East Suffolk Council Unveils New Community Partnerships Initiative

On Thursday night at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club East Suffolk Council held a meeting for invited community leaders to officially unveil a new innovation  to create something called Community Partnerships. Not surprisingly, when the councils of Waveney and Suffolk Coastal were amalgamated, concerns were expressed about the 55 Councillors having to cover larger geographical areas, more Town and Parish Councils and more people, and hence … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Unveils New Community Partnerships Initiative

East Suffolk Business Festival – Help To Make Your Business Grow

Are you running a business? Could you do with some help, advice or training?  East Suffolk Business Festival is back next month following its successful launch last year, and there will be a two week programme of events running across the whole of East Suffolk and they are all FREE to attend.  The festival is organised by East Suffolk Council and the event are being … Continue reading East Suffolk Business Festival – Help To Make Your Business Grow

Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

After being rated ‘inadequate’ by The Care Quality Commission in March and put into special measures – the team at Walton Surgery led by Operations Manager Aimee Wiseman has worked hard to turn things around and has now been given a ‘Good’ overall rating by the CQC, following an inspection on 13 August 2019. The surgery caters for over 4000 patients – but had been … Continue reading Walton Surgery Rated ‘Good’ After Latest CQC Inspection

EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

Are you a foreign national from an EU country? Or are you a business employing EU citizens? Whatever happens after 31st October – and who knows what that may be – EU, EEA ( Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Swiss citizens must now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. The deadline for applying will be 30th June 2021 if we … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Greene King, Britain’s biggest pub owner, has agreed to sell its entire business to CKA aka Hutchinson Whampoa , a real estate group run by Hong Kong’s richest family and the owner of a huge business enterprise including the Port of Felixstowe, a mobile phone network and Superdrug . While Li Ka-shing is no longer the richest man in Asia, the 91-year-old still ranks as 28th richest … Continue reading Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

On Wednesday  7th August the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Nick Barber re-opened the Gosford Way play area with the help of local children and families.  Following refurbishment of a £265,000 project, three play areas in Felixstowe parks have now been given improved facilities.  The play areas have been fully refurbished with a range of items suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Cavendish Park has a … Continue reading Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

Funding Available Now For Community Projects

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

Drop In Session with Suffolk’s PCC To Discuss Policing Concerns

Are you happy about the level and effectiveness of policing in the Felixstowe area? I can probably guess what your response might be – but now is your chance to address your concerns to the man at the top. Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is inviting people living in and around the Felixstowe area to his next Q&A session to talk to him … Continue reading Drop In Session with Suffolk’s PCC To Discuss Policing Concerns