Monthly Archives: June 2014

FREE Babergh VCS Locality Network Meeting: 9th July in Brantham

June 25, 2014

Do you want to find out what other community groups are doing? Do you want to have your say about the needs of your group? You are warmly invited to attend a Babergh Voluntary and Community sector (VCS) Locality Network meeting. This is for all Community, Voluntary and Faith Groups in South Suffolk: Wednesday 9th

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£700,000 loan fund to help rural communities

June 17, 2014

Volunteers in Suffolk are being encouraged to apply to a £700,000 Defra loan fund to improve rural community buildings – or even build new ones. The Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund plays a crucial role in helping community groups renovate and refurbish buildings such as village halls, church halls and community centres. It encourages communities

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Suffolk enquiry into lowering the voting age to 16

June 17, 2014

16 and 17 year olds should be given the vote in all public elections, according to the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP), which has chosen ‘votes at 16’ as its national campaign for 2014. Throughout April and May 2014, the Members of Youth Parliament here in Suffolk carried out face-to-face consultation via focus groups, online messaging

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Save £156 a year on your heating

June 17, 2014

Over 1000 members have made yearly savings, averaging £156 each, thanks to Community Action Suffolk’s community oil buying scheme. With over 113,000 premises in Suffolk not on mains gas, there are many people who could benefit from lower oil prices, particularly the elderly, those on lower incomes and those without access to the internet. The

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Public joins Haverhill Community Ambassadors to clean up Burton End

June 17, 2014

Members of the public joined Haverhill’s Community Ambassadors for a litter pick around the School Lane area of the town on Saturday 7th June 2014. Armed with litter pickers, gloves and other equipment the team helped to fill numerous bags with rubbish collected in the area from the rugby club, duck pond, park and surrounding

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We’re asking “Can You?” in Stowmarket on Tuesday 17th June

June 11, 2014

Don’t worry if you missed the chance to chat about volunteering during National Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June), members of Community Action Suffolk’s Volunteering team will be in Stowmarket on Tuesday 17th June 2014. A free volunteering fair is being held at The Mix, and is a chance for you to: meet local charities and voluntary groups

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Latest Health Wellbeing and Social Care news round-up: May 2014

June 3, 2014

Each month, Community Action Suffolk pulls together a “Health Wellbeing and Social Care Digest”, summarising a number of the key health and wellbeing news stories affecting Suffolk and the voluntary and community sector. May 2014’s CAS Health Wellbeing and Social Care Digest is now available to download. We welcome your feedback to say what is useful

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Free equipment available for Children and Young People groups in Suffolk

June 3, 2014

Following the closure of the Making Tracks children and young people’s project in Ipswich, we have lots of equipment and resources to give away to groups working with children and young people in Suffolk. Everything is free and the condition cannot be guaranteed and all items are taken sight as seen. If you are interested

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