Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

At a time when obesity rates among schoolchildren in the county are rising, and support for vulnerable families is seriously strapped for cash, the situation is set to get worse as Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) budget for children and young people’s public health services, which currently sits at £10.8 million, will be sliced by 10% in April 2019. In the 2015/16 academic year, 17.5% of Year … Continue reading Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Three Felixstowe GP surgeries face change and upheaval in the coming months – but the authorities insist that patient care will not be affected. In November, with the imminent retirement of leading partner Dr Mckee, Walton Surgery was taken over by Suffolk GP Federation – a not-for-profit Federation of 58 independent GP practices covering 580,000 patients. Members remain independent organisations, whilst collaborating in the development … Continue reading Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Winter Fuel Appeal On Target

Over 600 Suffolk people have so far donated all or part of their government winter fuel payment to this year’s Surviving Winter appeal administrated by Suffolk Community Foundation. The fundraising total now stands at an amazing £95,000 with a further £25,000 still to be raised to reach the target of £120,000. Financial support has already been distributed via their brand new partnership with the teams … Continue reading Winter Fuel Appeal On Target

Felixstowe Goes Purple To Fight Polio

Felixstowe’s two rotary clubs are joining forces with Suffolk Coastal District Council as part of the fight against polio. The Rotary Clubs of Felixstowe and Felixstowe Landguard are working with Suffolk Coastal to stage a special community planting event in the Seafront Gardens on Wednesday, 26 October, as part of the nationwide Purple4Polio campaign. “We are inviting Friends of the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens, Suffolk Coastal … Continue reading Felixstowe Goes Purple To Fight Polio