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

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

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

East Suffolk Council Unveils New Community Partnerships Initiative

On Thursday night at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club East Suffolk Council held a meeting for invited community leaders to officially unveil a new innovation  to create something called Community Partnerships. Not surprisingly, when the councils of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal were amalgamated, concerns were expressed about the 55 Councillors having to cover larger geographical areas, more Town and Parish Councils and more people, and hence … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Unveils New Community Partnerships Initiative

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN FELIXSTOWE

This weekend is the 74th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and 101st anniversary of the ending of the First. Although it is now so long ago – and there are very few left who were actually there – it is still so important to remember them and the cost involved to so many families and loved ones. There is a view that you only … Continue reading REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND IN FELIXSTOWE

Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

Is there a unsung volunteer or community group that you admire for their dedication and hard work? Now is your chance to give them some recognition The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, has launched the 2020 High Sheriff’s Awards and invites voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for this most prestigious annual celebration of excellence in Suffolk’s voluntary sector. Hosted by the … Continue reading Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020