Review – Sinbad – The New Rock And Roll Panto

Sinbad – The new rock and roll Panto by Peter Rowe – New Wolsey Theatre till Sat 28th Jan Its panto time – oh yes it is – oh no it isn’t – oh yes it is! Yes folks it’s that time of year again – and amongst the myriad celebrity- led rehashing of old ideas the New Wolsey offering is usually a breath of … Continue reading Review – Sinbad – The New Rock And Roll Panto

Do You Watch Freeview TV through an aerial?

In Felixstowe TV signal through an aerial in some areas has always been a bit of a problem – with interference from the dock cranes a major issue. Now with the arrival of Fourth Generation (4G) mobile phone services in the Felixstowe area this too may cause interference with Freeview TV, leading to a loss of sound, blocky images, or loss of some or all TV … Continue reading Do You Watch Freeview TV through an aerial?

Felixstowe Xmas Lights Switch On This Weekend

After the hard work of the Lions over the last few weekends – including a broken ankle for one unfortunate member who got in the way of the cherry picker – the lights will be switched on on Saturday 26th Nov – with a day of events leading up to the moment it all happens. From 10am there will be a fantastic range of gift … Continue reading Felixstowe Xmas Lights Switch On This Weekend

Last Chance to Have Your Say on Local Plan

Suffolk Coastal is asking local people to comment on a series of Main Modifications to the Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document and the Felixstowe Peninsula Area Action Plan which have been identified following public hearing sessions held in August and September.  The Main Modifications are intended to address issues of legal compliance and/or soundness within the documents and are being published … Continue reading Last Chance to Have Your Say on Local Plan

Suffolk Community Foundation Launch Surviving Winter Appeal

Suffolk Community Foundation are once again urging those who can afford it to donate their winter fuel allowance to the most needy and vulnerable of our elderly population. Everybody of retirement age is entitled to the winter fuel allowance – whether they are comfortably off with a good pension provision or living on the bread line. In the 2015/16 campaign an astounding £110,000 was raised … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation Launch Surviving Winter Appeal

Hamilton Road Named One Of Britain’s Best High Streets

Felixstowe’s High Street  has been named as one of Britain’s best high streets in the third annual Great British High Street competition. Felixstowe came in 5th in the top 5 of the ‘rising star’ category, which recognises areas that are turning fortunes around. Whilst beating over 85% of entries, Felixstowe  just missed out on going through to the public vote to decide the winner – as it … Continue reading Hamilton Road Named One Of Britain’s Best High Streets

New Conservative Councillor Elected For Felixstowe South Ward

On 10th November there was a very muted by election in the south ward of Felixstowe for a seat on the Town Council vacated by Josh Varten (Conservative).  The turnout was a pathetic 18.5 %  – and many I spoke to didn’t realise the vote was even happening or had forgotten. Three candidates stood – but only one had put anything on line about themselves … Continue reading New Conservative Councillor Elected For Felixstowe South Ward

New Grant Programme Launched by Suffolk Coastal

Suffolk Coastal District Council has announced the launch of a new grant programme replacing their previous Capital and Revenue funding scheme – and is inviting organisations to apply. The Enabling Communities Exemplar Programme is looking to assist community initiatives with grant funding to deliver new ‘flagship’ projects that will have a significant impact on communities and tackle need in a sustainable way. Voluntary and community … Continue reading New Grant Programme Launched by Suffolk Coastal

Felixstowe Track Dualling – Time To Have Your Say on Crossings Closures

When the Port of Felixstowe was given planning permission for the expansion of Landguard Terminal a condition was they dualled the railway between Trimley and Levington.  The recession of 2008 delayed the expansion of the Port and the work on the railway didn’t start as expected. Over the last two years, however, the Port has continued to grow, including a new quay built to accommodate … Continue reading Felixstowe Track Dualling – Time To Have Your Say on Crossings Closures

Spa Pavilion and NGA Theatres – Are the Cracks Beginning to Show?

So a year on from its grand reopening – as many of us predicted – the Spa management is beginning to make the ‘use it or lose it’ noises we thought would happen. After year trumpeting how well they have been doing they have at last started to admit that a continual offering of tribute acts do not bring the punters in and they express … Continue reading Spa Pavilion and NGA Theatres – Are the Cracks Beginning to Show?