Community News

Coronavirus Emergency - Help and Support in Kesgrave

The support network is not going to go away.

Updated for Lockdown 3 (5 Jan)

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NHS Anxiety Support for Young People and Parent Workshops

A set of videos have been put together by the Psychology in Schools Team to support young people in schools with managing anxiety and exam stress, along with podcasts to help support parents in responding to children and teenager's varied needs at this time.

The workshops are designed to provide up-to-date, evidence-based advice and guidance on how best to support our children and young people. They will last one hour and will be recorded so anyone unable to attend can still access the content. To attend the workshops you will need to register.

Further details can be found in the attached documents.

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Daily Exercise for young people - New home-schooling resource ‘a godsend’

A new digital resource has been launched to help parents and carers build exercise into the daily routines of children being home schooled during lockdown.

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East Suffolk Council - More Funding available to help tackle social isolation

A funding programme which supports people struggling with social isolation and loneliness is now accepting new applications.

Following the success of three previous rounds of applications, a fourth round has now been opened. Applications are invited from local community groups and voluntarily organisations who are delivering projects which can help reduce social isolation and loneliness. Grants of up to £10,000 are available through the scheme.

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Suffolk Police urge the public to continue to show restraint this weekend

Suffolk Constabulary is reminding communities across the county to continue to adhere to the latest lockdown measures this weekend and ensure everyone is supporting the cause to save lives and protect the NHS.

56 people were fined for breaching lockdown rules over the three day period from Friday 15 Jan to Sun 17 Jan inclusive, and 39 people received warnings.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Ipswich/Kesgrave - Appeal following distraction thefts

Following a number of distraction thefts in the area, police are reminding members of the public to be aware of keeping personal possessions hidden from opportunist thieves. A incident occurred shortly before 4pm on Sat 16 Jan at Tesco in Ropes Drive, Kesgrave. Anyone with information about these incidents, should contact the Crime Coordination Centre.

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Virtual Community Event: Covid – your questions answered - Thu 21 Jan 6-7.30pm

A Virtual Community Event will be held for people in Suffolk and north east Essex (postcode areas CO1-CO16) to put their questions about the COVID-19 pandemic to a panel of experts from local health and care services and community leaders.

They will also have the opportunity to hear local updates on the pandemic and how the vaccination process is being rolled out in the region.

The event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. You do not need to book a place in advance and can join by clicking the following link:

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Suffolk Highways - Upcoming works - C322 Foxhall Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Kesgrave and Foxhall – 18-23 Jan

Suffolk County Council are planning to carry out the installation of new speed limit signs and associated road markings along C322 Foxhall Road, Rushmere St Andrew, Kesgrave and Foxhall. The works are programmed to take place overnight between 18 and 23 January 2021, from 7pm to 5am each night. The road will be closed for the duration of the works to ensure that we can carry out our works safely.

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Suffolk County Council Bell Lane and Foxhall Road 30/50 mph speed limit order 2021

On 13th January 2021, Suffolk County Council made the above order under Section 84 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended

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A14 Orwell Bridge Maintenance Work - 25 Jan - 12 Mar 9pm-5am.

Suffolk Highways will be carrying out essential maintenance work. During this work, we’ll install additional signing and speed cameras and renew faded road markings and road studs. Most of this work will be carried out under lane closures and traffic will still be able to travel along this route.

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Coronavirus vaccine job opportunities

We are looking for healthcare professionals, administrators and volunteers from across Essex and Suffolk to lead our fight against coronavirus – you could be part of it! Working with NHS colleagues across the two counties, we are gearing up in the next few weeks to open more vaccination centres with the Oxford University/AstraZenaca jab now approved and being rolled out.

We are seeking more great people for the following temporary roles:

  • - Registered clinical managers (band 8a)
  • - Registered healthcare professionals (bands 5 and 6)
  • - Immunisers (band 4)
  • - Healthcare assistants (band 3)
  • - Bank admin support (band 3)
  • - Volunteer stewards

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join us and play your part in protecting the community and saving lives.

To apply for an immuniser role, you must have previous experience of working in a healthcare setting.

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Kesgrave Library Closed but Customers can still use online e-library service

The library is currently closed due to the increasing rates of Covid in Suffolk. However Customers can access their online e-library service by visiting their website

Library staff are also posting activities and information onto their Facebook page each day (found under Kesgrave Library); with Suffolk Libraries initiative of Jumpstart January featuring from this weekend.

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Cafe 66 Closed until Further Notice

Following the lockdown announcement this evening we have decided to remain closed for the time being. Our priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and customers. Take care and stay safe.

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SURVEY: Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner proposals for policing element of the council tax - Closes 9am Thu 28 Jan

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has just published his proposals for the policing element of the council tax precept for the next financial year. He is asking Suffolk residents for their thoughts on his proposals through an electronic survey.

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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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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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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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