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

Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Every day it seems we wake up to something else that has been taken away from us. Today its the garden waste collection. Unfortunately East Suffolk has decided to suspend the collection of garden waste after Friday 27th in order to concentrate on collecting household waste. However – on a lighter note – MOT’s have all been given a six month extension And the government … Continue reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

Do you need to register a birth or a death – or have you got a marriage ceremony booked in a register office? Here is the latest advice from Suffolk County Council Register Office From 20 March 2020, all our offices will be closed for counter enquiries but remain open for telephone calls and pre-booked appointments Our outstation services at Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saxmundham will not operate. This … Continue reading Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

As every day brings a new situation – the council is trying to respond as best it can. If you have an ongoing planning application this is the advice from East Suffolk at the moment: East Suffolk Council remains open and appropriately staffed to ensure that the statutory functions of the Planning and Building Control services can continue.  However, in light of Government advice regarding … Continue reading East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Statement from Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, East Suffolk Council is taking appropriate measures to ensure that the delivery of critical services continues, while also ensuring that our communities and our staff are safeguarded. We want to remain accessible to our customers, but we will also take all necessary precautions and we greatly appreciate the … Continue reading Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update