Community News

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; www.kesgrave.org.uk/climatechange/ 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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Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund - KWMCC Votes (Voting closes Nov 19)

KWMCC is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK but first they need online votes to win.

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Poppy Appeal Volunteers Needed

2021 marks 100 years of Royal British Legion support for our Armed Forces community though the annual Poppy Appeal. If you can spare an hour or two to support the Poppy Appeal in Kesgrave or Martlesham, please contact David Mears: kesgravekipper@gmail.com / 01473 901634

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Parking Enforcement

East Suffolk Council now has a parking enforcement team. If you have any issues with parking, we strongly advise residents who witness illegal parking on yellow lines to report the matter online at:

 

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Age Friendly Community Survey - Data Collection in Suffolk

If you are aged 55 or over, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science, working together with Suffolk County Council would like to invite you to complete a questionnaire for the study. The questionnaire is about what you think makes a place like Suffolk age-friendly, and what is important to you as you grow older. Your participation will be anonymous and your answers will help with the overall goal of the study – to better understand the value of the different kinds of work that are being done to make communities age-friendly.

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East Suffolk Ambition to Employ - programme from MENTA

Are you a sole trader or micro business owner in East Suffolk? Are you thinking about taking on an employee in the next 6-12 months, but you’re not sure how best to go about it?  If so, then the ‘Ambition to Employ’ programme from MENTA could be just right for you.

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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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Reconnecting Older Residents - ESC Grandpad Project

East Suffolk Council is continuing to trial a scheme which helps reconnect older residents who may need support due to social isolation. The East Suffolk Grandpad Loan Scheme is aimed at tackling social isolation amongst older residents or those who struggle to use technology, particularly those who have little or no contact with loved ones or the outside world due to a lack of Wi-Fi, equipment and/or skills.

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East Suffolk ‘Boost’ scheme - Grants up to £5,000

Just a reminder that we are approaching the first deadline of 1st September 2021 for applications to the East Suffolk ‘Boost’ scheme. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that tackle - Dementia and their carers, Disabilities and Visual and/or Hearing impairments, Sustainable Community Food projects, or help people get Fit and Active.

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