East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections

A sign that things are gradually beginning to ease – East Suffolk Council will begin to collect large items from private householders again from next week after temporarily suspending the service to prioritise household waste and recycling collections. The Council’s bulky waste collection service is set to return on Monday 15 March, meaning that households in East Suffolk can once again have  items such as … Continue reading East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections

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

New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach  which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT  On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Council To Deliver ‘Goody Bags’ To Isolated Older Residents

Covid has caused a lot of suffering within the community – but it has had perhaps the greatest effect on vulnerable older people, some who have had to isolate for months at a time  separated from loved ones and unable to attend the usual clubs or day centres that made life a little bit easier. In order to bring a little cheer into these people’s … Continue reading Council To Deliver ‘Goody Bags’ To Isolated Older Residents

Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY,  and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning.  To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

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

Deben High School Site – Plans Now Available For View And Comment

Having transferred ownership of the old Deben High School site from Suffolk County Council to East Suffolk Council, work is now underway to approve planning design of the proposed development . And although its unlikely to make much difference,  local people are being invited to have their say on the housing and leisure proposals for the  site. The Council have a statutory duty to allow … Continue reading Deben High School Site – Plans Now Available For View And Comment

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

Free 30 Minute Parking Returns To Felixstowe

Having introduced new tariffs in all car parks from August 2020, East Suffolk Council has suffered a back lash from businesses already reeling from covid restrictions and from customers – especially the elderly – who appreciated the  car parks where the first 30 minutes were free. If you only want to pop to the shops for a couple of items you don’t really need to … Continue reading Free 30 Minute Parking Returns To Felixstowe