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

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

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

Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for East Suffolk District Council . Suffolk Coastal and Waveney are in the process of merging into one council – and because of this the number of councillors will be reduced and ward boundaries changed. Draft recommendations propose new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across … Continue reading Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say

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

Suffolk County Council is holding a number of ‘We Are Listening’ Events across Suffolk in the next few months – and the road show comes to Felixstowe Triangle on 28th June. From 11am members of the Council – including newly elected leader Mathew Hicks – will be on hand to answer your questions and concerns. Felixstowe is represented on the Council by Graham Newman (Con) … Continue reading Suffolk County Council ‘We Are Listening Event’ Comes To Felixstowe

North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

The old North Sea Hotel site in Sea Road had been an eyesore for many years. A number of times it has looked as though something might be done – only for everything to go quite again. Now FelixstoweSpy has learned that on 5th June a new planning application was put into the council – and work on the new site could be imminent. Back … Continue reading North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

SCDC Elects Last Chairman

Suffolk Coastal District Council has elected its last Chairman – and it is Councillor Nicky Yeo. Cllr Yeo, who represents the Nacton and Purdis Farm Ward, will be Chairman until the new East Suffolk Council is formed and a chairman elected in 2019. She takes over the role from Cllr Chris Blundell. She officially became the district’s first citizen, when she was elected as Chairman … Continue reading SCDC Elects Last Chairman