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

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

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

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!

Two Sister Arts Centre Re –Opens With Exciting Summer Programme

It’s been a long cold lonely winter’,  as the Beatles once sang – but with hospitalisations and deaths from covid falling dramatically – and a very successful roll out of the vaccination programme – PM Boris Johnson has announced that his road map remains on track, hence allowing indoor entertainment venues to open from May 17th Two Sisters Arts Centre – which opened in the … Continue reading Two Sister Arts Centre Re –Opens With Exciting Summer Programme

Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans

It’s Spring – and that usually means in Felixstowe that it signals the Beach Huts getting moved back onto the sand from their winter quarters on the prom. But 55 huts near the Spa Pavilion look to be stuck for the third year running after East Suffolk Council abandoned their latest plan to create concrete platforms on the beach on which to re position them. … Continue reading Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans

New Parking Regulations For Blue Badge Holders At Ipswich Hospital

From Monday 10th May new parking technology is being introduced at Ipswich Hospital – and it means blue badge holders will need to register their vehicle with reception, as well as display their badge, to avoid fines. The hospital team is introducing an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system for staff and visitor parking along with new payment machines allowing payment using bank cards and … Continue reading New Parking Regulations For Blue Badge Holders At Ipswich Hospital