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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.

Suffolk Archives is OUTing the Past

Published 4 February 2021

Suffolk Archives has announced that it will be taking part in the OUTing the Past Festival for the first time this year.

Suffolk 2020 fund to support a virtual centre of excellence for youth work

Published 4 February 2021

As part of the Council’s Suffolk 2020 fund, SCC are launching a Virtual Centre of Excellence for youth work.

Major infrastructure projects now underway in East Anglia

Published 4 February 2021

Work is now underway on two new bridges on the East Anglian coast, promising to bring huge economic benefits locally.

Together we can get our recycling right

Published 2 February 2021

From Councillor James Mallinder, Chair of the Suffolk Waste Partnership.

Have your say on Suffolk’s proposed SEND strategy for 2021-2022

Published 3 February 2021

Parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities invited to have their say.

Planning permission approved to redevelop Foxhall Recycling Centre.

Published 3 February 2021

Plans to expand and improve Foxhall recycling centre have been approved.

Suffolk residents are urged to donate their spare digital devices for school children as part of a new campaign ‘IT kit for kids’

Published 3 February 2021

A campaign has been launched to encourage Suffolk residents/businesses to donate laptops and tablets for school children to learn at home.

Unique Suffolk project to save up to 600,000 tonnes of water each year

Published 2 February 2021

Water would normally be pumped away into Suffolk’s River Deben, is now being reused in a new scheme near Felixstowe.

Rapid testing centre to open in Bury St Edmunds

Published 1 February 2021

A new Covid-19 rapid testing centre targeting people who unwittingly have the virus and do not show symptoms is open.