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Primary school application deadline approaches

21 December 2017

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Parents and carers have until Monday 15th January to make their application to secure their child’s place at a Suffolk Primary, Infant, Junior or Middle school for September 2018. 

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Changes welcomed to Universal Credit

19 December 2017

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Local MP Peter Aldous and Waveney District Council have welcomed a Government decision which seeks to resolve issues faced by Universal Credit claimants regarding rent payments.

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Orders aim to reduce anti-social drinking

19 December 2017

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New signage is now in place in Lowestoft and Oulton Broad highlighting areas where anti-social behaviour linked to public drinking is being targeted.

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Felixstowe to commemorate 65th Anniversary of the North Sea Floods in January 2018

18 December 2017

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Felixstowe Town Council and St John’s Church are arranging a Concert of Memories to commemorate the 1953 North Sea Floods, which claimed 41 lives locally and over 300 people in English coastal towns and villages. The service will be held at the Church on Orwell Road, Felixstowe, on Saturday 27 January 2018 from 6-7pm. All are welcome to attend.

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New Year – new challenge

18 December 2017

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Looking forward to a new year – and the challenge of creating a new super district council for east Suffolk.

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Fully funded first-time central heating systems for Suffolk residents

14 December 2017

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Suffolk’s local authorities are now able to provide fully funded central heating systems* to 514 fuel poor households across Suffolk over the next three years. Around 4 million UK households are in fuel poverty, unable to affordably heat their home to the temperature needed to stay warm and healthy. As well as being on low incomes many of these households are also faced with the additional burden of relying on heating systems that are inefficient and expensive to run.

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Free parking on Christmas Eve

14 December 2017

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In a move to help boost local businesses in the district and create a real Christmas Eve buzz, Waveney District Council has announced that parking will be completely free all day in ALL council-owned and managed car parks on Christmas Eve.

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Woodbridge Skatepark unaffected by Leisure Centre work

13 December 2017

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Work will start this week to remove an unused disabled access ramp at Deben Leisure Centre as part of the redevelopment works for the new leisure facility.

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Help look after beaches this Christmas!

13 December 2017

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This festive season we're asking people across east Suffolk to help keep our beaches clean by making sure all their leftover cooking fats and oils are put in the bin rather than poured down the sink.

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Climbing wall will help leisure centre reach new heights

12 December 2017

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Work to create a state-of-the-art climbing wall, which will offer exciting modern facilities and establish east Suffolk as an indoor climbing destination, will begin in Lowestoft in the New Year.

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