Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled

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

The ‘Rule Of Six’ – What Does It Mean For You?

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?

Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

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

No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

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

East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers

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

Lowestoft Awarded £43 Million – But Will It Make Any Difference?

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?

Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

At The Finance and Governance meeting this week Felixstowe town councillors voted on how to spend £10,000 put aside for three possible projects. On the table were proposals to spend up to £6000 on one night of drive in cinema, installing temporary toilets at Landguard or spending £2500 on a new Wicker Family. Out of those three options the only one to get the green … Continue reading Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

When the shared space in Hamilton Rd was first muted there were understandable fears for pedestrian safety – and many argued that it should be shut to vehicles during certain hours of the day. Well one of the consequences of covid-19 is that this is exactly what has now happened. From Saturday 4th July and for the next month at least, for most of the … Continue reading Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

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Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Covid has not only attacked people’s physical health. With the collapse of the economy and so many businesses forced to shut and make staff redundant – or workers put on reduced hours – its has left many suffering financial hardship. And for those who already had problems – it has plunged many of them into crisis.  East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice … Continue reading Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County

On Suffolk Day this year, the County has received an incredible helping hand from its most famous son, singing superstar Ed Sheeran, who has made a ‘founding gift’ to launch Suffolk Community Foundation’s 2M ‘Rebuilding Local Lives Appeal’. SCF’s new appeal, launched today, see’s BBC Radio Suffolk adding their support to The Suffolk Coronavirus Community partnership in Suffolk which already includes the National Emergencies Trust … Continue reading Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County