SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

So in a policy of ‘if you can’t beat em join em’,  SCDC as a landowner has submitted its own ‘bold plan’ as part of the Local Plan Review as to what it sees as the possible new use for the land it holds in North Felixstowe, and whether as part of an ongoing wider review of housing and revamping the leisure provision on its … Continue reading SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

Councillors and officials at SCDC are celebrating today after East Suffolk secured two prestigious Green Flag Awards; for Felixstowe’s Seafront Gardens and Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad  They are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is … Continue reading

Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Winner Pure Conservation 2016 Lych-gate, Kelsale The Quality of Place Award scheme is back for 2017 and Suffolk Coastal is now looking for nominations for the best building designs which contribute to the environment of the district. Launched in 2010, the awards puts the spotlight on the efforts being made by people across Suffolk Coastal to add to the district’s quality through new projects that … Continue reading Nominations Open For This Year’s Quality of Place Design Awards

Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

After being put up for sale by for £5 million by the previous owners who ran an international school from the site – Bawsdsey Manor has been sold for an undisclosed sum to PGL – an established company that has sites across the whole country offering outdoor adventure holidays for children On their website PGL have announced: “OPENING SUMMER 2017 – Bawdsey Manor, a centre … Continue reading Bawdsey Manor Sold to Kids Adventure Holiday Company

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?

Landguard Photography Competition 2016 – The Winners

The Landguard Partnership at Felixstowe in Suffolk is proud to announce the twelve winning photographs in this year’s Landguard Photography Competition 2016. The overall “Judges Choice” Winner is Svetlana Sewell, whose picture taken inside magnificent Landguard Fort, wins a cash prize of £50 to put towards photographic equipment. Svetlana’s photograph was in the Structure Category. This year’s competition attracted 58 entries over the three categories: … Continue reading Landguard Photography Competition 2016 – The Winners

Work On Pier Finally Gets Underway

After a number of delays – and a much reduced vision – work on the new pier has finally started. Community leaders were told the project – understood to be costing around £3million – was due to have got under way last week but one or two last-minute hiccups had caused a delay. Town clerk Ash Tadjrishi told Felixstowe Town Council that work was now … Continue reading Work On Pier Finally Gets Underway

Ipswich Church Up For An Award As New Play Celebrates Its Transformation

St Mary at Quay – one of twelve medieval churches in Ipswich to survive – has been given a new lease of life and has been nominated for an award – and next week a new play written by local playwright Suzanne Hawkes will be performed in the church itself to celebrate its reopening as a wellbeing centre. The Quay Place development being run by Suffolk … Continue reading Ipswich Church Up For An Award As New Play Celebrates Its Transformation

International School at Bawdsey to Close

After 20 years residence in Bawdsey Manor – built by Sir Cuthbert Quilter and famous for being the birth place of RADAR – Alexander International School has closed and the building in the process of being put up for sale. Bawdsey Manor has a proud history associated with the development of RADAR – and was an RAF base until it was sold in 1994 to … Continue reading International School at Bawdsey to Close