Council news

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Olympic flame's route through Suffolk revealed

Published 19 March 2012

Get ready to welcome the Olympic Flame as it's carried down your street in Suffolk

Pakefield High School tops out

Published 3 February 2012

The finishing touches were made to a specially designed roof today during a traditional topping out ceremony at the new Pakefield High School

Parents urged to have their say on school admissions

Published 26 January 2012

Today parents and carers across the county are being asked by Suffolk County Council to have their say over the proposed school admission process.

Property developer’s guide agreed to help economic growth in Suffolk

Published 22 February 2012

Suffolk County Council has approved a guide making it easier for developers to plan new developments and work with councils to benefit local communities.

Record breaking year for Suffolk’s ‘Green Oscars’

Published 8 February 2012

A record breaking number of entries have been received for the prestigious Creating the Greenest County awards this year.

Full Council recommended to back council tax freeze

Published 26 January 2012

Suffolk county councillors have been recommended to freeze the authority’s share of next year’s council tax bills when they agree the council’s 2012/13 budget.

Halesworth votes yes to improved sporting future

Published 26 January 2012

People in Halesworth have overwhelmingly backed a proposal that will eventually create new, state of the art sports facilities

Holiday scammers on the prowl

Published 26 January 2012

Officially the most depressing day of the year is fast approaching and Suffolk Trading Standards is warning people to be vigilant when booking a sunny holiday

Leader pays tribute to county councillor Russell Harsant

Published 26 January 2012

The Leader of Suffolk County Council has paid tribute to county councillor Russell Harsant, who passed away in the early hours of this morning.

More pupils get their first choice school

Published 2 March 2012

NEW figures released today show that 97.20% of students applying for a place at one of Suffolk’s high or upper schools got their first preference place.