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

Meeting Coming Up to Put Your Views On Policing In Felixstowe

Have you got issues round policing in the Felisxstowe area? Are there not enough police on the beat? Are there any noticeable problems now the local police station has closed? Well now is your chance to ask the man in charge. Each year the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, stages a series of public meetings across the county and the next meeting in Felixstowe is … Continue reading Meeting Coming Up to Put Your Views On Policing In Felixstowe

Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Review – Bette & Joan

Bette & Joan by Anton Burge – Horizon Theatre– last night at the Orwell hotel and touring Horizon Theatre specialise in small cast, compact little plays –( Wit, Duet for One, MAMIL) and this is another  – this time a two hander set in 1962 and featuring notorious screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Both were icons in their day but by the early … Continue reading Review – Bette & Joan

Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Are you a carer for someone with dementia – or do you know someone who is? It’s estimated that around 12,800 people in Suffolk are currently living with dementia, with the number rising in the future at a time when the NHS is strapped for cash and many people are left to struggle on with very little help. In January two new dementia support groups … Continue reading Two New Support Groups For Dementia In Felixstowe

Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska – Eastern Angles – Walton Community Hall and touring. Eastern Angles go back to their roots with this very localised play set in Clacton and following the relationship of three generations of women in the B&B business. The title suggests its going to be about the rise and fall of the seaside landlady – but this is a play still to … Continue reading Review – Guesthouse by Nicola Wernowska

Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

We have had a couple of unprecedented cold snaps just recently – and this can affect the most needy in our region as they struggle to keep warm – especially as they come out of hospital and are at their most vulnerable. However there is help at hand as a project which helps poorer people and families in Suffolk make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat has successfully been … Continue reading Warm Homes Project Wins Funding To Help Vulnerable Hospital Patients

High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Last night award ceremony at Wherstead Park was the culmination of High Sheriff Geoffery Probert’s year in office with the presentation of a number of awards to those who make a difference in their community. The glitzy affair was attended by a number of Suffolk’s high profile figures from the worlds of politics, football and the arts. The evening was co hosted by Radio Suffolk … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Felixstowe Academy has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection. . and comes just weeks after Felixstowe Academy was confirmed as the only secondary school in Suffolk to have fallen below the government’s ‘floor standards’ for academic performance in 2017, when only 48% of GCSE pupils passed both English and Maths. This follows a report in December 2017 which placed East Suffolk … Continue reading Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching

There are a number of grants administered by Suffolk Community Foundation where the deadline for applying is coming up fast. If your group or project needs funding – check below to see if you fulfil any of these criteria. Suffolk Rural Fund Grants of up to £4,000 are available to support constituted organisations and up to £1,000 to support ‘micro’ projects hosted by parish councils. … Continue reading Grants Available – Deadlines Approaching