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?

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

Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

Deben High School – formally the Felixstowe Grammar School which was established in the 1930’s and  more recently the home of Felixstowe International Collage after the High School moved to their new building in Walton , is about to be demolished, repurposed and transformed. East Suffolk Council recently exchanged contracts to take ownership of the site from Suffolk County Council, so any chance of this iconic … Continue reading Work to Begin On Deben High School Site – But Heritage Items Saved For Archive

Heritage Days – ‘Virtual Weekend’

One of the many casualties of corona virus has been Heritage Open Days – that one weekend in the year when the hidden historical gems  of UK towns and villages throw open thoer doors to the general public for free. But all is not completely lost – as Visit Felixstowe is hosting an alternative ‘virtual ‘ version which can be accessed via facebook, twitter or … Continue reading Heritage Days – ‘Virtual Weekend’

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