SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

Although the idea was only recently touted at a public meeting – and there it was insisted that this was early days and a full consultation process would be gone through – a planning application for a proposed development of a new beach front café on Martello Park has already been submitted by Suffolk Coastal District Council to itself! The proposal sets out plans for … Continue reading SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

Suffolk Coastal’s Garden Waste Scheme will shortly go hi tech –  yet  many households are facing a poorer waste collection service in general, with roads being missed and individual bins often missed and then left for days in spite of continual phone calls to Suffolk Norse who manage collections for the council. SCDC started charging for brown bin collections in May and has since collected … Continue reading SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Following a successful first year, a photo competition celebrating the beauty of East Suffolk is returning for a second summer. The East Suffolk Photo Competition 2018 opened on Wednesday 1st August and entries are welcome from anyone living, working or visiting East Suffolk. Last year Jack Ibbotson of Felixstowe was runner up in the under 16’s category – and his winning photo is featured above. … Continue reading East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

The following funding streams are available through application to the Suffolk Community Foundation – but time is running out. If you are part of a group, society or club that fulfils the criteria – this could be a useful source of extra support for you. Dulverton Trust Fund Grants up to £5,000 for small charities and charitable organisations with an annual income of under £200,000 that … Continue reading Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Babe the Sheep- Pig – adapted by David Wood, based on the novel by Dick King- Smith – Colchester Mercury Theatre till 26th August Dick King- Smith’s most famous book was adapted for film in the middle 1990’s and was an instant success. The stage version was first toured in 1997 and this is Colchester Mercury’s own take on it as part of their ‘Made … Continue reading Review – Babe The Sheep-Pig

Review – Polstead

Review  – Polstead by Beth Flintoff – Eastern Angles last night at Debach Airfield Can anything new be said about Maria Marten and the Red Barn murder? Hundreds of books and plays have been written on the subject – was there anything fresh that Eastern Angles could bring to this most famous of Suffolk stories? At the time William Corder took on a macabre notoriety – this … Continue reading Review – Polstead

SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation and there will be a drop in session at Felixstowe Town Hall on Thursday 2nd August from 4pm – 7.30pm for you to have a look and put forward your views. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over … Continue reading SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain

SCDC has made the decision not to change the existing rules which ban dogs from the beach between 1st May and 30th Sept from Arwela Rd to the Spa Pavilion. The reason the current dog ban came up for review was that the existing bylaws have got to be changed to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) anyway – so proposals were put forward to vary … Continue reading Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain

Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

Felix The Cat by John & Ciaran Chillingworth – Music in Felixstowe and Felixstowe Children at Causton School last night Hattie and Emily Bennett of Music in Felixstowe and Kaye Stone who runs Felixstowe Children’s Choir, should certainly be admired for the work they do bringing music into the lives of local young people. This world premier of new musical written by John & Ciaran … Continue reading Review – Music In Felixstowe – Felix The Cat

Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting