Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

Is there a unsung volunteer or community group that you admire for their dedication and hard work? Now is your chance to give them some recognition The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Roz Eminson, has launched the 2020 High Sheriff’s Awards and invites voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for this most prestigious annual celebration of excellence in Suffolk’s voluntary sector. Hosted by the … Continue reading Nominations Open For The High Sheriff’s Awards 2020

East Suffolk Business Festival – Help To Make Your Business Grow

Are you running a business? Could you do with some help, advice or training?  East Suffolk Business Festival is back next month following its successful launch last year, and there will be a two week programme of events running across the whole of East Suffolk and they are all FREE to attend.  The festival is organised by East Suffolk Council and the event are being … Continue reading East Suffolk Business Festival – Help To Make Your Business Grow

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

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

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Greene King, Britain’s biggest pub owner, has agreed to sell its entire business to CKA aka Hutchinson Whampoa , a real estate group run by Hong Kong’s richest family and the owner of a huge business enterprise including the Port of Felixstowe, a mobile phone network and Superdrug . While Li Ka-shing is no longer the richest man in Asia, the 91-year-old still ranks as 28th richest … Continue reading Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Dog Death At Felixstowe Ferry Prompts Major Study Into Toxic Shellfish

Dog owners know that their pets tend to pick up things they shouldn’t on the beach – and some things like fisherman’s hooks can be very dangerous. But after the winter storms of January 2018, over a two-week period, nine incidents of illnesses in dogs were reported, including two fatalities – one in Holkham, Norfolk, and the second at Felixstowe Ferry. The dog deaths occurred … Continue reading Dog Death At Felixstowe Ferry Prompts Major Study Into Toxic Shellfish

European Elections – Eastern Region Results

So in spite of the European Elections being pretty much a waste of time in practical terms – given that the elected MEPs will scarcely have time to get their feet under the table before the Oct 31st deadline to leave the EU looms – turnout over the country was up on 2014 – and most seemed to have used the opportunity as a tactical … Continue reading European Elections – Eastern Region Results

Anti-Social Behaviour Controls – Have Your Say

New local authority East Suffolk has been working with the Police to look at new ways to tackle anti social behaviour – and have decided to replace Public Space Protection Orders with other methods of control. In order to do so they need to show they have consulted the public – so they are now asking the local community for their views via an online … Continue reading Anti-Social Behaviour Controls – Have Your Say

European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?

The European Parliamentary Elections are being held on Thursday 23rd May and unless the United Kingdom leaves the European Union prior to that date, voting to elect MEPs will take place.  Whatever your views on the pointlessness or otherwise of these elections, given that in all events the UK is due to leave by Oct 31st , the MEPs will in theory have a short shelf life … Continue reading European Elections May 23rd – Who is Standing?