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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Suffolk Constabulary - Burglary in Kesgrave

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary that took place in Kesgrave.

It happened at some point between 10.30am and 12.30pm Tuesday 23 Feb with offender/s gaining access to the property on Fairbairn Avenue by way of force breaking patio windows and then conducting an untidy search of the property. At this time it is not clear what has been stolen.

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Cafe66 Re-opening for takeaways (24 Feb)

Cafe 66 will be open for takeaways on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting 24th February 2021. Hot drinks to warm you on your daily walk, snacks & lunches to take home.

Pop along to Kesgrave Scout Hall 10.30-1.30 or message them from their facebook page to pre-order or ask queries.

Click readmore for further detail.

We are looking forward to seeing customers old and new.

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A12 Scheme (A14 “Seven Hills” to A1152 Woods Lane) - Consultation (closes 19 Mar)

A public consultation has begun (Tues 9th Feb) and continues to Friday 19 March on the proposed improvements to the A12 between the A14 at Seven Hills and the A1152 at Wood Lane (“the A12 Scheme”). All details are  available at  During the consultation there are two public virtual events (11 Feb - 3 Mar) to be held where people can hear a presentation on the proposals and then ask questions – details and link available on the webpage.

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Police Connect - automatic number plate recognition Survey (closes 17 Mar)

The police are looking to get your thoughts around the use of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in Suffolk.

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Orwell Bridge Overnight Closures: 16 Feb - 12 Mar 10pm-6am

For safety reasons, we will now need to fully close the A14 between junctions 55 and 58 for our work to take place. Our work will now be done on weeknights between the hours of 10pm to 6am from Tuesday 16 February to Friday 12 March inclusive, and the road will be closed during those hours.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Motorbikes/mopeds stolen from Ipswich

Between December 2020 and the start of February 2021, 11 motorbikes/mopeds were reported stolen in Ipswich and the immediate surrounds.  If you own a motorbike, please review your security now to reduce the chance of having your bike stolen.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Stay safe online as lockdown continues

Suffolk police are urging parents and carers to talk to their children about staying safe online while the current lockdown to combat the covid pandemic continues.

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Kesgrave Library - Reopens Tue 16 Feb for 'Select and Collect' Service by Appointment

Exciting news - Kesgrave Library reopens on Tuesday 16th February, offering our Select and Collect service by appointment.

Select & Collect – This service is open to any age group. Staff select a variety of books for customers, based on the information you give us about the types of books and authors that you like to read. Staff can also reserve in any items for you if they are not available at Kesgrave.

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East Suffolk households asked to follow bin rules

Households in East Suffolk are being reminded to follow bin guidelines as more household waste is created during national Covid-19 restrictions.

People are spending more time at home due to national Covid-19 restrictions and East Suffolk Council is asking households to ensure they’re following the bin guidelines set out by the Council to help refuse teams efficiently provide an essential service.

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Heath Primary School - Nursery Places Sep 21

Our school Nursery is full at the moment. However, we have started accepting applications and allocating places for September 2021. Our dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced Nursery staff is teacher-led and will provide your child with the very best Early Years provision.

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Voting Safely in 2021 Elections

East Suffolk Council is preparing to help residents stay safe when casting their votes in this year’s local elections on Thursday 6 May.

There are a number of ways you can have your say - you can vote in a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, also known as a proxy vote.

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NHS - Find your NHS Number

A new service is now live to help you find your NHS number. This is one of the questions that will be asked when you need your covid vaccination and when people don’t know, they phone their GP surgery.


Asking people to utilise this service instead will help reduce unnecessary contact.

You can also use this service on behalf of someone else where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. You can opt for the number to be sent to you by text, email or letter.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Victims of sexual violence reminded they are not alone

Victims of sexual abuse and violence are being reminded they are not alone as the national lockdown to combat the pandemic continues.

They are being urged to speak out as Suffolk Constabulary supports Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week to raise awareness and offer advice.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Recruitment lines for the Special Constabulary are now open

Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers. They have the same police powers, uniforms and equipment as regular Police Officers but give up their time free on a voluntary basis. They do not get paid, but are reimbursed for expenses.

If you would like to find out more about this unique volunteering opportunity, there is an online recruitment event on Monday 1st March at 6pm.

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NHS - A brand-new local website on Covid-19 and vaccinations

A brand-new website has been launched which aims to offer residents of east and west Suffolk and north east Essex a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information on Covid-19 and vaccinations.

Created by health care experts at the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), this locally focused site will contain lots of useful information to inform and reassure people during this time, enabling them to protect their own and their families physical and mental wellbeing.

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Don't bend the rules says Suffolk police

Don’t be one of those who thinks it is okay to bend the rules.

That’s the message from Suffolk Constabulary as the county looks ahead to another weekend in lockdown to tackle the pandemic and save lives and protect the NHS.

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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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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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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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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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