Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Felixstowe Academy has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection. . and comes just weeks after Felixstowe Academy was confirmed as the only secondary school in Suffolk to have fallen below the government’s ‘floor standards’ for academic performance in 2017, when only 48% of GCSE pupils passed both English and Maths. This follows a report in December 2017 which placed East Suffolk … Continue reading Felixstowe Academy Put Into Special Measures After Ofsted Report

Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

SCDC have identified potential sites for 23 new beach huts – but if planning permission is granted 17 of them will impact negatively on Felixstowe’s windsurfing community. In the long term, Suffolk Coastal District Council, which is the landowner and runs the beach hut and chalet service, hopes to create 100 new sites across the District. They of course are trumpeting the fact that this … Continue reading Proposed New Beach Hut Site Cause Upset To Windsurfers

Successful Campaign Sees Free Parking Reprieve For Felixstowe

In a move that should give heart to those who are campaigning against other issues in our town – after SCDC’s initial suggestions to start charging for parking in areas that have traditionally been free – Felixstowe Town Council and local SCDC representatives have successfully lobbied for the plans to be dropped in all but one of the areas in question. SCDC wanted to install … Continue reading Successful Campaign Sees Free Parking Reprieve For Felixstowe

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?