Covid has not only attacked people’s physical health. With the collapse of the economy and so many businesses forced to shut and make staff redundant – or workers put on reduced hours – its has left many suffering financial hardship. And for those who already had problems – it has plunged many of them into crisis. East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice … Continue reading Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help
Arts facilitators Pier Projects have already announced a new paid commission for an artist to develop work around the concept of walking in Felixstowe .Now they are seeing members of the public to form a ‘community panel’ to select the winning artist. Pier Projects want to work with an artist to develop an exciting project for Felixstowe based around walking. .The aim of the project … Continue reading Call Out For Community Panel To Select Artist For Felixstowe Commission
The hospitality, tourism and retail sector, so hard hit by restrictions during the pandemic, has been given a double boost in Suffolk with the announcement of more financial help from both East Suffolk Council and the Chancellor’s Budget. East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million Hospitality Payment scheme which will see a one-off grant of £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of … Continue reading More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced
During this pandemic life hasn’t been easy for anyone, but in the professional world the creative industry has had a particularly hard time of it. And the Felixstowe peninsula is particularly rich in creatives, from musicians and theatre practitioners to visual artists. With venues closed or at limited capacity it has been very difficult to get work out there – but now arts facilitators Pier … Continue reading Pier Projects Announce New Art Commission for Felixstowe
Last year we all had high hopes that lockdown would be eased fairly quickly and by March 2021 everything would be more or less operating normally In that spirit plans were put in motion for a weekend to celebrate women’s creativity to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th entitled WAMfest (Women Arts and Music). Unfortunately, as we all know, covid and lockdown have … Continue reading WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September
In the House of Commons this afternoon Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his long awaited plan to end restrictions and ease England out of lockdown. As had been urged by many, the easing is cautious – allowing four weeks between each stage in order to analyse the data and ensure there is no huge resurgence in virus cases and hospitalisation numbers. The PM did make … Continue reading Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown
In these uncertain times mid pandemic and post Brexit you would be forgiven for thinking we are short on good news – especially in the area of trade. Love it or loath it, with the demise of local manufacturers and now the decimation of the retail industry, job security in our region relies to a great extent on the prosperity of our ports – and … Continue reading Felixstowe & Harwich Bid for FreePort Status – What Does It All Mean?
For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say
Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?
Covid has caused a lot of suffering within the community – but it has had perhaps the greatest effect on vulnerable older people, some who have had to isolate for months at a time separated from loved ones and unable to attend the usual clubs or day centres that made life a little bit easier. In order to bring a little cheer into these people’s … Continue reading Council To Deliver ‘Goody Bags’ To Isolated Older Residents
Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY, and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning. To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service