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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

Changes to Felixstowe Parking Tariffs Imminent

Car parking charges in Felixstowe are changing. Following a delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, East Suffolk Council will now begin rolling out new parking tariffs across the district – which will include charges in car parks that were previously free . However – after listening to the public – there will still be free half hour parking across a number of sites.  There are … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Parking Tariffs Imminent

Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

Do you run a small business? Did you struggle to get funding in the first round of council business grants? Maybe you are a newish business or were not on the rates list. Maybe you did not qualify against the government’s original criteria. If this is the case – you may still be able to apply for the ESC’s Discretionary Business Grant Scheme  – but … Continue reading Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

Suffolk has recorded its first week of no coronavirus deaths since the disease arrived in March New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in the week ending July 24 (week 30) there were no Covid-related deaths in the county. And Ipswich Hospital has cut back on the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients as Covid-19 admissions fell to … Continue reading No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers

Do you know someone who has dedicated their time to helping others through the pandemic? Has a group, business, or charity made a positive difference to your lockdown experience ?  We all know that covid has brought out both the best and the worst in people – and the news is often full of the negative. But while there have been stories of exploitation and … Continue reading East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers

Lowestoft Awarded £43 Million – But Will It Make Any Difference?

Editors Saturday Comment So on top of a substantial award of three quarters of a million pounds in Government funding to invest in capital projects in Lowestoft including regenerating the South Beach area, plans to build a £70 million third bridge, and funding previously awarded to regenerate the High Street, East Suffolk Council is now celebrating an incredible award of over £43 million by the … Continue reading Lowestoft Awarded £43 Million – But Will It Make Any Difference?

Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

At The Finance and Governance meeting this week Felixstowe town councillors voted on how to spend £10,000 put aside for three possible projects. On the table were proposals to spend up to £6000 on one night of drive in cinema, installing temporary toilets at Landguard or spending £2500 on a new Wicker Family. Out of those three options the only one to get the green … Continue reading Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

Performance Venues – Details Announced For Possible Re Opening

While many areas of our life are being increasingly relaxed including shops, bars, restaurants and even cinemas, and this week gyms, beauty salons and swimming pools – the one thing conspicuous by its absence has been a detailed road map for re opening performance venues. Many of the bigger venues such as The National, Birmingham Rep and The Theatre Royal, Norwich have already started to … Continue reading Performance Venues – Details Announced For Possible Re Opening

Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

When the shared space in Hamilton Rd was first muted there were understandable fears for pedestrian safety – and many argued that it should be shut to vehicles during certain hours of the day. Well one of the consequences of covid-19 is that this is exactly what has now happened. From Saturday 4th July and for the next month at least, for most of the … Continue reading Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

Felixstowe Book Festival – On Line This Weekend

Felixstowe Book Festival is going online from 26th June -28th June and will be free for all to enjoy! Across the weekend they will be hosting a series of live-streamed author Q&As and interview, plus recorded talks and children’s activities on their Facebook page and via their website. You can either log in to Facebook and visit https://www.facebook.com/FelixstoweBookFest or alternatively, tune in to the online page on … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival – On Line This Weekend