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Coronavirus Emergency - Help, Support and Volunteering in Kesgrave

Kesgrave Emergency Support

Do you need help with shopping or pharmacy collections?

Do you fancy a chat with a friendly voice? Are you upset or worried? At times like these we need each other

Would you like to volunteer to help?

Latest UK Government Advice

Five ways to wellbeing

Online Education Resources

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Birches Medical Centre- Coronavirus FAQs

Birches Medical Centre

The Birches Medical Centre has put together a patient frequently asked questions (FAQ's) information sheet on COVID-19.

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Cafe66 Now Open for Takeaway Orders

Cafe 66 is NOW OPEN FOR TAKEAWAY ORDERS every Tuesday from June 2nd 2020.

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Police Connect - Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team are concerned that loan sharks may be preying on people with increasing pressure during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Police Connect - Outbuilding Security

Police are reminding residents to review the security of their sheds, garages & outbuildings following a number of burglaries in the county over recent weeks, that have included within and around the Woodbridge area.

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Extra support now available for small businesses

East Suffolk Council is now processing the discretionary business grants for local businesses provided by the Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Correspondence from Dr Daniel Poulter MP

A letter to residents covering covid health advice, household finances and business advice, helping vulnerable people, sizewell C and emergency planning powers.

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Police Connect - Stick With It Suffolk – continue slowing the spread of coronavirus

Suffolk people are being asked to continue their great efforts, which are successfully reducing the spread of COVID-19.

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Police Connect - New 24/7 live chat for victims in Suffolk to access support

Now, more than ever, those affected by crime need to be able to access support services remotely. And for those made vulnerable to abuse by self-isolating with their partner or family members, discrete access to practical and emotional help, at whatever time of the day or night they are able to reach out for it, is vitally important.

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Restart date for garden waste collection service

East Suffolk District Council

East Suffolk Council has set a date for the resumption of its garden waste collection service.

Operations will restart on Bank Holiday Monday May 25, following an earlier suspension due to the impact of COVID-19, and all subscribers will receive their first collection during the subsequent fortnight.

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Police Connect - Appeal to business to review security

Police Connect

During the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak, you may need to reconsider your business security. You may have goods which are in short supply and these could be at risk. Also you may be in the unfortunate position that you may be considering temporary closure of your business. Either way you should ensure that your premises is secure.

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Birchwood Primary School Reception Class places September 2020

If you are interested in your child having a place at our school, please contact us as soon as possible.

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Police and Crime Commissioner reaches out to Domestic Abuse victims to let them know they are not alone

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner is today reminding all victims and survivors of domestic abuse that they are not alone during these challenging times.

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UK Government Coronavirus Transport and Travel Advice

Information for people using transport or working in the transport sector during the coronavirus outbreak, including: Using public transport, Driving private vehicles - cars, vans, motorbikes, Bus and lorry drivers, Freight, bus and road transport businesses, Transport workers, Maritime and shipping, Aviation and flying and Overseas travel

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UK Government Coronavirus Workplace Social Distancing Advice

The UK Government has a list of tailored advice for different scenarios as an example of how social distancing and other measures might be implemented by employers in England to help protect their workforce and customers from coronavirus while still continuing to trade.

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UK Government Coronavirus Leaflet

The attached leaflet has information on what everyone must do to help stop the spread of coronavirus. There is also information on spotting the symptoms, advice for vulnerable groups, and information about government support for businesses and workers.

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Payment of small business grants - Scam Calls

There are reports from Suffolk businesses who've been contacted by a company offering to "assist them in obtaining their Government Grant, for a small one-off fixed fee of £99". This is a scam.

If you receive a call, hang up. Report all scams to us via 0808 223 1133.

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‘Copper-bottomed’ thank-you from Suffolk Constabulary

Suffolk Constabulary would like to express its gratitude to communities around the county for their kindness and support, as the force continues to play its part in the fight against coronavirus.

 

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East Suffolk Council encourages businesses to apply for funding

East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eligible businesses are being asked to complete a straightforward online form which will capture the data required by central government and allow the Council to make payment to each eligible business as soon as possible. 

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Garden waste collections suspended - Fri 27 Mar

East Suffolk Council

In the interests of crew safety and to ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the collection of garden waste.

