Throughout the pandemic the East of England has been a relatively safe place to live. Although there have been pockets of infection – on the whole numbers have been low, and this continues to be the case According to the latest figures in the week to September 18th, Suffolk reported 40 cases compared to 77 in the previous week. This meant the infection rate for … Continue reading Falling Covid Numbers Means Suffolk Bucks The Trend – But Pubs & Restaurants Must Still Close by 10pm from Thursday
Among the many things that the onging pandemic is impacting is mass social gatherings like Xmas markets and festive switch ons, and Felixstowe Town Council has decided our town is no different in that regard. Unfortunately they have taken the decision that the popular annual Christmas lights switch on show, organised by the Felixstowe Lions Club and supported by Felixstowe Town Council, will have to … Continue reading Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled
One of the many casualties of corona virus has been Heritage Open Days – that one weekend in the year when the hidden historical gems of UK towns and villages throw open thoer doors to the general public for free. But all is not completely lost – as Visit Felixstowe is hosting an alternative ‘virtual ‘ version which can be accessed via facebook, twitter or … Continue reading Heritage Days – ‘Virtual Weekend’
On Tuesday night at 10.30pm the government basically ‘bowled a googly’, to use a cricket expression. They announced that from Monday 14th Sept no groups of more than six were allowed to meet anywhere indoors or outdoors at any time – but there would be limited exceptions – and that was that – no detail of any kind and leaving everyone who runs venues, clubs, … Continue reading The ‘Rule Of Six’ – What Does It Mean For You?
Following on from the re-opening of the View Point Cafe and Kiosk, Yeo Group have announced the re-opening of The Alex Café Bar, on Tuesday 1st September. After a major refurbishment behind the bar, Dom, Preston and their crew have been hard at work sprucing and scrubbing, and will be opening the doors to welcome back customers from (initially) 9am till 9pm every day. The … Continue reading Popular Seafront Cafe Bar Set To Re Open
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
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
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
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
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?