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

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