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

EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

Are you a foreign national from an EU country? Or are you a business employing EU citizens? Whatever happens after 31st October – and who knows what that may be – EU, EEA ( Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Swiss citizens must now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. The deadline for applying will be 30th June 2021 if we … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

So – East Suffolk Council has been awarded £561,870 through Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) programme to revitalise South Lowestoft. This is on top of funding awarded for The North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), a five-year programme focusing on some of the oldest parts of the town including the High Street and Scores. And this funding follows the news last week … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

On Wednesday  7th August the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Nick Barber re-opened the Gosford Way play area with the help of local children and families.  Following refurbishment of a £265,000 project, three play areas in Felixstowe parks have now been given improved facilities.  The play areas have been fully refurbished with a range of items suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Cavendish Park has a … Continue reading Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

East Suffolk Council is to spend almost £300,000 providing accommodation for rough sleepers and those facing homelessness in Felixstowe and Lowestoft. Following a successful application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, East Suffolk Council has been awarded a total of £292,316 to help rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping in the district. This seems like a worthwhile project on … Continue reading Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

Funding Available Now For Community Projects

Are you part of a group or organisations providing activities for the benefit of local communities? Do you need funding for an activity or project? East Suffolk Council have two main funding streams. Each Ward Councillor has a £7,500 Enabling Community Budget to spend on community projects or to develop new projects which tackle community needs in their area. A total of £412,500 has been … Continue reading Funding Available Now For Community Projects

Felixstowe Horizons – A Round Up of Yesterday’s Meeting.

Yesterday saw what has become an annual meeting of business and community leaders – Felixstowe Horizons – facilitated by Felixstowe Forward and the local councils, to give us a chance to discuss present and future projects and voice concerns or suggestions on how to improve our Town. Last year a number of plans were unveiled including the controversial North Garden Village and demolishing and moving … Continue reading Felixstowe Horizons – A Round Up of Yesterday’s Meeting.