Community News

Kesgrave Library - Aug

The library opened with its pre-Covid hours on Monday 5th July and staff are so pleased to see so many of our customers returning. Please remember if you do not wish to come in and browse, we are still happy to order items on the catalogue for you or put together a Select & Collect bundle. Just give us a ring. We are now open.

Staff are still waiting to see what the relaxation of rules on the 19th of July mean. We will communicate any changes to you when you pop along to see us or please ring and ask if you are concerned.

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Fancy being a Pen Pal?

Kesgrave High School recently launched a project called ‘Keep in Touch’. At a time where digital devices have played an important part in keeping people connected and alleviated the feeling of isolation, the high school hopes that those who take part will appreciate this written correspondence from a Kesgrave student.

If you wish to take part, please contact the town council office and we will pass on your details. You can write as little or as often you like! All personal details will be kept confidential.

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Kesgrave Library Summer Reading Challenge - Wild Heroes (Opens 17 Jul)

All you need is your own library card to sign up for the challenge. Then read six library books, one of which is a non-fiction and then come back and speak to our volunteers about your books. 

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Motor Vehicle Security

Scan the QR code to go to the relevant First Principle advice.

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Behind the Mask Campaign for Young People

A new campaign aimed at getting young people to talk about their mental health has been launched in Kesgrave thanks to a donation from a local district councillor. Cllr Debbie McCallum, local ward member for Kesgrave, has donated £814.20 from her Enabling Communities Budget to Kesgrave Town Council to support a new local mental health campaign for young people.

The campaign aims to encourage parents and friends to talk to their children about mental health and to highlight the services available to young people in Kesgrave who may be struggling mentally for various reasons.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Click before you call

Residents are being reminded to consider reporting non-emergency incidents online to help police manage the summer surge. During the summer months, the force typically receives a high volume of calls and with an increase in visitors, demand on the 101 number is likely to rise.

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Kesgrave Library - July

From Monday 5th July, the library is returning to its ‘Pre-Covid’ opening hours.

At present, we will still be limiting numbers on site; plus, the following guidelines will be in place.

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Kesgrave Town Council Revised office opening times - Aug 21

  • Monday, 9am-12pm
  • Tuesday, 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, 9am-12pm
  • Thursday, Closed
  • Friday, 9am-12pm

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Suffolk Constabulary - Kesgrave - Public urged to be vigilant of rogue traders

Police are appealing for witnesses or information following an incident of fraud in Kesgrave, where a rogue trader visited an address offering to carry out work.

At approximately 9am yesterday, Tuesday 22 June, a man claiming to work for a local garage approached a man in his 60s outside a property in Edmonton Close.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”

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FREE Virtual Training

Three FREE virtual training courses aimed at community groups, Covid response groups, voluntary organisations and Town and Parish Councils working in East Suffolk.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Motorcyclists urged to ride safely

Suffolk Police is urging motorcyclists to take care as the warmer weather brings riders out onto the roads in greater numbers. Anyone looking to improve their riding skills and to enhance their awareness and ability while on the road, is encouraged to sign-up for a ‘Safe Rider’ motorcycle workshop. The two-day course is aimed at all fully qualified riders who want to improve their skills to become better and safer riders.

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SPOT Wellbeing - Groups for adults over 60

Free health and wellbeing courses for the over 60s available through collaboration between SPOT Wellbeing and East Suffolk Councils Community Partnership. The aim is preventing ill health, learning how to stay well and making some friends along the way.

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Suffolk Constabulary - Summer Security

As we finally get to enjoy some warm sunny days, we naturally tend to have windows and doors open more, spend more time in the garden and take time out to enjoy the stunning Suffolk countryside. 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 - ‘Observe, don’t disturb’ our wildlife say police

‘Observe, don’t disturb’ is the message to visitors who go to the Suffolk coast this summer to enjoy the county’s wildlife.

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Hang Out Restarting - 3 June

The Hang Out Youth Provision is back on Thursday 3 June at the Millennium Hall. Come and give us a look and try out the bungee run!

The Hang Out, run in partnership with 4YP, is weekly including term time: Year 7 from 5.30-7pm and Years 8 & 9 from 7-8.30pm.

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Ipswich Red Buses

First Bus are trying to establish some form of normality for commuters now that there is a pathway and restrictions are being lifted. Park & Ride has been reintroduced from Monday to Saturday at the Copdock and Martlesham sites and many of services are getting back to some form of normality, including Route 66 Aldeburgh, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.

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Lighting up our Church: All Saints Kesgrave Appeal

The whole church needs urgent rewiring to ensure it is fit for purpose for the next 40 to 50 years. Please help us by making a donation.

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Cafe66 - Open for indoor table service and takeaways

We are open for indoor table service and takeaways Tuesday to Friday 10.30 - 1.30 at Kesgrave Scout Hall.

The hall is spacious and airy and our tables are well spaced out for parties of up to 6 or 2 households.

Why not pop in for a drink & snack or lunch?

Please message us to pre-order your takeaway or just pop along & we'll prepare your order while you wait. Card or cash.

https://www.facebook.com/cafe66communitycafe/

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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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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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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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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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