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  1. Felixstowe woman guilty of eBay benefit fraud

    1 September 2014

    A Felixstowe woman has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud, after selling goods on eBay while claiming benefits. Celia Wallis, 54, of Gosford Way, Felixstowe, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 29 August 2014. She pleaded guilty to two charges;…

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  2. Gypsy and Traveller sites consultation stopped

    28 August 2014

    Leaders respond to alternative proposals and public feedback A public consultation seeking people’s views on where to create three official Gypsy and Traveller stopping sites in Suffolk has been stopped. The consultation, launched last week,…

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  3. Woodbridge woman guilty of benefit fraud

    27 August 2014

    A Woodbridge woman has pleaded guilty to benefit fraud of over £6,000. Lauren Revett, 26, of Girton Close Woodbridge, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates' on Tuesday (26 August 2014). Miss Revett’s case was brought to Magistrates' after a joint…

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  4. Warriors win Woodbridge's Seckford Shield touch rugby competition

    26 August 2014

    Following the last three year’s successful tournaments, Woodbridge Rugby Club, Suffolk Coastal and the RFU O2 touch rugby campaign held the fourth consecutive Seckford Shield on Saturday 16 August at the club’s Hatchley Barns ground. This fun…

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  5. Martello Park in Felixstowe provides backdrop for affordable living

    21 August 2014

    The popular seaside town of Felixstowe is set to become a more affordable place to live, thanks to a partnership between local social housing developer Iceni Homes, Suffolk Housing, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Bloor Homes. Iceni Homes, one…

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  6. Short stay Gypsy and Traveller stopping sites consultation launched

    20 August 2014

    Update 28 August 2014 - Gypsy and Traveller sites consultation stopped - Suffolk’s council and policing leaders have decided to halt the current process to enable it to be reconsidered - read more... Public bodies are seeking a solution to…

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  7. Government backing for home-based business boom

    18 August 2014

    News release issued by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills Budding entrepreneurs will be given greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home under new measures announced by the Government. Around 70% of new businesses…

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  8. Work to begin on Martello Tower at Felixstowe's Martello Park development

    14 August 2014

    Work is about to start to refurbish a key historic Felixstowe landmark. The Martello Tower (officially called Martello Tower ‘P’) off Langer Road, Felixstowe, gives its name to the prestigious new housing development, Martello Park, being built…

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  9. Waldringfield flood defence repairs to start at the end of August

    14 August 2014

    The Environment Agency will be carrying out improvements works to the flood defences on the River Deben in Waldringfield from the end of August. Following the tidal surge in December 2013 the defences were overtopped and the community and local…

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  10. Suffolk Coastal to host community asset ownership workshop

    14 August 2014

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) are running a series of free workshops for local councils on the use of Community Asset Transfer and the Community Right to Bid scheme. The workshops, which are aimed at senior and middle…

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