Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Are you a carer for someone with dementia – or do you know someone who is? It’s estimated that around 12,800 people in Suffolk are currently living with dementia, with the number rising in the future at a time when the NHS is strapped for cash and many people are left to struggle on with very little help. In January two new dementia support groups … Continue reading Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

We have had a couple of unprecedented cold snaps just recently – and this can affect the most needy in our region as they struggle to keep warm – especially as they come out of hospital and are at their most vulnerable. However there is help at hand as a project which helps poorer people and families in Suffolk make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat has successfully been … Continue reading Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Last night award ceremony at Wherstead Park was the culmination of High Sheriff Geoffery Probert’s year in office with the presentation of a number of awards to those who make a difference in their community. The glitzy affair was attended by a number of Suffolk’s high profile figures from the worlds of politics, football and the arts. The evening was co hosted by Radio Suffolk … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching

There are a number of grants administered by Suffolk Community Foundation where the deadline for applying is coming up fast. If your group or project needs funding – check below to see if you fulfil any of these criteria. Suffolk Rural Fund Grants of up to £4,000 are available to support constituted organisations and up to £1,000 to support ‘micro’ projects hosted by parish councils. … Continue reading Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching

Funding Available For Youth Activities

The East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group (ESYPAG)’s award-winning youth holiday activities programme is now welcoming applications for its sixth and final round of funding. The programme which has been running since 2016 to improve the variety of opportunities available to young people aged between school years 7 – 13 (ages 11-18 years) in east Suffolk, thanks to £50,000 in funding from the East Suffolk … Continue reading Funding Available For Youth Activities

Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

SCDC have identified potential sites for 23 new beach huts – but if planning permission is granted 17 of them will impact negatively on Felixstowe’s windsurfing community. In the long term, Suffolk Coastal District Council, which is the landowner and runs the beach hut and chalet service, hopes to create 100 new sites across the District. They of course are trumpeting the fact that this … Continue reading Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

New Domestic Abuse Website Launched In Suffolk

A new website has been launched in Suffolk Coastal to support those affected by domestic abuse. The Coastal Action Against Abuse (CAAA) website promotes the group incorporating professionals who work in partnership to raises public and professional awareness and understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims, their families and the wider community within Suffolk Coastal District. The website signposts the public to local … Continue reading New Domestic Abuse Website Launched In Suffolk

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Suffolk Community Foundation administers a number of funding streams – but they have a limited life. Check the ones below to see if you meet the criteria.  High Sheriff’s Fund Grants of up to £1,500 are available for work with young people (aged 8-25) that addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention. Applications will be accepted from charities, voluntary and community groups in Suffolk as well as schools … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Late Night Xmas Shopping In Felixstowe

If you haven’t got time in the day – or you just want a bit more Christmas atmosphere – Felixstowe shops are staying open a bit later on the next three Fridays coming up to the big day. And the ice rink will also be open again this year on Friday 22nd. On Fridays 8th, 15th and 22nd December, around 50 retailers from High Street … Continue reading Late Night Xmas Shopping In Felixstowe