We are sure you all agree that it is great that open spaces and playgrounds have seen an increase in use since lock-down measures eased however sadly an increase in litter has occurred along with footfall. This increase has been seen all over the country and has lead Defra to start a "Respecting the Outdoors" campaign to sit alongside Keep Britain Tidy's "Love Parks".
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One of our village notice board has now been repaired and refurbished and returned to its location on the northbound lay-by on the A140 / Norwich road. Here are the pictures captured of the notice board during the work.
As the village includes a number of houses north of the Mickfield junction we are looking to obtain a third notice board for the village.
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An on-line consultation on the proposals for a new a shared base for Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service in Stowmarket has gone live today.
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Stonham Parva Parish Council
The Parish Council hopes you are keeping safe and well during these difficult times.
Do not forget we are here to help, if you are having difficulties getting shopping, need other help or are just in need of a chat. You can contact us either by telephone on 07708 635676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
And do not forget that very sadly there are people who are willing to exploit the situation and try to take advantage and defraud you – be careful and don’t do anything you are not sure about.
In addition if others in the village would also like to volunteer to assist please make contact as above.
Please all take care of each other in these difficult times.
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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 queuing 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.
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