Summer Holidays Seagull Trail Launched At Felixstowe – with Prizes to be won

Want a little competition for the kids to enjoy? This summer Felixstowe is hosting a new and unique ‘Yarn Bomb’ trail in ten locations from the Railway Station to the Seafront – with a trail sheet to complete and prizes to be won.. ‘Felix the Seagull and Friends’ will run throughout the school summer holidays, starting on Wednesday21 July 2021. The talented Debby Cloud from … Continue reading Summer Holidays Seagull Trail Launched At Felixstowe – with Prizes to be won

Council Changes Policy On Commemorative Benches

I don’t know about you – but I always find it rather touching to come across a commemorative bench on the sea front or in the Spa Gardens with flowers or a card attached to mark an anniversary or a special day.   The ‘commemorative bench’ service allows people to sponsor seating at locations in the district to remember a friend, relative or colleague who … Continue reading Council Changes Policy On Commemorative Benches

By-Election for Orwell & Villages Ward Triggered By Resignation

There is to be a by-election for East Suffolk Council’s Orwell & Villages Ward – which includes Trimley St Martin & Trimley St Mary, Kirton,  Falkenham, Nacton , Levington , Newbourne , Bucklesham , and Walderingfield –on August 12th . The election has been called after one of two councillors that represent the ward – Melissa Purnell (Conservative)– resigned the position. The remaining representative is … Continue reading By-Election for Orwell & Villages Ward Triggered By Resignation

New Youth Theatre Group Starting Up On Felixstowe Peninsula

Do you have children between the ages of 6 and 16 that would love to perform on stage?  Have you got little ones hankering to expand their imaginations  – or older kids wanting to strut their stuff? Well now’s the chance to get  them involved with a brand new youth theatre group that is starting up at Two Sisters Arts Centre, Trimley St Mary, nr … Continue reading New Youth Theatre Group Starting Up On Felixstowe Peninsula

Two Sisters Arts Centre to Host Tribute To Popular Poet And English Teacher, Frank Wood

Last year at the age of 95, a man who had been a well known and popular figure in the area for his talent as a poet, Head of English at Orwell School and as an accomplished jazz singer on the amateur circuit, died and was buried. But due to the pandemic and covid restrictions like many others his funeral was a limited affair. Now … Continue reading Two Sisters Arts Centre to Host Tribute To Popular Poet And English Teacher, Frank Wood

What’s On At Two Sisters Arts Centre In July

After a really good opening month – where so far every event has been sold to capacity – Two Sisters has a packed and exciting programme coming up for July. Thursday July 1st sees the return of popular, award winning performance poet Luke Wright with The Ballad Seller Back in Georgian times we got our news from poetry. Before papers, broadcasts or the internet, ballad … Continue reading What’s On At Two Sisters Arts Centre In July

ESC Launches New Environmental Grant Scheme

With apparently no sense of the irony  – East Suffolk Council have launched  the ‘Nature First Small Grants Scheme’ on behalf of something called the East Suffolk Greenprint Forum. A press release from ESC states ‘East Suffolk Council continues to put the environment first as voluntary and community groups are invited to apply for funding to support projects that help promote biodiversity. ‘ Maybe if … Continue reading ESC Launches New Environmental Grant Scheme

Open Air Theatre Comes To Felixstowe

There are two open air theatre shows coming to the Beachfront Events Area next to the Leisure Centre this coming weekend – so pack a picnic and a blanket to sit on and join Heatbreak Productions for David Walliams’ Mr Stink on Sunday 20th  or The Great Gatsby on Saturday 19th. Mr Stink On Sunday June 20th at 4pm Heartbreak Productions bring an adaptation of … Continue reading Open Air Theatre Comes To Felixstowe

Deben Site Plans Given Approval Despite Objections – When Will Planners Get Real?

Unsurprisingly, East Suffolk Council have given themselves permission to develop the former Deben School site on Garrison Lane to their own specifications – in spite of objections from the public and Felixstowe Town Council. ESC’s planning committee voted eight to one in favour of its own development for the space, which will see 45 apartments  and maisonettes created in addition to 16 houses. The former … Continue reading Deben Site Plans Given Approval Despite Objections – When Will Planners Get Real?

Emergency Test Alerts Today – Don’t Panic!

Today in East Suffolk your phone may suddenly start to make a loud siren like sound  and receive a government alert message. If it does – don’t panic – this is a government test and you need to take no action – (apart from drop your phone in surprise I imagine!) Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK government thats expected to launch … Continue reading Emergency Test Alerts Today – Don’t Panic!