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

Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

At The Finance and Governance meeting this week Felixstowe town councillors voted on how to spend £10,000 put aside for three possible projects. On the table were proposals to spend up to £6000 on one night of drive in cinema, installing temporary toilets at Landguard or spending £2500 on a new Wicker Family. Out of those three options the only one to get the green … Continue reading Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

Felixstowe High Street Re Opening – New Measures Proposed

From today the Government has announced that non essential retail stores can re open as long as social distancing and other safety measures are in place. This mean that a number of shops in Felixstowe that have been closed since the beginning of lockdown are planning to re open this week including Peacocks, Russell Smiths, Coes, Clarkes and Poor Richards Books.   But due to … Continue reading Felixstowe High Street Re Opening – New Measures Proposed

Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

After standing empty for some time Suffolk County Council have transferred the old Deben School Site to East Suffolk Council  – and they have big plans to redevelop the site for both sport and housing.  Deben High School closed and left the site in 2012, after merging with Orwell High School and the property was vacant for a year before Suffolk County Council leased the … Continue reading Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Are you a business owner? Are you struggling because you didn’t fulfil the criteria for the first round of grant funding from East Suffolk Council ? Maybe you didn’t fall in the category of Retail, Hospitality or Leisure. Maybe you don’t have a fixed premises – like a market trader or mobile van. Maybe you are letting a space in a larger building . Or … Continue reading Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

At the Felixstowe Town Council virtual AGM via zoom on May 20th Councillor Mark Jepson was elected as the Mayor of Felixstowe for 2020-21 and Councillor Sharon Harkin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. A challenging time to take on this role – but with Mark’s background in the police force ( 30 years rising to the position of Chief Inspector) and his experience in … Continue reading New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

We may have had our worlds turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic – but local planning never sleeps. And in spite of the fact it is often felt the views of the public are routinely ignored – nevertheless the Council still have a legislative duty to submit proposed plans to the local public for their views. The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

While the rest of us are in lockdown – developers have been hard at work pushing forward proposals and seeking to finalise planning permission on a number of controversial developments on the Felixstowe peninsula. At a time when emergency measures have had to be brought in to discuss planning applications – public meetings are banned and it is very difficult for town and parish councils … Continue reading Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000 from each of the 54 ward councillors’ 2020/21 Enabling Communities … Continue reading East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community

Is your organisation actively working to help people in these difficult times? Are you delivering to those in isolation? Providing food or resources to front line staff? The reaction from within the community has been amazing – and now to support the volunteer effort, Felixstowe Town Council has introduced a quick-decision grants scheme totalling £25,000 to support local organisations and charities who are carrying out … Continue reading Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community