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Suffolk Burgularies

4 August 2019

Communities urged to be vigilant following series of burglaries across Norfolk and Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses and urging communities to be vigilant following a series of burglaries across Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Surface Dressing B1116 5th August - 9th August

30 July 2019

Phase 1: B1116 North of Dennington , Dennington – From Bell Corner to Wells Corner 

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Framlingham Digital Towns Pilot

18 July 2019

Work to get Framlingham connected starts, as the historic and picturesque town has been chosen to pilot a hi-tech new scheme to help people access the internet and make use of digital technology. 
 
The ‘Framlingham Digital Towns Pilot’, which is the first project to go ahead in the scheme in a partnership led by Framlingham Town Council, Framlingham Business Association and East Suffolk Council.
This will make Framlingham the first of what could be a long line of towns in East Suffolk to receive free wifi, along with a whole host of other digital and technological solutions. 
Cllr Phil Collins, Framlingham Town Council Chairman, said “As a Council we are delighted to be part of this initiative. We are looking forward to the benefits free WiFi will bring to the town. Residents, visitors and businesses will all see the advantages of the a scheme that covers a large part of the town centre.”
Victoria Perkins, Chairwoman at the Framlingham Business Association, said: “We’re looking forward to launching the Free Fram WiFi and other digital initiatives. This opportunity will encourage visitors to stay longer and explore everything Framlingham has to offer, which will benefit the businesses and our beautiful town in many ways.”
Cllr Stephen Burroughes, East Suffolk Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Operational Partnerships, said: “This initiative is the start of a digital revolution in East Suffolk. It will put Framlingham firmly on the map and hopefully be rolled out across other market towns in the District.
“The concept is very simple; take a small rural town in the heart of East Suffolk and explore what is possible in terms of using digital and other technology to help the town and its communities
thrive.
“Work has now started to install the necessary equipment which will enable us to deliver the initiative. Once the work is completed, we will undergo a period of testing before going live later this summer.”
Dan Coombs, Regional Sales Director at ElephantWiFi, said: “ElephantWiFi were really pleased to receive the invite to quote and design a free public access solution for Framlingham Town Council which will help the local people gain internet access whilst visiting the town. ElephantWiFI started in business to help small towns keep up with technology and provide sophisticated yet affordable solutions and we are very proud to be working alongside Framlingham Town Council.
“Framlingham Town Council, Framlingham Business Association and East Suffolk Council have shown a great deal of insight and forward thinking in the way they have approached this project and we are really looking forward to seeing what the results of the pilot are. Framlingham is a small but very vibrant town that has very little 3G or 4G capability at present so we believe the WiFi will be a real boost to locals and visitors alike.”

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Changes to Bus Routes

14 July 2019

On 19 June, Suffolk County Council met with representatives from Suffolk’s bus operators to see whether they can run a number of bus services without public subsidy - see CC Boroughes report for details on Useful Links page.

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June and July East Suffolk Report from Maurice Cook

4 July 2019

For District Councillor's first two reports giving an update on various East Suffolk topics, please go to Useful Links page.

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Dennington News

4 July 2019

The Summer edition of Dennington News has been pubished, click here to access it or go to Village Hall page

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July Road Closures

2 July 2019

Work will begin on the Saxtead Road on July 15th for three weeks to improve drainage and to provide better highway support; the works will comprise of: Replacement of entire piped culvert across the carriageway, 30m of new double thick concrete bag-work as highway support, kerbing, and localised ditch cleaning. 

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Dennington Summer Art Exhibition

2 July 2019

A Call has gone out for all Dennington Artists, Sculptors and Crafters to take the opportunity  to exhibit the work of many of the talented people who live in and around the village. Rosie McKenzie has asked that those who would be interested in planning an event during the summer holidays to contact her as soon as possible. A planning meeting will then be held to start the process. Please contact Rosie on rosiemckenzie.art@gmail.com or phone 07779 721147.

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Ipswich Northern Route Consultation

1 July 2019

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the potential options for the Ipswich Northern Route when the consultation officially begins on 5 July 2019. 

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Meet Suffolk Police Commissioner, Tim Passmore and local officers

21 June 2019

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is inviting people living in and around the Woodbridge area to his next Q&A session to talk to him and local officers about policing and crime issues in the area.

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