Suffolk’s local authorities are again working in partnership with independent experts iChoosr to roll out Solar Together Suffolk, a group-buying scheme which has helped over 1,500 homes in Suffolk to install solar panels and batteries for the fifth time. Support is on-hand throughout the whole process which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.
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Our digital newsletter will shortly be winging its way to all residents who signed up on the parish council's survey earlier this year. If you would like to receive the newsletter too, please email the clerk.
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Please click here to view the Notice from East Suffolk Council following Cllr. David Johnson's resignation.
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The councillors of Saxtead Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
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Thank you to the Sullivan Family for providing the following information:
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Below is a list of contacts of key partners in the local area that may be able to address areas of concern.
Reporting Faults/Problems with Street Lights, Roads, Pavements and Footpaths etc:
Suffolk County Council is your one stop shop for reporting all Highways and Public Rights of Way related problems and issues. Their website is easy to use and is the most direct way to report all non-emergency faults and matters of concern, covering a whole host of categories with anything from verge cutting and trees, to damaged roads, missing signs and street lighting etc. However, any problems deemed as causing an immediate danger to public safety should be reported on the following emergency telephone number: 0345 606 6171.
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|The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a Heat-Health Level 4 - Red alert for some parts of West and Central Suffolk for the period between 0000 hrs Monday and 0000 hrs Wednesday, other parts of Suffolk will remain at Heath Health Level 3. Its anticipated that the temperature is likely in the high 30c in some places and may reach as far as 40c.
During periods of hot weather, it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and use the below simple health advice to help you beat the heat: For common signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke go to NHS UK.
- Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated. Older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk.
- If you live alone, ask a relative or friend to phone to check that you are not having difficulties during periods of extreme heat.
- Stay cool indoors: Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
- If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately.
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
- Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
- Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest.
- Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat.
- Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.
- Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling.
- Check the latest weather forecast and temperature warnings – you can find these on TV, radio, mobile app or website.
- During warm weather going for a swim can provide much welcomed relief. If you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice.
Ensure your home is Heat Wave ready by following this link.
The warmer weather often leads to people bringing out the barbecue, but please help our colleagues at Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service by ensuring that your barbecue isn’t left unattended, is placed away from fences and shrubs and is near to a bucket of water or a hose in case things get out of hand. Find further safety advice on barbecues and staying safe in the home here.
|For the latest information on the weather go to the MET office site.
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If 2022 is anything like 2021, the Saxtead Table Market is something not to miss!
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