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14 May 2020

During this difficult time, OneLife Suffolk are here to support you by offering our FREE services in the safety of your own home. Our dedicated teams can help you stop smoking, offer advice and support with managing your weight along with how to get active safely during this time. Our Children’s team are also running a fun, informative programme for all children in Suffolk to participate in, which includes free webinars accessible from our website.

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Local Recycling Centres OPEN!

11 May 2020

Public to access Suffolk’s Recycling Centres from Thursday by appointment only
A new online booking system will be in place when Suffolk’s Recycling Centres re-open on Thursday May 14th 2020. This appointment-only system is necessary to help reduce traffic disruption and queueing on roads around the sites and help manage additional demand on the waste sites. There are also new temporary restrictions and guidelines in place at all sites to support the safety of staff and members of the public.

Suffolk County Council has been working with its contractor FCC Environment to put plans in place to re-open all eleven sites to make sure that visits to the Recycling Centres are as safe as possible for residents and staff. In order to reopen the sites safely, people will need to book a time online when they can arrive and dispose of their waste. Through the online booking process, the council wants to limit the length of queuing on roads outside the Recycling Centres, which have occurred elsewhere in the country when sites have reopened. If you do not have an appointment, you will be denied access and turned away from the site. click here to read further

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Peddars Way footbridge

23 April 2020

The footbridge is now open again. The essential repair work will take place later this summer.

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Covid-19 Bulletin from Suffolk CC

3 April 2020

Current UK Situation • As of 9am on 2 April 2020, 163,194 people have been tested, of which 33,718 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm on 1 April 2020, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 2,921 have died (this only includes deaths in hospital). The figures for test results and for deaths are compiled from different sources, which is why the figures for deaths are reported from an earlier point in time than the figures for test results. Latest numbers can be viewed here. • In Suffolk we have 157 confirmed cases. However, with routine community testing discontinued, these figures will not describe the full extent of cases locally. You can view the latest UK dashboard of cases by local authority here. • Government’s daily press conference: 2 April 2020 o The construction of the NHS Nightingale hospital in London has been completed in 9 days, giving 4,000 bed capacity (equivalent to 10 district general hospitals). At the same time, the military are helping to construct additional capacity in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. o Our best scientific analysis currently suggests that the rate of infection has been doubling every 3-4 days. o Today PHE have announced new PPE standards that people should use and expect (see also highlighted in the table below). The WHO have confirmed these are in line with the WHO recommendations. Any health or care organisation that needs PPE should call the hotline. o £300 million announced for community pharmacies to support them during coronavirus outbreak - The advanced funding injection will support pharmacies to provide critical services to protect community health, including supplying medicines and providing medical advice to patients, during a period of unprecedented demand. o The Health Secretary is writing off £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt to support the NHS. o Health Secretary pledges a new 5-pillar nation plan to increase testing to 100,000 a day in England by the end of April, bringing together government, industry, academia, the NHS and many others, to dramatically increase the number of tests being carried out each day. o Currently 5.7% of doctors are absent due to COVID-19. o Press conference slides with the latest data from COBR coronavirus fact file (transport use, new cases, hospital admissions, deaths) and datasets available here. o View past press conferences on YouTube. • Almost £400 million to keep England’s buses running

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Parish News

30 March 2020

Please note that the magazines will not be delivered to your door during the present Covid-19 crisis but instead they can be collected from the local shops or the church porch. Please contact the Parish Council if this is a problem for you.

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Suspension of Garden Waste Collections

27 March 2020


I write to inform you that due to COVID-19 coronavirus, West Suffolk Council is prioritising essential services and from Monday 30 March we will be suspending the Garden Waste Collection Service to allow crews to be redeployed for essential bin collections.

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A message from Citizens' Advice, West Suffolk

27 March 2020

Please find attached details of the changes we have had to make to our service due to the current situation

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