East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections

A sign that things are gradually beginning to ease – East Suffolk Council will begin to collect large items from private householders again from next week after temporarily suspending the service to prioritise household waste and recycling collections. The Council’s bulky waste collection service is set to return on Monday 15 March, meaning that households in East Suffolk can once again have  items such as … Continue reading East Suffolk Council To Restart Bulky Waste Collections

Pier Projects Announce New Art Commission for Felixstowe

During this pandemic life hasn’t been easy for anyone, but in the professional world the creative industry has had a particularly hard time of it. And the Felixstowe peninsula is particularly rich in creatives, from musicians and theatre practitioners to visual artists. With venues closed or at limited capacity it has been very difficult to get work out there  – but now arts facilitators Pier … Continue reading Pier Projects Announce New Art Commission for Felixstowe

New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach  which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT  On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY,  and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning.  To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members

Are you a passionate lover of your local heritage? Would you be willing to give up some time to protect, preserve and administer that heritage for the benefit of others? Bordered by the North Sea, Orwell estuary and the Port of Felixstowe the Landguard Peninsula contains a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Nature Reserve, Bird Observatory, Museum and Grade 1 listed Fort. … Continue reading New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members

Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

Are you a cyclist fed up with weaving round parked cars in cycle lanes? Are you thinking of getting into cycling more but are concerned about road safely?  Or are you a car driver who feels cyclists already have too many rights? With covid changing many aspects of all our lives – transport and the way we all get about has come more sharply into … Continue reading Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

At The Finance and Governance meeting this week Felixstowe town councillors voted on how to spend £10,000 put aside for three possible projects. On the table were proposals to spend up to £6000 on one night of drive in cinema, installing temporary toilets at Landguard or spending £2500 on a new Wicker Family. Out of those three options the only one to get the green … Continue reading Felixstowe To Have New Wicker Family – And Drive In Cinema Still Being Explored

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

We may have had our worlds turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic – but local planning never sleeps. And in spite of the fact it is often felt the views of the public are routinely ignored – nevertheless the Council still have a legislative duty to submit proposed plans to the local public for their views. The Government are encouraging local authorities to continue … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Local Plan – Have Your Say

Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

While the rest of us are in lockdown – developers have been hard at work pushing forward proposals and seeking to finalise planning permission on a number of controversial developments on the Felixstowe peninsula. At a time when emergency measures have had to be brought in to discuss planning applications – public meetings are banned and it is very difficult for town and parish councils … Continue reading Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals