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Independent review highlights failings in some of Suffolk’s SEND services

Published 20 September 2021

An independent report into parts of Suffolk’s special educational needs (SEND) provision has been published today.

‘Step it up’ this Recycle Week

Published 20 September 2021

The Suffolk Waste Partnership is proud to Step It Up this Recycle Week in what organisers hope will be the biggest week-long event to date.

New Suffolk Recycling Centres online booking system improvements to deliver greater customer experience

Published 20 September 2021

Suffolk County Council has developed a new, more user-friendly booking system which enables residents to book slots for recycling.

Illegal Cigarettes Seized in Trading Standards Crackdown

Published 17 September 2021

Thousands of illegal cigarettes have been seized from shops in Lowestoft and Beccles as part of a Trading Standards crackdown.

Ipswich company pleads guilty in fire risk assessment case

Published 16 September 2021

An Ipswich management company has pleaded guilty to not complying with an Enforcement Notice, issued by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially opens The Hold

Published 15 September 2021

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester has officially opened The Hold, a new archives and heritage centre on Ipswich’s Waterfront.

Firefighters cycle length of the UK, raising mental health awareness

Published 14 September 2021

A group of 14 fire and rescue service personnel are cycling the length of the UK in support of The Fire Fighters Charity.

Social work, a life changing career choice.

Published 14 September 2021

By Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care.

Youth Focus Suffolk puts young people at the heart

Published 13 September 2021

It has been announced by Suffolk County Council that 18 youth projects from across the county have been awarded a share of just under £240,000.

Work begins to replace street lights in Suffolk and save energy in the County

Published 13 September 2021

Suffolk County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues E&S) have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED lanterns.