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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.

Council deeply concerned by recommendations for new pylon lines in Suffolk

Published 29 January 2021

Suffolk County Council is concerned about plans for electricity pylons to be constructed in the countryside, rather than using offshore solutions.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition to help improve visits to Suffolk’s recycling centres

Published 29 January 2021

Suffolk County Council has announced it will install Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras at its recycling centres.

Help us shape ambitious new Dementia therapy initiative using virtual reality experiences

Published 28 January 2021

We're launching an exciting new initiative to develop virtual reality content, helping people recall and access positive memories that they hold dearly.

Supermarket shoppers asked to shelve COVID-19 by sticking to the basics

Published 28 January 2021

Suffolk needs supermarket customers to follow basic safety guidelines to stop COVID-19 from spreading.

Suffolk dancer aiming to ‘give something back’

Published 25 January 2021

Local professional dancer and personal trainer Millie Mayhew is launching a series of free weekly dance sessions to help children keep active.

New recycling campaign aims to get Suffolk’s recycling right

Published 25 January 2021

A new campaign has been launched in Suffolk to help people get their recycling right.