Community News

Kesgrave Library - Sep

Kegrave Library

Sunday Crafts, Bookstart, Story Time, Other Activities, Opening Times.

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New Bus Timetables for all local bus services + Route Changes - From 1 Sep

First Bus is making some major changes to our local bus network. Some services will be cut as the bus company says they are not economically viable to run. There will also be some bus route changes in Ipswich town centre too, aimed at improving punctuality.

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Suffolk police urging more volunteers to join special constabulary

More volunteers are actively being sought to join the ranks of Suffolk’s Special Constabulary.

Special constables are volunteer police officers who give their time to assist the regular police force in keeping communities in Suffolk safe. Committed recruits, keen to experience the rewards and challenges of policing, are being invited to support the community. Volunteers at any stage in life and of any background are encouraged to apply to become a special. There will be a special constabulary recruitment event on: Thursday 19 September – starting at 6pm until 8pm – LEC 2, Police Headquarters, Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3QS.

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Dobbs Lane and Gayfer Avenue – Footway Resurfacing – Jul-Sep

Suffolk highways will be resurfacing the footway along Dobbs Lane and Gayfer Avenue from July to September. Work will be carried out from around 7:30 am until 4 pm each day. During this period traffic will be diverted.

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Kesgrave Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation 8 Jul – 2 Sep

The Neighbourhood Plan has now got to a point where it needs to be submitted to the Planning Inspector. However before this is undertakne, it needs re-affirmation support from Kesgrave residents. This Consultation will take place for 8 weeks.  To support this there will also be question and answer sessions. Comments need to be sent in writing to Kesgrave Town Council either as a letter or email.

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Ipswich Northern Route consultation - 5 Jul - 13 Sep

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the potential options for the Ipswich Northern Route. The public are being asked to comment on three proposed routes for the new road to the north of Ipswich. During this time eleven drop-in sessions will be held throughout July where members of the public can find out about the project and speak with the team. Kesgrave's date is Tue 16 July 3-7pm Kesgrave Community Centre.

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Shaw Trust Community Support

Need help to decide what you would like to do, to improve your health and wellbeing. A community connector can discuss what issues you are facing, explore what matters to you in your life and what services and activities are available. This is a free confidential service for anyone over the age of 18 years. They also offer the option to book an appointment through the Birches Medical Centre surgery.

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Police offer summer security advice to deter burglars

With Suffolk set to enjoy some warm summer weather, police are reminding people to consider their home and vehicle security to deter thieves.

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Distraction burglaries – Ipswich

Police are urging residents to be vigilant against cold calling rogue traders and to report any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood following two incidents of distraction burglary in Ipswich on Friday 14 June.

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Women on Wheels comes to Kesgrave - Registration is now open

Women on Wheels (WoW) Kesgrave takes place on Sunday 1st September and registrations for the event are now open. Women on Wheels events are mass participation female-only bike rides, with a strong focus on the fun, friendly and inclusive aspects of cycling. All ages and abilities are welcome.

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Police Connect - Keyless entry vehicle thefts

Keyless theft of a vehicle occurs when criminals use a transmitter to amplify the signal being emitted from the genuine key inside the owner’s house to reach the vehicle outside. 

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