Community News

Kesgrave Library - June

Have you read everything on your ‘To Read’ shelf and are now desperate for something new? Kesgrave Library is open for customers to come in and choose books for themselves.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Mobile phone thefts from shoppers

The relaxation of lockdown means we can now enjoy spending time browsing in the shops.  Unfortunately, thieves are also aware of this and there have been several thefts of mobile phones reported recently in Ipswich. Please ensure that thieves are not able to spoil your day by following these simple tips.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Door to door sales

Police received reports of people knocking on doors in East Ipswich on afternoon of Tuesday 20 April.   Reports had been received that they were carrying large bags and attempting to sell household goods at the door.  Police attended and several people were given notices requiring them to leave the area. Police and Trading Standards always advise against buying or selling any item at your door.

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Cafe66 - Outside Tables Back along with Takeaways (25 Apr)

What a busy week we had! Customers enjoyed the sunshine in our sheltered outside space. Our tables are well spaced out, and we offer table service so you can relax and enjoy your lunch or your drink & snack.

We are making specials daily, last week's macaroni cheese and quiche.

All our food is freshly made.

Takeaways are also available from the open door at the front. Here's hoping for another sunny busy week next week! Open Tuesday to Friday, Kesgrave Scout Hall, 10.30 - 1.30

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Kesgrave Library - Collect your COVID-19 home test kit

Collect your COVID-19 home test kit from Kesgrave library.

This local collection site has been set up by Suffolk County Council.

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East Suffolk Council - Understanding the hidden impact of periods Survey - Closes 18 Jun

Residents in East Suffolk are invited to have their say on how periods may impact those who experience them in a new survey.

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East Suffolk Council - New Grants to Help Businesses Re-open Safetly

East Suffolk Council is preparing to process the new one-off Restart Grants to help businesses as they look to re-open.

The Restart Grant scheme, announced as part of the Chancellor’s budget, supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal
care, accommodation and gym/sport sectors with a one-off payment to reopen safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

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SPARK Funding Available

SPARK would like to remind those who run or organise activities in Kesgrave that help with funding is still available (subject to certain criteria).

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Reporting of Anti-Social Behaviour

Whilst East Suffolk is a very safe place to live, unfortunately there are a minority of people whose behaviour is anti-social, so we want to work with your community to identify and tackle Anti-Social Behaviour.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Dog owners urged to come forward as investigation continues

Suffolk Constabulary has today, Monday 19 April, published images of 48 dogs in an effort to find their owners after the animals were seized as part of a police operation last month.

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Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests

Use this service to order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England. A pack of tests contains 7 tests. You can order one pack per household each day.

You can only use this service if: you do not have coronavirus symptoms, you live in England, you’re 18 or older, you have not been told to self-isolate and you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university.

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Kesgrave Library - May

Staff are pleased to announce that Kesgrave Library is now open for browsing. Due to the size of the library, we are only able to accommodate three customers in the building at any one time.

To avoid disappointment and prolonged queuing, we are asking customers to phone and book a 15-minute appointment to come in. Please ring the library on 01473 626103 to book a time.

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Census scams - UPDATE

People who still need to complete the Census2021 may be visited at home by census field officers.

Field officers will never ask for payment or bank details, ask to see personal documents or enter your home.

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Urgent Appeal – All Saints Church Kesgrave

Our church wiring has reached end-of-life, our lighting is dim, obsolete, trips frequently, is far from eco-friendly, and we have no options left – we have to entirely re-wire the church and install new lighting.

We cannot allow the church to close this autumn/winter due to no lights, no heating, no organ, no electricity. Throughout covid restrictions we have run as many services as ever, on Zoom; we have been available in the community and on doorsteps. But, now we want to get back into a fully functioning church, with you all. To-date, the Lighting Appeal has raised £44,800. We are currently £25,000 short. Please help us by making a donation.

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The Kesgrave and Martlesham Poppy Appeal Needs You

Every year the nation shows its support for the work of The Royal British Legion during our two week Poppy Appeal leading up to Remembrance Sunday and through our all year round fundraising.

We are looking for A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS to help CO-ORDINATE THE KESGRAVE AND MARTLESHAM Poppy Appeal in your area.

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