Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment

Community Action Suffolk have announced £1,660,900 of grant funding for a project providing targeted and intensive support for young people in Suffolk who are long-term unemployed or economically inactive, to gain and sustain employment and education. Community Action Suffolk is the lead partner of a partnership with eight other organisations across Suffolk who will jointly deliver the ‘Minding the Gap’ project. These are: Access Community … Continue reading Minding the Gap Project – Funding Young People in Long Term Unemployment

Review – Urinetown The Musical

Urinetown The Musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman – Gallery Players- Sir John Mills Theatre till Sat April 8th A musical about toilets? Really? And with urine in the title? This didn’t sound like a great idea – and yes – this is probably the weirdest musical you will ever see – but combining Brecht with Rogers and Hammerstein this (mainly) young and vibrant … Continue reading Review – Urinetown The Musical

Easter Events In Felixstowe

If you are looking for something to do in Felixstowe over Easter – there’s plenty going on. There will be an International Food Market in the Town Centre from Friday 14th to Monday 17th April from 10am – 7pm each day, featuring food and non-food products from all over Europe. Enjoy Greek olives, Italian cheese, French pastries, Spanish paella and much more. On the seafront, … Continue reading Easter Events In Felixstowe

New £1 Comes Into Circulation Today – What You Need To Know

The new 12-sided £1 enters circulation today (Tuesday March 28th) and replaces the familiar round £1 coin, which has been in circulation since 1983. The Royal Mint will release around 300 million 12-sided copies of the new £1 coin across the country today. The old £1 coin will remain legal tender along with the new until October 15th. After that date you will only be … Continue reading New £1 Comes Into Circulation Today – What You Need To Know

NatWest Branches in Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Stowmarket Set To Close

Troubled banking giant RBS is closing 158 branches across the UK  and this will  include those in Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Stowmarket, with the bank blaming a sharp reduction in the number of transactions and the shift to online banking . The Stowmarket branch is to close on September 21st, the Felixstowe branch on September 27th and the Woodbridge branch on September 28th. NatWest said it was … Continue reading NatWest Branches in Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Stowmarket Set To Close

Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

After being put up for sale by for £5 million by the previous owners who ran an international school from the site – Bawsdsey Manor has been sold for an undisclosed sum to PGL – an established company that has sites across the whole country offering outdoor adventure holidays for children On their website PGL have announced: “OPENING SUMMER 2017 – Bawdsey Manor, a centre … Continue reading Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

Review – Meet Fred

Meet Fred – Hijinx in association with Blind Summit – New Wolsey Studio and touring A play about exclusion that is both disability and puppet led sounded like it could have been just another badly constructed vanity project, yet this piece triumphed from the outset – weaving puppetry with great direction, a telling script and professional execution that created an entertaining and though provoking whole. … Continue reading Review – Meet Fred

Review – Silver Lining

Silver Lining by Sandi Toksvig – New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday 18th March Oh no, not another play about old people’s homes! Yes this is a well worn furrow – but Sandi Toksvig’s new play is both hilarious and touching in equal measure – and its originality lies in the fact that it’s an all woman cast (apart from one token man), who’s wry observations … Continue reading Review – Silver Lining

Cycling On The Prom – Is The Experiment Working?

As we approach the summer tourist season, the year-long trial allowing cycling along Felixstowe’s Promenade seems to be going well according to the Council, as there have been very few complaints recorded . However Suffolk Coastal has repeated its appeal for people using the Prom to take extra care, as the shared space becomes busier. And there were originally heated exchanges at Felixstowe Town Council … Continue reading Cycling On The Prom – Is The Experiment Working?