SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

At a time when there is globally even more of a push to be ‘green’ and save the planet Suffolk Coastal District Council is to introduce a charge for collecting garden waste from homes during next financial year (2018/19), which they admit will probably lead to a drop in recycling and will give householders the stark choice of yet another bill or finding some way … Continue reading SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

So in a policy of ‘if you can’t beat em join em’,  SCDC as a landowner has submitted its own ‘bold plan’ as part of the Local Plan Review as to what it sees as the possible new use for the land it holds in North Felixstowe, and whether as part of an ongoing wider review of housing and revamping the leisure provision on its … Continue reading SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

Winners Announced For SCDC Photo Competition

The winners of the first ever East Suffolk Photo Competition have been announced by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils. The five-week long competition, which ran during August and early September, invited amateur and professional photographers to submit their photos to the Councils under four categories; living in East Suffolk, working in East Suffolk, explore East Suffolk and under 16s. Entries were submitted via email … Continue reading Winners Announced For SCDC Photo Competition

New Fund Announced By Felixstowe Town Council To Support Armed Services

A  new fund has been set up to provide a lasting legacy following the success of the Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend in June 2017, using the  surplus fund , totaling £10,796.  This fund was made possible by contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council and others who supported the 2017 Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend event.   Thousands of people flocked to Felixstowe for a fun-filled weekend to celebrate … Continue reading New Fund Announced By Felixstowe Town Council To Support Armed Services

Suffolk Coastal & Waveney Councils A Step Closer To Merger

Although Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council’s plans to combine seem to be hitting the buffers – Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District are steaming ahead with their plans to merge in order to create a new ‘super district council’. The proposal moved an important step closer yesterday Tuesday, 7 November, by gaining the formal backing of the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government the Rt Hon … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal & Waveney Councils A Step Closer To Merger

Annual Voter Registration – Have You Responded?

Official canvassers are now calling on Suffolk Coastal residents who have not yet responded to their annual voter registration form. The forms, which are pre-printed with the names of any occupants currently registered to vote at each address, were sent to all Suffolk Coastal households earlier this year. Residents are legally required to confirm or update the details of anyone at the address who is eligible … Continue reading Annual Voter Registration – Have You Responded?

Universal Credit Worries? Citizens Advice Has The Answers

Universal Credit is on its way – but with the recent controversy surrounding it many may be worried about how it will affect them and whether they will cope with the process for applying. However Felixstowe Citizens Advice have come to the rescue with new technology being installed at their offices in Orwell Rd and at the Library which  will  make it easier for the … Continue reading Universal Credit Worries? Citizens Advice Has The Answers

Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

The year-long trial which allowed cycling on Felixstowe Promenade has now ended but you can continue riding your bike along its length until SCDC make a formal decision later in the year after collating the results and the feedback from the public and the local authorities. Temporary signs are in place to and inform both pedestrians and cyclists that the Prom is now a shared … Continue reading Cycling On Prom Trial Ends – Formal Decision By End Of Year

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