Felixstowe Councillor Steve Gallant has been elected the first ever Leader of the new East Suffolk Council and has spoken of his desire to “build a future for the district that captures its limitless potential.” Details of the actual vote on the leadership were not published, and the vote is held behind closed doors – but Conservative councillors who were at the group meeting that … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillor Elected as Leader of New East Suffolk Authority
Featured photo – Sue Reynolds winning picture of Felixstowe Ferry Cllr Nick Barber, who previously held the office in 2017-2018, has been re-elected as Mayor and Cllr Mark Jepson as Deputy. At the Town Council AGM on 8th May outgoing mayor Cllr Graham Newman announced the winners of the Civic Awards for 2019, The Tourism Award and the Photography Competition. The winners of the Civic … Continue reading Town Council Awards – Winners Announced – And New Mayor Elected.
New local authority East Suffolk has been working with the Police to look at new ways to tackle anti social behaviour – and have decided to replace Public Space Protection Orders with other methods of control. In order to do so they need to show they have consulted the public – so they are now asking the local community for their views via an online … Continue reading Anti-Social Behaviour Controls – Have Your Say
The other election on May 2nd was for Felixstowe Town Council – which had also had a change of Ward boundaries creating four new wards. Not surprisingly the Conservatives retained control – but there is now a few more parties in the mix- which can only be good for the decision making process. In all sixteen councillors were elected – resulting in 12 Conservatives, 3 … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Elections – Results
May 2nd saw a difficult night across the country for the two main parties who both got a bloody nose – and it was a good night for both the Greens who gained power in places they had only dreamed of before, and the Lib Dems who had a resurgence in support not seen for 15 years. But this was not the story in East … Continue reading Local Election Results – East Suffolk Bucks The Trend – Tories Remain In Power
As well as electing a whole new set of councillors to the new East Suffolk District Council – May 2nd also sees elections for Felixstowe Town Council. There are new ward boundaries here too with four new wards being created : Coastal, Marshes, Port & Walton If you would like to see how they compare to the previous wards go to this link. https://www.felixstowe.gov.uk/about-felixstowe-tc/wards/ The … Continue reading May 2nd Election – Felixstowe Town Council Candidates Announced
On June 21st Suffolk Day will be launched this year in Felixstowe – and after the official opening of the new tourist season Felixstowe Forward have announced the nominations for the Felixstowe Tourism Award for 2019 – which you can vote for. Suffolk Day is a real celebration of all things Suffolk, with a variety of events being held across the county to show off everything our … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe Tourism Awards And ‘Suffolk Day’ Launch
May 2nd is polling day for both the new district council of East Suffolk and our parish councils. Polls will open from 7am until 10pm on May 2nd and the count will take place at Waterlane Leisure centre in Lowestoft from 9am the following day. Counting in the Town and Parish elections will begin at 9.30am on Saturday May 4. This article will look at … Continue reading Local Elections Coming Up – Who is Standing For East Suffolk?
Good news for families with children. Three popular play areas in Felixstowe are set to be given a £265,000 upgrade with the combined resources of SCDC, Felixstowe Town Council, Felixstowe Youth Forum, Outdoor Playing Space Fund and Local Councillors’ Enabling Communities Budgets. Three areas have been identified as high priority; Gosford Way, Allenby Park and Cavendish Park. The project is expected to commence in June … Continue reading New Play Equipment Set To Revive Three Felixstowe Parks
Felixstowe Town Council have released their official response to the Final Draft of the Local Plan. Although many in the community would maybe wish that their response had been a more robust rejection of everything proposed – realistically that was never going to happen. This is a measured and relatively conservative response in which they sound a positive note that ‘the Final Draft encompasses a … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Respond To Local Plan