Local Election Results – Conservatives Retain Big Majority But Greens Make Significant Gains

Politics is a strange business. In spite of a fairly disastrous handling of the pandemic over the best part of a year, the superlative rollout of the vaccine programme seems to have saved the Conservative’s bacon – and across the country it’s been a fairly terrible result for Labour – and especially Kier Starmer in his first test a leader  In Suffolk, not surprisingly,  the … Continue reading Local Election Results – Conservatives Retain Big Majority But Greens Make Significant Gains

Local Election Day for Suffolk County Council & Police Commissioner

Today is local election day across the country – and in East Suffolk we are voting for Suffolk County Councillor candidates – and a new Police & Crime Commissioner Whatever your views of politics or the merits of those standing for election – the important point to note is that we live in a democracy – and the privilege  to exercise your voting rights was … Continue reading Local Election Day for Suffolk County Council & Police Commissioner

Pier Projects Announce London Based Winner of Art Commission For Felixstowe

  Announcement from Pier Projects: “We are delighted to announce Alisa Oleva as the artist we will be working with this year. She will be developing a new art project for Felixstowe, inspired by walking and in response to this unique port and coastal town.  London-based Oleva was selected by a newly formed Community Arts Panel, comprising residents of Felixstowe following a nationwide Open Call for … Continue reading Pier Projects Announce London Based Winner of Art Commission For Felixstowe

Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans

It’s Spring – and that usually means in Felixstowe that it signals the Beach Huts getting moved back onto the sand from their winter quarters on the prom. But 55 huts near the Spa Pavilion look to be stuck for the third year running after East Suffolk Council abandoned their latest plan to create concrete platforms on the beach on which to re position them. … Continue reading Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans

New Parking Regulations For Blue Badge Holders At Ipswich Hospital

From Monday 10th May new parking technology is being introduced at Ipswich Hospital – and it means blue badge holders will need to register their vehicle with reception, as well as display their badge, to avoid fines. The hospital team is introducing an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system for staff and visitor parking along with new payment machines allowing payment using bank cards and … Continue reading New Parking Regulations For Blue Badge Holders At Ipswich Hospital

SATURDAY ESSAY – Are Women Safe In Suffolk?

So – girls – have you ever felt nervous walking home alone in the evening – even if it’s not that late and not that far? Have you ever had second thoughts getting into a taxi – or looked behind you and clutched your keys a little tighter while collecting your car from a deserted multi story car park? Although it’s not the first time … Continue reading SATURDAY ESSAY – Are Women Safe In Suffolk?

Schools Get Funding To Reach Out To Isolated On Felixstowe Peninsula

One section of the community has really suffered during the lockdown are those  people living on their own and trapped within their four walls through age and vulnerability. There have been a number of charities and groups that have tried to help – including Felixstowe Helping Hands and BASIC Life Charity, Suffolk County Council’s Home but Not Alone scheme, and Suffolk MIND.    Now Felixstowe … Continue reading Schools Get Funding To Reach Out To Isolated On Felixstowe Peninsula

East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections

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

Call Out For Community Panel To Select Artist For Felixstowe Commission

Arts facilitators Pier Projects have already announced a new paid commission for an artist to develop work around the concept of walking in Felixstowe .Now they are seeing members of the public to form a ‘community panel’ to select the winning artist. Pier Projects  want to work with an artist to develop an exciting project for Felixstowe based around walking. .The aim of the project … Continue reading Call Out For Community Panel To Select Artist For Felixstowe Commission

More Financial Support for East Suffolk Businesses Announced

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