Council news

Our council news section is all about how the county council's work affects you. 

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Suffolk remains under Tier 2 restrictions despite rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and pressure on health and care

Published 17 December 2020

Suffolk has remained under Tier 2 restrictions despite rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates and pressure on hospitals, care homes and social care.

Suffolk wins the Most Innovative Family Information Service award

Published 16 December 2020

Suffolk has won the Most Innovative Family Information Service award at the National Association of Family Information Service Awards (NAFIS), 2020.

Suffolk County Council announces proposal for Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Bury St Edmunds

Published 10 December 2020

Suffolk County Council has written to all local residents asking for their feedback on a trial to restrict access to motorised traffic in the area.

Green light given for council’s new housing joint venture company

Published 9 December 2020

Suffolk County Council's Cabinet have given the go ahead to create a joint venture company to lead new housing developments on some of its own land.

New cycle parking installed thanks to Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund – Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill

Published 8 December 2020

New cycle parking has been installed in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill as a result of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund to help make cycling safer.

Call time on COVID-19 spread by helping hospitality businesses

Published 7 December 2020

Suffolk residents are asked to support their local hospitality business and help them stay open and support them in reducing the chance of COVID-19 infections.

Proposal for new recycling centre for Haverhill

Published 7 December 2020

Suffolk County Council, FCC Environment and West Suffolk Council to investigate the feasibility of building a new recycling centre for Haverhill.

New public health report focuses on improving health for everyone

Published 3 December 2020

A new report from the director of public health sets out a blueprint for improving health for Suffolk residents, following the coronavirus pandemic.

Kesgrave couple star in new physical activity campaign

Published 20 December 2002

A couple from Kesgrave, near Ipswich, are set to inspire thousands of older people across Suffolk to be more active after becoming the faces of a new campaign.

County Council commits to refurbishing Bailey Bridge

Published 30 November 2020

The Council and its local members have committed funds to undertake major refurbishment works to the Bailey Bridge, connecting Walberswick with Southwold.