New Grants to help businesses re-open safely

East Suffolk Council is preparing to process the new one-off Restart Grants to help businesses as they look to re-open.

The Restart Grant scheme, announced as part of the Chancellor’s budget, supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care, accommodation and gym/sport sectors with a one-off payment to re-open safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

The scheme, which is available from 1 April 2021, will support eligible businesses with one-off grants between £2,667 to £18,000.

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/new-grants-to-help-businesses-re-open-safely/

ESC Greenprint Forum Event – Nature First

The Greenprint Forum has a vision for an East Suffolk where Nature’s value is recognised, visitors are attracted because of it and everyone actively cares for it.

Join our online Forum to hear about some of the regional and local initiatives to restore and preserve habitats and promote connectivity and how communities can get involved, and share knowledge and inspire others to take grass roots action.

Monday 22 March 2021 from 2-4pm on Zoom

Guest speakers to include:

Michael Strand—Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Alex Moore da Luz—Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

Dr Adrian Cooper—Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve

Cllr James Mallinder—East Suffolk Council

Register by emailing greenissues@eastsuffolk.gov.uk  – early registration is encouraged.

Green waste collections – restarting 1st March

Message from East Suffolk Council regarding garden waste collections

Following the recent severe weather this has led to the cancellation of all refuse collections in the district. East Suffolk Norse are now carrying out “catch up” collections.

To enable crews to focus solely on the general household waste and recycling collections, garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks and will resume on Monday 1st of March.

This means that some households will unfortunately miss two scheduled garden waste collections, whilst some will miss one collection. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes however the clearing of normal waste and recycling during this difficult period is our priority.

Please note an extension will not be added to subscriptions.

Refuse collections delayed due to weather – update 12th February

Update – 12/2/21

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/refuse-collections-to-resume/

Refuse collections to resume on Monday 15th February

Following this week’s severe weather, which led to the cancellation of all refuse collections in the district, East Suffolk Norse will resume collections on Monday 15th February.

‘Catch up’ collections will be taking place and during these, bagged side waste will be accepted.

Collection days will remain the same, however the particular bin being emptied may be different for the next two weeks to ensure all outstanding collections are completed. There will be double collections on some days.

All residents are usually divided in to one of two collection calendars – details for YOUR revised collections are below.

You can also see what days your bins are usually collected by using our ‘Bin Collection Day Finder’.

 

CALENDAR ONE

(your black/grey bin collection was missed this week commencing 8th February)

Week commencing 15th February – on your normal collection day:

Black/grey bin collection only (side waste accepted) CATCH-UP SERVICE

Week commencing 22nd February – on your normal collection day:

Black/grey bin collection (no side waste) NORMAL SERVICE

Blue bin collection (side waste accepted) CATCH-UP SERVICE

 

CALENDAR TWO

(your blue bin collection was missed this week commencing 8th February)

Week commencing 15th February – on your normal collection day:

Black/grey bin collection (no side waste) NORMAL SERVICE

Blue bin collection (side waste accepted) CATCH UP SERVICE

Week commencing 22nd February – on your normal collection day:

Blue bin collection only (no side waste) NORMAL SERVICE

 

These collections are subject to the weather conditions. All collections will return to the normal schedule from 1 March.

To enable crews to focus solely on the general household waste and recycling collections, garden waste collections will be suspended for two weeks and will resume on Monday 1 March.

This means that some households will unfortunately miss two scheduled garden waste collections, whilst some will miss one collection. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes however the clearing of normal waste and recycling during this difficult period is our priority.

Have your say and help shape the future of open spaces in East Suffolk

East Suffolk Council is currently carrying out research to help shape the future of open spaces and sports facilities in the District. This includes parks, play areas, allotments, cemeteries, playing pitches (such as football, rugby, cricket, bowls and tennis) and indoor facilities (such as sports halls and swimming pools).

The aim of the consultation is to identify priorities and allocate resources across council-owned and managed open spaces in the future, while at the same time conserving and enhancing them to maximise community benefit.

Find out more at: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-open-spaces-in-east-suffolk/

To have your say, complete the survey by Friday 12 February.

ESC’s New Environmental Guidance Note approved

East Suffolk Council continues to put the environment first as it approves new guidance which tackles the impact development can have on the environment.

