What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

There are two big events in June that do not necessarily fit into the category of ‘what’s on stage’ – but nevertheless are so connected to the Arts that they must be mentioned. The first is Suffolk Open Studios – Felixstowe Art Trail on two weekends in June  – 2nd / 3rd and 9th/10th from 11am-5pm As part of Suffolk Open Studios, four artists in … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

Well in theory May should be nicer weather wise – although it doesn’t seem to be starting off that way. However – there are lots of good things planned during the month – including outside events – so let’s hope the weather bucks up a bit for them. From Friday 4th – Saturday 5th Manning Amusements are holding the first ever  BeachFest –  a new … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – May 2018

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