East Suffolk Council is delighted to confirm the appointment of Kate Blakemore as its new Strategic Director. Kate is currently a Strategic Director at Great Yarmouth Borough Council and has been in the role for over five years, having previously been the authority’s Head of Transformation.
A new planning document has been officially adopted by East Suffolk Council to enhance its cycling and walking network.
A free-to-attend climate conference will examine the benefits of developing local solutions to overcoming a global crisis.
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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