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Suffolk Conservatives push forward on Devolution talks

Suffolk County Council met on 23rd November to discuss continuing talks with Government to achieve a devolution deal for Suffolk. This comes in the wake of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council voting down the original Norfolk and Suffolk Deal.

Excellent news for Suffolk’s children as results in the early years continue to rise.

Provisional figures which have been published by the Department for Education show an increase in Suffolk children achieving a Good Level of Development in their Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) results. The assessments recognise children’s achievements in the EYFS. This includes key areas of learning and development such as communication and language; physical development; and personal, social and emotional development.

Better Broadband for Suffolk

Over the past few months, much progress has been made with the Better Broadband Programme. Having completed the first contract ahead of target, significantly under budget, and reaching more premises than planned, focus is being placed on repeating that feat for the second contract.

Suffolk Conservatives invest millions into Upper Orwell Crossing

Suffolk County Council is planning to invest £20million over the next three years to enable initial detailed development work to happen in preparation for the new crossings. The Conservative Government has committed £91.73m for Wet Dock crossing in Ipswich

Conservative Suffolk County Council invest an additional £10million in road surfacing

The Conservative Administration at Suffolk County Council is allocating £10million of additional investment from its reserves into 2016’s programme of road surface dressing during the spring and summer months before September. This preventative maintenance work will help avoid potholes forming in future years on the roads that are treated by delivering approximately three million square metres of new surfacing; particularly focusing on rural roads across the county.