What’s On @ Two Sisters Arts Centre in September

Two Sisters in Trimley is a fabulous new arts resource for the whole of the Felixstowe peninsula – and they have an exciting range of events lined up for the Autumn season. Located in the old St Mary’s Church in Trimley opposite The Mariners Pub, the building has been transformed to a comfortable and atmospheric venue with a licensed bar and a car park available … Continue reading What’s On @ Two Sisters Arts Centre in September

New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Greene King, Britain’s biggest pub owner, has agreed to sell its entire business to CKA aka Hutchinson Whampoa , a real estate group run by Hong Kong’s richest family and the owner of a huge business enterprise including the Port of Felixstowe, a mobile phone network and Superdrug . While Li Ka-shing is no longer the richest man in Asia, the 91-year-old still ranks as 28th richest … Continue reading Owner of Port Of Felixstowe Buys Greene King

Work On Felixstowe Branch Line Finally Completed

A 1.4km passing loop between Trimley and Nacton is finally finished according to information from Network Rail, but won’t be fully operational until new timetabling comes in later in the year. Passengers and Travel Watch campaigners  have also been assured that this will improve services between Ipswich and Felixstowe for them too. Given that nine times out of ten the train between Ipswich and Felixstowe … Continue reading Work On Felixstowe Branch Line Finally Completed

Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

On Wednesday  7th August the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Nick Barber re-opened the Gosford Way play area with the help of local children and families.  Following refurbishment of a £265,000 project, three play areas in Felixstowe parks have now been given improved facilities.  The play areas have been fully refurbished with a range of items suitable for toddlers, juniors and teenagers. Cavendish Park has a … Continue reading Refurbished Play Areas in Three Felixstowe Parks Re Opened

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

East Suffolk Council is to spend almost £300,000 providing accommodation for rough sleepers and those facing homelessness in Felixstowe and Lowestoft. Following a successful application to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, East Suffolk Council has been awarded a total of £292,316 to help rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping in the district. This seems like a worthwhile project on … Continue reading Council To Provide Accommodation For ‘Those At Risk of Homelessness’ And Rough Sleepers

Funding Available Now For Community Projects

Are you part of a group or organisations providing activities for the benefit of local communities? Do you need funding for an activity or project? East Suffolk Council have two main funding streams. Each Ward Councillor has a £7,500 Enabling Community Budget to spend on community projects or to develop new projects which tackle community needs in their area. A total of £412,500 has been … Continue reading Funding Available Now For Community Projects