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

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

New Raft of Businesses Allowed To Open in June – Details Announced

In case you missed it during all the controversy and general hoo hahh over Dominic Cummings ill advised trip ‘up North’, there is now a whole new list of business that we will be allowed access to during the month of June after the most unprecedented curtailing of our freedom of movement and lifestyle for generations. But if you’re missing the whole shopping experience of … Continue reading New Raft of Businesses Allowed To Open in June – Details Announced

Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Following the Government announcement on Sunday 10 May, from Wednesday 13 May, unlimited outdoor activity is permitted in England and this will include all forms of boating and fishing. At Woodbridge The Tide Mill Marina is open for boat owners – and electric hook-ups are now available for those who want to get their craft ship shape and ready for the water. The public mooring … Continue reading Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

Although the self employed were told they may have to wait until June before they received any financial help, from yesterday (Monday 4th May), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) started contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a … Continue reading Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Unfortunatly with at the moment no clear idea of when the lockdown can ease or social distancing be relaxed,  another popular annual event in Felixstowe has had to be cancelled Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be … Continue reading FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Now that the Government have issued an extension of three weeks to the current lockdown – there have been criticisms about the Police apparent heavy handling of the situation in some areas – and a call for more specific guidance on what is and isn’t allowed. Since the coronavirus restrictions were put in place in March, Police Officers have been very busy catching people  out … Continue reading Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream

Week Three of Lockdown. Are we all climbing the walls yet? For me it’s not so much being stuck in doors as not being able to go out to the live shows or music gigs. However, although it’s true we are all on lock down and the theatres are shut up – there is no reason to live in a cultural desert. Many professional shows … Continue reading Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream

Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on society and businesses as well as individuals at the moment is incalculable. But there is help out there. Many charities and funders have put all their current reserves into supporting the community or individuals in crisis.  And although there is a raft of targeted funding for the vulnerable and elderly – there is also many other measures in … Continue reading Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis