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Successful £4.4m adaptive street lighting project celebrates first year

Published 17 September 2020

Suffolk celebrates a successful first year of its £4.4m Live Labs project – ‘A Smarter Suffolk’.

Window now open to apply for primary and secondary school places

Published 16 September 2020

Parents and carers can now apply for primary and secondary school places for September 2021.

1,500 year old cemetery discovered near Suffolk coast

Published 16 September 2020

A large Anglo-Saxon cemetery, dating back as early as the 6th Century, has been revealed in Suffolk.

County Council unable to support plans for Sizewell C

Published 11 September 2020

Suffolk County Council has stated it cannot support EDF Energy’s plans for Sizewell C in its current form.

Suffolk County Council welcomes public consultation on improving rail capacity at Ely

Published 10 September 2020

Suffolk County Council supports Network Rail’s proposal to unlock rail capacity at Ely for passenger and freight services.

Samuel Ward Academy to close tomorrow following cases of COVID-19

Published 6 September 2020

Joint release sent on behalf of Unity Schools Partnership, Suffolk County Council and Public Health England.

Pupil wellbeing is a top priority for Suffolk as children head back to school

Published 4 September 2020

Education and health colleagues have come together to support education settings and promote wellbeing amongst pupils as thousands of children return to school.

Suffolk residents are encouraged to consider active travel as they return to school and the workplace

Published 2 September 2020

Residents across Suffolk are being encouraged to consider the different transport options available when returning to school or their workplace.

Home School Travel for the start of the new school year

Published 2 September 2020

By Mary Evans, deputy leader and Cabinet member for children’s services, education and skills at Suffolk County Council.

Suffolk County Council backs Love to Ride’s Cycle September to help make cycling the New Normal

Published 27 August 2020

Getting on our bikes is a ‘silver bullet’ to solve several twenty-first century problems, such as air pollution, congestion, obesity and heart disease.