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New Style Poll Cards are on their way

24 March 2023

East Suffolk residents who have registered to vote will begin to receive their poll cards for the forthcoming local elections in the next few days – and they will look a little different this time.

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Road Closures and Road Repairs in Framlingham starting 3rd April

24 March 2023

Suffolk Highways plans to resurface and reinstall road markings along B1116 College Road, B1119 Fore Street and U2522 Double Street, Framlingham, as detailed below:

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Reintroduction of Katch Transport Service

21 March 2023

The service will be introduced from Tuesday 11 April – subject to approval by the Community Partnership Board on 15 March – carrying passengers between Framlingham, Wickham Market, Campsea Ashe and Snape.

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Spring 2023 Booster Vaccination

17 March 2023

Guidance: A guide to the COVID-19 spring booster 2023
Updated 9 March 2023

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Catalytic Converter thefts in Suffolk

22 February 2023

Officers are asking members of the public and vehicle owners to be vigilant following the thefts of catalytic converters in the County.

Three further thefts occurred in Halesworth overnight Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 February.

Two vehicles parked on Kennedy Avenue were targeted and catalytic converters were removed. A neighbour was alerted by noises outside and when they looked out of a window, they saw a small vehicle driving away. Crime ref - 37/10691/23 and 37/10707/23

Sometime between 6pm Monday 20 February and 5.30am Tuesday 21 February a catalytic converter was removed from a vehicle parked on Uplands Way. Crime ref: 37/10583/23

A catalytic converter was reporting stolen in the town of Eye sometime between Sunday 19th and Tuesday 21 February.  Other thefts have occurred in the south west of the county.

Security advice can be found HERE

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Suffolk police quoting the crime references above via - 

Website - Complete an existing report update form

Email - ccc@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone - Call 101

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form

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New Councillor for Dennington Parish Council

26 January 2023

Kevin Shelver has become our new Parish Councillor. He was welcomed to the meeting and co-opted unanimously by fellow Councillors. He signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and joined the meeting. Kevin moved to the village during lockdown with his family. He joins our other fairly new Councillors, Vashti Mouncer and Geraldine Schofield who have already made significant contributions. See here for the draft minutes of the meeting.

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Sizewell C Update including Project Team Changes

18 January 2023

Happy New Year to you from the Sizewell C Project.

Last year saw some important milestones for the proposals to build a new nuclear power station next to Sizewell B. As well as achieving Development Consent and the government announcing its decision to invest in the project, we undertook a lot of early, advanced work on the temporary construction area – including several archaeological trenches. We have also seen great progress on the Sizewell B Relocated Facilities site to the south west of the station.

When we submitted the application for Development Consent to build Sizewell C, we pledged that Sizewell C would support the growth of the local economy. This includes getting local firms to work on the project. These advanced works have already resulted in contracts worth over £10 million for East of England businesses, including Suffolk-based construction firms.


Tru7 Group, one of the local businesses contracted on the Sizewell B Relocated Facilities site.
Tru7 Group, one of the local businesses contracted on the Sizewell B Relocated Facilities site.
Over the next few months…

More advanced works activity in various parts of the Sizewell estate will take place this year. All of this work is permitted by the relevant landowners and authorities, and has been shaped by extensive ecological surveys and the welfare of wildlife.

Archaeologists Hannah Bullmore (L) and Hadley Sharman (R) working at the site.
Archaeologists Hannah Bullmore (L) and Hadley Sharman (R) working at the site.
It is important to note that this does not signal the start of construction of the power station. Advance works are reversible in the unlikely event Sizewell C will not proceed to a final investment decision and full construction.

In the meantime, now that archaeological work to the north of the temporary construction site is complete, we will begin to create the marsh harrier habitat site between now and May.

We will keep you informed throughout. More information on our forthcoming activities will be included in our forthcoming community newsletter.


News from Leiston

Tom McGarry, Head of the Regional External Affairs and Development (READ) Team, will be leaving Sizewell C Co in February. Tom leads the Team based in the Sizewell C Information Office on Leiston High Street, which is focussed on community relations and building stakeholder partnerships. He managed the public consultation for Sizewell C right from the start in November 2012.


Tom-McGarry, Head of the Regional External Affairs and Development
Tom McGarry will be leaving Sizewell C Co in February.
Tom said, “It has been a privilege to work with brilliant people, both within EDF and in local communities across East Suffolk, on a project which will be a vital part of Britain’s energy security and in the international challenge of tackling climate change. It will provide a boost to Suffolk’s economy – particularly for those who want different, genuine employment opportunities and life chances and whose voices are too often unheard.

“With planning consent and government investment, Sizewell C is progressing toward construction. All the commitments to protecting and enhancing the local environment and minimising disruption to local communities have been consulted on, agreed and are legally binding. I’m proud to have played a part.”

Tom is moving on to a national role with National Grid. From February the READ Team will be led by Marjorie Barnes who has been a senior manager for EDF in the East of England for over 20 years.

Marjorie Barnes
From February the READ Team will be led by Marjorie Barnes.
Over the last few months we have been recruiting new Team members so we are in a position to support residents and work with local communities as we progress towards the Final Investment Decision and more activity around the Sizewell area.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at info@sizewellc.co.uk or on the freephone community line: 0800 197 6102.

With best wishes,

Sizewell C Project Team

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Kettleburgh - car stolen from driveway

17 January 2023

Police are appealing for witnesses or information after a vehicle was stolen from Rectory Road in Kettleburgh in the early hours of Sunday 15th January.

The locked black Range Rover Sport, registration V2 LLF was stolen from the driveway at around 00.55am and 1.15am by unknown persons

Can you help?

Do you live nearby and have any security systems that may have captured images of the theft, or have any information about where the car is now, please contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference 37/2702/23 via – 

Website - Complete an existing report update form

Email -  Crime Coordination Centre

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Dennington Horticultural Club

16 January 2023

The next meeting has been postponed to Wednesday 15th February. The speaker will be announced closer to the time. Everyone welcome. See Horticultural Club webpage for details

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