Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Every day it seems we wake up to something else that has been taken away from us. Today its the garden waste collection. Unfortunately East Suffolk has decided to suspend the collection of garden waste after Friday 27th in order to concentrate on collecting household waste. However – on a lighter note – MOT’s have all been given a six month extension And the government … Continue reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

From Thurs 26th March Howard House and Haven Health surgeries will be working jointly as a team. All calls will be dealt with by Howard House, whichever surgery you ring, and care will be navigated as appropriate. All potentially infected patients will be seen at Haven Health by pre arrangement only Howard House will provide immediate necessary care for non infectious patients The doors will … Continue reading Important News for Howard House/Haven Health Patients

Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

Do you need to register a birth or a death – or have you got a marriage ceremony booked in a register office? Here is the latest advice from Suffolk County Council Register Office From 20 March 2020, all our offices will be closed for counter enquiries but remain open for telephone calls and pre-booked appointments Our outstation services at Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saxmundham will not operate. This … Continue reading Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Statement from Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, East Suffolk Council is taking appropriate measures to ensure that the delivery of critical services continues, while also ensuring that our communities and our staff are safeguarded. We want to remain accessible to our customers, but we will also take all necessary precautions and we greatly appreciate the … Continue reading Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Parking rules are changing. Previously the police were in charge of fines for parking on yellow lines and obstruction on the roads – but this has new all been handed over to local authorities, and East Suffolk will be the authority in charge for our area. There are new rules such as a restriction on parking on verges, penalties for repairing cars at the side … Continue reading Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

In spite of a public meeting hosted by MP Dr Therese Coffey – and a petition raised by patients of the practice – Walton Surgery will close permanently on 31st March 2020. Although this is extremely sad news we are fortunate in Felixstowe that we do have alternatives.  The three other practices in the area are all willing to take on new patients – and … Continue reading Patient Advice As Walton Surgery Closure Date Confirmed

Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

We live on a shifting coastline which in the past has claimed many landmarks and dwellings – including most of the once thriving port of Dunwich. Now the sea is set to claim another slice of history as the owners of 228-year-old Orfordness lighthouse, which has been creeping closer to the sea due to years of coastal erosion, have confirmed it will be demolished. Recent … Continue reading Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

After struggling through a difficult time under special measures it seemed like this popular Felixstowe surgery was coming out into the light again after recently being classified as ‘good’. However on 20th January the management company – Suffolk GP Federation,  who also manage services at MIU in Felixstowe General Hospital – announced it was pulling out of the contract due to the difficulties in recruiting … Continue reading Walton Surgery ‘Likely To Close’ after Managing Company Exit Contract

East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

In these continuing times of austerity, when every week there is news of more services being cut, Councillors at East Suffolk Council are set to agree a rise of more than £2,600 in their basic allowances this week – an increase of more than 50%. This is at a time when the Labour Group at Suffolk County Council has warned that deep cuts to children’s … Continue reading East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

Nominations Open for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

As we celebrate 2020 and the arrival of a new decade, it’s time to start thinking about the charities and voluntary groups in Suffolk that deserve celebrating too! With award categories as diverse as Caring for the Environment, Road to Recovery, and Volunteer of the Year (under 30), The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, has launched the 2020 High Sheriff’s Awards and invites voluntary … Continue reading Nominations Open for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2020