Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

We live in an age of austerity and cuts. Services like youth centres and mental health support slashed, rural bus routes removed, payments introduced for removal of green waste and just recently swinging cuts to funding for the vital work of CAB. We are told councils are strapped for cash – so we must just knuckle down and accept it. Yet just recently there have … Continue reading Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

East Suffolk is becoming increasingly important nationally for providing electricity for the nation – with a series of major projects in the pipeline. Estimates suggest that this area will be responsible for a quarter of the country’s electricity supply by the 2030s. But the infrastructure projects to generate and produce this electricity obviously have a major effect on the environment and the local communities. So … Continue reading Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

On Thursday 22nd November Suffolk Coastal celebrated the best in Grand Designs of Suffolk with an award ceremony. The Quality of Place Awards recognises people’s effort to add to the quality of the environment, by creating high quality designs in both the built and natural environment and helping to conserve our historic buildings. In the category of Building Conservation the winner was Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block commissioned … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

Review – The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales

The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales – Eastern Angles -Sir John Mills till Jan 5th and touring If you want a show that’s completely mad, surreal, very, very weird but extremely cleverly written and a laugh a minute then you could do no better than Eastern Angles latest Christmas offering. This year marks their 30th anniversary of the Christmas show  – some of them … Continue reading Review – The Fenland Screamers and Other Boggy Tales

Suffolk Carers Fund – Apply Now

Are you supporting a family member or a friend as an unpaid carer, or do you know someone who is? Suffolk Community Foundation are administering a funding grant for activities within communities that enable adult unpaid carers to sustain their caring role by supporting their feelings of wellbeing, choice and control. There is up to £20,000 available – but the deadline to apply is 4th … Continue reading Suffolk Carers Fund – Apply Now

Suffolk Community Foundation Launches ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’

Do you need your winter fuel payment – or could you donate it to someone more needy? Suffolk Community Foundation have launched their annual campaign to help vulnerable people with the cost of heating their homes over winter. It asks people to donate their winter fuel payment, if they can afford to, or simply give money to the appeal and that money is then redistributed … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation Launches ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’

Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

There has been much debate on social media about SCDC’s Local Plan which advocates large swathes of house building on AONB within the Felixstowe peninsular and the controversial Innocent Farm proposal of a massive Port Of Felixstowe warehouse and distribution site for Kirton, which will increase traffic ten fold and probably involve re locating Trimley St Martin School. Now our MP Dr Therese Coffey, has … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Following a successful first year, a photo competition celebrating the beauty of East Suffolk is returning for a second summer. The East Suffolk Photo Competition 2018 opened on Wednesday 1st August and entries are welcome from anyone living, working or visiting East Suffolk. Last year Jack Ibbotson of Felixstowe was runner up in the under 16’s category – and his winning photo is featured above. … Continue reading East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

The following funding streams are available through application to the Suffolk Community Foundation – but time is running out. If you are part of a group, society or club that fulfils the criteria – this could be a useful source of extra support for you. Dulverton Trust Fund Grants up to £5,000 for small charities and charitable organisations with an annual income of under £200,000 that … Continue reading Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for East Suffolk District Council . Suffolk Coastal and Waveney are in the process of merging into one council – and because of this the number of councillors will be reduced and ward boundaries changed. Draft recommendations propose new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across … Continue reading Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say