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Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

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

What’s On At Two Sisters Arts Centre In July

After a really good opening month – where so far every event has been sold to capacity – Two Sisters has a packed and exciting programme coming up for July. Thursday July 1st sees the return of popular, award winning performance poet Luke Wright with The Ballad Seller Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad … Continue reading What’s On At Two Sisters Arts Centre In July

ESC Launches New Environmental Grant Scheme

With apparently no sense of the irony  – East Suffolk Council have launched  the ‘Nature First Small Grants Scheme’ on behalf of something called the East Suffolk Greenprint Forum. A press release from ESC states ‘East Suffolk Council continues to put the environment first as voluntary and community groups are invited to apply for funding to support projects that help promote biodiversity. ‘ Maybe if … Continue reading ESC Launches New Environmental Grant Scheme

Open Air Theatre Comes To Felixstowe

There are two open air theatre shows coming to the Beachfront Events Area next to the Leisure Centre this coming weekend – so pack a picnic and a blanket to sit on and join Heatbreak Productions for David Walliams’ Mr Stink on Sunday 20th  or The Great Gatsby on Saturday 19th. Mr Stink On Sunday June 20th at 4pm Heartbreak Productions bring an adaptation of … Continue reading Open Air Theatre Comes To Felixstowe

Deben Site Plans Given Approval Despite Objections – When Will Planners Get Real?

Unsurprisingly, East Suffolk Council have given themselves permission to develop the former Deben School site on Garrison Lane to their own specifications – in spite of objections from the public and Felixstowe Town Council. ESC’s planning committee voted eight to one in favour of its own development for the space, which will see 45 apartments  and maisonettes created in addition to 16 houses. The former … Continue reading Deben Site Plans Given Approval Despite Objections – When Will Planners Get Real?

Emergency Test Alerts Today – Don’t Panic!

Today in East Suffolk your phone may suddenly start to make a loud siren like sound  and receive a government alert message. If it does – don’t panic – this is a government test and you need to take no action – (apart from drop your phone in surprise I imagine!) Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK government thats expected to launch … Continue reading Emergency Test Alerts Today – Don’t Panic!

Two Sister Arts Centre Re –Opens With Exciting Summer Programme

It’s been a long cold lonely winter’,  as the Beatles once sang – but with hospitalisations and deaths from covid falling dramatically – and a very successful roll out of the vaccination programme – PM Boris Johnson has announced that his road map remains on track, hence allowing indoor entertainment venues to open from May 17th Two Sisters Arts Centre – which opened in the … Continue reading Two Sister Arts Centre Re –Opens With Exciting Summer Programme

Local Election Results – Conservatives Retain Big Majority But Greens Make Significant Gains

Politics is a strange business. In spite of a fairly disastrous handling of the pandemic over the best part of a year, the superlative rollout of the vaccine programme seems to have saved the Conservative’s bacon – and across the country it’s been a fairly terrible result for Labour – and especially Kier Starmer in his first test a leader  In Suffolk, not surprisingly,  the … Continue reading Local Election Results – Conservatives Retain Big Majority But Greens Make Significant Gains

Local Election Day for Suffolk County Council & Police Commissioner

Today is local election day across the country – and in East Suffolk we are voting for Suffolk County Councillor candidates – and a new Police & Crime Commissioner Whatever your views of politics or the merits of those standing for election – the important point to note is that we live in a democracy – and the privilege  to exercise your voting rights was … Continue reading Local Election Day for Suffolk County Council & Police Commissioner

Pier Projects Announce London Based Winner of Art Commission For Felixstowe

  Announcement from Pier Projects: “We are delighted to announce Alisa Oleva as the artist we will be working with this year. She will be developing a new art project for Felixstowe, inspired by walking and in response to this unique port and coastal town.  London-based Oleva was selected by a newly formed Community Arts Panel, comprising residents of Felixstowe following a nationwide Open Call for … Continue reading Pier Projects Announce London Based Winner of Art Commission For Felixstowe

Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans

It’s Spring – and that usually means in Felixstowe that it signals the Beach Huts getting moved back onto the sand from their winter quarters on the prom. But 55 huts near the Spa Pavilion look to be stuck for the third year running after East Suffolk Council abandoned their latest plan to create concrete platforms on the beach on which to re position them. … Continue reading Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans