East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Are you a voluntary or social enterprise organisation on the front line of supporting your community? Do you need more funding to keep your work going – or to restart after the effects of covid on your staffing or role in the community? Or have you got a brilliant idea that you would you like to start up to support your community in these difficult … Continue reading East Suffolk Council Releases More Funding For Community Groups

Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled

Among the many things that the onging pandemic is impacting is mass social gatherings like Xmas markets and festive switch ons, and Felixstowe Town Council has decided our town is no different in that regard. Unfortunately they have taken the decision that the popular annual Christmas lights switch on show, organised by the Felixstowe Lions Club and supported by Felixstowe Town Council, will have to … Continue reading Felixstowe WILL Still Have Xmas Lights Display – But Switch On Event Cancelled

East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers

Do you know someone who has dedicated their time to helping others through the pandemic? Has a group, business, or charity made a positive difference to your lockdown experience ?  We all know that covid has brought out both the best and the worst in people – and the news is often full of the negative. But while there have been stories of exploitation and … Continue reading East Suffolk Council’s Proposal To Celebrate Volunteers

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Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Covid has not only attacked people’s physical health. With the collapse of the economy and so many businesses forced to shut and make staff redundant – or workers put on reduced hours – its has left many suffering financial hardship. And for those who already had problems – it has plunged many of them into crisis.  East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice … Continue reading Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Now that the Government have issued an extension of three weeks to the current lockdown – there have been criticisms about the Police apparent heavy handling of the situation in some areas – and a call for more specific guidance on what is and isn’t allowed. Since the coronavirus restrictions were put in place in March, Police Officers have been very busy catching people  out … Continue reading Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

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

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

Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

Is there a unsung volunteer or community group that you admire for their dedication and hard work? Now is your chance to give them some recognition The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, has launched the 2020 High Sheriff’s Awards and invites voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for this most prestigious annual celebration of excellence in Suffolk’s voluntary sector. Hosted by the … Continue reading Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020