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22nd May 2020

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East Suffolk restart garden waste collection

East Suffolk Council has set a date for the resumption of its garden waste collection service. Operations will restart on Bank Holiday Monday May 25, following an earlier suspension due to the impact of COVID-19, and all subscribers will receive their first collection during the subsequent fortnight. The Council has taken the decision to restart

Felixstowe Book Festival Cancelled

Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be held in its usual form. “I am very sad that the Felixstowe Book Festival will not take place on 26th

Competition: artwork for stations to thank key workers

In addition to “clapping for carers”, Greater Anglia is now asking the public to get involved in thanking key workers by designing a poster for display at its major stations. Following a well-received display of posters created by staff at Cambridge station, Greater Anglia has now launched a competition asking people to create a poster

Over £16.6m paid to East Suffolk businesses to date

East Suffolk Council has paid out COVID-19 business grants to 1,409 businesses in East Suffolk to date, worth a total of £16,685,000. Since the government announced its business grant package, Council staff have been working hard to ensure local businesses are aware of the funding available to them and how to apply for the much-needed

Suffolk Police Chief thanks public and business

Suffolk Constabulary is thanking the public and businesses after last week’s plea urging them to comply with government measures restricting people’s movements to tackle coronavirus. Officers were given the powers on Thursday last week (26th March), to fine people who refuse to stay at home and only go outside if they have a ‘reasonable excuse’.

New community fund launched to help those in need

As part of East Suffolk Council’s response to the impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable residents, a new community fund of more than £70,000 has been launched to support those in need. Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council and Cllr Letitia Smith, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism have agreed to allocate £1,000

Vote for your favourite scenes of Felixstowe

The seaside town of Felixstowe in Suffolk is a unique, exciting and diverse location for photographic opportunities – seaside fun, beautiful gardens, huge container ships, historic buildings and rich wildlife habitats. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike

Cancelled Events Noticeboard

Please note following the advanced measures taken by the Government you should assume that all public events are now cancelled. However we will keep this page open as some details are included on future plans/postponment etc. If you have cancelled/postponed an event and would like to inform people on refunds etc and would like it

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