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New street lights for county roads

06 March 2020
New street lights for county roads

New street lights for county roads

06 March 2020

Multi-million pound plans to overhaul Suffolk’s street lighting with LED lights have been given the nod by county chiefs.


Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

30 October 2019
Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

Parking powers set to be handed to Suffolk's councils early next year

30 October 2019

The transfer of civil parking enforcement powers in Suffolk from police to councils is set to be rubber-stamped in January.


Council under fire after spending £66,000 on report

16 August 2019
Council under fire after spending £66,000 on report

Council under fire after spending £66,000 on report

16 August 2019

The company commissioned to carry out the report went into administration just days before it was published.


In 3 months there was 200 flytipping offences, but just a handful of people were brought to justice

23 July 2019
In 3 months there was 200 flytipping offences, but just a handful of people were brought to justice

In 3 months there was 200 flytipping offences, but just a handful of people were brought to justice

23 July 2019

A council reported that in the three months up to July there were 200 reports of flytipping - an increase of 86 for the same period last year.


More and more people think Suffolk Police is doing a bad job, new statistics say

05 July 2019
More and more people think Suffolk Police is doing a bad job, new statistics say

More and more people think Suffolk Police is doing a bad job, new statistics say

05 July 2019

Public satisfaction in Suffolk’s police has continued to fall – prompting calls for more focus on supporting victims of crime.


'Lessons learnt' from closure of council care company

20 June 2019
'Lessons learnt' from closure of council care company

'Lessons learnt' from closure of council care company

20 June 2019

Lessons have been learnt over a council owned company which failed to be self-sustaining, council bosses have said.


County council to close company supporting deaf and blind people

14 June 2019
County council to close company supporting deaf and blind people

County council to close company supporting deaf and blind people

14 June 2019

Health chiefs have said there is no threat to services for deaf and blind people in after it emerged a council’s specialist care company is shut.


County councillors to get £26,666 to fund minor highways projects in budget upgrade

22 May 2019
County councillors to get £26,666 to fund minor highways projects in budget upgrade

County councillors to get £26,666 to fund minor highways projects in budget upgrade

22 May 2019

Plans to make minor highways projects like 20mph zones, pedestrian crossings and double yellow lines easier to carry out have been given approval.


Long-term plan for Suffolk set to address its key challenges

20 May 2019
Long-term plan for Suffolk set to address its key challenges

Long-term plan for Suffolk set to address its key challenges

20 May 2019

A long-term vision for Suffolk is set to be created in a bid to address some of the key challenges expected in the next three decades.


Call for council to be 'brave' in creating Suffolk 2050 plan

17 May 2019
Call for council to be 'brave' in creating Suffolk 2050 plan

Call for council to be 'brave' in creating Suffolk 2050 plan

17 May 2019

What councillors decide could shape Suffolk for 30 years


Communities encouraged to sign up for DIY highways maintenance scheme

17 May 2019
Communities encouraged to sign up for DIY highways maintenance scheme

Communities encouraged to sign up for DIY highways maintenance scheme

17 May 2019

Suffolk County Council launches Highways self-help scheme


Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

18 April 2019
Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

Suffolk's special education services underfunded by more than £2.1 million, new data says

18 April 2019

Figures published by a union this week suggested that 93 per cent of all education authorities in the country had lost out on special education cash


County's special education needs provision improvement 'too slow'

04 March 2019
County's special education needs provision improvement 'too slow'

County's special education needs provision improvement 'too slow'

04 March 2019

Government officials are set to decide the next steps for Suffolk’s ailing special educational needs provision


Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

28 February 2019
Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

Suffolk County Council vows not to overspend next year

28 February 2019

A county council finance chief has vowed not to overspend next year as it heads towards another seven-figure hit from reserves


Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019
Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

Suffolk 'leading way' in fight against county line drug dealing

14 February 2019

The number of county lines had reduced from 40 a year ago to 19, it has been claimed


Legal challenge for Lakenheath school under RAF flightpath

11 December 2018
Legal challenge for Lakenheath school under RAF flightpath

Legal challenge for Lakenheath school under RAF flightpath

11 December 2018

A legal challenge has been mounted over a decision to approve a new 420-place primary school beneath an RAF flightpath


Suffolk County Council reveal plans to cut millions from budget

14 November 2018
Suffolk County Council reveal plans to cut millions from budget

Suffolk County Council reveal plans to cut millions from budget

14 November 2018

Council tax is set to rise for the next three years as services are cut


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