The distressing scenes in Afghanistan during recent weeks reflect a terrible humanitarian crisis, which no-one could possibly ignore, and East Suffolk Council is committed to helping where it can. With this in mind, I would like to update councillors on the role we are playing, in partnership with others, to support displaced families and those fleeing persecution.
East Suffolk Council is taking further, proactive steps to reduce its impact on the environment by switching to an eco-friendly fuel for its fleet of vehicles. In the process this will cut its carbon emissions by around 90%.
Local residents are invited to comment on the Lound with Ashby, Herringfleet and Somerleyton Neighbourhood Plan, ahead of it being submitted for independent examination.
Voluntary and community groups in Carlton Colville, Kessingland, Southwold and surrounding villages are set to benefit as Community Partnership has opened a third round of funding scheme.
Waterlane Leisure Centre is set to benefit from further improvements as East Suffolk Council continues to invest in its leisure facilities.
Householders in East Suffolk are being reminded of their legal responsibility when disposing of their household waste, after a Suffolk resident was fined over £1,200.
Just under a month to go to enter the third Felixstowe Photo Competition.
Following an incident at a public house in East Suffolk where a member of staff suffered life-changing injuries, the company responsible for operating the business has been ordered to pay almost £60,000.
On Wednesday 18 August, the Government announced its new resettlement scheme for Afghan refugees. Whilst the full details are yet to be confirmed, it is crystal clear that the Government needs local authorities everywhere to step up and support this national effort.
Older people living in East Suffolk are invited to attend free cooking workshops to learn new cooking skills and recipes in a relaxed social setting.