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