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

Suffolk County Council – Election Results

Yesterday saw the election for seats to County councils for the next four years and for our county results were similar  as those throughout the whole of the UK in that UKIP votes evaporated and most of the gains went to the Conservatives with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats losing out. Suffolk saw the Conservatives take 52 of the 75 seats available on the … Continue reading Suffolk County Council – Election Results

Suffolk County Council Elections Thursday 4th May

Its your chance to VOTE and have your say in how our county is run. If you don’t vote you can’t moan about the way the Council makes decisions. If you do vote you could make a difference and swing the balance of power. The turnout in Felixstowe in the 2013 elections was 32% – there is room for a swing if the 68% of … Continue reading Suffolk County Council Elections Thursday 4th May

Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

As housing development continues apace in Walton and Trimley, there seems to be no end to the greed of Trinity College, Cambridge  as they seek to make as much money as possible out of the land. Walton Green North – previously earmarked for a Tescos superstore which was refused – is in the spotlight again as the landowners want to halve the amount of affordable housing … Continue reading Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

Suffolk Coastal To Hold ‘Give and Take Day’

SCDC is holding a ‘Give & Take Day’ on Wednesday 19th April at the Royal British Legion at Mill Lane, Felixstowe, IP11 2NL. The idea is that you can bring good quality unwanted household items to be given away for someone else to enjoy and/or take something you want instead. You can bring small electrical items (such as kettles, vacuum cleaners, TVs, irons and tools), furniture (with … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal To Hold ‘Give and Take Day’

Suffolk County Council Elections – Candidates Announced

Elections for Suffolk County Council will be help on Thursday 4th May. In Felixstowe we have two divisions – Suffolk Coastal (two seats) and Felixstowe North and Trimleys (one seat). The last election was in 2013 when Suffolk Coastal was won by Conservatives Nick Barber and Graham Newman with 28% and 26% of the vote respectively, and Felixstowe North and Trimleys was won by Conservative … Continue reading Suffolk County Council Elections – Candidates Announced

Cycling On The Prom – Is The Experiment Working?

As we approach the summer tourist season, the year-long trial allowing cycling along Felixstowe’s Promenade seems to be going well according to the Council, as there have been very few complaints recorded . However Suffolk Coastal has repeated its appeal for people using the Prom to take extra care, as the shared space becomes busier. And there were originally heated exchanges at Felixstowe Town Council … Continue reading Cycling On The Prom – Is The Experiment Working?

Funding Revitalising the Suffolk Coast – but where’s Felixstowe?

Suffolk Coastal are celebrating the accomplishments achieved through the Coastal Communities Fund Programme but Felixstowe is conspicuous by its absence. The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) programme aims to build a more robust tourism economy in East Suffolk by developing key assets, delivering events and expanding activities to attract visitors during the shoulder and off-seasons. And Felixstowe being a major part of that – it owould … Continue reading Funding Revitalising the Suffolk Coast – but where’s Felixstowe?