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Theft from Vehicles – West Stow, Lackford

May 12, 2020

Police are reminding members of thepublic to remove all valuable items from their vehicles.

A vehicle parked in Lackford Lakes carpark, was entered sometime on Monday afternoon, 27th April, between 4pmand 5.30pm. An Ipad and a bag containingceremonial silverware was stolen. Crime reference 37/23468/20

A vehicle parked in a rurallocation on Icklingham Road, West Stow was broken into sometime on the same daybetween 6.05pm and 6.20pm yesterday evening. A window was smashed and a handbagthat was left in the vehicle was stolen. Crime reference 37/23533/20

Can you help?

If you have any information aboutthese thefts please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime references above via –

Website- http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Crimestoppers– Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555111, or via their online form: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone– call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call999.

Garden Waste Collections – COVID 19

May 12, 2020

West Suffolk to bring back garden waste service on 1 June

West Suffolk Council will be reintroducing its Garden Waste Collection Service on 1 June after it was stopped due to COVID-19.

The service was paused due to a sudden reduction in staff following the Stay At Home guidance which saw more than 40 waste and street services staff either having to shield themselves as vulnerable or someone in their home.

This remains the case with more than 60 staff redeployed to help the most vulnerable in our communities get support, medicine and food as well as help businesses.

Despite this still being the case the Council has worked to reinstate the service in a more robust way so it can cope with any future reduction in staff as well as making rounds efficient to manage the extra growth in the area. This will also include reducing impact on the environment by reducing mileage and fuel use where possible while protecting the safety of residents and staff.

As a result, there may be a change to some collection days and we will be contacting customers direct with details.

Customers have been assured that they will not be out of pocket, with the period of the suspension being added to the current subscription year. This means that their subscriptions will run until 30 May 2021.

Cllr John Griffiths, Leader of West Suffolk Council said: “The pandemic has significantly reduced our own staff and we have had to prioritise services such as the blue and black bin collections while also redeploying over 60 staff to deliver extra support for the vulnerable and our businesses. Despite these challenges continuing,
we will be reintroducing the brown bin garden waste service and collections from 1 June in a way that is safe for all, robust to cope with future issues and more environmentally friendly. I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding and our communities who have shown their appreciation with pictures, gifts and messages of support for our staff, including our bin crews. This has really helped make a very challenging job much easier.”

The West Suffolk Garden Collection Waste Service collects around 12,000 tonnes of garden waste a year, which is composted and returned to the land as soil improver. Customers have been assured that they will not be out of pocket, with the period of the suspension, however long that is, being added to the current year.

Tips for managing garden waste while the service is suspended include home composting with discounts available on equipment and advice both available at Suffolk recycling.

The West Suffolk Garden Waste Collection Service, which last year had 30,000 customers, was suspended on Monday 30 March.

Further information on managing waste at home http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/covid19

Upcoming Works – A1101 Icklingham, Lackford, Flempton, Hengrave and Fornham All Saints – 28 May to 6 June 2020 – 7pm to 7am

May 12, 2020

For your information, we are planning to carry out overnight surface dressing works along the A1101 through the parishes of Icklingham, Lackford, Flempton, Hengrave and Fornham All Saints in the period between the 28 May and 6 June 2020, during the hours of 7pm and 7am. This will require a phased temporary road closure, as detailed below, so that we can carry out our works safely. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.

As we plan roadworks in advance, we schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If we need to make major changes to our work dates, we will update the information signs on site.

Phase 1:
A1101 The Street and Bury Road Icklingham
A1101 Bury Road, Lackford
A1101 Bury Road, Flempton – From Bury Road, Lackford to West Stow Road, Flempton

Phase 2:
A1101 Bury Road, Flempton – From Risby Road Until Bury Road, Hengrave
A1101 Bury Road, Hengrave
A1101 Hengrave Road, Fornham All Saints – From Bury Road, Hengrave to Mere Lane, Fornham All Saints

Phase 2 will start on completion of phase 1.
During the unprecedented measures we are all having to take at the moment, although we have scheduled this work to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed. We will do our best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, our resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as our service is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.

A plan showing the diversion route for these works is attached to this email. When we close the road and put a diversion in place, the route needs to be accessible to vehicles of all shapes and sizes. We make our diversions as clear as possible by placing appropriate signing along the route. More information about diversion routes can be found on our “Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” webpage.

