Monthly Archives: April 2019

A new film about Low Income Rural Britain

April 30, 2019

24th April 2019 | Written by Elliot Kett, The RSA, Engagement and Communications Coordinator – Food, Farming & Countryside Commission Farmers who can’t afford to eat the food they produce. Local people who can’t afford to live in their own villages. Transport networks which isolate communities. Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District National Park, God’s

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TOWNS AND PARISHES GET £470K CIL BOOST

April 17, 2019

Town and Parish councils across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are set to receive a total of £469,764 of community infrastructure funding the Councils’ CIL scheme.  Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds collected from property developers between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019 total over £469,764 and will provide a much-needed boost to 43 town and parish

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Launched: New £3m Grant for Village Halls

April 17, 2019

On Friday 5 April Nottinghamshire MP Robert Jenrick and Defra Minister for Rural Affairs Lord Gardiner launched a £3m grant for the improvement of village halls. There are 10,000 Village Halls in England and many are key for rural communities; they provide a space for shops, pubs, cafes, fitness, social, healthcare and even education. Speaking

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New ‘one stop shop’ for East Suffolk businesses

April 17, 2019

  Businesses across East Suffolk can now easily find advice and information to help their business to thrive, thanks to a new dedicated website.   East Suffolk Council’s Economic Development and Regeneration Team has today launched ‘East Suffolk Means Business’ (eastsuffolkmeansbusiness.co.uk), a new website focused on helping local business people find information on business rates,

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Volunteers needed for Lowestoft Town Centre ‘Spring Clean’

April 16, 2019

Date: Thursday 18th April Time: 8:45am – 12 noon Meeting point: The Britten Centre entrance (Town Centre end)    *** Calling all in the Lowestoft community! *** There will be a Town Centre ‘Spring Clean’ which is coordinated by the East Suffolk Communities Team in partnership with Community Action Suffolk, Lowestoft Rising, Lowestoft Town Council, East Suffolk Norse,

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New chief exec for Community Action Suffolk

April 12, 2019

COMMUNITY Action Suffolk has announced a new helm for the organisation, with Christine Abraham stepping up from her role as director of community services. A lifelong devotee of volunteering and charitable activity, Christine grew up in the Ipswich area of Suffolk, went on to join the county’s constabulary, and has spent the last 20 years

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‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ event success

April 9, 2019

The Kirkley Centre held a free Five Ways to Wellbeing event working in partnership with East Suffolk Communities Team on Thursday 4th April. 40 groups attended showcasing services around Lowestoft along with some fabulous pampering and free tea, coffee and cake! Visitors flocked to the pamper room, where they were able to have a manicure,

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Keeping Active and Informed in Waveney Event

April 4, 2019

Activities and Information available for all disabilities and age groups! East Suffolk Communities Team and Waveney Disability Forum warmly invite you to come along and find out what services, support groups, clubs and activity groups are available in Waveney for people who have a disability. Wednesday 8th May 12:00-15:00 Beccles Public Hall, NR34 9AD   For

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Creative Health and Social Prescribing Event

April 3, 2019

Join organisations from across the health and cultural sectors in the East at the Creative Health and Social Prescribing event on the afternoon of Thursday 16th May at the DanceHouse, Ipswich.   Thursday 16th May 1.30 – 4.30pm  (Refreshments will be provided on arrival) DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich To book your free place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-health-and-social-prescribing-tickets-58732786345

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The Community Impact Partnership and Social Investment

April 3, 2019

      In November 2018, the Community Impact Partnership (CIP) was established by four of the UK’s leading housing associations – Clarion Housing Group, Orbit Housing, L&Q Group and Peabody Group. With funding provided through the Growth Fund, which is managed by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, and funded by the Big Lottery

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