Bury St Edmunds Town Council's two fully funded Police Community Support Officers have taken up their roles.
Jessica Cullen-McLeod joined her colleague, Mark Ellis (shown below with Town Council Chairman Andrew Speed) on the beat round the town this week. Feel free to stop and say hello if you meet them in your neighbourhood.
Details have been published on the Audit page of this website.
You may have seen the forecast of unsettled weather over the next few days with heavy rain and lightning affecting parts of the East and South East of England.
We are currently monitoring the weather closely and we are in regular contact with the Met Office as the forecast develops.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but extreme weather can affect overhead and underground power lines, resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.
You will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut should:
We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.
If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority.
If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of the current extreme weather. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information.
Bury St Edmunds' latest public art trail started on Saturday 21 July 2018 and runs until Rembrance Sunday (11th November 2018). Trail leaflets are available from all the Tourism Information Points as well as from those premises that are hosting a work of art. If you want to know anything more about the trail visit www.ourburystedmunds.com/ww1trail. Post your photos of any of the 18 works of art on social media and use the hash tags #WW1Trail and #EveryHeartMatters. The more people who know about the trail the better!
A selection of Tourist information leaflets and other visitor information is available from the Town Council's offices at 7 Angel Hill (near the War Memorial). The main Tourist Information Centre is now located in the Apex in Charter Square. There are other Tourist Information Points around the town including next to the Cathedral Shop on Angel Hill and Moyse's Hall museum in the Cornhill.
The British Red Cross offer a mobility aids delivery service in Bury St Edmunds - for more information call 01284 727252. If there is someone in your local community who may need a welfare check please call them on 01284 727247.