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

New Mayor Elected For Felixstowe.

At its Annual Meeting of 16th May, Felixstowe Town Council elected Councillor Graham Newman as the Mayor of Felixstowe for the Municipal Year 2018/19, taking over from Cllr Nick Barber.  Cllr Newman last held the office of Mayor in 2014. On the same evening Cllr Tracey Green was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. On accepting the office of Mayor, Cllr Graham Newman, who has been … Continue reading New Mayor Elected For Felixstowe.

Felixstowe Photo Competition Launched

Felixstowe Town Council, Visit Felixstowe and the Landguard Partnership have teamed up to launch the next Felixstowe Photo Competition – and you could WIN a prize of £100 to put towards photographic equipment, plus an enlarged copy of your photograph. The closing date is 20th March 2019 – so you’ve got plenty of time to come up with the winning shot. The competition is open to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition Launched

Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

On Wednesday 9th May the Felixstowe Town Council held their AGM at Felixstowe Academy for the first time, and in an innovative move combined it with the presentation of  the Civic Awards  for the year. The winners were as follows: Mayor’s Awards: Jane Bolton For her work for Old Felixstowe Community Association for nearly 20 years raising hundreds of pounds for the Association. Robert (Bob) … Continue reading Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

Do you walk your dog on Felixstowe beach? Have you got a strong opinion on those who do? At the moment there are a number of byelaws in place across Suffolk Coastal concerning dog control and restrictions in public spaces but the council is committed to replacing these with Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). As far as Felixstowe beach is concerned there are two options now being … Continue reading Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

If you use your brown bin for garden or food waste and you want to continue to do so – you only have a few weeks left to sign up to SCDC’s new paid scheme. The first paid-for collections are scheduled to start from the beginning of May, after Suffolk Coastal District Council introduced a £43 a year charge for collecting garden waste this financial … Continue reading Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award

Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award 2018 The online vote for the first ever Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award has gone live – and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite. This new annual award is designed celebrate the tourist industry Felixstowe by rewarding a tourist related organisation or businesses which has excelled during the past year, although the selection of organisations or events to … Continue reading Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award

Nominate for Felixstowe Town Council Awards

Every year Felixstowe Town Council recognises contributions to the community made by individuals, young people and organisations in the town at its annual Civic Awards evening. You have until 31st March to put in your nominations to the following catagories: Mayor’s Awards: Presented to up to 5 local people for their personal contribution to the community. HMS Ganges Youth Trophy: Presented to a local young … Continue reading Nominate for Felixstowe Town Council Awards