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

Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event

It may be bitterly cold and warm weather just a distant memory – but Felixstowe Forward and Visit Felixstowe are gearing themselves up ready for the main 2018 visitor season… with a special launch event as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March). An informal evening is being held at the Copas Bar at Manning’s in Sea Rd on Thursday 22nd March from 5pm … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event

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