Council news

Olympic Summer Reading Challenge begins

Published 1 August 2012

This year’s Olympic themed Summer Reading Challenge is off to a great start with over 4000 children already signed up.

2011 Census reveals population increase but fewer people per household

Published 16 July 2012

Suffolk's population has increased by 9% in the last 10 years (almost 60,000 people) to 728,200, according to latest figures from the 2011 Census.

Red Lodge primary is ready to go

Published 18 July 2012

Red Lodge Primary School hosted the official unveiling of the opening plaque and a sneak preview tour of the new school site this week.

An Olympus challenge for Suffolk firefighters

Published 19 July 2012

Suffolk Firefighters give an Olympic performance by climbing ladders to the equivalent height of Mount Olympus for charity.

Suffolk set for cycling rush

Published 19 July 2012

Cycling promoters in Suffolk are hoping Bradley Wiggins’ success in the Tour de France will inspire a new generation of budding cyclists – ahead of a month of m

New chapter for Suffolk’s libraries

Published 20 July 2012

Library services will enter a new era this week, as final steps are taken to transfer responsibility from Suffolk County Council to Suffolk's Libraries IPS.

Olympic Torch draws crowds of over a quarter of a million

Published 9 July 2012

Over 250,000 people turned out to support our local Olympic Torch Bearers as they made their way through Suffolk last week.

Colchester Road demolition works begin

Published 9 July 2012

Demolition works at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s Colchester Road site in Ipswich are now underway.

Launch of Suffolk Energy Ambassador Programme

Published 11 July 2012

An ambitious and unique programme is being launched to link every secondary school in Suffolk with the energy industry.

Suffolk says NO to pylons

Published 12 July 2012

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet agrees to lead the opposition against National Grid’s pylon plans.