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Foley House to get a new lease of life as SCC invests in improvements.

Published 12 February 2021

Suffolk County Council is investing £280,000 in refurbishment of Foley House in Newmarket to modernise facilities and bring services together.

Have your say: Proposed development of a new recycling centre in Haverhill

Published 15 February 2021

A new proposal will relocate the Chalkstone Way Recycling Centre, currently occupied by FCC’s Waste Transfer Station at Homefield Road in Haverhill.

Suffolk County Council pushes ahead to new levels of digital connectivity as it launches sensor "gateway" roll-out.

Published 12 February 2021

Suffolk County Council is launching a new initiative on Friday 19th February, deploying ‘gateways’ to build a network that covers all of Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council increases budget to support most vulnerable residents and county’s recovery from Covid-19

Published 11 February 2021

Suffolk County Council has agreed its budget for 2021/22.

New COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk

Published 10 February 2021

A further seven rapid testing centres for COVID-19 are to open in Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council complete sale of Chilton Woods land to Taylor Wimpey for future development of a new local community

Published 9 February 2021

The £35m sale of a significant part of the development site at Chilton Woods is now complete.

Proposals to improve A12 junctions revealed

Published 9 February 2021

First stage plans to improve junctions on the A12 between the A14 Seven Hills and the A1152 Woods Lane have been revealed.

Opinion: Thank you to all those who are working hard to keep us safe

Published 9 February 2021

Column by Matthew Hicks, Leader of the Council.

Covid-19 vaccination and testing in Suffolk affected by weather

Published 7 February 2021

Several of Suffolk's COVID vaccination and testing sites have closed due to the weather.

Asymptomatic testing centres open in Haverhill and Lowestoft

Published 5 February 2021

Two Covid-19 rapid testing centre targeting people who have the virus and do not show symptoms are to open in Suffolk.