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

Review – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – adapted and performed by James Hyland – Brother Wolf Productions – Sudbury Quay Theatre and touring Based on the well known novella by Robert Louis Stevenson – this is a one man tour-de-force that will leave you breathless, stirred and shaken – but at the same time probably feeling like you have witnessed one of … Continue reading Review – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

Are you an up and coming young musician – or more established but still need a stage to strut your stuff? On Sunday 5th July Ipswich Music Day returns to Christchurch Park for its 30th year. There are six stages of live entertainment and music from local upcoming artists. Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK and is a … Continue reading Ipswich Music Day –Applications Now Open

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

Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

The Famous Four and a Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest – written by Harry Long – Eastern Angles at  Sir John Mills and touring to 25/1/20 Eastern Angles alternative Christmas show can be a bit hit and miss. This one gets off to a slow start but once it picks up it’s a lot of fun with the usual quirky humour and bonkers characters … Continue reading Review – The Famous Four And A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest

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

Review – Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto

Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto by Peter Rowe – New Wolsey Theatre till Feb 1st Its December so it must be panto time ( oh yes it is, oh no it isn’t). And at The New Wolsey Theatre there is another high standard offering of their actor / musician version of the well known genre. Unusually this year it’s not directed by Artistic Director … Continue reading Review – Aladdin The Rock & Roll Panto

Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

In 2017 – much to the dismay of those who had been campaigning against it – outline planning permission was granted for a development of a new estate comprising 560 houses, shops a community centre and a Care Home abutting Candlet Rd. Now developers Persimmon Homes are asking for pre-application feedback on their proposals for the first phase of a residential development, comprising 262 houses. … Continue reading Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

WHAT’S ON @ Two Sisters Arts Centre – December 2019

‘Baby its cold outside!’ – but in Two Sisters Arts Centre there’s a warm welcome waiting and lots of events to set your December alight. Tickets for any event can be reserved by phoning the Box office on 01394 279613 and leaving a message – or book on line @ http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/two-sisters-arts-centre ( please note there’s a 50p booking fee) Friday 6th there’s regular Friday Night … Continue reading WHAT’S ON @ Two Sisters Arts Centre – December 2019

Suffolk Coastal Candidates Announced for General Election

You may have noticed amongst all the debacle with Brexit and Boris Johnson’s lost majority in the Commons, and not having learned anything from Mrs May’s abortive attempt to increase her majority in 2017, that the government has decided the only way out is holding yet another General Election. So on Thursday December 12th we once again go to the polls. On a more serious … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Candidates Announced for General Election