not have been better as it was just before the bid from the village went before the county council’s Empowering Communities Fund panel. I am delighted that the application was successful…

  • REPORTING HIGHWAYS FAULTS JUST GOT EASIER

    Suffolk’s new online highways fault reporting tool is now up and working. The county council has designed and introduced the new system to make it easier and quicker to report highways faults. It operates with an interactive map so you can plot the exact location of the fault, the most important bit of information for…

  • Autism Survey Across Suffolk

    Suffolk county council today launched the 2015 adult autism survey as part of its commitment to empower adults across the county to live independent, healthy and fulfilled lives within their local communities. The survey can be completed by adults with autism themselves, their carers or of course, together. Responses will help the Suffolk County Council learn…

  • MAGNA CARTA IN CLARE

    This June sees the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta and nowehre will it be celebrated more enthusiastically than Clare. The town of Clare in Suffolk has a special place in the anniversary because two Lords of Clare, Richard de Clare (Earl of Hertford) and his son Gilbert de Clare (Earl of Hertford and Gloucester) were…

  • LOOK OUT FOR LONELINESS

     AgeUK Suffolk predicts that 15,000 older people in the county can go a month without speaking to a friend, family member or neighbour. This horrible statistic came to light in the preparations for the recent launch of a new campaign by Suffolk’s health professionals, inviting people to play their part to beat loneliness; drawing attention to the…

  • CONSULTATION ON POLICE OFFICE IN CLARE

    No final decision on the future of Clare police office will be made until local people have been consulted – the recent public meeting in Clare Town Hall was told. The lease expired in December but has been extended by six months for local people to give their views. Senior police officials: the county’s Police…

  • POLICING IN & AROUND CLARE

    PUBLIC MEETING – CLARE TOWN HALL, 7pm TUESDAY 20 JANUARY with SUFFOLK POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER TIM PASSMORE + DEPUTY CHIEF CONSTABLE GARETH WILSON