New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

Got a kettle that’s given up the ghost? Or a hairdryer that’s no longer in working order? SCDC are urging residents not to put small electrical items in general waste but take them to recycling banks of which two new locations are now being trialled. Since mid-February 2017, special recycling banks for small WEEE (small waste electronic and electrical equipment) have been in place at … Continue reading New Electrical Recycling Banks Now Available

Suffolk County Council Elections Thursday 4th May

Its your chance to VOTE and have your say in how our county is run. If you don’t vote you can’t moan about the way the Council makes decisions. If you do vote you could make a difference and swing the balance of power. The turnout in Felixstowe in the 2013 elections was 32% – there is room for a swing if the 68% of … Continue reading Suffolk County Council Elections Thursday 4th May

Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

As housing development continues apace in Walton and Trimley, there seems to be no end to the greed of Trinity College, Cambridge  as they seek to make as much money as possible out of the land. Walton Green North – previously earmarked for a Tescos superstore which was refused – is in the spotlight again as the landowners want to halve the amount of affordable housing … Continue reading Walton Green North – Landowner Wants to Cut Affordable Homes Provision

Suffolk Coastal To Hold ‘Give and Take Day’

SCDC is holding a ‘Give & Take Day’ on Wednesday 19th April at the Royal British Legion at Mill Lane, Felixstowe, IP11 2NL. The idea is that you can bring good quality unwanted household items to be given away for someone else to enjoy and/or take something you want instead. You can bring small electrical items (such as kettles, vacuum cleaners, TVs, irons and tools), furniture (with … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal To Hold ‘Give and Take Day’

Suffolk County Council Elections – Candidates Announced

Elections for Suffolk County Council will be help on Thursday 4th May. In Felixstowe we have two divisions – Suffolk Coastal (two seats) and Felixstowe North and Trimleys (one seat). The last election was in 2013 when Suffolk Coastal was won by Conservatives Nick Barber and Graham Newman with 28% and 26% of the vote respectively, and Felixstowe North and Trimleys was won by Conservative … Continue reading Suffolk County Council Elections – Candidates Announced

Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

Three Felixstowe GP surgeries face change and upheaval in the coming months – but the authorities insist that patient care will not be affected. In November, with the imminent retirement of leading partner Dr Mckee, Walton Surgery was taken over by Suffolk GP Federation – a not-for-profit Federation of 58 independent GP practices covering 580,000 patients. Members remain independent organisations, whilst collaborating in the development … Continue reading Changes To Felixstowe GP Practices Underway

April Price Rises Making Life a Bit More Expensive For All Of Us

Its the start of the new tax year and with it comes the usual round of price hikes that will affect the cost of many day to day items. Just in case you didn’t realise what’s gone up – here is a handy list NHS prescription charges up by 20p to £8.60 Dental check ups will rise to £20.60 TV licenses are up £1.50 to … Continue reading April Price Rises Making Life a Bit More Expensive For All Of Us

New £1 Comes Into Circulation Today – What You Need To Know

The new 12-sided £1 enters circulation today (Tuesday March 28th) and replaces the familiar round £1 coin, which has been in circulation since 1983. The Royal Mint will release around 300 million 12-sided copies of the new £1 coin across the country today. The old £1 coin will remain legal tender along with the new until October 15th. After that date you will only be … Continue reading New £1 Comes Into Circulation Today – What You Need To Know