Felixstowe Councillor Steve Gallant has been elected the first ever Leader of the new East Suffolk Council and has spoken of his desire to “build a future for the district that captures its limitless potential.” Details of the actual vote on the leadership were not published, and the vote is held behind closed doors – but Conservative councillors who were at the group meeting that … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority
So in spite of the European Elections being pretty much a waste of time in practical terms – given that the elected MEPs will scarcely have time to get their feet under the table before the Oct 31st deadline to leave the EU looms – turnout over the country was up on 2014 – and most seemed to have used the opportunity as a tactical … Continue reading European Elections – Eastern Region Results
Little Miss Sunshine by James Lapine & William Finn – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 25th May Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name – this is a new musical written by the creatives of such hits as ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Sunday in The Park with George’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’. So it’s got a good pedigree. But … Continue reading Review – Little Miss Sunshine
Featured photo – Sue Reynolds winning picture of Felixstowe Ferry Cllr Nick Barber, who previously held the office in 2017-2018, has been re-elected as Mayor and Cllr Mark Jepson as Deputy. At the Town Council AGM on 8th May outgoing mayor Cllr Graham Newman announced the winners of the Civic Awards for 2019, The Tourism Award and the Photography Competition. The winners of the Civic … Continue reading Town Council Awards – Winners Announced – And New Mayor Elected.
New local authority East Suffolk has been working with the Police to look at new ways to tackle anti social behaviour – and have decided to replace Public Space Protection Orders with other methods of control. In order to do so they need to show they have consulted the public – so they are now asking the local community for their views via an online … Continue reading Anti-Social Behaviour Controls – Have Your Say
The European Parliamentary Elections are being held on Thursday 23rd May and unless the United Kingdom leaves the European Union prior to that date, voting to elect MEPs will take place. Whatever your views on the pointlessness or otherwise of these elections, given that in all events the UK is due to leave by Oct 31st , the MEPs will in theory have a short shelf life … Continue reading European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?
Grandma Saves The Day! By Phil Willmott – New Wolsey Theatre This was by far one of my favourite productions the New Wolsey Theatre has ever done! This was a musical play based on the cartoon Giles family created by Daily Express cartoonist Carl Giles. The 16-year-old daughter Bridget Giles (played by Grace Lancaster) opened the play giving some background to the audience telling us … Continue reading Student Review – Grandma Saves The Day!
An Honest Gentleman by Cordelia Spence & Tim Lane – Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company at Christchurch Mansion Everybody likes a good Highwayman story – add to that a local (ish) twist, a bit of romance, some well crafted folk songs and the beautiful setting of Christchurch Mansion and you probably can’t go far wrong. Stuff of Dreams are a small Norfolk based touring company … Continue reading Review – An Honest Gentleman
The other election on May 2nd was for Felixstowe Town Council – which had also had a change of Ward boundaries creating four new wards. Not surprisingly the Conservatives retained control – but there is now a few more parties in the mix- which can only be good for the decision making process. In all sixteen councillors were elected – resulting in 12 Conservatives, 3 … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Elections – Results
May 2nd saw a difficult night across the country for the two main parties who both got a bloody nose – and it was a good night for both the Greens who gained power in places they had only dreamed of before, and the Lib Dems who had a resurgence in support not seen for 15 years. But this was not the story in East … Continue reading Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power