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
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
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
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.
Felixstowe Councillor Steve Gallant has been elected the first ever Leader of the new East Suffolk Council and has spoken of his desire to “build a future for the district that captures its limitless potential.” Details of the actual vote on the leadership were not published, and the vote is held behind closed doors – but Conservative councillors who were at the group meeting that … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority
Featured photo – Sue Reynolds winning picture of Felixstowe Ferry Cllr Nick Barber, who previously held the office in 2017-2018, has been re-elected as Mayor and Cllr Mark Jepson as Deputy. At the Town Council AGM on 8th May outgoing mayor Cllr Graham Newman announced the winners of the Civic Awards for 2019, The Tourism Award and the Photography Competition. The winners of the Civic … Continue reading Town Council Awards – Winners Announced – And New Mayor Elected.
New local authority East Suffolk has been working with the Police to look at new ways to tackle anti social behaviour – and have decided to replace Public Space Protection Orders with other methods of control. In order to do so they need to show they have consulted the public – so they are now asking the local community for their views via an online … Continue reading Anti-Social Behaviour Controls – Have Your Say
The other election on May 2nd was for Felixstowe Town Council – which had also had a change of Ward boundaries creating four new wards. Not surprisingly the Conservatives retained control – but there is now a few more parties in the mix- which can only be good for the decision making process. In all sixteen councillors were elected – resulting in 12 Conservatives, 3 … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Elections – Results
May 2nd saw a difficult night across the country for the two main parties who both got a bloody nose – and it was a good night for both the Greens who gained power in places they had only dreamed of before, and the Lib Dems who had a resurgence in support not seen for 15 years. But this was not the story in East … Continue reading Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power
As well as electing a whole new set of councillors to the new East Suffolk District Council – May 2nd also sees elections for Felixstowe Town Council. There are new ward boundaries here too with four new wards being created : Coastal, Marshes, Port & Walton If you would like to see how they compare to the previous wards go to this link. https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/about-felixstowe-tc/wards/ The … Continue reading May 2nd Election – Felixstowe Town Council Candidates Announced