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Enjoy your time outside – but take litter home!

Enjoy your time outdoors but please don’t litterAs restrictions begin to ease, more people are enjoying time at East Suffolk’s beaches, open spaces and countryside however the increase in visitors has also brought an unwelcome increase in litter. As people spend more time outdoors, the amount of litter discarded across the district has increased dramatically.

Work to commence on seafront restaurant/cafe

Work on a new café/restaurant in the heart of Felixstowe’s South Seafront is set to start later this summer – bringing a new exciting resort experience to the area. East Suffolk Council have commissioned Barnes Construction, a local building company, to start work on the new landmark building, which will house the café/restaurant, offering indoor

Live Video Workshops For Start-Up Businesses

All You Need Is A Laptop Or Phone… With the restrictions of the current COVID-19 lockdown, MENTA have turned to online training courses to help Start-Up Businesses. They have made their award-winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available online with LIVE video training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the

Suffolk – Speeding campaign results

Over 2,000 motorists were caught speeding in Suffolk during a recent two-week enforcement campaign. The initiative – which took place between Monday 25 May and Sunday 7 June – was co-ordinated by the National Police Chiefs’ Council and saw an increased amount of checks and enforcement across the county, whilst promoting the message #SlowDownSaveLives. Officers

Suffolk Remembers goes Virtual

A popular Suffolk remembrance event will go ahead despite the current challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Following government advice, provided at the beginning of May, St Elizabeth Hospice’s memoriam event, Suffolk Remembers will this year be held virtually to ensure everyone remains safe during this time. The annual event, sponsored by the East of

Backing community businesses after COVID

East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes has teamed up with a national charity to support community businesses across the region as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The company has partnered with the Plunkett Foundation to provide free support and the expertise from the charity’s network of advisors under their Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme. Community businesses

Nosy Neighbours

Britain has been transformed into a nation of nosy neighbours after being stuck at home during lockdown. In a study of 2,000 adults, 41 per cent admitted to keeping a closer eye on their neighbours’ movements since the pandemic struck. Peeking at those not observing lockdown rules or not clapping for the NHS – and

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

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