Image source, John Fairhall / Hfrance.fr Legend of the 'image, Haverhill is one of nine cities to receive funds to help pay for coronavirus prevention measures thist winter
Nine towns in Suffolk have received grants to support their winter plans to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Suffolk Growth Partnership said the money is being made available through the Covid Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) allocated by Suffolk Public Health.
The £ 41,000 funding is designed to help pay for coronavirus prevention measures, including for events such as the Christmas lights come on.
Cities taken in charge include Ipswich, Southwold, Beccles and Sudbury.
The municipal councils of Clare, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Haverhill and Stowmarket will also receive grants.
Karen Chapman , Head of the Suffolk Growth Partnership, said: "Together with colleagues in public health, Suffolk Growth is pleased to be able to help our city centers minimize the risk of Covid during their festive activities and events.
"We have been very impressed with the quality of the applications and the consideration of the Covid prevention measures that will be put in place to ensure the safety of residents and visitors as Suffolk enters the winter months.
Funding could be used to help support adaptations of local facilities, equipment and communications, as well as preventive management activities for events like this.ls as Christmas parties and celebrations of lights.
He said while councilors were able to space out enough for meetings, there was limited space available for public participation.
"A lot of people are still not comfortable attending meetings with others, especially in confined spaces and this situation may continue for a while, " said City Clerk Nick Rees.
"So this equipment will allow continued public participation and will dramatically improve the experience for everyone.
City Council said that equipment would also be offered to local groups and charities to use for their GS meeting and presentations.
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