New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

At the Felixstowe Town Council virtual AGM via zoom on May 20th Councillor Mark Jepson was elected as the Mayor of Felixstowe for 2020-21 and Councillor Sharon Harkin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. A challenging time to take on this role – but with Mark’s background in the police force ( 30 years rising to the position of Chief Inspector) and his experience in … Continue reading New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

New Raft of Businesses Allowed To Open in June – Details Announced

In case you missed it during all the controversy and general hoo hahh over Dominic Cummings ill advised trip ‘up North’, there is now a whole new list of business that we will be allowed access to during the month of June after the most unprecedented curtailing of our freedom of movement and lifestyle for generations. But if you’re missing the whole shopping experience of … Continue reading New Raft of Businesses Allowed To Open in June – Details Announced

Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Following the Government announcement on Sunday 10 May, from Wednesday 13 May, unlimited outdoor activity is permitted in England and this will include all forms of boating and fishing. At Woodbridge The Tide Mill Marina is open for boat owners – and electric hook-ups are now available for those who want to get their craft ship shape and ready for the water. The public mooring … Continue reading Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

We may have had our worlds turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic – but local planning never sleeps. And in spite of the fact it is often felt the views of the public are routinely ignored – nevertheless the Council still have a legislative duty to submit proposed plans to the local public for their views. The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Missing Live Theatre?  Need a bit of Shakespeare or a WW2 inspired drama to inspire or provoke? Well there’s plenty to watch online at the moment – and more are released every week. But please note – some have got a very short life span so please check dates carefully. But all are first class performances – (and it makes a change from Tiger King … Continue reading Celebrate VE Day And Beyond With Online Shows

Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

Although the self employed were told they may have to wait until June before they received any financial help, from yesterday (Monday 4th May), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) started contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a … Continue reading Details of How To Claim HMRC Self Employed Support Released

FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Unfortunatly with at the moment no clear idea of when the lockdown can ease or social distancing be relaxed,  another popular annual event in Felixstowe has had to be cancelled Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be … Continue reading FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

In amongst all the doom and gloom it is important to find something a bit lighter to think about. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike to capture and share their favourite scenes of the town. The competition has attracted around 70 entries from all ages (12 to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community

Is your organisation actively working to help people in these difficult times? Are you delivering to those in isolation? Providing food or resources to front line staff? The reaction from within the community has been amazing – and now to support the volunteer effort, Felixstowe Town Council has introduced a quick-decision grants scheme totalling £25,000 to support local organisations and charities who are carrying out … Continue reading Town Council Releases Funding To Support Local Organisations Working For Community

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