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

Key Services To Continue As Second Lockdown Begins

So – what we were told would definatly not happen two weeks ago has now happened – we are plunged into a second national lockdown. But whatever your views of the rights and wrongs – this second one will be very different to the first. For a start – we are not heading into the unknown – we know we can make it through because … Continue reading Key Services To Continue As Second Lockdown Begins

New Funding Stream Launched For Local Organisations On Felixstowe Peninsula

It was this time last year that leaders of community organisations in Suffolk were asked to attend consultation meetings about East Suffolk Council’s new Community Partnerships idea.   What more layers of local government I hear you cry?   Well – yes – but this proposal stemmed from two issues. The first was that during the consultation on forming the new East Suffolk Council (ESC) … Continue reading New Funding Stream Launched For Local Organisations On Felixstowe Peninsula

Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

Are you a cyclist fed up with weaving round parked cars in cycle lanes? Are you thinking of getting into cycling more but are concerned about road safely?  Or are you a car driver who feels cyclists already have too many rights? With covid changing many aspects of all our lives – transport and the way we all get about has come more sharply into … Continue reading Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

One of the main fall outs from covid has been the increasing frustrations of trying to book appointments with people in authority. However if you are a council tenent it is set to get a little bit easier East Suffolk Council’s housing tenants will soon be able to manage their tenancy using a new online service, due to be launched later this year. A new … Continue reading New Online Service For Council Tenants To Be Launched Soon

East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Are you a voluntary or social enterprise organisation on the front line of supporting your community? Do you need more funding to keep your work going – or to restart after the effects of covid on your staffing or role in the community? Or have you got a brilliant idea that you would you like to start up to support your community in these difficult … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

Do you run a small business? Did you struggle to get funding in the first round of council business grants? Maybe you are a newish business or were not on the rates list. Maybe you did not qualify against the government’s original criteria. If this is the case – you may still be able to apply for the ESC’s Discretionary Business Grant Scheme  – but … Continue reading Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

Suffolk has recorded its first week of no coronavirus deaths since the disease arrived in March New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in the week ending July 24 (week 30) there were no Covid-related deaths in the county. And Ipswich Hospital has cut back on the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients as Covid-19 admissions fell to … Continue reading No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

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