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Boarding school offers places to refugees

St Felix School Crest

A Suffolk boarding school has offered two free places to Syrian teenagers and is calling on others to follow its lead.

Saint Felix School in Southwold has made the offer according to the head of the Boarding Schools' Association.

"The Boarding Schools' Association supports Saint Felix School and any other boarding school who wishes to provide places to teenage orphaned Syrian refugees entering the country under the scheme being launched by the Prime Minister."

– Robin Fletcher

New houses to be built in Southwold to combat high prices

Southwold in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A council in Suffolk has announced it will build social housing for local families in the centre of Southwold.

Waveney District Council says high prices in the area mean local families are often forced to leave the town.

It is hoping proposals to build 20 new sustainable houses off St Edmunds road will help solve the problem.



Southwold beach in Suffolk rated excellent in Good Beach Guide

Good Beach Guide released.

More of our beaches than ever before have been praised for their water quality.

All of our beaches met the minimum standard required by the Marine Conservation Society in this year's Good Beach Guide.

All but seven achieved the highest rating.

Last summer's dry weather's been credited for the figures.

One of the 32 resorts judged to have excellent water quality was Southwold in Suffolk.

The town's mayor hopes it will help attract more visitors to the area.

Waveney District Council urges residents in threatened homes to vacate as soon as possible

Waveney District Council is urging residents in threatened properties to vacate as soon as possible.

Reports suggest that the tide is far higher, far earlier than expected and residents should not presume to wait until immediately before the predicted surge peak at around 11pm.

The rest centres in Lowestoft, Kessingland, Southwold and Carlton Colville are now open and receiving people.

Details can be found here.

Waveney District Council consider closing parks, footpaths and promenades

Waveney District Council and their operational partners Waveney Norse are considering the closure of parks, footpaths and promenades as the threat of flooding escalates. Closures under consideration include:

  • Nicholas Everitt Park and the Mutford Lock footpath in Oulton Broad
  • Beccles Quay and Fen Park
  • Lowestoft beach promenade

In addition, signage will be placed in various locations, such as Southwold Harbour, warning people to keep their distance from areas which may be susceptible to flooding.

"We must take every precaution to ensure public safety. This weather event is not a show for people to watch and enjoy, it is a serious situation which needs to be managed very carefully and the wellbeing of our communities is a top priority."

– Council Leader Colin Law
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