The ‘Rule Of Six’ – What Does It Mean For You?

On Tuesday night at 10.30pm the government basically ‘bowled a googly’, to use a cricket expression. They announced that from Monday 14th Sept no groups of more than six were allowed to meet anywhere indoors or outdoors at any time  – but there would be limited exceptions –  and that was that – no detail of any kind and leaving everyone who runs venues, clubs, … Continue reading The ‘Rule Of Six’ – What Does It Mean For You?

Changes to Felixstowe Parking Tariffs Imminent

Car parking charges in Felixstowe are changing. Following a delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, East Suffolk Council will now begin rolling out new parking tariffs across the district – which will include charges in car parks that were previously free . However – after listening to the public – there will still be free half hour parking across a number of sites.  There are … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Parking Tariffs Imminent

Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

Do you run a small business? Did you struggle to get funding in the first round of council business grants? Maybe you are a newish business or were not on the rates list. Maybe you did not qualify against the government’s original criteria. If this is the case – you may still be able to apply for the ESC’s Discretionary Business Grant Scheme  – but … Continue reading Last Chance For Small Businesses To Apply For Council Grants Scheme

No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

Suffolk has recorded its first week of no coronavirus deaths since the disease arrived in March New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that in the week ending July 24 (week 30) there were no Covid-related deaths in the county. And Ipswich Hospital has cut back on the number of ward areas used for coronavirus patients as Covid-19 admissions fell to … Continue reading No New Covid Deaths In Suffolk – And SCC Set To Roll Out Own Test & Trace System

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Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Covid has not only attacked people’s physical health. With the collapse of the economy and so many businesses forced to shut and make staff redundant – or workers put on reduced hours – its has left many suffering financial hardship. And for those who already had problems – it has plunged many of them into crisis.  East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice … Continue reading Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County

On Suffolk Day this year, the County has received an incredible helping hand from its most famous son, singing superstar Ed Sheeran, who has made a ‘founding gift’ to launch Suffolk Community Foundation’s 2M ‘Rebuilding Local Lives Appeal’. SCF’s new appeal, launched today, see’s BBC Radio Suffolk adding their support to The Suffolk Coronavirus Community partnership in Suffolk which already includes the National Emergencies Trust … Continue reading Superstar Ed Sheeran’s Stunning Suffolk Day Gift To County

Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Are you a business owner? Are you struggling because you didn’t fulfil the criteria for the first round of grant funding from East Suffolk Council ? Maybe you didn’t fall in the category of Retail, Hospitality or Leisure. Maybe you don’t have a fixed premises – like a market trader or mobile van. Maybe you are letting a space in a larger building . Or … Continue reading Apply Now! – New Funding Available for Small Businesses

Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Now that the Government have issued an extension of three weeks to the current lockdown – there have been criticisms about the Police apparent heavy handling of the situation in some areas – and a call for more specific guidance on what is and isn’t allowed. Since the coronavirus restrictions were put in place in March, Police Officers have been very busy catching people  out … Continue reading Rules In Lockdown – Clearer Guidelines Issued By Police Chiefs

Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on society and businesses as well as individuals at the moment is incalculable. But there is help out there. Many charities and funders have put all their current reserves into supporting the community or individuals in crisis.  And although there is a raft of targeted funding for the vulnerable and elderly – there is also many other measures in … Continue reading Grants For All – Funder’s Response To Corona Crisis

Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council

Do you need to register a birth or a death – or have you got a marriage ceremony booked in a register office? Here is the latest advice from Suffolk County Council Register Office From 20 March 2020, all our offices will be closed for counter enquiries but remain open for telephone calls and pre-booked appointments Our outstation services at Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saxmundham will not operate. This … Continue reading Changes To Register Offices Services – Suffolk County Council