Suspension of Car Parking Charges to end – 25th May

Message from East Suffolk Council:

Having taken advice from the British Parking Association about measures to support social distancing, we are bringing our suspension of car park charging to an end from Monday 25th May.

Prolonged ‘free’ parking can create additional traffic in popular, tourism areas which can impact on social distancing. Signs will also be installed to remind people of their health and safety responsibilities when they are using our facilities.

Bank Holiday Health Advice

GP practices in East Suffolk will be closed on bank holiday Monday May 25 – but help is available

  • Please check you’ll have enough repeat prescription medicine to last over the holiday weekend
  • If you have any concerns about coronavirus you should firstly visit the NHS 111 Online symptom checker for help and advice. It’s very important you do not go to your hospital’s emergency department or the local pharmacy as you could potentially be spreading the virus
  • If you are feeling unwell with a non-coronavirus related concern then please speak to your local pharmacy or call NHS 111 or visit NHS  111 Online
  • Some pharmacies will be open on the day
  • First Response 24/7 mental health advice and support is available. If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed or worried about your mental health call the helpline on 0808 196 3494
  • Online counselling and emotional wellbeing support for young people aged 11 – 25 years is available from Kooth and the Wellbeing Suffolk service offers a range of wellbeing support

Further information can be found at the NHS website

Foster Carers Needed

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected almost every aspects of our daily lives and whilst we are all in lockdown or self-isolation, there are still thousands of vulnerable young people coming into care, in need of a safe and nurturing home. Nexus Fostering desperately need to recruit more foster carers, even amid the coronavirus outbreak.

More information can be found on the website or call 0800 389 0143.

Overnight road closure – A12 northbound – 1st June to 7th June

Message from Suffolk Highways

For your information, we are planning to carry out overnight surface dressing and associated works on the A12 northbound carriageway between Ufford and Hacheston. The works are due to take place in the period between the 1st June and 7th June 2020, between the hours of 7pm and 7am. This will require a temporary road closure so that we can carry out our works safely. There will also be a 40mph speed limit in force during the works and a prohibition of waiting in all lay-bys for the safety of the public and the team on site and for the parking of works vehicles and equipment. Traffic cones may also be placed to prevent on-street parking so our work site is unobstructed.

As we plan roadworks in advance, we schedule extra days to allow for bad weather or other delays beyond our control. If we need to make major changes to our work dates, we will update the information signs on site.

During the unprecedented measures we are all having to take at the moment, although we have scheduled this work to take place on the date shown, circumstances may mean that the work start date may be changed.  We will do our best to update you on any changes, but as you will appreciate, our resources are focused on keeping Suffolk’s highway network safe at this most challenging time as our service is critical to ensuring safe travel for our emergency and health services, and for those carrying out essential tasks.

Further information can be found at the website.

OneLife Suffolk – supporting you to have a healthy lifestyle

During this difficult time, OneLife Suffolk are here to support you by offering our FREE services in the safety of your own home. Our dedicated teams can help you stop smoking, offer advice and support with managing your weight along with how to get active safely during this time. Our Children’s team are also running a fun, informative programme for all children in Suffolk to participate in, which includes free webinars accessible from our website.

Please see our website, for more information about how we can support you and your family, alternatively speak to a member of our Client Services Team on 01473 718193.