Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

In amongst all the doom and gloom it is important to find something a bit lighter to think about. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike to capture and share their favourite scenes of the town. The competition has attracted around 70 entries from all ages (12 to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Every day it seems we wake up to something else that has been taken away from us. Today its the garden waste collection. Unfortunately East Suffolk has decided to suspend the collection of garden waste after Friday 27th in order to concentrate on collecting household waste. However – on a lighter note – MOT’s have all been given a six month extension And the government … Continue reading Garden Waste Collections Suspended – But So Are MOT’s – and Off-Licenses Now Allowed To Open

Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

We live on a shifting coastline which in the past has claimed many landmarks and dwellings – including most of the once thriving port of Dunwich. Now the sea is set to claim another slice of history as the owners of 228-year-old Orfordness lighthouse, which has been creeping closer to the sea due to years of coastal erosion, have confirmed it will be demolished. Recent … Continue reading Orfordness LighthouseTo Be Demolished – But NOT on Council Orders

Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

Felixstowe Town Council has published a draft Business Plan for 2020-2024, which was developed following feedback from a community survey and a Felixstowe Horizons Engagement event, and are now seeking the public’s views on it. The aim of the Town Council’s Business Plan is to clearly articulate the Council’s priorities for the next four years. There are four main objectives: Focus on the Environment – … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

In 2017 – much to the dismay of those who had been campaigning against it – outline planning permission was granted for a development of a new estate comprising 560 houses, shops a community centre and a Care Home abutting Candlet Rd. Now developers Persimmon Homes are asking for pre-application feedback on their proposals for the first phase of a residential development, comprising 262 houses. … Continue reading Candlet Rd Development – Plans Revealed for Public Comment

Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

So – East Suffolk Council has been awarded £561,870 through Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) programme to revitalise South Lowestoft. This is on top of funding awarded for The North Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), a five-year programme focusing on some of the oldest parts of the town including the High Street and Scores. And this funding follows the news last week … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal Heritage Funding Goes To ……..Lowestoft

New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Developers Gladmans have decided to withdraw a controversial plan for a huge 2,700 homes development known as Orwell Green Garden Village after adverse responses from private consultation and East Suffolk Council . Is this a sign that the corner has finally been turned in the free- for- all that seems to have blighted development plans in the last five years? In a move that should … Continue reading Orwell Garden Village – Developers Withdraw Application

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Work On Felixstowe Branch Line Finally Completed

A 1.4km passing loop between Trimley and Nacton is finally finished according to information from Network Rail, but won’t be fully operational until new timetabling comes in later in the year. Passengers and Travel Watch campaigners  have also been assured that this will improve services between Ipswich and Felixstowe for them too. Given that nine times out of ten the train between Ipswich and Felixstowe … Continue reading Work On Felixstowe Branch Line Finally Completed