East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000 from each of the 54 ward councillors’ 2020/21 Enabling Communities … Continue reading East Suffolk Launches New Covid -19 Community Fund

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

East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

As every day brings a new situation – the council is trying to respond as best it can. If you have an ongoing planning application this is the advice from East Suffolk at the moment: East Suffolk Council remains open and appropriately staffed to ensure that the statutory functions of the Planning and Building Control services can continue.  However, in light of Government advice regarding … Continue reading East Suffolk – Changes to Planning Services

Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Statement from Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council Following the latest advice from the Government regarding COVID-19, East Suffolk Council is taking appropriate measures to ensure that the delivery of critical services continues, while also ensuring that our communities and our staff are safeguarded. We want to remain accessible to our customers, but we will also take all necessary precautions and we greatly appreciate the … Continue reading Coronavirus – East Suffolk Council Update

Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Parking rules are changing. Previously the police were in charge of fines for parking on yellow lines and obstruction on the roads – but this has new all been handed over to local authorities, and East Suffolk will be the authority in charge for our area. There are new rules such as a restriction on parking on verges, penalties for repairing cars at the side … Continue reading Change in Parking Regulations As Local Authority Takes Control

Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

We live on a shifting coastline which in the past has claimed many landmarks and dwellings – including most of the once thriving port of Dunwich. Now the sea is set to claim another slice of history as the owners of 228-year-old Orfordness lighthouse, which has been creeping closer to the sea due to years of coastal erosion, have confirmed it will be demolished. Recent … Continue reading Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

East Suffolk Community Partnerships – New Approach to Community Funding

Distributing funding fairly for community groups and project has always been a tricky one, but East Suffolk Council have new come up with a new scheme which they say will provide critical funding for projects which local people want and need in a more even distribution. The East Suffolk Community Partnerships have been created to “bring ideas to life” and eight separate partnership groups, covering … Continue reading East Suffolk Community Partnerships – New Approach to Community Funding

East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

In these continuing times of austerity, when every week there is news of more services being cut, Councillors at East Suffolk Council are set to agree a rise of more than £2,600 in their basic allowances this week – an increase of more than 50%. This is at a time when the Labour Group at Suffolk County Council has warned that deep cuts to children’s … Continue reading East Suffolk Councillors Vote to Increase Their Allowances

Community Projects Receive Funding Boost – But Felixstowe Misses Out

Community projects across East Suffolk have received a funding boost to support their activities from East Suffolk Council’s recent Grant programme  – but from a list of 17 causes there are none on the Felixstowe peninsula. East Suffolk Council’s Enabling Communities ‘Exemplar Grant Programme’ was open to applications from community projects across the region earlier this year. From those submitted 17 community projects have been … Continue reading Community Projects Receive Funding Boost – But Felixstowe Misses Out

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