Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley – fingersmiths – The New Wolsey Theatre till Friday 14th Feb then touring This particular show has done the rounds before – and is also a favourite of am dram groups – and so I was interested to see if anything new could be brought out of this oft repeated classic. fingersmiths describe themselves as ‘a … Continue reading Review – My Mother Said I Never Should

East Suffolk Community Partnerships – New Approach to Community Funding

Distributing funding fairly for community groups and project has always been a tricky one, but East Suffolk Council have new come up with a new scheme which they say will provide critical funding for projects which local people want and need in a more even distribution. The East Suffolk Community Partnerships have been created to “bring ideas to life” and eight separate partnership groups, covering … Continue reading East Suffolk Community Partnerships – New Approach to Community Funding

Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

Felixstowe Town Council has published a draft Business Plan for 2020-2024, which was developed following feedback from a community survey and a Felixstowe Horizons Engagement event, and are now seeking the public’s views on it. The aim of the Town Council’s Business Plan is to clearly articulate the Council’s priorities for the next four years. There are four main objectives: Focus on the Environment – … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

After struggling through a difficult time under special measures it seemed like this popular Felixstowe surgery was coming out into the light again after recently being classified as ‘good’. However on 20th January the management company – Suffolk GP Federation,  who also manage services at MIU in Felixstowe General Hospital – announced it was pulling out of the contract due to the difficulties in recruiting … Continue reading Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

In these continuing times of austerity, when every week there is news of more services being cut, Councillors at East Suffolk Council are set to agree a rise of more than £2,600 in their basic allowances this week – an increase of more than 50%. This is at a time when the Labour Group at Suffolk County Council has warned that deep cuts to children’s … Continue reading East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

Review – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – adapted and performed by James Hyland – Brother Wolf Productions – Sudbury Quay Theatre and touring Based on the well known novella by Robert Louis Stevenson – this is a one man tour-de-force that will leave you breathless, stirred and shaken – but at the same time probably feeling like you have witnessed one of … Continue reading Review – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Are you an up and coming young musician – or more established but still need a stage to strut your stuff? On Sunday 5th July Ipswich Music Day returns to Christchurch Park for its 30th year. There are six stages of live entertainment and music from local upcoming artists. Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK and is a … Continue reading Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Nominations Open for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

As we celebrate 2020 and the arrival of a new decade, it’s time to start thinking about the charities and voluntary groups in Suffolk that deserve celebrating too! With award categories as diverse as Caring for the Environment, Road to Recovery, and Volunteer of the Year (under 30), The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, has launched the 2020 High Sheriff’s Awards and invites voluntary … Continue reading Nominations Open for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

The Famous Four and a Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest – written by Harry Long – Eastern Angles at  Sir John Mills and touring to 25/1/20 Eastern Angles alternative Christmas show can be a bit hit and miss. This one gets off to a slow start but once it picks up it’s a lot of fun with the usual quirky humour and bonkers characters … Continue reading Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

Community Projects Receive Funding Boost – But Felixstowe Misses Out

Community projects across East Suffolk have received a funding boost to support their activities from East Suffolk Council’s recent Grant programme  – but from a list of 17 causes there are none on the Felixstowe peninsula. East Suffolk Council’s Enabling Communities ‘Exemplar Grant Programme’ was open to applications from community projects across the region earlier this year. From those submitted 17 community projects have been … Continue reading Community Projects Receive Funding Boost – But Felixstowe Misses Out