Funding surgeries at Suffolk Community Foundation

Do you need funding for your group or society? Could you do with some advice? Suffolk Community Foundation will be running funding surgeries during the summer and are encouraging organisations to come along to discuss proposals to ensure they are as strong as possible. They will be taking place at their offices in Wherstead.  Grants Officers will have 30 minute appointments available between 9:30am and 3pm … Continue reading Funding surgeries at Suffolk Community Foundation

Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Winner Pure Conservation 2016 Lych-gate, Kelsale The Quality of Place Award scheme is back for 2017 and Suffolk Coastal is now looking for nominations for the best building designs which contribute to the environment of the district. Launched in 2010, the awards puts the spotlight on the efforts being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the district’s quality through new projects that … Continue reading Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017

Monday, 19th June , marked the start of Armed Forces Week. At 10am the Mayor of Felixstowe, Nick Barber officially raised the Armed Forces flag outside the Town Hall in Felixstowe. This was followed by a short service at the seafront War Memorial in commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Final preparations are now underway for Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend, hosted this … Continue reading Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017

New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

Got a kettle that’s given up the ghost? Or a hairdryer that’s no longer in working order? SCDC are urging residents not to put small electrical items in general waste but take them to recycling banks of which two new locations are now being trialled. Since mid-February 2017, special recycling banks for small WEEE (small waste electronic and electrical equipment) have been in place at … Continue reading New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield by Lucy Grace For me the best performance of the festival so far – this was a well researched and touching exploration of two lives – the life of the Narrator of the piece Lucy Grace, who discovered the wonders of Narnia as a child and found the impact of that discovery colouring most of her life – and Lucy … Continue reading Pulse Festival Reviews 3 – Wednesday 7th July

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – June 2017

Well the good weather is (mostly) here at last – and there’s a lot coming up to enjoy in June. Not strictly on stage – but from Saturday 3rd through to Sunday 25th from 11am – 5pm Suffolk Open Studios are holding the Felixstowe Art Trail 2017 As part of Suffolk Open Studios, ten artists in Felixstowe will be opening their studios during weekends in … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – June 2017

New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th

EuroHouse – Fellswoop Theatre Premiered at the Edinburgh Festival last year – this was a strange bird of a show that felt like a work in progress by a couple of friends – one French and one Greek – who had something to say about the euro zone – but for much of the time their points seemed lost in translation! This was a show … Continue reading New Wolsey Pulse Festival Review 2 – Monday 5th

Review – Pulse 2017 – New Wolsey Theatre – Thursday 1st June

So – the Pulse Festival is upon us again – and the New Wolsey working with China Plate have come up with a huge variety of shows to get your jade entertainment taste buds working again. Over the course of the next ten days you can see scratch productions, works in progress and fully formed Edinburgh Fringe winners. There’s stand up, dance, drama and a … Continue reading Review – Pulse 2017 – New Wolsey Theatre – Thursday 1st June

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017 – Music by the Sea

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend on 24th and 25th of June is to host a two day free music festival as part of a range of events to celebrate the military from the past to he present. Hosted by Suffolk Coastal District Council on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 June, the action-packed weekend will recognise the huge contribution made by our servicemen and women over the years – it will … Continue reading Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend 2017 – Music by the Sea

SCDC Elects New Chairman

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s new Chairman is Councillor Chris Blundell. Cllr Blundell, who represents the Martlesham Ward will be Chairman for the next 12 months, taking on the post from Cllr Mark Newton. He officially became the district’s first citizen, when he was elected as Chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council at its Annual Council meeting on Thursday, 25 May 2017. The Chairman’s role is … Continue reading SCDC Elects New Chairman