Councils across Suffolk are preparing to hold virtual committee meetings to ensure key business can continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
Suffolk’s authorities have offered assurances that necessary decisions can still be made during the coronavirus pandemic, despite councils unable to meet.
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:
The old adage that the worst of situations can bring out the best in people couldn’t be more apt right now.
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.
Funding of £1.1million from developers has been pumped into expanding two Mid Suffolk primary schools by more than 100 places each.
An extra £200,000 has been pumped into the Needham Lake visitor centre project after costs escalated.
Work to build dozens of homes on former council office sites in Needham Market and Hadleigh will get under way this summer, council chiefs say following delays to the schemes.
Faulty car park ticket machines have cost a Suffolk council tens of thousands of pounds.
A tree-planting campaign will begin across three Suffolk districts in a bid to encourage council taxpayers to go paperless with their bills.
Plans to bring empty business units back into use across two Suffolk districts – including the former Toys R Us store at Copdock and Bosch factory in Stowmarket - are being prepared.
The future success of a Suffolk football club has received a long term boost after councillors agreed to a new 50 year lease of its ground.
A multi-million pound overhaul of leisure facilities in Mid Suffolk has been given the go ahead.
A series of fresh changes have been made to bin collection days in Babergh and Mid Suffolk just six months on from the previous overhaul.
The former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has secured a cabinet role in Suffolk overseeing assets and investments.
A Suffolk MP who objected to the Ipswich northern bypass has called for a summit of councils to thrash out a solution to Ipswich’s traffic problems they can “all sign up to”.
Plans for more than 200 new homes in Thurston have narrowly been approved by councillors.
The results of the Ipswich northern route consultation has prompted a flurry of responses from civic leaders in the county – both for and against the proposals.
A property investment firm owned by two Suffolk councils has spent £6million on two new properties, set to bring in hundreds of thousands of pounds income per year.
A new homes competition, solar power plant and better council provision in the district are ideas which opposition groups at a Suffolk authority have called for.
A plea has been made by Mid Suffolk’s Green party for more to be done for Stowmarket, amid warnings it will not thrive without help.
Budget proposals that will result in a council tax increase and the maximum council house rent rise permitted have moved a step closer.
Fines for people who fail to inform their council of a change in circumstances have been given approval at three Suffolk authorities.
Two Suffolk councils have pledged five-figure grants to Citizens Advice for a further three years.
A Suffolk school set to expand its intake by more than 150 pupils has secured £2.4million in cash for work to begin.
Mid Suffolk District Council is set to raise its element of the council tax by 1.66% – with council house tenants also set to be hit with the highest rent rise possible.
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Fresh calls have been made to support Suffolk’s Citizens Advice Bureau after new figures revealed the county’s multi-million pound benefits.
A Suffolk high school which has had expansion plans approved is set to get a £2.4million boost for the scheme.