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Coronavirus Emergency - Help and Support in Kesgrave - the next 3-6 months

The support network is not going to go away.

Support at a District Council level will formally stop at the end of July and we want to reassure you that the current support network will continue to support our community as long as it's needed.

However from now on the Town Council will be taking the lead role (as of 1 Aug).

Please 'Read more ...' to see details of the letter and contact details sent to supported residents explaining the new arrangements.

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Cafe66 Now Open inc Takeaway Orders

Cafe 66 open throughout August Tuesday to Friday 10.30 - 1.30

Kesgrave Scout Hall. Half price deals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, eat in only.

Takeaways available every day, pre-order by messaging us. Thank you.

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Kesgrave Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to a Referendum

Following an independent examination, East Suffolk Council has confirmed that the Kesgrave Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum. Note that due to Coronavirus the referendum will not be able to take place until at least 6th May 2021.

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East Suffolk - Celebrating our Communnities - Nominations Required (closing date 27 Aug)

East Suffolk Council want to celebrate the people, organisations and businesses that have given up their time, knowledge, and skills to help make a difference in their communities during the Covid-19 outbreak. As part of this, the Council has decided to create a unique eBook. If you would like to make a nomination then please complete an online form by 27 Aug.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Summer Holiday Home Security

With the start of the summer holidays, people are beginning to take some well needed breaks.  Whether you are away for a few days or longer, or even enjoying a Staycation in the garden or a holiday home, please take every opportunity to ensure that criminals are not able to spoil your day by following a few simple steps:

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Suffolk Constabulary - Dog Thefts - Update

Suffolk Constabulary is conscious of dog owners naturally being concerned following four separate dog theft incidents in early July in Bury. Owners should be reassured that enquiries are ongoing to locate the offenders.

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Suffolk Orthodontics Donates Laptop to Local School

Suffolk Orthodontics, one of Suffolk’s leading orthodontics practices, today donated a laptop to Kesgrave High School to help with children studying at home. The laptop was presented at the high school.

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Library Opening Hours from Tue 7 Jul

Details the new opening hours for the library from Tuesday 7th July.

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Oak Meadow Play Area will Open on Sat 4 July

Oak Meadow will re-open on Saturday 4 July 2020. Please read the following guidance.

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Parish Walks Updated

The Parish Walks providing circular walks around Kesgrave and neighbouring parishes have been updated to reflect changes in footpaths and access.

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Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do after 4 July

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do after 4 July

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Suffolk County Council Transport Newsletter - Jun

- Keeping Buses Moving
- Concessionary Travel Passes
- Covid-19 Passeneger Information
- Cycling and Walking in Suffolk
- School Travel Application Process

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Nuisance caused by Noise - Out of hours noise problem reporting May - Sep

During the summer season an out of hours service is available which enables you to report a problem to the officers on duty so they can attend if possible and witness it. This service is available at weekends only from the beginning of May to the end of September on Friday and Saturday nights between 19:00 and 01:00. Tel: 0800 440 2516

 

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Correspondence from Dr Daniel Poulter MP (June 20)

A letter to residents covering covid health advice, household finances and business advice, helping vulnerable people and important local news.

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Kesgrave Library Re-opening - Tue 7 July (Partially)

We are very pleased to announce that Kesgrave Library will be reopening on Tuesday 7th July.

Suffolk Libraries has been following government advice and carefully planning the reopening of library branches. As I’m sure everyone will understand, the wellbeing and safety of our customers and staff is our priority, so our services will look a little different initially:

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Youth Wellbeing Service

Our wellbeing service offers virtual and phone based councelling to young people aged 16-25 in Suffolk who need someone to talk to.

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Sports Funding - Tackling Inequalities

Active Suffolk has secured £50,000 from Sport England to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.

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Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do - updated 12 Jun

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

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Public Transport info, Face coverings from 15th June

From 15 June, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England.

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Police Connect - Cycle Security

With more and more people taking advantage of the good weather and the priority being given to cyclists at the moment, now is the perfect time to review the security of your bicycle. 

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East Suffolk - Environment Learing Zone

East Suffolk has designed some lessons for home schooling. Lessons include problems of plastic pollution  and engagement on the importance of clean air .

These lessons can be found on the  East Suffolk webpage click read more.

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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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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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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 - 15 Aug

Kesgrave Market Facebook Page

Hello from Kesgrave Market - Just to let you know that the next Market on Saturday, 15th August will be running in the same format at the July Market.

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

The ordering system is still in place, with a list of what's available. You can complete and return these orders, and we will take care of the rest

We are again taking orders for:

- Victoria's Bakery & Takeaway

- Wonderful Seasonal Produce Boxes, from Newbourne Farm - Veg and Salad Box for £10.00, OR Veg, Salad and Fruit Box for £15.00

- A range of Apple Juices from High House Fruit Farm at £2.95 per bottle

- And a fantastic selection of fresh, quality Chicken, Pork, Beef and Lamb

Apple Juice and our Meat Stall will also be attending with a limited range of produce, which can be bought on the day.

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Upcoming Road Works - Padstow Road - Temp Road Closure 5-11 Aug 9am-4.30pm

We are planning to carry out road resurfacing work on U3211 Padstow Road, Kesgrave (Inc. side roads) between 5 and 11 August 2020 (excluding the weekend). This will require a temporary road closure between 9am and 4.30pm each day.

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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

Kesgrave Market
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Market
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Catwalk
Kesgrave Market
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
BST Ends
Hallow'een
Kesgrave Firework Night
Guy Fawkes Night
KSC - Club Race Night