The aim of the Environmental Guidance Note is to support East Suffolk Council’s environmental vision in building the right environment for East Suffolk and its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. It was produced after the Council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency last year in a bid to reduce its own carbon emissions and to encourage local communities to help fight climate change.

The Guidance Note was approved by East Suffolk Council at Full Council on Wednesday 25 November 2020 and will now play a key role in supporting the Council’s green commitments.

It provides simple, concise information on best practices for reducing the impact on the environment in any new developments or renovations and measures to help achieve this, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, nature and wildlife, sustainable travel, water conservation, materials and waste and more. The Guidance Note can be used to inform the design of new developments, renovation of existing buildings, design and access statements, Neighbourhood Plans, comments made on planning applications, general household maintenance and much more.

Cllr James Mallinder, cabinet member for the Environment, said: “I am so pleased that the Environmental Guidance Note has been approved by East Suffolk Council as it will give developers and communities a strong direction on addressing climate change in developments and renovations going forward.

“We are the first generation to fully understand our environmental problems and we will be the last who can act. This Guidance Note clearly illustrates what we can achieve, and even the smallest of changes can make a big difference over time.”

Cllr David Ritchie, cabinet member for Planning, said: “I am pleased that the Environmental Guidance Note has been approved by the Council as we are committed to encourage both developers and residents to take a greener approach to both existing accommodation and new developments.”

View the Environmental Guidance Note at www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/environment/environment-guidance-note/

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

The East Suffolk Council – Suffolk Coastal Local Plan was adopted by East Suffolk Council on 23rd September 2020. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the former Suffolk Coastal district. The Local Plan sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned in the area and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. The Local Plan sets out the planning policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications in the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan area. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the period 2018-2036.

Premises Licence Application by HMS Vale

Name of Applicant:     Deben Bar Ltd 

Name of Premises:      HMS Vale

Postal Address of Premises:  Melton Boatyard, Dock Lane, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1PE

During the current Covid-19 period while the council offices are closed to the public, the full application can be viewed by emailing: Licensing@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

Proposed Licensable Activities:

Sale of alcohol (on and off-sales)

Sun to Thurs 11:00 to 23:00, Fri and Sat 11:00 to 00:00

Opening hours: Sun to Thurs 08:00 to 23:00, Fri and Sat 08:00 to 00:00

Dates between which representations may be made to the Licensing Authority:

Start Date:          28 August 2020

Closing Date:      24 September 2020

Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Team, East Suffolk Council (as the Licensing Authority) or by e-mail to licensing@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Licensing Team, East Suffolk Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0EQ

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is £5000.

Knacker’s Yard – Valley Farm Road – update

East Suffolk Council have issued the following statement regarding the foul odour:

We have recently visited Mr Clarke to discuss the changes that he has recently made in response to my request.  As you may recall, one of the main sources of the odour is when the fully loaded lorry is externally weighed prior to departure from the site, which usually occurs late afternoon.  This process takes approximately 20 mins or so, during which time the lorry is outside of the building and therefore not subject to odour control.  Mr Clarke has consulted with Defra and has been given permission to forgo the weighing of the lorries prior to departure, during the hot summer season.  This effectively means that the lorry will be loaded and covered inside the building before the doors are opened, the lorry will immediately leave the site to travel to the rendering plant and therefore reduce expose time.

Secondly, the containers used to take the waste off site have been increased in volume thereby allowing more waste be transported per load. This has reduced the number of lorries that leave site daily back down to 1 per day thereby reducing the number of road trips.

Both these measures were introduced on Monday 17th August so we are hopeful that the changes will have a significant impact on the odour.  Please contact the Environmental Protection Team if you notice any changes over the next few weeks.

You can contact the East Suffolk Environmental Protection team by telephoning: 0333 016 2000 or email: ep@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Foul Odour at the Knacker’s Yard, Valley Farm Road

It has been brought to the Parish Council’s attention that a number of Melton residents have recently had reason to complaint to East Suffolk Council about an increase in foul smells from the Knackers Yard on Valley Farm Road. If you are affected by foul odour please report it to East Suffolk Council so that the Environmental Protection team can investigate. If they do not receive complaints they will be unaware of the problem and will not take any action. You can contact the Environmental Protection team by telephoning: 0333 016 2000 or email: ep@eastsuffolk.gov.uk