Please note: our staff follow a range of health and safety measures, including the two-metre social distancing rule and cleaning down equipment more frequently and regularly. If you see any of our staff inspecting or working on the highway, for your safety and theirs, please keep your distance to allow them to do their work safely.

We will not be distributing letters to householders who may be affected by our works so anything you can do to update your community would be much appreciated, for example using any websites, Twitter or Facebook accounts you may use in your role – the latest updates on our works can be found on our website at “Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” and on the OneNetwork website https://one.network/

There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates – Twitter.

Please contact us on 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.

Kind Regards
Suffolk Highways

Parish Council Draft Minutes – 20.03.2020

April 7, 2020

DRAFT Minutes 2020.03.20 – No4 – 001 draft

SUFFOLK NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION

March 25, 2020

 

LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER – IT’S WHAT WE DO

Neighbourhood Watch supporters across England and Wales have been responding rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis making a positive impact within their local communities, such as partnering with other organisations in their community and getting in touch with their neighbours through a variety of methods to identify those at risk and those that can offer support.

Community Action Response
Because of the unprecedented challenge that coronavirus presents for people in every neighbourhood in the UK, this Community Action Response campaign asks for everyone to think of others; consider your actions and be kind; connect and reach out to your neighbours; make the most of online groups; support vulnerable or isolated people; and only share accurate information or advice.

Neighbourhood Watch Calling card
Neighbourhood Watch coordinators may find a calling card useful to distribute to members, particularly those who are at risk and self-isolating. You can add your details as a contact for those who may need some practical help with shopping, collecting prescriptions etc or have concerns about fraud or other crime.
It would also be useful to encourage your members to add contact details for a relative and close neighbour so these are at hand should they or anyone helping them need to contact someone quickly.

Mutual aid
Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. If you wish to join forces with a COVID-19 Mutual Aid group near you: more information can be found here: https://covidmutualaid.org/

COVID-19 Public Information

March 24, 2020

This continues to be a fast moving issue, which is being carefully monitored by Public Health England (PHE) with the current impact and risk to the UK population now considered HIGH.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
You can only leave your home:
• to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
• to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with people you live with
• for any medical need – to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
• to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
What to do if you have coronavirus symptoms
Continue to stay at home if you have either:
• a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
• a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home. Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Use the 111 coronavirus service
However, there are some really simple steps we can all take to get into good habits to protect ourselves and others to stop the spread of viruses and germs including Coronavirus.
These include:
• Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds, and use soap and hot water.
• Particularly remember to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas or travelling on public transport.
• Promote the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it We can all reduce the spread of all germs when we cough or sneeze, by covering mouths and noses with a tissue, or a sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately in a closed bin
• Keep up to date with information from trusted sources – like these:
o Public Health England – five things you can do to protect yourself and your community
o
o For updates see the: NHS dedicated Coronavirus webpage

For Information on Symptoms, How to Avoid Catching & Spreading, What to do if you have symptoms, Travel Advice & Treatment & Self Isolation; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

West Suffolk Council Coronavirus Advice:
https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus/index.cfm?aud=resident
Suffolk County Council Coronavirus Advice:
https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-directorates-services-and-senior-officers/directorates/public-health/coronavirus/

Lackford Parish Council – Agenda

March 5, 2020

Lackford Parish Council under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities now publish the following information:

Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting to be held at Lackford Church on Monday, 9 March 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The agenda is published in the following PDF file:

Councillors notice & Agenda 2020-03-09 – No3 – 001

Lackford Parish Council – Draft Minutes

December 15, 2019

In compliance with the obligations for Lackford Parish Council under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities we now publish the following information:

Amended draft minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at Lackford Church on Monday, 09 December 2019 at 7:30 p.m. are published in the following PDF file:

Minutes 2019-12-09 – No3 – 001 draft JFS

 

Lackford Parish Council – Draft Minutes

December 14, 2019

In compliance with the obligations for Lackford Parish Council under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities we now publish the following information:

Draft minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at Lackford Church on Monday, 09 December 2019 at 7:30 p.m. are published in the following PDF file:

Minutes 2019-12-09 – No3 – 001 draft JFS

 

 

Lackford Parish Council – Agenda

December 9, 2019

Lackford Parish Council under the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities now publish the following information:

Amended Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting to be held at Lackford Church on Monday, 08 December 2019 at 7:30 p.m. is published in the following PDF file:

Councillors notice & Agenda 2019-12-09 – No3 CM – 001


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