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

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

Bawdsey RADAR Transmitter Block Wins New Award

Bawdsey RADAR Trust goes from strength to strength. After securing Heritage Lottery Funding and completing a major transformation of the Transmitter Block at Bawdsey last year – the newly refurbished shop within the Block has now won the prestigious 2019 Shop of The Year award at the Association of Cultural Enterprises Event held on 28th February in Brighton. ACE is an association of Members who are … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Transmitter Block Wins New Award

Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

On Thursday 22nd November Suffolk Coastal celebrated the best in Grand Designs of Suffolk with an award ceremony. The Quality of Place Awards recognises people’s effort to add to the quality of the environment, by creating high quality designs in both the built and natural environment and helping to conserve our historic buildings. In the category of Building Conservation the winner was Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block commissioned … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

Felixstowe Remembers – Events To Mark The Centenary Of The First World War

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To … Continue reading Felixstowe Remembers – Events To Mark The Centenary Of The First World War

Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

There has been much debate on social media about SCDC’s Local Plan which advocates large swathes of house building on AONB within the Felixstowe peninsular and the controversial Innocent Farm proposal of a massive Port Of Felixstowe warehouse and distribution site for Kirton, which will increase traffic ten fold and probably involve re locating Trimley St Martin School. Now our MP Dr Therese Coffey, has … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal MP Responds To SCDC Plan – Backing Local Opposition

Heritage Open Weekend 8th&9th September

Heritage Open Weekend in Felixstowe is the 8th & 9th September and there are lots of heritage buildings open to enjoy. The Heritage Information Hub will be based this year at The Hut on the prom –towards Cobbold’s Point end opposite The Bartlett. Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Here you will find information about what’s on during the two days and you can book the … Continue reading Heritage Open Weekend 8th&9th September

High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

Last night award ceremony at Wherstead Park was the culmination of High Sheriff Geoffery Probert’s year in office with the presentation of a number of awards to those who make a difference in their community. The glitzy affair was attended by a number of Suffolk’s high profile figures from the worlds of politics, football and the arts. The evening was co hosted by Radio Suffolk … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Winners Announced

1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition

On 31st January 1953 Felixstowe suffered its worst natural disaster when 41 people died, including 13 children, and many were made homeless as the East Coast experienced a freak sea surge  which culminated in a total  of 307 dead , 30,000-plus people evacuated, sea defences smashed, river walls breached, and 160,000 acres of farmland left under water. On Saturday 27th Felixstowe Town Council and St … Continue reading 1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition