Beach Huts – Public Consultation Period Ended

After unleashing a wide ranging furore over its proposed rent hikes for beach huts in Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal District Council decided not to implement the recommendations within the report which related to charging and licensing and instead, it launched a six-week consultation on the issue, to get ‘a clearer picture of the public’s opinions’ (Ed!) This consultation ended on Friday, 17 February 2017 with well … Continue reading Beach Huts – Public Consultation Period Ended

Review – Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo – New Wolsey Theatre Fri 24th Feb I wouldn’t say I know much about R&B – but I took along a man that did – and I figured anything promoted by Radio Suffolk’s Stephen Foster had got to be worth listening too. So on Friday night I was at the New Wolsey to experience Mike Vernon and the Mighty … Continue reading Review – Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire

Designs for Woodbridge’s Deben Pool were met with disparagement when put forward as the first part of Suffolk Coastal’s programme to redevelop three leisure centres. Alternative exterior designs went online the day a committee gathered to discuss plans. But councillors favoured the original drawings – called “immensely crude” by The Independent’s architecture critic, Jay Merrick. Woodbridge Town Council also rued the “missed opportunity” to replace … Continue reading Leisure Centre’s New Design Comes Under Fire

Two New Housing Developments Given Green Light

Suffolk Coastal councillors have given approval for the 98 new homes between The Josselyns and Thurmans Lane, Trimley St Mary, despite huge opposition from villagers worried about traffic, loss of farmland, over-stretched health services, a paucity of shops, and not enough school places. Bloor Homes is undertaking the development, which will be known as Thurmans Grove. It will include a new access road off The … Continue reading Two New Housing Developments Given Green Light

Review – Black is the Color of my Voice – written and performed by Apphia Campbell

Black is the Color of my Voice – written and performed by Apphia Campbell – New Wolsey Theatre and touring Inspired by the life of Nina Simone – this was a one woman tour de force of a production that took you through a whirlwind tour of the life of this jazz singer, civil rights activist and some time classical pianist while wrapping you in … Continue reading Review – Black is the Color of my Voice – written and performed by Apphia Campbell

Youth Activities Funding For Suffolk Groups Now Available

Are you involved in youth work in Suffolk? Do you need a boost to your funding? There are a number of youth service providers in the region and with Level 2 in Felixstowe celebrating 15 years of activity with an open afternoon on Sat 11th February many who have been providing support for some time can get overlooked in the apportioning of grants. But there … Continue reading Youth Activities Funding For Suffolk Groups Now Available

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – February 2017

February may be traditionally a rather cold and grey month – but there’s plenty happening to lift the spirits and get you out there. Thursday 2nd at Felixstowe Library there is a Harry Potter Book Night from 6pm – 8pm celebrating all things Harry Potter, presented by the Felixstowe Book Festival and Felixstowe Library. There will be storytelling and magical activities and a chance to … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe – February 2017