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Councils across Suffolk are preparing to hold virtual committee meetings to ensure key business can continue during the coronavirus pandemic.

Powers to enforce car parking across Suffolk have officially transferred from police to councils – with inconsiderate motorists warned to expect tougher administration.

Councils across Suffolk have released details on Easter bin collections, with some changes set for the bank holiday weekend.

Following two weeks of stringent coronavirus measures, Ipswich Borough Council has summarised the changes which people should be aware of.

Thousands of carers across Suffolk and Norfolk are to be given additional training and progression opportunities as part of a £7.5million investment.

Suffolk’s authorities have offered assurances that necessary decisions can still be made during the coronavirus pandemic, despite councils unable to meet.

The efforts of carers during the coronavirus lockdown are being recognised by social care chiefs – and the public is being urged to show its support too.

Repairs and maintenance on Suffolk’s roads are continuing during the coronavirus pandemic – but highways chiefs have asked the public not to approach workers.

Timetable changes have been confirmed for dozens of Suffolk bus services, amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Suffolk homes whose garden waste collection services have been suspended have been urged not to dispose of garden waste in black bins.

A new supermarket could be on the way to one of Ipswich’s retail parks, if plans are approved.

Following the Prime Minister’s latest isolation measures unveiled on Monday night, Suffolk’s councils have unveiled further changes to public services. See below each council for what the latest measures are:

A £500million Hardship Fund has been announced by the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to support the most vulnerable households – with Ipswich understood to have secured around £1.5m.

With tougher lockdown measures in place and many GP practices switching to phone appointments, questions have been raised over access to health appointments and prescriptions.

Bus services in Suffolk are the latest to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as reduced timetables are being rolled out.

A Sudbury couple have been left stranded in a poorly-maintained Indian hospital after one of their party tested positive for coronavirus.

Completion work for the new archive office in Ipswich has been pushed back to May after delays at the start of the year – and coronavirus means the formal opening could be much later.

The old adage that the worst of situations can bring out the best in people couldn’t be more apt right now.

Suffolk homes have been warned to keep an eye out for a number of scams from people trying to take advantage of the coronavirus situation.

A host of fresh measures have been outlined for people in Ipswich amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis – including updates on bin collections, iCards, council house tenants and direct debits.

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt has reached out to older and vulnerable people in the community with the offer of phone calls to keep them company.

Fresh questions have been raised over the care of some of Suffolk’s most vulnerable children, following an ‘inadequate’ report for a council-run children’s home.

Council house tenants in two Suffolk districts have been reassured that they will not lose their homes as a result of lost income from coronavirus.

Time restrictions on bus passes for older and disabled people have been lifted during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fresh fears have been raised over a planned move of orthopaedic surgery out of Ipswich Hospital, with opponents suggesting it is not in the best interests of patients.

Care patients across Suffolk have been reassured that their health needs will still be met – even if they are self-isolating, but could start seeing some changes soon.

Frequent cannabis use, two months of missed medication and alcohol abuse are among a host of issues raised by Ofsted in an inspection of a Suffolk children’s home.

The closure of some public buildings in Suffolk has begun, as leisure centres, swimming pools, museums and council front desks are among those to shut their doors.

Additional funding of £110,000 is set to be approved by West Suffolk Council to ensure the Bury Christmas Fayre can go ahead – and could be expanded across West Suffolk in the future.

Suffolk’s councils have begun to axe meetings as a result of coronavirus – with East Suffolk and Suffolk County Council the first to shelve meetings.

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