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News

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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Kesgrave Library - Nov

It has been lovely to welcome so many of you back to the library over the last couple of months. We have really missed you.

We are extending our opening hours to include Monday mornings again, from Monday 2nd November. Please see our revised opening hours at the end of this article.

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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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Police Connect - Fail to stop collision appeal – Kesgrave

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Kesgrave where a vehicle failed to stop.

The incident occurred at some point between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday 20 September at the junction with Fentons Way and Ropes Drive.

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Pre-lockdown Green Collections Set To Restart

The Garden Waste Service is now set to return to normal as from Monday 28th September, in accordance with the original bin collection dates.

This means that households who subscribe to the service will once again have their garden waste bins collected on the same day as their recycling bins. 

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Police Connect - Have your say on road safety and roads policing enforcement

A national survey to gauge public opinion on road safety and roads policing enforcement will run through to the end of this month.

The poll, launched by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), seeks to understand local communities’ perception of road law enforcement, risks to safety and fixed penalty notices.

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Covid-19 testing in Suffolk - UPDATE 11 Sep 20

There is currently a high national demand for testing. As a result, Suffolk residents may experience difficulty in securing a test. Given this current situation, here is the latest guidance regarding testing in Suffolk.

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Kesgrave Library - Oct

Kesgrave Library is pleased to announce the exciting news that we have reopened for browsing. There are, however, some guidelines in place.

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School Governance Opportunity Heath Primary School

Suffolk County Council are looking for individuals to join the successful governing body at Heath Primary School.

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Have you thought about becoming a Town Councillor?

Whatever needs changing in your neighbourhood, you could be just the person to change it by becoming a local councillor. No other role gives you a chance to make such a huge difference to quality-of-life for the people in your local area. Please contact the Town Council if you would like to discuss further (01473 625179 or enquiry@kesgravetowncouncil.org.uk).

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Water Bottle Fillers

Don't forget that the Town Council has now provided water bottle fillers for you to use. You'll find one on the outside wall of the Town Council Office, Ferguson Way, and another next to the main door at the Millennium Jubilee Hall.

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Town Council Meetings - Join via Teams

The Town Council is still holding virtual meetings, which the public are welcome to attend via Microsoft Teams. If you wish to attend, then please contact the Town Council office (01473 625179 or enquiry@kesgravetowncouncil.org.uk) and they will arrange for an invite to be sent to you.

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Cedarwood Headteacher Mr Stoud Retiring

A much-loved headteacher who helped build a Kesgrave primary school from the ground up is retiring this summer after 19 years in the job.

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Kesgrave High School Headteacher Nigel Burgoyne Retiring

Kesgrave High School head teacher Nigel Burgoyne is retiring after 20 years working at the school

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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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East Suffolk Council - Dealing with Rent Arrears

The consequences of not dealing with rent arrears are serious - you risk losing your home! Contact our Housing Needs team as soon as possible if you’re having difficulties paying your rent so they can find the best solution available to you.Call 0333 016 2000 or email customerservices@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

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Family Cycling Sessions

Suffolk Road Safe are now delivering sessions for families who want to cycle more regularly, whether to keep fit, to commute to work or school, or to go and visit friends!   They can work with you to support your efforts by making sure that your riding skills are refreshed, and you have strategies for dealing with road situations that might concern 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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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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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 - 21 Nov

Kesgrave Market Facebook Page

Hello from Kesgrave Market - Just to let you know that the next Market is on Saturday, 21 Nov and will be running in the same format as Octobers.

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 13 Nov and Bakery, Fruit & Veg, Apple Juice and Honey can be ordered until Wed 18 Nov.

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.

There will also be refreshments and bacon butties on sale.

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Kesgrave Firework Night - Sun 1 Nov (Cancelled)

The Town Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's fireworks event at Kesgrave High School.

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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

BST Ends
Hallow'een
Kesgrave Firework Night (Cancelled)
Guy Fawkes Night
Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day Service (Invited Only - due to Covid)
Scout Jumble Sale (Cancelled)
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting
St. Andrews Day
Kesgrave Market
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Scout Christmas Fayre
Ice Skating Weekend
Christmas Tree Lights Switch On (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Scout Christmas Fayre
Ice Skating Weekend
1st Sunday in Advent
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Scout Christmas Fayre
Ice Skating Weekend
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Scout Jumble Sale (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Ipswich Scout Christmas Post (Cancelled)
Kesgrave Market
Shortest Day
Christmas Day (Bank Holiday)
Boxing Day
Boxing Day Bank Holiday
New Year's Eve
Scout Jumble Sale
Kesgrave Market
Kesgrave Town Council Meeting