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  1. £1m for cosy, green Suffolk homes

    December 2nd, 2020

    £1m for cosy, green Suffolk homes

    Suffolk residents are set to benefit in two ways following recent Government announcements about its Green Homes Grants. The Green Homes scheme, which is designed to help make homes more energy efficient, offers vouchers to households to get energy …

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  2. Babergh and Mid Suffolk residents to benefit from slice of Government Green Home funding

    December 2nd, 2020

    Residents in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are set to benefit following recent Government announcements about its Green Homes Grants.  The Green Homes scheme, which is designed to help make homes more energy efficient, offers vouchers to households to get …

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  3. Free Communities Prepared Flood Training in Lowestoft

    November 24th, 2020

    Free training webinars are available in December for anyone in the Lowestoft area interested in helping people in emergency flood situations. As part of the Communities Prepared programme, free training sessions are being offered to residents and …

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  4. Green light for councils’ biodiversity vision

    November 9th, 2020

    Councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk have approved their first Biodiversity Action Plan to protect and strengthen biodiversity – supporting the councils’ carbon neutral aims. Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ cabinets have …

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  5. Norfolk Climate Change Conference

    October 21st, 2020

    The Norfolk Climate Change Conference is taking place on October 31st 2020 from 2-3.30pm. Lessons from Coronavirus for climate change: what should we do now? The Zoom virtual conference will provide a platform to reflect on the lessons from the …

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  6. Visitors can scrap the paper with new digital parking

    October 21st, 2020

    Motorists parking in Babergh and Mid Suffolk can now scrap their paper ticket and go digital – to help protect their health and the environment.  Visitors needing to drive into the districts to shop local, instead of walking or cycling, can now …

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  7. New in-house public realm service set to pave way for biodiversity ambitions

    September 28th, 2020

    Babergh’s cabinet has approved plans which will see the management of public open spaces, playgrounds, and litter bins move in-house, in line with neighbouring Mid Suffolk.  Public realm services in Babergh will be directly managed by the council …

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  8. Solar Together Suffolk is back for a third round!

    September 2nd, 2020

    Solar Together Suffolk is back for a third round!

    Since 2018, we have installed solar panel systems in over 800 households across Suffolk. On average, homeowners have saved £2,000 on installation costs, £140 each year on energy bills and stopped harmful carbon emissions entering the atmosphere – …

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  9. A flourishing environment or thriving agriculture? A Roundtable discussion

    July 16th, 2020

                      Led by Robin Price of Water Resources East, this roundtable discusses the role of food production and rising environmental standards. Join the discussion to hear from our colleague John Patrick from Felixstowe Hydrocycle …

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  10. First business benefits from council’s free solar panel scheme

    June 19th, 2020

    First business benefits from council’s free solar panel scheme

    A Lowestoft-based charity is the first organisation to benefit from free solar panels as part of Suffolk County Council’s recently launched Renewable Energy Fund. Nirvana Health and Fitness, on Pinbush Road in Lowestoft, is now hosting a 70kWp …

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