More council car charge points in West Suffolk

West Suffolk has become an easier place in which to run a plug-in electric car.

The site on the left of Eriswell Road where 140 houses are proposed

Lakenheath plan backed in spite of nearby halt notices and appeal

A plan for up to 140 homes in Lakenheath has been re-approved by councillors on the day a nearby site was refused by a planning inspector.

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Forest Heath councillors, staff and partners celebrating the launch of Toggam Farm in Lakenheath.

Solar farm tour highlights community energy ideas

The public can visit Forest Heath District Council’s solar farm at Toggam Farm, Lakenheath, during Community Energy Fortnight.

New zebra crossing

Work on new crossing will close A1101 at Mildenhall

Work on a new zebra crossing on the A1101 at Kingsway, Mildenhall, will result in overnight road closures next week.

Opening of the Beck Row new parish hub (hall) in old Rose & Crown Pub

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Beck Row’s hunt for new village hall ends at the pub

Beck Row’s new village hall has gone down the pub.

The Station Road site marked in red, Rabbit Hill Covert in yellow and Briscoe Way in orange with RAF Lakenheath's main runway on the right of the picture 
Map: Googlemaps

Lakenheath housing plans halted

Two controversial planning applications in Lakenheath have been put on hold by the Communities Secretary.

A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

The site on station road Lakenheath where 375 homes and a new school are planned

Judicial review threat on plans

Lakenheath Parish Council is set to call for a judicial review of plans approved for developments that would see the village grow by 25 per cent.

The Met Office warns of difficult driving conditions in worst hit areas

Warning of two weeks worth of rain in an hour for East Anglia

The Met office has warned that torrential rain could bring localised flooding and difficult driving conditions to East Anglia tomorrow afternoon and evening.

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Two F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Squadron and three F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

More flying across East Anglia from RAF Lakenheath next week

Raf Lakenheath has today warned that its 48th Fighter Wing will increase flying operations next week across East Anglia.

Blue tit numbers have dropped in Suffolk thanks to a poor breeding season

Picture: Chris Gomersall (rspb-images.com)

RSPB survey reveals tough time for tits in Suffolk

Blue tits have been having a hard time in Suffolk if the results of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch are anything to go by.

PlayStation and motorbike among items pulled from Milton Keynes canal in spring clean

PlayStation and motorbike among items pulled from Milton Keynes canal in spring clean

A PlayStation and a motorbike were among the items cleared from the canal that runs through Milton Keynes.

What's i n a name? The street name sign some people in West Row believe should say Weston Ditch

West Row road’s new name sign disputed by villagers

A new street name sign was a surprise for some of the residents of a road in West Row.

Time to sign up for another year of brown bin collections

West Suffolk’s paid-for brown bins trashed by 55 per cent of homes with gardens

West Suffolk’s £40 a year Garden Waste Collection reaches the end of its first year this week with less than half the households with gardens signed up.

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Damaged asbestos roofing on the road by garages in  Plumpton Avenue, Mildenhall.
Picture by Colin Purdew

Residents complain after asbestos roof pieces left on Mildenhall road

Users of rented garages in Mildenhall feared they were driving over asbestos after Storm Doris damaged corrugated roofing, but say they could not get it cleared up.

St Edmundsbury Mayor was helping with a Great British Spring Clean litter pick along the River Lark

Pictured: Andrew Harvey (Water Advisor for the Council), Lynda Osborn (Tesco Community Champion), Mayor Julia Wakelam, Andy Hobbs (Waste Development Officer at the Council), Michelle Snelling (Grocery Manager at Tesco) and Rachel Aylott (Personnel Manager at Tesco)

Great British Spring clean off to tidy start

The national Great British Spring Clean has got off to a good start in West Suffolk.

Forest Heath District Council Offices in Mildenhall

Planning approval for travellers’ site at Beck Row

Planning approval for 10 traveller pitches has confirmed by councillors after officers made further investigations.

Flatford Mill now the power lines have been removed.

Constable country’s iconic Flatford Mill now free from power lines

One of the most famous landscapes immortalised by artist John Constable has been improved thanks to a £180,000 project to remove overhead power lines.

Met Office says to expect some wind damage on Friday

Latest: Gale warning area for East Anglia reduced

The Met Office has reduced the area of East Anglia covered by the gale warning for today.

Forest Heaths proposed District Plan for Lakenheath with new housing outlined in red, existing employment areas in  blue and mixed use areas in yellow.
Map: Google Earth

Lakenheath holds its own meeting on District Plan

A parish council has taken the unusual step of organising its own District Plan meeting because it wants to make sure villagers understand its impact.

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