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Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

13 May 2022

Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme

Due to the many individual queries to Suffolk County Council's dedicated Refugee Support email address, and given that they do not have capacity to reply to everyone individually, they have put together this generic information to update residents as much as they can about the response to the Ukraine refugee crisis.

Please continue to refer to the government frequently asked questions page Homes for Ukraine scheme: frequently asked questions - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) as this is being updated regularly.

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Upgrading of Street Lights to LED Lanterns

20 April 2022

All existing 43,400 streetlights, maintained by Suffolk County Council, will be replaced with greener, LED streetlights during 2021 to 2022. This will include some of the standard streetlights maintained by Suffolk County Council in Thurston are set to be upgraded to more efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lanterns.

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Community Governance Review

7 April 2022

Mid Suffolk District Council are carrying out a Community Governance Review of Parishes, Town Councils and Unparished areas.

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New Zebra Crossing Points - Norton Road - 4 - 29 April 2022

29 March 2022

Suffolk County Council are planning to install two new zebra crossing points, along with some footway works and road resurfacing along C559 Norton Road, Thurston (from Ixworth Road junction to Pakenham Road junction). The works will be carried out in 3 phases, as detailed below. The road will be closed for the duration to ensure that they can carry out their works safely. For details of the road closure - please use this link.

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Bird Flu Outbreak in Buxhall

29 March 2022

There has been another outbreak of Avian Influenza in Suffolk, this time in a backyard flock in Buxhall. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone, have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading (attached is a map of the zones). Buxhall AI Zones Avian Flu

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One Life Suffolk: Free Health Information & Support for Families

5 March 2022

One Life Suffolk is dedicated to improving the health of Suffolk residents. There are new groups for families starting next month in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket. Fun, free and informative. 

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Platinum Jubilee events - Sunday 5 June 2022

2 March 2022

 From the Communications Officer at Suffolk County Council:

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Warm Homes Suffolk Fund To Heat Up Cold Homes This Winter

3 February 2022

Advice on cutting energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Anglian Water Priority Services Register.

5 January 2022

Anglian Water are supporting the people in our community who need it most, through their Priority Services Register. This last year has been hard for us all, particularly those in vulnerable situations. It’s highlighted how important it is to work together to make sure those most in need, know about the support services available to them.

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Fostering in Suffolk

17 December 2021

With more children coming into care in Suffolk every year, the need for foster carers to come forward has never been greater.

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