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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.

Share your messages of hope for World Suicide Prevention Day

Published 10 September 2021

Public health leads in Suffolk and North East Essex are inviting people to share their messages of hope for World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September, 2021).

New COVID testing centre to open in Bury St Edmunds

Published 10 September 2021

A new COVID-19 PCR testing centre is to open in Suffolk.

Showcasing Suffolk’s environmental achievements as the UK hosts COP26

Published 8 September 2021

Suffolk County Council launches Creating the Greenest County Awards 2021

Suffolk’s first ‘healing woods’ locations announced

Published 6 September 2021

Four locations have been announced by Suffolk County Council as ‘healing woods and spaces’.

Protection for Suffolk’s Blue Badge holders

Published 3 September 2021

The first of a number of ‘enforcement days’ has taken place in Suffolk, aimed at protecting genuine Blue Badge holders.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service adds four new enhanced appliances to its fleet, fitted with solar panels

Published 27 August 2021

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled state-of-the-art rescue vehicles and equipment to provide firefighters with the latest technology for rescues.

Suffolk health chiefs alarm as covid cases shoot up ahead of sunny bank holiday weekend

Published 26 August 2021

The number of Covid cases in Suffolk have risen by 22% in the last week and this increase is set to continue.

Suffolk homeowners can cut carbon emissions as successful solar panel buying scheme returns

Published 25 August 2021

Suffolk residents will come together to invest in renewables through a group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage.

Statement on behalf of all Suffolk councils regarding Afghan refugees

Published 19 August 2021

Statement on behalf of all Suffolk councils.