Schools Get Funding To Reach Out To Isolated On Felixstowe Peninsula

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

More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced

The hospitality, tourism and retail sector, so hard hit by restrictions during the pandemic, has been given a double boost in Suffolk with the announcement of more financial help from both East Suffolk Council and the Chancellor’s Budget. East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million Hospitality Payment scheme which will see a one-off grant of £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of … Continue reading More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced

Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown

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

More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

Subsequent to  the Chancellor’s announcement at the start of this latest lockdown, a new one-off grant is now available to businesses that have been asked to close in line with the new national restrictions which came into place on 5 January 2021. East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the Government  with  one-off top ups of £4,000 … Continue reading More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

Help Available Now Through Suffolk Community Foundation Winter Appeal

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

Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed

So the roll out is finally happening. Whatever you may think of the speed with which these vaccinations have been developed and approved – or concerns about older people being guinea pigs – nevertheless with the new strain cutting swathes through the population and lockdowns having very little effect, it is probably the only way to try and halt the spread of this most virulent … Continue reading Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed

East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?

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?

More Small Business Funding Now Available From East Suffolk Council

East Suffolk Council is now open for applications from small business owners to the Additional Restrictions Grant and the Local Restrictions Support Grant to support local businesses, with funding provided by the Government in a response to the latest  nationwide restrictions. The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)  is for businesses forced to close during the latest lockdown. The Additional Restrictions Grant  is extra funding made … Continue reading More Small Business Funding Now Available From East Suffolk Council

Key Services To Continue As Second Lockdown Begins

So – what we were told would definatly not happen two weeks ago has now happened – we are plunged into a second national lockdown. But whatever your views of the rights and wrongs – this second one will be very different to the first. For a start – we are not heading into the unknown – we know we can make it through because … Continue reading Key Services To Continue As Second Lockdown Begins

East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Are you a voluntary or social enterprise organisation on the front line of supporting your community? Do you need more funding to keep your work going – or to restart after the effects of covid on your staffing or role in the community? Or have you got a brilliant idea that you would you like to start up to support your community in these difficult … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups