Community News

Suffolk Constabulary - Specials online recruitment event - 13 Jan 6pm

The force is holding an online recruitment event with a view to joining the force’s Special Constabulary.

Taking place on Thursday 13 January between 6pm and 7.30pm this online event will cover what it's like being a volunteer police officer in Suffolk, the recruitment process, including the application and assessment centre.

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Tap dance classes for adults - Angela Cobbold Hall Little Bealings - Thursday Mornings

Popular tap dancing sessions are moving to the Angela Cobbold Hall in January 2022, with two sessions every Thursday morning, so this is a great chance to get fit, make some new friends and release your inner Fred Astaire!

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PCC proposes precept investment to improve 101 call answering - closes 26 Jan

Later this month the PCC will need to make a decision about the policing element of the council tax precept. The proposal is to raise the policing element of the precept by £10 a year (for a Band D property) which will fund major improvements to the contact and control service (101 service).

The PCC would be grateful if you could take part in a survey to let him know what you think.

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Suffolk County Council - 30yr Transport Strategy for the East Consultation - Closes 30 Jan

We want to hear the thoughts of people who live, visit or work in the East about our draft Transport Strategy, Investment and Delivery Programme and Integrated Sustainability Appraisal. Your views are very important and this public consultation is an opportunity to help us refine and improve the strategy before it is finalised.

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Town Council Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

Office opening hours over the Christmas period:

  • Closed from Thursday 23rd December – Open on Tuesday 4th January

Emails will be checked periodically –

For emergencies only please phone 0756 229 6609 – you may leave a message, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Suffolk Onboard - Christmas and New Year Bus Times

Over the festive period, bus companies operate different times from normal so it's a good idea to check in advance when planning a journey.

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Birches Surgery - AskMyGP Feedback

It has been 2 weeks since 'AskMyGP' was launched at the Birches Surgery. An independent organisation that takes feedback on all the NHS and care services in Suffolk is keen to hear how it's doing.

Using the online system will help ease the telephone waiting. What you can expect if you use the online system, is that your submission will be dealt with on the same day you put it in, as long as it is before about 4.30pm, but if not it will be dealt with first thing the next day.

This system has proven to help surgeries with the demand they are having. We are also good at saying negative things, especially on social media, so I ask you, if you have also have had a positive experience in using this new system, please share it.

There is a page for the surgery for feedback, that you can leave anonymously. We share main points with the service. If you have 5 minutes please go to there page. Click ead more to go there.

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Bird flu – Latest situation: UK-wide housing measures introduced to protect poultry and captive birds against avian flu

Poultry keepers must take action now to protect their flocks from bird flu this winter.

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No Changes to Bin Collections over Christmas / New Year and No Bin Hanger Collection Calendars for 2022

There will be no changes to bin collections during the Christmas and New Year period this year, so we’re reminding people to leave their bins out for collection as normal.

Also, as a result, no bin hangers will be left on the bins this year, however, people can view or download a copy of their 2022 bin collection calendar from the East Suffolk Council website here.

For those residents that do not have access to the internet, please telephone the Town Council office for further information – 01473 625179.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Home Security Advice

With the darker nights and Christmas approaching, when many of us will have valuable items at home ready to give as gifts, please take a few moments to review your home security:

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Kesgrave fraud - witness appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of fraud in Kesgrave. It took place on Saturday 23 October at about 2pm on Main Road, adjacent to Edmonton Road.

A male approached the male victim, who was aged in his 60s, and engaged him in conversation. He claimed he had the same make of car as the victim and his had failed its MOT. As a consequence, he claimed he was breaking up his car and was offering the parts for sale at £210.  The victim gave the male £210 and the suspect said he would return either an hour and a half later or the following day with the parts but never did.

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East Suffolk Council - Cop26

Dear Resident - Cop26 is a perfect opportunity for all of us to stop and to think about what sort of future we want for ourselves and our children. If we continue as we are, much destruction will take place of our natural habitats, not only in the UK but around the world. This will cause major shifts in weather patterns, something we have already started to experience.

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East Suffolk Council - Service Survey

We want to know more about the people who live and work in East Suffolk, to help us deliver the services that YOU need. After such a difficult period, we would like to know what you think, what matters most to you and where we should be spending our money.


Make sure your voice is heard! Take part in our short survey now to help shape East Suffolk.

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Kesgrave Climate Change - Reducing the Community's Carbon Footprint

Kesgrave Town Council is working in partnership with Groundwork East, which is supported by ‘Suffolk – Creating the Greenest County’.

We are asking resident’s to complete a 5 min on line survey to help us understand how we as a community can lower our carbon footprint.  We have  set up a dedicated webpage; where resident’s can complete the survey and obtain lots more information on energy saving at home.

Please also encourage friends and neighbours to do the same!

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Would you like to be the Local Recorder for Kesgrave?

The Suffolk Local History Council runs a Recorders Scheme throughout Suffolk.  We administer a network of volunteers to ensure that the ‘present’ is adequately recorded at local level for the ‘future’. If you are interested, please read further.

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