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
For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say
Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?
Covid has caused a lot of suffering within the community – but it has had perhaps the greatest effect on vulnerable older people, some who have had to isolate for months at a time separated from loved ones and unable to attend the usual clubs or day centres that made life a little bit easier. In order to bring a little cheer into these people’s … Continue reading Council To Deliver ‘Goody Bags’ To Isolated Older Residents
Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY, and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning. To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service
Are you a passionate lover of your local heritage? Would you be willing to give up some time to protect, preserve and administer that heritage for the benefit of others? Bordered by the North Sea, Orwell estuary and the Port of Felixstowe the Landguard Peninsula contains a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Nature Reserve, Bird Observatory, Museum and Grade 1 listed Fort. … Continue reading New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members
Are you struggling with heating bills this winter – or do you know someone who is? Are you, a friend or a neighbour suffering isolation or is the pandemic having a major impact on your or their mental health? As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a profound impact on all our lives, we perhaps have a greater empathy than ever before of what it … Continue reading Help Available Now Through Suffolk Community Foundation Winter Appeal
Having transferred ownership of the old Deben High School site from Suffolk County Council to East Suffolk Council, work is now underway to approve planning design of the proposed development . And although its unlikely to make much difference, local people are being invited to have their say on the housing and leisure proposals for the site. The Council have a statutory duty to allow … Continue reading Deben High School Site – Plans Now Available For View And Comment
So on one minute past midnight the UK came out of a second lockdown – but most of the country – including Suffolk – moved into a worse situation than before. Along with 90% of the country we moved into a higher tier than before lockdown – Tier 2. SO WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? The main rule is still wash your hands, wear a … Continue reading East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?