News in Felixstowe

(L-R) Neil Hewitt, Scrutton Bland; Mark Murphy, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC Suffolk; Liz Harsant, Friends of the Ferns; Carol Studd, SARC Supervisor; Karin Norman-Butler, Friends of the Ferns; Luke Morris, Scrutton Bland

Felixstowe radio presenter Mark Murphy was on hand as Suffolk financial services company, Scrutton Bland, have made a generous donation of £2,500 to the Friends of the Ferns charity.

BBC morning show presenter Muprhy is a supporter of The Ferns, which is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) based in Suffolk providing free support to all those who have been affected by sexual abuse. The non-judgemental support and advice is offered regardless of the circumstances of the assault and is available to all.

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Public health bosses are expecting tourism levels in Felixstowe and other coastal area in Suffolk to be back up to 100% of pre-Covid levels from August, prompting an action plan for managing infection spread this summer season.

And it means holidaymakers and day-trippers along the Suffolk coast are likely to see extra measures in place such as additional public toilets, mobile teams handing out test kits in tourism hotspots, and QR code and logbook requirements for venues.

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One of the first things that we do for new clients is draft or review their existing workplace policies and procedures.

Policies and procedures, whilst containing legal and best practice requirements, should also reflect the company's vision and values so that these can run through every aspect of the business. These are living documents that need to adapt as the company changes and grows. The core elements of the policies will likely remain the same; it's the details of how to make the policy happen which sometimes needs to flex due to changes in industry and/or the organisation.

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Better communication to Felixstowe homes, carbon reduction measures and more work opportunities for young adults are among ambitions for new £1billion highways maintenance contracts over the next 20 years in thee area.

Suffolk County Council's cabinet has been recommended to approve work on creating and securing three contracts from October 2023 – one for a main maintenance provider similar to what the council has now, with additional smaller contracts for street lighting maintenance and traffic signals.

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The Spa Pavillion at Felixstowe will be lit up with a bright rainbow of colour when Coldplace hit the stage on July 17, from their postponed date of July last year.

Almost exactly a year after their original scheduled performance, the band will be lighting up the sky with their fabulously energetic show which they can now deliver to live audiences, and complete with props.

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