CoronaVirus Lockdown – Week One – A Writer’s Blog From The East Coast

So we end the first week of isolation and social distancing – and what a week! Taking a leaf out of the Trimley Recorder’s blog, I feel obviously as a writer I need to record my thoughts somehow –and as a historian record my take on what is happening in this strangest of times – but up to now my brain seems to have gone … Continue reading CoronaVirus Lockdown – Week One – A Writer’s Blog From The East Coast

Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Every day it seems we wake up to something else that has been taken away from us. Today its the garden waste collection. Unfortunately East Suffolk has decided to suspend the collection of garden waste after Friday 27th in order to concentrate on collecting household waste. However – on a lighter note – MOT’s have all been given a six month extension And the government … Continue reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

From Thurs 26th March Howard House and Haven Health surgeries will be working jointly as a team. All calls will be dealt with by Howard House, whichever surgery you ring, and care will be navigated as appropriate. All potentially infected patients will be seen at Haven Health by pre arrangement only Howard House will provide immediate necessary care for non infectious patients The doors will … Continue reading Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

Do you need to register a birth or a death – or have you got a marriage ceremony booked in a register office? Here is the latest advice from Suffolk County Council Register Office From 20 March 2020, all our offices will be closed for counter enquiries but remain open for telephone calls and pre-booked appointments Our outstation services at Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saxmundham will not operate. This … Continue reading Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

As every day brings a new situation – the council is trying to respond as best it can. If you have an ongoing planning application this is the advice from East Suffolk at the moment: East Suffolk Council remains open and appropriately staffed to ensure that the statutory functions of the Planning and Building Control services can continue.  However, in light of Government advice regarding … Continue reading East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Statement from Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, East Suffolk Council is taking appropriate measures to ensure that the delivery of critical services continues, while also ensuring that our communities and our staff are safeguarded. We want to remain accessible to our customers, but we will also take all necessary precautions and we greatly appreciate the … Continue reading Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Parking rules are changing. Previously the police were in charge of fines for parking on yellow lines and obstruction on the roads – but this has new all been handed over to local authorities, and East Suffolk will be the authority in charge for our area. There are new rules such as a restriction on parking on verges, penalties for repairing cars at the side … Continue reading Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Review – a little space

a little space – Geko & Mind The Gap – New Wolsey Theatre last night and touring Geko have a deserved reputation as a leading, cutting edge physical theatre company whose production design and execution are honed to the enth degree and whose last production, The Institute, was toured round the world. Mind the Gap are a leading company working with learning disabled performers – … Continue reading Review – a little space

Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

In spite of a public meeting hosted by MP Dr Therese Coffey – and a petition raised by patients of the practice – Walton Surgery will close permanently on 31st March 2020. Although this is extremely sad news we are fortunate in Felixstowe that we do have alternatives.  The three other practices in the area are all willing to take on new patients – and … Continue reading Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

We live on a shifting coastline which in the past has claimed many landmarks and dwellings – including most of the once thriving port of Dunwich. Now the sea is set to claim another slice of history as the owners of 228-year-old Orfordness lighthouse, which has been creeping closer to the sea due to years of coastal erosion, have confirmed it will be demolished. Recent … Continue reading Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders