Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Well in theory May should be nicer weather wise – although it doesn’t seem to be starting off that way. However – there are lots of good things planned during the month – including outside events – so let’s hope the weather bucks up a bit for them. From Friday 4th – Saturday 5th Manning Amusements are holding the first ever  BeachFest –  a new … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Review – A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams – English Touring Theatre – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 28th April and touring Tennessee Williams’ powerful play was written in 1947 but in some ways it is timeless. It certainly resonates with us today with its themes of violence and oppression against women and the complex reasons people stay in relationships. Director Chelsea Walker has made a … Continue reading Review – A Streetcar Named Desire

Student Review – Kindertransport

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels – New Wolsey Theatre  Kindertransport – the German word that translates as the transportation of children. Today, Kindertransport means one thing: the escape and rescue of 10,000 children from the Nazi regime before the outbreak of the Second World War. When nine-year-old Eva Schlesinger is sent from her home in Hamburg, Germany to brave the unknown of Manchester by herself, the … Continue reading Student Review – Kindertransport

Review – Kindertransport

KinderTransport by Diane Samuels – New Wolsey Theatre till Saturday 21st April  & touring Samuels’ modern classic was written in 1993 but since then has been performed many many times and translated into a number of different languages. It’s about a subject that must never be forgotten – the Nazi attempt to obliterate a people group during the years 1936 – 1945, commonly known as … Continue reading Review – Kindertransport

Review – Bette & Joan

Bette & Joan by Anton Burge – Horizon Theatre– last night at the Orwell hotel and touring Horizon Theatre specialise in small cast, compact little plays –( Wit, Duet for One, MAMIL) and this is another  – this time a two hander set in 1962 and featuring notorious screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Both were icons in their day but by the early … Continue reading Review – Bette & Joan

Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Are you a carer for someone with dementia – or do you know someone who is? It’s estimated that around 12,800 people in Suffolk are currently living with dementia, with the number rising in the future at a time when the NHS is strapped for cash and many people are left to struggle on with very little help. In January two new dementia support groups … Continue reading Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska – Eastern Angles – Walton Community Hall and touring. Eastern Angles go back to their roots with this very localised play set in Clacton and following the relationship of three generations of women in the B&B business. The title suggests its going to be about the rise and fall of the seaside landlady – but this is a play still to … Continue reading Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

Do you walk your dog on Felixstowe beach? Have you got a strong opinion on those who do? At the moment there are a number of byelaws in place across Suffolk Coastal concerning dog control and restrictions in public spaces but the council is committed to replacing these with Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). As far as Felixstowe beach is concerned there are two options now being … Continue reading Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

If you use your brown bin for garden or food waste and you want to continue to do so – you only have a few weeks left to sign up to SCDC’s new paid scheme. The first paid-for collections are scheduled to start from the beginning of May, after Suffolk Coastal District Council introduced a £43 a year charge for collecting garden waste this financial … Continue reading Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now