River Stour pathway nears conclusion

Councillors recently gave an update on the River Stour pathway saga.

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Counties join forces in anti litter campaign

An anti-litter campaign which spans Suffolk Essex and Kent has resulted in a reduction of litter for the third year in a row.

More snow showers on the way says Met Office

More snow and ice for East Anglia tonight

Don’t put the toboggan away yet because the Met Office has issued a warning for more snow and ice across East Anglia today and tomorrow.

A garage in Quay Lane was made more attractive with a beautiful array of plants and flowers. ANL-170301-110106001

Campaign for people to ‘Love Sudbury’

The Sudbury Society is to promote a ‘Love Sudbury’ campaign, hoping to inspire residents to do their bit to make the town a nicer place to live, work and visit.

Christmas Day Babies 

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Layla arrives on Christmas day

Despite arriving on Christmas Day there was nothing but excitement from little Layla’s family including her two brothers when she was delivered at West Suffolk Hospital.

ARDMORE VETS have sponsored dog poo bags dispensers as part of the dog poo campaign

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Sudbury’s dog fouling problems have improved

A continued campaign by local businesses and Sudbury Town Council to end the dog fouling blight that caused problems across the town continues as another five bins and bag dispensers have been put out.

Sudbury Town Council

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Proposal for new wood in Sudbury near historic moat

Woods Around Town is looking to create a new community woodland in Sudbury, near to a historic moat.

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New trees for the whole community

James Cartlidge MP has planted an oak tree in Boxford to highlight the importance of conservation work in South Suffolk. The tree is on land owned by the Woodland Trust, who manage nearby Primrose Wood on the upper side of the River Box.

Market Hill, Sudbury 

Bins for cigarettes are working in town centre so the community wardens have been given more money to put more up from sudbury town council.
Community Warden Bradley Smith with apprentice wardens Lewis Perry and Aaron Bennett and piles of cigarettes and gum collected..
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Plan to stub out cigarette litter

New cigarette bins have been put around the town after Sudbury’s community wardens created a convincing case to councillors.

Shovels at the ready: TGS pupils get ready to plant their trees. ANL-161130-084408001

Pupils planting for future generations of school kids

More than 280 students have planted their own legacy inside their own school grounds after a unique partnership with a leading conservation charity. Thomas Gainsborough School linked up with the Woodland Trust and local groups and businesses to further enhance a wooded area.

EA workers are wading through the mud to save the fish. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-154045001

Specialist dive team successfully remove River Stour blockage

The River Stour should return to its normal level over the next few days after a specialist dive team removed a blockage.

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EA workers are wading through the mud to save the fish. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-154045001

VIDEO UPDATE: Divers out today to remove blockage causing low River Stour levels

The Environment Agency (EA) has said divers will be sent out today to try to remove a blockage at Cornard weir that has caused the water levels on the River Stour in Sudbury to drop by around six feet.

Ethan Head, 7. ANL-160803-113456001

Support for Ethan in charity clean up

Ethan Head, 7, from The Hawthorns, Sudbury is continuing in his bid to raise money for BBC Children in Need and to clean up the town.

A rescue operation is taking place to save thousands of fish after the river level of the River Stour in Sudbury dropped suddenly. Photo by Tim Ranson ANL-161125-153939001

Remarkable photos show water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

Photos taken by Sudbury photographer Tim Ranson show the incredible drop in water level on the River Stour.

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Thousands of fish being rescued after dramatic water level drop on River Stour, Sudbury

The Environment Agency (EA) are having to rescue thousands of fish from their spawning grounds after the River Stour dropped by at least six feet following a blockage.

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VIDEO: River Stour at Sudbury drops by six feet overnight after weir blockage

The level of the River Stour in Sudbury has dropped by ‘five to six feet’ after a control gate was blocked further downstream.

Station Field development in Boxford. ANL-160709-111745001

Homes all gone to locals says developer

New private homes built in Boxford have all been sold to people with a connection to the village, developers have confirmed.

Vicki Arrowsmith owner of Girl Fridays with current and past staff. ANL-160711-115316001

Sparkling form from expanding cleaning firm

When redundant store manager Vicki Arrowsmith became a housekeeper, her client’s friends kept commenting on how they wanted someone like her to work for them.

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FEATURE: Stepping stones to create Suffolk’s ‘living landscapes’

Imagine a Suffolk where wildlife flourishes in the countryside, villages and towns. Where children grow up inspired by the sights and sounds of nature and where people live happier, healthier lives.

Long Melford Bull Lane development. Councillors John Watts chair of planning Long Melford PC, John Nunn parish and district councillor and Richard Kemp Parish district and county councillor Picture Mark Westley ANL-160823-225028009

Councillors blast ‘flawed’ study on new village homes

A strong letter of objection to 71 new homes being built in Long Melford, has been sent by parish councillors to district planners.

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