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Kesgrave Library - Things for Children to do each day

Kesgrave Library

Kesgrave Library will be posting on Facebook most days, coming up with ideas and activities for the children to do at home, as well as posting a short quiz each morning (Mon-Fri) with the answers each evening. It will also try and live stream a Wordplay session and some stories/craft ideas.

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Corona Virus - All Play Areas closed in Kesgrave

Kesgrave Town Council

All play area in Kesgrave are closed in Kesgrav euntil further notice.

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OVID-19 Coronavirus Advice

Kesgrave Town Council

With so much information being shared on the COVID-19 coronavirus we should all be using government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly. Please refer to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus for official guidance.

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Birches Medical Practice - Coronavirus Advice

19 Mar - In light of coronavirus we will not be dealing with queries in person and our front door is closed. Only come to the surgery if you have an appointment or to collect  a prescription. This will have an impact on the phones. Please put written prescription requests through the letter box.

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Suffolk Police - Covid-19 – Scam warning

Police Connect

Suffolk Constabulary is issuing advice on social media channels to combat unscrupulous individuals who look to exploit the vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak.

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UK Power Networks - What we’re doing to keep your electricity flowing

UK Power Networks

Many are concerned about the ongoing Coronavirus public health issue. As the company responsible for distributing power to over 8.3 million properties across London, the South East and East of England, we know how important it is to keep electricity flowing to your home or business, especially during these uncertain times.

We have put into place a number of well-rehearsed contingency plans and precautions to ensure we maintain a good level of service, with high numbers of engineers and call centre staff available to support the ongoing situation.

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Kesgrave Library Closing - end of Fri 20 Mar

Kesgrave Library

Kesgrave Library will be closed indefintely from the end of Friday 20 March due to the coronavirus situation.

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Police Connect - Residents urged to be vigilant following courier fraud scam

Police Connect

Police are urging residents to be vigilant after an elderly woman was targeted by telephone scammers. The incident was reported to police on Tuesday 10 March, by a bank in Bury St Edmunds, after a woman, aged in her 80s, from a nearby village, was persuaded to transfer a large sum of money by telephone scammers pretending to be from the fraud department.

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Town Council - Events Postponed, Meetings Suspended Office Closed until further notice

Kesgrave Town Council

Due to concerns over the spreading of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the UK the Town Council have decided to postpone all Council events and suspend future council meetings until further notice. The Town Council office is also closed to the public.

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Events

Roadwork Alerts

Elgin

Roadworks in Kesgrave plus other local roadworks in Martlesham, Ipswich, Rushmere St Andrew, Foxhall etc

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Speed Quizing Live for Ages 11-16 - Every Tuesday in June

Brought to you by Kesgrave Town Council, East Suffolk District Council and Icons Entertainment.

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Kesgrave Market - 16 May

Kesgrave Market

Now taking orders for the next Kesgrave Market - Saturday, 16th May.

Hello again from Kesgrave Market - We hope you are all keeping safe and well

Following the success of our 'Click and Collect' (and a few Deliveries) at the April Market, we are pleased to be able to offer this service to you again, on Saturday, 16th May.

We have tweaked/improved the ordering system, with a list of what's available. You can complete and return these orders, and we will take care of the rest.

You can order:

- A Seasonal Veg and Salad Box for £5.00

- A Seasonal Veg and Salad Box (which MAY also contain Fruit) for £10.00

- A range of Apple Juices at £2.95 per bottle

- A great range of fresh Pork, Chicken, Beef and Lamb - An order form with details of what you can choose, together with an indication of Prices, is available

For further details, or to request an order form, please contact me, and I will be happy to help.

Mandy Camilleri - manager@kesgravemarket.org.uk.

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Events Further Afield

The section below list events that have been supplied by organisations outside of Kesgrave.

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Ipswich Gang Show 2020 - Apr 8-11 (Cancelled)

Ipswich Gang Show

With around 75 members of the Scout and Guide Associations on stage this is a show to be proud of.

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Community Diary

Speed Quizing Live - Ages 11-13
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 14-16
H.M Queens Official Birthday
Scout Jumble Sale
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 11-13
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 14-16
Longest Day
Kesgrave Market
Father's Day
H.M Queens Birthday
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 11-13
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 14-16
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 11-13
Speed Quizing Live - Ages 14-16
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Market
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
KSC - Club Race Night
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Market