Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

The rollout of Universal Credit continues across the country, and on 17th October it finally reaches Felixstowe. But SCDC wants to assure the public that there is support in place to help them through the transition. In Suffolk Coastal area the final Jobcentres to move over to Universal Credit Full Service are Leiston, Felixstowe and Woodbridge. These Jobcentres will become Full Service Jobcentres on 17 … Continue reading Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

On Thursday night Felixstowe Town Council formerly accepted SCDC’s controversial Local Plan in principal – with its main proposal being a 2000 home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood being created on land that is an AONB site. In spite of a good deal of growing community opposition only three councillors voted against adopting the plan – the Labour Cllrs Mike Deacon and Kimberly Williams and Conservative … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

The Suffolk Coastal First Draft Local Plan has been published for public consultation and you need to make your comments by 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018 Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation. The main areas of concern for the Felixstowe peninsular are the proposals for over 2000 new homes in North Felixstowe covering an AONB, more development … Continue reading First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

Although the idea was only recently touted at a public meeting – and there it was insisted that this was early days and a full consultation process would be gone through – a planning application for a proposed development of a new beach front café on Martello Park has already been submitted by Suffolk Coastal District Council to itself! The proposal sets out plans for … Continue reading SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

Suffolk Coastal’s Garden Waste Scheme will shortly go hi tech –  yet  many households are facing a poorer waste collection service in general, with roads being missed and individual bins often missed and then left for days in spite of continual phone calls to Suffolk Norse who manage collections for the council. SCDC started charging for brown bin collections in May and has since collected … Continue reading SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

Following a successful first year, a photo competition celebrating the beauty of East Suffolk is returning for a second summer. The East Suffolk Photo Competition 2018 opened on Wednesday 1st August and entries are welcome from anyone living, working or visiting East Suffolk. Last year Jack Ibbotson of Felixstowe was runner up in the under 16’s category – and his winning photo is featured above. … Continue reading East Suffolk Photo Competition Now Open For Entries

SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation and there will be a drop in session at Felixstowe Town Hall on Thursday 2nd August from 4pm – 7.30pm for you to have a look and put forward your views. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over … Continue reading SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain

SCDC has made the decision not to change the existing rules which ban dogs from the beach between 1st May and 30th Sept from Arwela Rd to the Spa Pavilion. The reason the current dog ban came up for review was that the existing bylaws have got to be changed to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) anyway – so proposals were put forward to vary … Continue reading Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain

Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for East Suffolk District Council . Suffolk Coastal and Waveney are in the process of merging into one council – and because of this the number of councillors will be reduced and ward boundaries changed. Draft recommendations propose new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across … Continue reading Proposed Changes To Council Ward Boundaries – Have Your Say