Free Activities for OAP’s On Silver Sunday

Older residents from across East Suffolk are invited to take part in a number of free activities on Sunday 1 October, as part of a national campaign to reduce loneliness. Silver Sunday is an annual celebration of older people and raises awareness of the social isolation which affects so many. To mark the occasion, free events and activities are taking place in Suffolk Coastal and … Continue reading Free Activities for OAP’s On Silver Sunday

Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

With the suggestion that Suffolk Coastal is planning to introduce charges at what are now free car parks in April 2019, they have decided to consult with residents on the proposals. Civil Parking Enforcement is necessary because cut back to the police force mean that councils have got to take over the enforcement of parking restrictions. The aim of this consultation is to gain an … Continue reading Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

Preview – Philip Thickness – Friend or Foe?

Philip Thickness Friend or Foe – Woven Theatre – LANDGUARD FORT, FELIXSTOWE: September 28th – October 1st The story of Philip Thicknesse, Governor of Landguard Fort 1753- 66, is being brought to life in the place where it all happened. A site specific production developed by the Woven Theatre Company with widespread community involvement and a whole new perspective on a man who should be … Continue reading Preview – Philip Thickness – Friend or Foe?

Review – Everything Must Go! – Eastern Angles

Everything Must Go! – devised and written by Jon Tavener and Ivan Cutting – Eastern Angles at Sir John Mills till Saturday and then touring A couple of years ago Jon Tavener created a piece called Sid and Hettie from memories of care home residents. This is another in the series – this time focusing in on shops and shopping and how this concept has … Continue reading Review – Everything Must Go! – Eastern Angles

Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

At a time when obesity rates among schoolchildren in the county are rising, and support for vulnerable families is seriously strapped for cash, the situation is set to get worse as Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) budget for children and young people’s public health services, which currently sits at £10.8 million, will be sliced by 10% in April 2019. In the 2015/16 academic year, 17.5% of Year … Continue reading Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Following a number of objections – including one from SCDC planning over the site of a large bridleway bridge to be built to enable horses to cross over the line – the proposal to close six footpath crossings on the Felixstowe to Ipswich line will now be decided after a Public Inquiry. The new project, due to be built in 2018-19, is a scaled down … Continue reading Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Student Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Student Review – The Lady Killers by Graham Linehan – New Wolsey Theatre until Sat 30th Sept I would like to thank the director and producers and everyone back stage for putting on a spectacular performance that we won’t be forgetting for a while. First of all the stage set up throughout the show with the light and fog was a truly  amazing, and the … Continue reading Student Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

On Monday 18th  September from 4 pm – 7.30pm at Felixstowe Town Hall there will be a chance for the public to find out more about the district council’s Local Plan for the area and ask questions or raise issues. With SCDC being overruled recently by the Government after an appeal from Christchurch Estates over their previously rejected plans to build 560 houses on Candlet … Continue reading SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 30th September Ealing Comedies were films created in the dark decade after World War Two to lighten the mood of a people beaten down by austerity and rationing. They were light hearted, sometimes a little black humoured, usually starring the same group of actors and a bit like the Carry on Films, very British … Continue reading Review – The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe

With the continual cut backs in our police service there has inevitably been knock on effects in certain areas – and one of these could see the end of free car parks across east Suffolk – with council officials needing to raise £240,000 a year to offset the cost of taking on enforcement of yellow lines from the police. Suffolk Coastal, which along with other … Continue reading Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe