North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

The old North Sea Hotel site in Sea Road had been an eyesore for many years. A number of times it has looked as though something might be done – only for everything to go quite again. Now FelixstoweSpy has learned that on 5th June a new planning application was put into the council – and work on the new site could be imminent. Back … Continue reading North Sea Hotel Site to be Redeveloped – At Last?

SCDC Elects Last Chairman

Suffolk Coastal District Council has elected its last Chairman – and it is Councillor Nicky Yeo. Cllr Yeo, who represents the Nacton and Purdis Farm Ward, will be Chairman until the new East Suffolk Council is formed and a chairman elected in 2019. She takes over the role from Cllr Chris Blundell. She officially became the district’s first citizen, when she was elected as Chairman … Continue reading SCDC Elects Last Chairman

Meeting Coming Up to Put Your Views On Policing In Felixstowe

Have you got issues round policing in the Felisxstowe area? Are there not enough police on the beat? Are there any noticeable problems now the local police station has closed? Well now is your chance to ask the man in charge. Each year the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, stages a series of public meetings across the county and the next meeting in Felixstowe is … Continue reading Meeting Coming Up to Put Your Views On Policing In Felixstowe

What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

There are two big events in June that do not necessarily fit into the category of ‘what’s on stage’ – but nevertheless are so connected to the Arts that they must be mentioned. The first is Suffolk Open Studios – Felixstowe Art Trail on two weekends in June  – 2nd / 3rd and 9th/10th from 11am-5pm As part of Suffolk Open Studios, four artists in … Continue reading What’s On Stage in Felixstowe– June 2018

Felixstowe Photo Competition Launched

Felixstowe Town Council, Visit Felixstowe and the Landguard Partnership have teamed up to launch the next Felixstowe Photo Competition – and you could WIN a prize of £100 to put towards photographic equipment, plus an enlarged copy of your photograph. The closing date is 20th March 2019 – so you’ve got plenty of time to come up with the winning shot. The competition is open to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition Launched

Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

On Wednesday 9th May the Felixstowe Town Council held their AGM at Felixstowe Academy for the first time, and in an innovative move combined it with the presentation of  the Civic Awards  for the year. The winners were as follows: Mayor’s Awards: Jane Bolton For her work for Old Felixstowe Community Association for nearly 20 years raising hundreds of pounds for the Association. Robert (Bob) … Continue reading Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

If you use your brown bin for garden or food waste and you want to continue to do so – you only have a few weeks left to sign up to SCDC’s new paid scheme. The first paid-for collections are scheduled to start from the beginning of May, after Suffolk Coastal District Council introduced a £43 a year charge for collecting garden waste this financial … Continue reading Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

Felixstowe Flood Gates To Be Closed This Weekend

SCDC has announced that the flood gates in Felixstowe will be closed, and shingle boards put in place, from Friday afternoon and will remain closed this weekend, because of the forecast of a combination of strong NE winds and high tides.  The flood gates are being closed, as a precautionary measure, to stop the wave wash from the expected strong wave action crossing the promenade into … Continue reading Felixstowe Flood Gates To Be Closed This Weekend

Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!