Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

It has just been announced that  Felixstowe Book Festival is going ahead this year, albeit  in a ‘virtual’ form of  live streamed interviews with some of the authors who were booked to come to Felixstowe before coronavirus struck. A JustGiving page has also been launched to help cover the costs of the virtual festival.  “It was a huge relief that everyone, the committee, all our enthusiastic volunteers, … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Following the Government announcement on Sunday 10 May, from Wednesday 13 May, unlimited outdoor activity is permitted in England and this will include all forms of boating and fishing. At Woodbridge The Tide Mill Marina is open for boat owners – and electric hook-ups are now available for those who want to get their craft ship shape and ready for the water. The public mooring … Continue reading Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

We may have had our worlds turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic – but local planning never sleeps. And in spite of the fact it is often felt the views of the public are routinely ignored – nevertheless the Council still have a legislative duty to submit proposed plans to the local public for their views. The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Missing Live Theatre?  Need a bit of Shakespeare or a WW2 inspired drama to inspire or provoke? Well there’s plenty to watch online at the moment – and more are released every week. But please note – some have got a very short life span so please check dates carefully. But all are first class performances – (and it makes a change from Tiger King … Continue reading Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

Although the self employed were told they may have to wait until June before they received any financial help, from yesterday (Monday 4th May), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) started contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a … Continue reading Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Unfortunatly with at the moment no clear idea of when the lockdown can ease or social distancing be relaxed,  another popular annual event in Felixstowe has had to be cancelled Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be … Continue reading FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Review – Phantom of The Opera Online

Phantom Of The Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber – streaming Whether you are a fan of musicals or not I think you have to admit that Andrew Lloyd Webber is up there with the greats – and ‘Phantom of The Opera’ is probably one of his best. This screening is a recording of the 25th Anniversary show staged at the Royal Albert Hall with no … Continue reading Review – Phantom of The Opera Online

Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Now that the Government have issued an extension of three weeks to the current lockdown – there have been criticisms about the Police apparent heavy handling of the situation in some areas – and a call for more specific guidance on what is and isn’t allowed. Since the coronavirus restrictions were put in place in March, Police Officers have been very busy catching people  out … Continue reading Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

While the rest of us are in lockdown – developers have been hard at work pushing forward proposals and seeking to finalise planning permission on a number of controversial developments on the Felixstowe peninsula. At a time when emergency measures have had to be brought in to discuss planning applications – public meetings are banned and it is very difficult for town and parish councils … Continue reading Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream

Week Three of Lockdown. Are we all climbing the walls yet? For me it’s not so much being stuck in doors as not being able to go out to the live shows or music gigs. However, although it’s true we are all on lock down and the theatres are shut up – there is no reason to live in a cultural desert. Many professional shows … Continue reading Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream