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

High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, has launched the 2018 High Sheriff’s Awards and is calling for voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for the annual community awards. The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work, to make … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

Buildings bringing the best in design and conservation to Suffolk Coastal were recognised at the Quality of Place Awards on Wednesday 22 November – and the Bartlet Convalescent Home redevelopment by Gipping Homes was a winner. Back for the seventh year, the awards were held at East Suffolk House in Melton and also included a talk by London based architect, Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer … Continue reading Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

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?