Council news

Schools in Suffolk see an improvement in results across a range of subjects at GCSE level

Published 22 August 2019

Self-reported results from Suffolk schools released today indicate an increase in students achieving higher grades.

Suffolk bucks the national trend for vaccine rates as the UK loses its ‘measles free’ status

Published 21 August 2019

National rates for the 2nd MMR vaccine have fallen to just 87.2 % but Suffolk has bucked this trend.

Ipswich shop owners prosecuted in illegal tobacco swoop

Ipswich shop owners prosecuted in illegal tobacco swoop

Published 20 August 2019

A number of Ipswich shops have been targeted in a multiagency operation leading to three successful convictions of illegal tobacco sales.

Lowestoft shop owner prosecuted for dealing counterfeit and dangerous tobacco

Published 19 August 2019

Owner of Lowestoft convenience store Bargain Point, Tala Tariq, has been found guilty of trading illegal tobacco.

Unsafe goods totalling £23 million detained at the Port of Felixstowe

Unsafe goods totalling £23 million detained at the Port of Felixstowe

Published 19 August 2019

Nearly one million unsafe items have been prevented from entering the UK consumer market in the last year.

Keeping Suffolk’s villages safe with Lorry Watch

Published 13 August 2019

Two new Lorry Watch schemes have launched aimed at reducing the number of HGV drivers ignoring weight restrictions on the county’s roads.

A number of bus services to continue despite funding challenge

Published 31 July 2019

A number of bus services in the county will continue to run despite a reduction in public funding coming into effect this autumn.

Initial feedback suggests local community representatives are not yet convinced by EDF Energy’s Stage 4 proposals

Published 26 July 2019

Areas that were discussed included pylons, a lack of detailed information and feedback, traffic impacts, economic legacy and the impact on the environment.

Suffolk Highways supports transformer movement from Ipswich to Cambridgeshire

Published 23 July 2019

Plans are underway to facilitate a further transformer move on behalf of National Grid.

Working together to make Suffolk the greenest county in the land

Working together to make Suffolk the greenest county in the land

Published 23 July 2019

By Richard Rout, Cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection.