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Councillor Vacancies

22 January 2020

If you care about the area you live or work in, you could become a Councillor. Thurston Parish Council has two vacancies for Councillor and urgently needs more people to join this very busy Council.

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Becoming a Councillor is both a rewarding and privileged form of public service. You will be in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

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Barton Road Closure Update

10 January 2020

Suffolk Highways - Upcoming Works - C691 Barton Road - Thurston and Thurston Road - Great Barton - Access information

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New and improved recycling centre to open this month

9 January 2020

A new and improved recycling centre will open in Bury St Edmunds on 16 January. The flagship site in Fornham Road will replace the current recycling centre at Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, which will close its doors permanently.

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Suffolk Highways - Upcoming Works - C691 Barton Road - Thurston and Thurston Road - Great Barton

3 January 2020

Suffolk Highways are planning to carry out surface dressing preparation works on Barton Road, Thurston and Thurston Road, Great Barton in the period between the 13th and 17th January 2020, during the hours of 9.30am and 3pm. This will require a temporary road closure so that they can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so their work site is unobstructed.

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Mount Road/New Road - Speed Limit

18 December 2019

40mphSuffolk County Council has exercised its powers under Section 84(1) (a) and (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, and has made the following order:

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Temporary Footpath Closure - No. 18

19 November 2019

Please be advised that Thurston Footpath no. 18, from Mill Lane to Ixworth Road, will be closed temporarily from the 21 November 2019 until 21 May 2020. 

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Tree for Life

8 November 2019

Trees For Life BannerBabergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are offering all families a tree to mark the arrival of every new child.

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Connecting Communities - Door-to-door 'On Demand' Bus Service

28 October 2019

Connecting Communities is a service provided by Suffolk County Council to help people, who might not have access to a regular bus service, travel around the county easily. 

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Register your fridges, washing machines or dishwashers

25 October 2019

Register your appliancesSuffolk Trading Standards is reminding appliance owners to register their fridges, washing machines or dishwashers this Product Safety Week (21–25 October 2019).
With an estimated 170 million large appliances in use in UK homes, the call is going out to all those who have yet to spend a few minutes  on recording details of these powerful machines. By doing so they ensure that they will be the first to know in the rare case of a safety notice or product recall., is a portal run by The Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA), to make it quicker and easier for the public to register both new and older appliances, and to improve ownership data.
Two thirds (67%) of people have never registered an older appliance whether bought a couple of years before, that they found in their home when the moved in, or were by given by family or friends, or bought second hand, according to research commissioned by AMDEA.
Suffolk Trading Standards wants to reach those people who might not realise that older models can also be recorded – the Registermyappliance site can take registrations for products up to 12 years old.  Although anyone thinking of acquiring an older appliance should first check that they are not already subject to a recall on the Government recall listing
#ReactToRecalls is the subject of this week’s International Product Safety Week (21-25 October) and the campaign is co-ordinated by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) and supported by AMDEA.  
Safety matters for appliance owners:

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Snip and Chip - Get Your Pet Cat Neutered and Microchipped for Free!

23 September 2019

Cats Protection Bury St Edmunds has teamed up with vets at Moreton Hall Veterinary Centre to offer a free neutering service for cats. The offer, which runs throughout the month of October, is open to all households in postcode areas IP29, IP30, IP31, IP32 and IP33. 

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