A new grant funding scheme has been launched in East Suffolk for voluntary organisations and community groups to help people struggling to meet the cost of living.
Christmas shoppers and visitors to festive events across East Suffolk can enjoy free parking in council-owned car parks on selected dates.
Residents in both Bungay and Worlingham will be asked to decide whether Neighbourhood Plans for their areas should be used by the Broads Authority and East Suffolk Council for determining future planning applications.
To support residents struggling with the rising cost of living, a network of ‘Warm Rooms’ has been organised in Beccles.
Nominations for the East Suffolk Awards 2023 are now open!
Last staged in 2019, prior to the Covid pandemic, these awards, run by East Suffolk Council, celebrate the best in local businesses, people and community groups. Not only that, a ‘Next Big Idea’ category winner will receive a grant to turn their dream scheme into a reality. Anyone wishing to nominate has until the end of November to submit an application.
The awards are about recognising contributions, celebrating successes, and giving people the ‘round of applause’ they deserve for improving lives in East Suffolk. Winners will be announced at an event at Snape Maltings on 28 February 2023.
Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council, said:
Following a submission to the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, East Suffolk Council has been allocated £2.75m which will be used to support high streets, local businesses, workforce and community skills development, as well as support for those struggling with the cost of living crisis.
In April 2022, the Government launched the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to support its Levelling Up agenda. The primary goal of the UKSPF is to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK, focusing on communities and place, supporting local business, people and skills.
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Bungay residents are invited to help shape a new project to support people with dementia and memory loss.
East Suffolk Council’s Customer Services Centre will be temporarily relocated to Lowestoft Library whilst refurbishment work is carried out.
East Suffolk Council has confirmed that it will engage with local communities about two major energy projects which are commencing consultations.
Today, both National Grid Ventures (NGV) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) have launched their consultations on the EuroLink and Sea Link projects respectively. Sea Link is a domestic interconnector between Suffolk and Kent required for network reinforcements. Eurolink is an international multi purpose interconnector between the Netherlands and Suffolk.
Both are informal and non-statutory consultations, however they will be followed next year by formal, statutory consultations. NGV and NGET are seeking comments and feedback on their potential landfall, cable route and converter station options. The consultations will last eight weeks finishing on 18 December 2022. They will include some face to face events and webinars, details of which will be published by the developers and viewable on their individual project webpages. EuroLink consultation | National Grid Group and Sea Link | National Grid ET.