Unsurprisingly, East Suffolk Council have given themselves permission to develop the former Deben School site on Garrison Lane to their own specifications – in spite of objections from the public and Felixstowe Town Council. ESC’s planning committee voted eight to one in favour of its own development for the space, which will see 45 apartments and maisonettes created in addition to 16 houses. The former … Continue reading Deben Site Plans Given Approval Despite Objections – When Will Planners Get Real?
Today in East Suffolk your phone may suddenly start to make a loud siren like sound and receive a government alert message. If it does – don’t panic – this is a government test and you need to take no action – (apart from drop your phone in surprise I imagine!) Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK government thats expected to launch … Continue reading Emergency Test Alerts Today – Don’t Panic!
It’s been a long cold lonely winter’, as the Beatles once sang – but with hospitalisations and deaths from covid falling dramatically – and a very successful roll out of the vaccination programme – PM Boris Johnson has announced that his road map remains on track, hence allowing indoor entertainment venues to open from May 17th Two Sisters Arts Centre – which opened in the … Continue reading Two Sister Arts Centre Re –Opens With Exciting Summer Programme
It’s Spring – and that usually means in Felixstowe that it signals the Beach Huts getting moved back onto the sand from their winter quarters on the prom. But 55 huts near the Spa Pavilion look to be stuck for the third year running after East Suffolk Council abandoned their latest plan to create concrete platforms on the beach on which to re position them. … Continue reading Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans
From Monday 10th May new parking technology is being introduced at Ipswich Hospital – and it means blue badge holders will need to register their vehicle with reception, as well as display their badge, to avoid fines. The hospital team is introducing an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system for staff and visitor parking along with new payment machines allowing payment using bank cards and … Continue reading New Parking Regulations For Blue Badge Holders At Ipswich Hospital
So – girls – have you ever felt nervous walking home alone in the evening – even if it’s not that late and not that far? Have you ever had second thoughts getting into a taxi – or looked behind you and clutched your keys a little tighter while collecting your car from a deserted multi story car park? Although it’s not the first time … Continue reading SATURDAY ESSAY – Are Women Safe In Suffolk?
One section of the community has really suffered during the lockdown are those people living on their own and trapped within their four walls through age and vulnerability. There have been a number of charities and groups that have tried to help – including Felixstowe Helping Hands and BASIC Life Charity, Suffolk County Council’s Home but Not Alone scheme, and Suffolk MIND. Now Felixstowe … Continue reading Schools Get Funding To Reach Out To Isolated On Felixstowe Peninsula
Arts facilitators Pier Projects have already announced a new paid commission for an artist to develop work around the concept of walking in Felixstowe .Now they are seeing members of the public to form a ‘community panel’ to select the winning artist. Pier Projects want to work with an artist to develop an exciting project for Felixstowe based around walking. .The aim of the project … Continue reading Call Out For Community Panel To Select Artist For Felixstowe Commission
Last year we all had high hopes that lockdown would be eased fairly quickly and by March 2021 everything would be more or less operating normally In that spirit plans were put in motion for a weekend to celebrate women’s creativity to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th entitled WAMfest (Women Arts and Music). Unfortunately, as we all know, covid and lockdown have … Continue reading WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September
In the House of Commons this afternoon Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his long awaited plan to end restrictions and ease England out of lockdown. As had been urged by many, the easing is cautious – allowing four weeks between each stage in order to analyse the data and ensure there is no huge resurgence in virus cases and hospitalisation numbers. The PM did make … Continue reading Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown