Library News – January 2021

All libraries in Suffolk will be closed until further notice. The mobile library, home library and reservation services will also be suspended until further notice.

All loans and charges will be suspended until 1 March 2021. At the moment there is no planned date for libraries to reopen but any updates will be shared on their website and via social media. The decision to close libraries has been approved by Suffolk County Council.

The only exception to the closure is Stradbroke Library as it hosts a post office which is classed as an essential service and will stay open.

Items can still be returned to Woodbridge Library via the book drop box. You can also email the library at woodbridge.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk as a member of staff will be monitoring the email inbox remotely.

You can still download and stream free eBooks, eAudio, magazines, newspapers, films, documentaries and music. Suffolk Libraries is also running events online to enjoy from home at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on and via Suffolk Libraries YouTube channel.

Customer service for Suffolk Libraries is available Mon-Fri 9-5pm, closed bank holidays. Leave a message out of these hours.

01473 351249

help@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Up to date information can be seen at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/

Launch of new local Covid-19 website

A brand new website has been launched which aims to offer local people a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information about Covid-19 and vaccinations: https://sneevaccine.org.uk/

Created by health care experts at the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System, this site will contain lots of useful information to inform and reassure you during this time, enabling you to protect your own and your families physical and mental wellbeing.

What are we missing? Community event to discuss issues around Covid-19 – 21st January 2021 – 6pm

The local health and care system is hosting an event for local people to find out about issues relating to the COVID-19 vaccination.

We want to hear your questions about the vaccination and any issues you may wish to raise relating to matters such as ingredients, side effects and how to obtain the vaccines. Further information and how to join can be found on the SNEE website

Contact details for Citizen’s Advice during the Christmas Holiday Period

Citizens Advice – Leiston, Saxmundham & District  

The office is now closed for advice and support and reopens

on 4th January 2021.

Over the holiday period, the following helplines will be open for anything urgent:

Help to Claim: 0800 144 8 444

  • 24, 25, 28 December – Closed
  • 29, 30, 31 – 8am to 6pm
  • 1 Jan 2020 – Closed

Adviceline: 03444 111 444

  • 24 December – 9am to 1pm
  • 25, 28 December – Closed
  • 29, 30 December – 9am to 5pm
  • 31 December – 9am to 1pm
  • 1 Jan – Closed
  • Anyone in urgent need of a food parcel, can telephone Adviceline and ask them to contact the Sax Food Bank which is run by The Trussell Trust or they can approach one of the local Foodbank’s in their communities.

Scams Action: 0808 250 5050 and Consumer Service: 0808 223 1133

  • 24 December – 9am to 1pm
  • 25, 28 December – Closed
  • 29, 30 December – 9am to 5pm
  • 31 December – 9am to 1pm
  • 1 January – Closed

Citizens Advice – Leiston, Saxmundham and District Link:   http://www.leistoncab.org/

 

Santa visiting Melton – 15th December

Santa is visiting Melton on Tuesday evening on his Rotary sleigh. The sleigh will start at approximately 5.45pm and finish at around 8pm.

Tuesday 15th December: Hall Farm Road and Close, Manthorp Close, Churchman Close, houses on Woods Lane backing on Hall Farm Road, St. Andrews’s Place and Close.

The Rotary club will be collecting donations but not calling on houses. They have also set up a dedicated website for on-line donations and for letters to Santa.
Check out: www.debenrotary.org.uk

Woodbridge Library

All Suffolk Libraries will be closed on Friday 1st January 2021.  

Woodbridge Library is open from 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10am-1pm on Sunday for essential computer usage, reservation collections, Select & Collect and return of items. (Woodbridge Library has a book drop facility so you can drop items off without having to come in.) Please contact the library to book an appointment to use the computers.

We also have a wide range of withdrawn and donated stock for sale.

It is hoped that we will be open from browsing in January but for up to date information about opening hours, services available, etc for Woodbridge Library please:

Telephone: 01394 330855

Email: woodbridge.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woodbridgelibrarysuffolk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodbridgelib

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodbridgelibsuff/

You can still download and stream free eBooks, eAudio, magazines, newspapers, films, documentaries and music. Suffolk Libraries is also running events online to enjoy from home at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on and via Suffolk Libraries YouTube channel.

Customer service for Suffolk Libraries is available Mon-Fri 9-5pm, closed bank holidays. Leave a message out of these hours.

Up to date information can be seen at https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/