Community News

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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Shooting Incident 7 September – factual information and support

Latest information on the incident together with how to get help from Wellbeing Suffolk.

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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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Footpath Emergency Closure - Penzance Road to Foxhall Footpath

In the interests of public safety, the Footpath is closed due to an unstable and unsafe wall.

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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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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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