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How do you feel about living in Suffolk? Let us know by answering these questions

PUBLISHED: 11:23 01 June 2018

The Suffolk coast, including the Scallop sculpture at Aldeburgh, was praised in our last survey Picture: SIMON PARKER

The Suffolk coast, including the Scallop sculpture at Aldeburgh, was praised in our last survey Picture: SIMON PARKER


Today we ask our readers to tell us what they love about Suffolk, and what they think could make it even better.

We conducted our last Suffolk Says survey in 2015, and more than 1,200 people took part.

We hope to get another terrific response – you can fill out the survey on this page.

It covers issues ranging from health and education, to crime and transport. It also asks about people’s shopping habits, and how business is faring.

Last time, the results showed people felt the county was safe, has reasonable health facilities and has many attractive features that make it a good place to live.

Tell us your views on Suffolk's roads Picture: SU ANDERSONTell us your views on Suffolk's roads Picture: SU ANDERSON

But they wanted to see more affordable homes, and more police attention given to anti-social behaviour.

Respondents rated the quality of the county’s transport infrastructure as the most pressing issue for Suffolk – both road and rail provoked keen responses.

In 2015, a third of respondents felt that Suffolk’s roads were poor or very poor while less than 20% thought they were good or excellent.

Our last survey was held shortly before the general election, and at that time the most important single issue for people was the economy.

What do you think are the great things about living in Suffolk? Picture: GREGG BROWNWhat do you think are the great things about living in Suffolk? Picture: GREGG BROWN

In terms of retail, when asked where people did their non-food shopping, there was an equal split between large towns, out-of-town centres and online.

We look forward to seeing how the results compare in all of those categories three years on.

We will then send the survey results to the county council, district and boroughs, as well as every MP.

The findings will also be sent to other civic leaders and decision makers so they can take into account the concerns of the people of Suffolk.

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There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers every Saturday evening to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.

A three vehicle crash on the A12 at Saxmundham caused traffic hold ups at lunchtime today.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

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