Yesterday saw what has become an annual meeting of business and community leaders – Felixstowe Horizons – facilitated by Felixstowe Forward and the local councils, to give us a chance to discuss present and future projects and voice concerns or suggestions on how to improve our Town. Last year a number of plans were unveiled including the controversial North Garden Village and demolishing and moving … Continue reading Felixstowe Horizons – A Round Up of Yesterday’s Meeting.
Felixstowe Councillor Steve Gallant has been elected the first ever Leader of the new East Suffolk Council and has spoken of his desire to “build a future for the district that captures its limitless potential.” Details of the actual vote on the leadership were not published, and the vote is held behind closed doors – but Conservative councillors who were at the group meeting that … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority
So in spite of the European Elections being pretty much a waste of time in practical terms – given that the elected MEPs will scarcely have time to get their feet under the table before the Oct 31st deadline to leave the EU looms – turnout over the country was up on 2014 – and most seemed to have used the opportunity as a tactical … Continue reading European Elections – Eastern Region Results
The European Parliamentary Elections are being held on Thursday 23rd May and unless the United Kingdom leaves the European Union prior to that date, voting to elect MEPs will take place. Whatever your views on the pointlessness or otherwise of these elections, given that in all events the UK is due to leave by Oct 31st , the MEPs will in theory have a short shelf life … Continue reading European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?
May 2nd saw a difficult night across the country for the two main parties who both got a bloody nose – and it was a good night for both the Greens who gained power in places they had only dreamed of before, and the Lib Dems who had a resurgence in support not seen for 15 years. But this was not the story in East … Continue reading Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power
May 2nd is polling day for both the new district council of East Suffolk and our parish councils. Polls will open from 7am until 10pm on May 2nd and the count will take place at Waterlane Leisure centre in Lowestoft from 9am the following day. Counting in the Town and Parish elections will begin at 9.30am on Saturday May 4. This article will look at … Continue reading Local Elections Coming Up – Who is Standing For East Suffolk?
Bawdsey RADAR Trust goes from strength to strength. After securing Heritage Lottery Funding and completing a major transformation of the Transmitter Block at Bawdsey last year – the newly refurbished shop within the Block has now won the prestigious 2019 Shop of The Year award at the Association of Cultural Enterprises Event held on 28th February in Brighton. ACE is an association of Members who are … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Transmitter Block Wins New Award
So M& S is closing – in spite of many valiant protests from the community and local businesses. Not really surprising in this climate with retail being squeezed by business rates and a change of shopping habits re the internet. What was surprising was the reaction by Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development. Given … Continue reading M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!
East Suffolk is becoming increasingly important nationally for providing electricity for the nation – with a series of major projects in the pipeline. Estimates suggest that this area will be responsible for a quarter of the country’s electricity supply by the 2030s. But the infrastructure projects to generate and produce this electricity obviously have a major effect on the environment and the local communities. So … Continue reading Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact
In spite of many protests and much negative feedback SCDC passed the Draft Local Plan unanimously last week, and now it has been published for submission of representations. In other words this is your last chance to have your say before the Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination. The Suffolk … Continue reading Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan