Ipswich Church Up For An Award As New Play Celebrates Its Transformation

St Mary at Quay – one of twelve medieval churches in Ipswich to survive – has been given a new lease of life and has been nominated for an award – and next week a new play written by local playwright Suzanne Hawkes will be performed in the church itself to celebrate its reopening as a wellbeing centre. The Quay Place development being run by Suffolk … Continue reading Ipswich Church Up For An Award As New Play Celebrates Its Transformation

Community Impact Day Blitzes South Seafront Area

Residents may have noticed an increase in activity on the streets of the south seafront area of Felixstowe last week, as Suffolk Coastal and other agencies joined forces to target areas of concern on an impact day in the town. Staff from Environmental Health, Licensing and Active Communities at Suffolk Coastal were joined by Suffolk Fire and Rescue, Suffolk Police, Suffolk Coastal Norse, Suffolk County … Continue reading Community Impact Day Blitzes South Seafront Area

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds About To Close

If you are looking for funding for your group or society – Suffolk Community Foundation have a list of funds that are about to reach their closing date: Centenary Fund The fund is open to Anglican organisations for grants of between £200 and £2,000 to support community based projects. All projects must be based within the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. The closing date … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds About To Close

Leisure Centres Set For Transformation

Suffolk Coastal has announced ambitious plans to invest in its leisure centres, but Felixstowe is last on the list after Deben Pools in Woodbridge and Leiston – so work may not start till 2020 at the earliest. The work is part of the council’s commitment to improve its leisure centre offer and to encourage more people to become more active.  One of Suffolk Coastal’s 10 priorities … Continue reading Leisure Centres Set For Transformation

Buregate Pub set for Conversion to Flats

Planning permission has been granted to convert the former seafront pub The Buregate into flats for Uniserve employees working on a new dock complex, and future customers of the distribution giant. Uniserve is developing a distribution and logistics centre on Clickett Hill, and have bought the property with the view of providing flats for both workers for the site and customers who visit Felixstowe during … Continue reading Buregate Pub set for Conversion to Flats

International School at Bawdsey to Close

After 20 years residence in Bawdsey Manor – built by Sir Cuthbert Quilter and famous for being the birth place of RADAR – Alexander International School has closed and the building in the process of being put up for sale. Bawdsey Manor has a proud history associated with the development of RADAR – and was an RAF base until it was sold in 1994 to … Continue reading International School at Bawdsey to Close

Review – All or Nothing – The Mod Musical

Review – All or Nothing – The Mod Musical – New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday 17th Sept Following on from a spate of jukebox musicals doing the rounds at the moment – ‘Let it Be’, ‘ Sunny Afternoon’ – this one taps deeply into sixties nostalgia, producing a framework to tell the story of Steve Marriot and his band The Small Faces. Unfortunately for them … Continue reading Review – All or Nothing – The Mod Musical

What’s on in September – including Heritage Open Weekend

This year is the 80th anniversary of Edward VIII’s  abdication and to celebrate Black & White Productions and F-CAT  are presenting – Mrs Simpson in Felixstowe by Suzanne Hawkes from Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th at 7.30pm in The Orwell Hotel. Based on Mrs Simpson’s letters to her husband Ernest, this play focuses on the six weeks that changed the course of history, the story … Continue reading What’s on in September – including Heritage Open Weekend

PCC and Chief Constable Announce Dates for Public Meetings

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is staging his next series of public meetings across the county throughout the autumn and for Felixstowe its today. The PCC and the Chief Constable will be at the Town Hall this evening at 6.30pm to anwer any questions you might have about policing in Felixstowe in particular or Suffolk in general. This year, rather than staging a meeting in each of … Continue reading PCC and Chief Constable Announce Dates for Public Meetings

Still Time To Grab Your Ticket For Royal Ballet Spectacular

In just a week’s time on Sat 10th and Sun 11th Sept Suffolk Community Foundation will present The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends – two truly spectacular gala performances at the Ipswich Regent. And there are still a few tickets left – so if you are thinking of going – this may be your last chance to book up. This will be only the … Continue reading Still Time To Grab Your Ticket For Royal Ballet Spectacular