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

EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

Are you a foreign national from an EU country? Or are you a business employing EU citizens? Whatever happens after 31st October – and who knows what that may be – EU, EEA ( Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Swiss citizens must now apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. The deadline for applying will be 30th June 2021 if we … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme – East Suffolk Council Offers Hi-tech Assistance

Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

So – East Suffolk Council has been awarded £561,870 through Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) programme to revitalise South Lowestoft. This is on top of funding awarded for The North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), a five-year programme focusing on some of the oldest parts of the town including the High Street and Scores. And this funding follows the news last week … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

Funding Available Now For Community Projects

Are you part of a group or organisations providing activities for the benefit of local communities? Do you need funding for an activity or project? East Suffolk Council have two main funding streams. Each Ward Councillor has a £7,500 Enabling Community Budget to spend on community projects or to develop new projects which tackle community needs in their area. A total of £412,500 has been … Continue reading Funding Available Now For Community Projects

South Seafront Restaurant Proposal Becomes Reality

Have you got dreams of running a seafront restaurant? Think you might have the entrepreneurial skills to make it work in this straightened economic climate? Well this may be your opportunity as East Suffolk Council have launched the search to find an operator to run their new café/restaurant being planned for the South Seafront in Felixstowe. This proposal was first unveiled at a Felixstowe Horizons … Continue reading South Seafront Restaurant Proposal Becomes Reality