From Monday 25th, there are service changes on the Felixstowe line, between 08 and 16 hours, there will only be a two-hourly service. There will be no 08.25 ex Ipswich but otherwise the times outside of these hours remain unchanged. Greater Anglia have not yet said if there will be any alterations to the weekend trains. The Ipswich Park & Ride service has been temporarily suspended. It's probably only a matter of time before First look at our two buses. At present, the 73 and 79 are still running to timetable but with very few passengers.
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The Suffolk-wide Covid response Communications Group has created a new vaccination webpage which has now been added to the Suffolk County Council website.
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Kirton & Falkenham Parish Council have received the attached Award for recognition of the Outstanding Service to the Community during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
This, however, was not an achievement made by the PC alone but by the kind, considerate and selfless support offered by so many villagers to help friends and neighbours within our community.
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There has been regular dumping of large amounts of meat in the litter bin in Park Lane over a number of weeks. This has resulted in it becoming extremely unpleasant with foul smells. As a result
East Suffolk Council
have removed the bin. We have been informed that the problem has now moved to the the village green. These bins are for normal litter, food products can be placed in your green (preferably) or grey bin. If the problem persists we may loose more bins. Please, if you are doing this stop, or if you see someone doing it please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
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September's PC meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday September 14th at 19.30. If you wish to attend please email the Clerk at email@example.com
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In the new timetable, there are, in fact, three 73 services operating on Saturdays and school holidays only. The 08.00 ex Kirton but there is also the 14.42 ex Felixstowe and the 16.27 to Felixstowe. These two journeys will continue to run just for children only on school days to and from Felixstowe Academy. We've been advised by SCC that this is school transport Covid-19 related and the intention is to operate this way on a temporary basis until either half term in October or the end of the year. In these uncertain times, it's not possible to give a precise date.
It's not clear from the timetables but we can confirm that both of our buses 73 and 79 will operate via Falkenham road loop and this is certainly good news for people living in that part of our village. You may have noticed that the first bus ex Woodbridge Monday to Friday will be at 09.40 and this should increase the number of Woodbridge passengers as they will be able to use their bus passes (09.30 restriction) All helps to keep the buses running! Use it or loose it.
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August's PC meeting will be held via Zoom. If you wish to attend please email the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
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During the FY 2020/21 Suffolk Highways are planning to undertake approx 32 lane km of resurfacing and maintenance work including associated slip roads, two roundabouts and two junctions on Suffolk’s network at Levington and Kirton.
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