News last year

31 December 2020

Support our local NHS services by sticking to Tier 4 rules this New Year

As we head into the New Year weekend, it is now more important than ever to comply with Tier 4 rules in order to support NHS services under significant strain.

With COVID-19 spreading fast and cases at record levels both in Suffolk and across the country, the Suffolk Resilience Forum is reminding residents to continue playing their part in driving down infection levels. By following Tier 4 rules, we can reduce pressure on local health and social care services...

24 December 2020

Parking support for town centre residents during Tier 4

With Suffolk going into Tier 4 this Saturday, West Suffolk Council is reintroducing measures to help residents stay at home.

24 December 2020

Support payments available for those told to self-isolate on low incomes

More residents on low incomes or benefits can now get financial help if they are told to self-isolate due to COVID-19 as Suffolk councils extend support payments to help more people.

24 December 2020

Santa’s helpers support key workers and their children with good h-elf

One of Santa’s helpers is bringing seasonal sparkle to children of council key workers who have been in the frontline helping West Suffolk communities during COVID.

23 December 2020

Rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and pressure on health and care force Suffolk into Tier 4 restrictions

Suffolk placed in Tier 4 as county sees 96 percent rise in a week. Suffolk leaders: ‘Let’s re-double our efforts to bring infection rates down’

An alarming rise in COVID-19 infection rates across Suffolk and pressure on hospitals, care homes and social care will result in the county entering Tier 4.

22 December 2020

First phase of Local Plan consultation ends today - #YourFuture #YourSay

Residents are being urged not to miss their chance to have their say on the new Local Plan which will help shape the future of West Suffolk up to 2040.

17 December 2020

£450,000 of support for businesses impacted by Tier 2 restrictions

Following the Government’s decision to place West Suffolk in Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions, the Government has announced further grant programmes to support businesses that are financially impacted.

17 December 2020

Suffolk remains under Tier 2 restrictions despite rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and pressure on health and care

Today’s decision by central Government to keep Suffolk in the High Alert tier (or tier 2) means that the current restrictions will continue until the next national review.

17 December 2020

Fundraising body passes the finishing post

The organisation set up to create the new National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket is to be wound up having successfully met all of its objectives.

16 December 2020

Barley Homes growing successfully as new crop of housing put forward

Housing company Barley Homes is successfully moving forward according to a report to Cabinet with houses being built and funding for a new site in the pipeline. Barley Homes Group Ltd is the housing company owned by West Suffolk Council, established to develop much needed housing, affordable homes and wider benefits for the community.