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News

Cafe 66 Open to the public again from Wed 2nd Dec plus Takeaways

Cafe 66 will be open to the public again on Wednesday 2nd Dec and for the rest of the week, and back to our usual Tuesday to Friday opening the week after.

Find us in Kesgrave Scout Hall 10.30 - 1.30 serving our range of drinks, home cooked snacks and lunches.  Our takeaways will also be available during opening hours for pre-order or order at the entrance. 

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Kesgrave Library - Dec 20

The current COVID-19 lockdown ends at midnight on Wednesday 2 December and we will be continuing to provide limited and safe access to essential services at Kesgrave Library.

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Community Partnership Small Grant Scheme

The Kesgrave, Rushmere St Andrew, Martlesham, Carlford and Fynn Valley Community Partnership have today announced the launch of a new funding scheme, which is aimed at enabling environmental care within the local community.

Local groups can apply for funding through the scheme for environmental projects, which will benefit the lives of local people and the local environment. This can include school projects, purchasing of equipment, planting of trees/plants or other activities. The Partnership is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the local environment.

Grants of up to £1,500 are available and must be spent in the Partnership area outlined in the guidance below. Applications must be submitted by 14 December.

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Census 2021 will provide a snapshot of modern society - March 21

Households across England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

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Suffolk County Council - Electoral Review Consultation - closes 23 Nov

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Suffolk County Council. This consultation is on the new division boundaries which will affect Kesgrave.

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Kesgrave Remembrance Ceremonies – Videos

If you would like to view the videos of the full Sunday Church Service or simply the Remembrance Ceremony please visit - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_KY32AJkjBrcWpZsP-EumE6y3I1g4hPr

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East Suffolk Council encourages businesses to apply for funding - Lockdown 2

East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the Government in a response to new national Covid-19 restrictions.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) is available to businesses that have been required to close in line with new national restrictions which came into force on 5 November. These include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

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Suffolk Resilience Forum - New Covid Restrictions

Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health Suffolk, said: “This national lockdown isn’t an injustice for Suffolk.

“Sadly, our infection rates continue to accelerate, and without this decisive action, it would be just a short time before parts of Suffolk would meet some of the Tier 2 criteria. Coronavirus is an acute and complicated challenge, one which affects our lives and our livelihoods. We must abide by the national lockdown from Thursday to ensure that we can enjoy our freedoms in the future.

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Police Connect - Warning after attempted Amazon doorstep fraud

Police are issuing a warning to residents across Suffolk following an attempted doorstep fraud in Stowmarket

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Police Connect - Suffolk people urged to play their part

Police in Suffolk are urging people to play their part as the county enters a second lockdown with the rest of England.

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East Suffolk Council - Three new consultations begin - Deadline Mon 30 Nov

East Suffolk Council is seeking views on three new planning documents:

  • - Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
  • - Cycling and Walking Strategy
  • - Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) Supplementary Planning Document

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Suffolk Constabulary - Distraction Thefts of Mobiles

Police are reminding customer facing staff to keep their phones secure at all times after receiving 7 reports of ‘distraction thefts’ since start of October.

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Attempted burglary - Largent Grove - Can you Help?

Police are reminding residents to review their home security following an attempted burglary at a home in Kesgrave in the early hours of this morning, Friday 16th October.  

The attempt was made via the front door at around 2.45am this morning at a home in Largent Grove. No entry was gained. Can you help? 

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Warning issued to motorists not to film collision scenes

Suffolk Police is warning drivers about the consequences of filming collision scenes, as several motorists were caught offending during an incident in August.

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Please pick up your litter - Thankyou

A huge thank you to Chris and Don Whinney, two regular litter pickers of Kesgrave. 

This mornings haul was from Dr Watson’s Lane – it is such a shame that most of this litter seems to be thrown from cars.

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East and West Suffolk added to Covid-19 watchlist

East and West Suffolk have been placed on an East of England watchlist by Public Health England, due to a continuing rise of Covid-19 cases.

Areas which are seeing a rise of cases are Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket, Beccles, Bungay, Felixstowe and Lowestoft.

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Hate Crime Awareness week - 12 Oct

Monday 12th October is the start of Hate Crime Awareness week. To raise awareness of Hate Crime and how to report it please find attached below some useful resources.

There is also:

 

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Suffolk Constabulary launches its #ClickBeforeYouCall campaign

Suffolk Constabulary is urging more residents to consider using alternative methods of contacting the force in its latest campaign.

The Contact and Control Room (CCR) continues to receive high volumes of calls particularly at weekends and during holiday periods. With the surge in calls, this can inevitably mean there is an impact on waiting times.

Instead of waiting on the phone, residents can go to the force’s website and report non-urgent crime online by clicking the ‘report something’ button. The matter will then be dealt with in the same way as a call to 101 - It may even be quicker and more convenient.

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Police Connect - Theft of a car – Wright Lane

Police appealing for information after a car was stolen from Kesgrave on Wednesday 7th October.

The black Audi A1, registration AX18 GFO, was stolen from Wright Lane sometime between 12am & 7.30am on Wednesday morning.  

Can you help? 

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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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Kesgrave Market - 19 Dec

Kesgrave Market Facebook Page

Hello from Kesgrave Market - Just to let you know that the next Market is on Saturday, 19 Dec and will be running in the same format as Novembers.

Our 'Click and Collect' service will be running and will guarantee we will have what you would like on arrival.

Meat orders need to be in by Fri 11 Dec and Bakery, Fruit & Veg, Apple Juice and Honey can be ordered until Wed 16 Dec.

Victoria's Bakery, Newbourne Farm, High House Fruit Farm Apple Juice and our Meat Stall will again be attending with a limited range of produce, which can be bought on the day along with the Country Market and Suffolk Honey from Willow Farm in Hasketon.

Click 'read more' for order forms and more detail.

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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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Community Diary

Scout Jumble Sale (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Scout Christmas Fayre
Scout Christmas Fayre
Kesgrave Market
Ice Skating (Cancelled)
Ice Skating (Cancelled)
Shortest Day
Christmas Day (Bank Holiday)
Boxing Day
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
New Year's Eve
News Year's Day (Bank Holiday)
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Market
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
Burns Night
Chinese New Year
Scout Jumble Sale
St. Valentine’s Day
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)
Ash Wednesday
Kesgrave Market
St. Davids Day