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

New Photo Competition Launches In East Suffolk

Do you live or work in Suffolk? Are you keen on photography? Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have been working in partnership since 2008 and are working to create a new, single ‘super district’ council for east Suffolk. To reflect this, they want to celebrate east Suffolk as a great place to live, work and visit with the new East Suffolk Photo Competition. The … Continue reading New Photo Competition Launches In East Suffolk

Businesses Urged To Have Their Say On Rates Relief

Do you run a small business in East Suffolk? Are you concerned about the rise in business rates? Did you know that there is help available? Suffolk Coastal District Council is calling upon the business community to have their say on a local business rates discretionary rates relief scheme which is designed to help businesses hardest hit by the business rates revaluation earlier this year. … Continue reading Businesses Urged To Have Their Say On Rates Relief

SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

Trinity College – biggest and wealthiest landowner in this part of the world – has once again lobbied the planners at SCDC to reduce its affordable housing quota on its Walton Green project – and this time the council seem to have caved in and are now recommending a reduction to 24% in its report to the planning committee which meets on 17th August. There … Continue reading SCDC Caves In To Trinity College On Affordable Homes Quota

SCDC Want Your Views On Adult Learning Provision

Are you looking to improve your education with Adult Leaning Classes? Can you find what your looking for in your area?  Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are undertaking a project to find out how adult learning can be improved in east Suffolk. Led by their Economic Development Intern, Christopher Elmer who was recruited through Suffolk’s Rising High Internship programme, the work will be used to … Continue reading SCDC Want Your Views On Adult Learning Provision

Councillors and officials at SCDC are celebrating today after East Suffolk secured two prestigious Green Flag Awards; for Felixstowe’s Seafront Gardens and Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad  They are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is … Continue reading

Art Commission Up For Grabs For East Suffolk House!

Suffolk Coastal District Council moved into East Suffolk House in Melton last December and the Council is now looking to commission a local artist to create a new and exciting public piece of art and in return, gain some recognition for their work. The artwork will be displayed in the reception area of East Suffolk House and the Council is looking for something which reflects … Continue reading Art Commission Up For Grabs For East Suffolk House!

New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

Got a kettle that’s given up the ghost? Or a hairdryer that’s no longer in working order? SCDC are urging residents not to put small electrical items in general waste but take them to recycling banks of which two new locations are now being trialled. Since mid-February 2017, special recycling banks for small WEEE (small waste electronic and electrical equipment) have been in place at … Continue reading New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

SCDC Elects New Chairman

Suffolk Coastal District Council’s new Chairman is Councillor Chris Blundell. Cllr Blundell, who represents the Martlesham Ward will be Chairman for the next 12 months, taking on the post from Cllr Mark Newton. He officially became the district’s first citizen, when he was elected as Chairman of Suffolk Coastal District Council at its Annual Council meeting on Thursday, 25 May 2017. The Chairman’s role is … Continue reading SCDC Elects New Chairman

Beach Ban Of Dogs Under Review

There has always been a lot of strong feeling in Felixstowe as to whether dogs should be banned from the beach during the summer. Dog owners of course feel they are responsible and if they clear up behind their pooch there shouldn’t be a problem sharing the beach with families and day trippers. But there are always some irresponsible owners – and families with children … Continue reading Beach Ban Of Dogs Under Review