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

Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on society and businesses as well as individuals at the moment is incalculable. But there is help out there. Many charities and funders have put all their current reserves into supporting the community or individuals in crisis.  And although there is a raft of targeted funding for the vulnerable and elderly – there is also many other measures in … Continue reading Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

In amongst all the doom and gloom it is important to find something a bit lighter to think about. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike to capture and share their favourite scenes of the town. The competition has attracted around 70 entries from all ages (12 to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

Suffolk Community Foundation Launches Fund To Tackle Coronavirus Crisis

Suffolk Community Foundation has launched the Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund  in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust and supported by Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk Association of Local Councils, East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk County Council, District and Borough Councils and all those involved in Suffolk’s ‘Home But Not Alone’ initiative, to help fight the impact of coronavirus on vulnerable people in the county. So far over £200,000 is … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation Launches Fund To Tackle Coronavirus Crisis

East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000 from each of the 54 ward councillors’ 2020/21 Enabling Communities … Continue reading East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community

Is your organisation actively working to help people in these difficult times? Are you delivering to those in isolation? Providing food or resources to front line staff? The reaction from within the community has been amazing – and now to support the volunteer effort, Felixstowe Town Council has introduced a quick-decision grants scheme totalling £25,000 to support local organisations and charities who are carrying out … Continue reading Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community

CoronaVirus Lockdown – Week One – A Writer’s Blog From The East Coast

So we end the first week of isolation and social distancing – and what a week! Taking a leaf out of the Trimley Recorder’s blog, I feel obviously as a writer I need to record my thoughts somehow –and as a historian record my take on what is happening in this strangest of times – but up to now my brain seems to have gone … Continue reading CoronaVirus Lockdown – Week One – A Writer’s Blog From The East Coast