Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

With the suggestion that Suffolk Coastal is planning to introduce charges at what are now free car parks in April 2019, they have decided to consult with residents on the proposals. Civil Parking Enforcement is necessary because cut back to the police force mean that councils have got to take over the enforcement of parking restrictions. The aim of this consultation is to gain an … Continue reading Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

At a time when obesity rates among schoolchildren in the county are rising, and support for vulnerable families is seriously strapped for cash, the situation is set to get worse as Suffolk County Council’s (SCC) budget for children and young people’s public health services, which currently sits at £10.8 million, will be sliced by 10% in April 2019. In the 2015/16 academic year, 17.5% of Year … Continue reading Funding For Children’s Health Services Set To Be Reduced

Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

Following a number of objections – including one from SCDC planning over the site of a large bridleway bridge to be built to enable horses to cross over the line – the proposal to close six footpath crossings on the Felixstowe to Ipswich line will now be decided after a Public Inquiry. The new project, due to be built in 2018-19, is a scaled down … Continue reading Public Inquiry To Be Held On Railway Crossings Closure Proposal

SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

On Monday 18th  September from 4 pm – 7.30pm at Felixstowe Town Hall there will be a chance for the public to find out more about the district council’s Local Plan for the area and ask questions or raise issues. With SCDC being overruled recently by the Government after an appeal from Christchurch Estates over their previously rejected plans to build 560 houses on Candlet … Continue reading SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe

With the continual cut backs in our police service there has inevitably been knock on effects in certain areas – and one of these could see the end of free car parks across east Suffolk – with council officials needing to raise £240,000 a year to offset the cost of taking on enforcement of yellow lines from the police. Suffolk Coastal, which along with other … Continue reading Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe

Beach Hut Owners Win Victory On Licence Fees And Rents

After a year long battle to prevent proposed huge increases in their rents and changing of the way licenses are administered – SCDC has caved in to demands of the beach hut owners of Felixstowe. But there will be some changes – and punitive charges for new owners. At its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, Suffolk Coastal agreed a series of recommendations, including … Continue reading Beach Hut Owners Win Victory On Licence Fees And Rents

Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Government Overturns Council Objections to Candlet Rd Development Christchurch Land and Estates have been granted permission by Whitehall to build an estate of 560 homes on farm land at Gulpher Rd/ Candlet Rd between the old golf range and the Grove woodland, making a mockery of local planning agreements and flying in the face of years of protest by community groups. Two years ago there … Continue reading Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Suffolk County Council ‘We Are Listening’ Event Coming To Felixstowe

Do you feel Felixstowe is ignored by our district council? Have you got burning issues you want to raise with them? Now there’s a chance to have your say. Since his Leadership appointment in 2015, the leader of the council, Councillor Colin Noble, has been committed to getting out and about across the county to hear your views on the services Suffolk County Council provide. … Continue reading Suffolk County Council ‘We Are Listening’ Event Coming To Felixstowe

Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

  Do you walk your dog on Suffolk’s Beaches? Do you object to seasonal bans? Suffolk Coastal is asking the public to have their say on proposed changes to dog controls in the district. Currently, there are several by-laws, enactments and a local “order” in the Suffolk Coastal District which impose requirements on dog owners. These include: controls under the Dogs (fouling of land) Act … Continue reading Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

Have Your Say On Suffolk Coastal Plan

Strong views on where building should take place in the district? Suffolk Coastal residents are being asked for their comments on a draft plan, which will shape where residential and commercial development could be located during the next 20 years. Beginning on Friday 18 August, a 10-week consultation by SCDC is welcoming comments from residents on the draft Local Plan for Suffolk Coastal which, when finalised, will … Continue reading Have Your Say On Suffolk Coastal Plan