News in Felixstowe

The Wicker family with Cllr Mark Jepson and Mrs Julie Jepson, artist Tracy Barritt- Brown, Cllr Sharon Harkin and members of Friends of the Seafront Gardens (Picture credit: Felixstowe town council)

A local artist has brought a favourite family back to Felixstowe.

The 'Wickers' have now returned to their home on the seafront, this time with a new addition to the family. But whilst family life has moved on, they still firmly reflect the late Victorian period in keeping with their surroundings in the Seafront Gardens.

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VILLAGE fetes and other local events are the experiences people, including us on the Shotley peninsula, are most looking forward to when government restrictions are lifted, according to a poll seen by Nub News.

The finding comes in a survey of more than 2,000 consumers for #wecreateexperiences, a campaign being launched today by One Industry One Voice, a group representing the UK's events industry. Leading names from music, sports and showbiz are encouraging us to plan to start sharing live experiences again, with the message: 'Together, we can this right".

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Communists in Suffolk, including Felixstowe's Mark Jones, have challenged one local Conservative association and three local Labour party branches to explain whether they will return a total of £40,000 of public money they have received under Government grants schemes aimed at helping out businesses struggling to survive during the COVID19 pandemic.

Freedom of Information research from HuffPost showed that no fewer than 22 local political associations had benefited from public money in this way. Of the seven Labour Party associations which received cash, no fewer than three are from Suffolk - Ipswich, South Suffolk and Suffolk Labour Parties. South Suffolk Conservative Association also received £10,000 in grants.

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