Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Are you a business owner? Are you struggling because you didn’t fulfil the criteria for the first round of grant funding from East Suffolk Council ? Maybe you didn’t fall in the category of Retail, Hospitality or Leisure. Maybe you don’t have a fixed premises – like a market trader or mobile van. Maybe you are letting a space in a larger building . Or … Continue reading Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

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

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

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

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Felixstowe Horizons – A Round Up of Yesterday’s Meeting.

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.

M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

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’!

Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award

Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award 2018 The online vote for the first ever Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award has gone live – and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite. This new annual award is designed celebrate the tourist industry Felixstowe by rewarding a tourist related organisation or businesses which has excelled during the past year, although the selection of organisations or events to … Continue reading Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award

Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event

It may be bitterly cold and warm weather just a distant memory – but Felixstowe Forward and Visit Felixstowe are gearing themselves up ready for the main 2018 visitor season… with a special launch event as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March). An informal evening is being held at the Copas Bar at Manning’s in Sea Rd on Thursday 22nd March from 5pm … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event