A sign that things are gradually beginning to ease – East Suffolk Council will begin to collect large items from private householders again from next week after temporarily suspending the service to prioritise household waste and recycling collections. The Council’s bulky waste collection service is set to return on Monday 15 March, meaning that households in East Suffolk can once again have items such as … Continue reading East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections
The hospitality, tourism and retail sector, so hard hit by restrictions during the pandemic, has been given a double boost in Suffolk with the announcement of more financial help from both East Suffolk Council and the Chancellor’s Budget. East Suffolk Council has launched a new £2 million Hospitality Payment scheme which will see a one-off grant of £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of … Continue reading More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced
Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?
Covid has caused a lot of suffering within the community – but it has had perhaps the greatest effect on vulnerable older people, some who have had to isolate for months at a time separated from loved ones and unable to attend the usual clubs or day centres that made life a little bit easier. In order to bring a little cheer into these people’s … Continue reading Council To Deliver ‘Goody Bags’ To Isolated Older Residents
Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY, and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning. To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service
Subsequent to the Chancellor’s announcement at the start of this latest lockdown, a new one-off grant is now available to businesses that have been asked to close in line with the new national restrictions which came into place on 5 January 2021. East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the Government with one-off top ups of £4,000 … Continue reading More Council Grants Available For Covid Impacted Businesses
Having transferred ownership of the old Deben High School site from Suffolk County Council to East Suffolk Council, work is now underway to approve planning design of the proposed development . And although its unlikely to make much difference, local people are being invited to have their say on the housing and leisure proposals for the site. The Council have a statutory duty to allow … Continue reading Deben High School Site – Plans Now Available For View And Comment
So on one minute past midnight the UK came out of a second lockdown – but most of the country – including Suffolk – moved into a worse situation than before. Along with 90% of the country we moved into a higher tier than before lockdown – Tier 2. SO WHAT CAN WE DO NOW? The main rule is still wash your hands, wear a … Continue reading East Suffolk In Tier 2 – What Are The New Rules?
East Suffolk Council is now open for applications from small business owners to the Additional Restrictions Grant and the Local Restrictions Support Grant to support local businesses, with funding provided by the Government in a response to the latest nationwide restrictions. The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) is for businesses forced to close during the latest lockdown. The Additional Restrictions Grant is extra funding made … Continue reading More Small Business Funding Now Available From East Suffolk Council
Having introduced new tariffs in all car parks from August 2020, East Suffolk Council has suffered a back lash from businesses already reeling from covid restrictions and from customers – especially the elderly – who appreciated the car parks where the first 30 minutes were free. If you only want to pop to the shops for a couple of items you don’t really need to … Continue reading Free 30 Minute Parking Returns To Felixstowe