WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September

Last year we all had high hopes that lockdown would be eased fairly quickly and by March 2021 everything would be more or less operating normally In that spirit plans were put in motion for a weekend  to celebrate women’s creativity to coincide with  International Women’s Day on March 8th  entitled  WAMfest (Women Arts and Music). Unfortunately,  as we all know, covid and lockdown have … Continue reading WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September

Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown

In the House of Commons this afternoon Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his long awaited plan to end restrictions and ease England out of lockdown. As had been urged by many,  the easing is cautious – allowing four weeks between each stage in order to analyse the data and  ensure there is no huge resurgence in virus cases and hospitalisation numbers. The PM did make … Continue reading Boris Johnson Announces Four Stage Road Map Out Of Lockdown

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Felixstowe & Harwich Bid for FreePort Status – What Does It All Mean?

In these uncertain times mid pandemic and post Brexit you would be forgiven for thinking we are short on good news – especially in the area of trade. Love it or loath it, with the demise of local manufacturers and now the decimation of the retail industry, job security  in our region relies to a great extent on the prosperity of our ports – and … Continue reading Felixstowe & Harwich Bid for FreePort Status – What Does It All Mean?

New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach  which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members

Are you a passionate lover of your local heritage? Would you be willing to give up some time to protect, preserve and administer that heritage for the benefit of others? Bordered by the North Sea, Orwell estuary and the Port of Felixstowe the Landguard Peninsula contains a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Nature Reserve, Bird Observatory, Museum and Grade 1 listed Fort. … Continue reading New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members

More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

Subsequent to  the Chancellor’s announcement at the start of this latest lockdown, a new one-off grant is now available to businesses that have been asked to close in line with the new national restrictions which came into place on 5 January 2021. East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the Government  with  one-off top ups of £4,000 … Continue reading More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses

Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed

So the roll out is finally happening. Whatever you may think of the speed with which these vaccinations have been developed and approved – or concerns about older people being guinea pigs – nevertheless with the new strain cutting swathes through the population and lockdowns having very little effect, it is probably the only way to try and halt the spread of this most virulent … Continue reading Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed

East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?

So on one minute past midnight the UK came out of a second lockdown –  but most of the country – including Suffolk –  moved into a worse situation than before. Along with 90% of the country we moved into a higher tier than before lockdown – Tier 2. SO WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? The main rule is still wash your hands, wear a … Continue reading East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?

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

Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

Deben High School – formally the Felixstowe Grammar School which was established in the 1930’s and  more recently the home of Felixstowe International Collage after the High School moved to their new building in Walton , is about to be demolished, repurposed and transformed. East Suffolk Council recently exchanged contracts to take ownership of the site from Suffolk County Council, so any chance of this iconic … Continue reading Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive