M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

So M& S is closing – in spite of many valiant protests from the community and local businesses. Not really surprising in this climate with retail being squeezed by business rates and a change of shopping habits re the internet. What was surprising was the reaction by Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development. Given … Continue reading M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

East Suffolk is becoming increasingly important nationally for providing electricity for the nation – with a series of major projects in the pipeline. Estimates suggest that this area will be responsible for a quarter of the country’s electricity supply by the 2030s. But the infrastructure projects to generate and produce this electricity obviously have a major effect on the environment and the local communities. So … Continue reading Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan

In spite of many protests and much negative feedback SCDC passed the Draft Local Plan unanimously last week, and now it has been published for submission of representations.  In other words this is your last chance to have your say before the Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination. The Suffolk … Continue reading Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan

Nominations For Town Civic Awards Now Open

Do you know someone who works hard for the local community and deserves recognition? Or an organisation within the town that makes a real difference to the lives of those it works with? If you would like to honour a local person or organisation that has made a positive difference and special contribution to our community, Felixstowe Town Council would like to hear from you. … Continue reading Nominations For Town Civic Awards Now Open

Latest Ofsted Report On Felixstowe Academy – ‘More Work Needed’

Felixstowe Academy was placed in special measures in November 2017 in the wake of serious problems with bullying, low GCSE results and severe criticism of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) that was running the school, with MP Dr Therese Coffey calling for a change of management. The school was visited by inspectors in December 2018 and the latest Ofsted report suggests that there is still … Continue reading Latest Ofsted Report On Felixstowe Academy – ‘More Work Needed’

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

Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Last night I went to the so called ‘drop in information evening’ at The Orwell Hotel concerning proposed changes to the facilities at Felixstowe Community Hospital. ‘Pathetic’ is probably a kind way of describing the one board at the back with minimal information and the rather self satisfied and totally uninterested collection of people on duty to fend off any questions from the general public. … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Big Changes Proposed for Felixstowe Community Hospital

When Felixstowe lost the Bartlet the local people were promised that the Felixstowe General would be safe. Now there are moves afoot to change the way the hospital is accessed – especially the walk in Minor Injuries Unit. Although there is no talk at the moment of closing the hospital – is this just the thin end of the wedge? And is it right to … Continue reading Big Changes Proposed for Felixstowe Community Hospital

New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

Are you worried about the proposals for the Felixstowe Peninsular contained in the Local Plan? Do you feel our councilors are not doing enough to speak for the concerns of local residents? Do you feel it’s time to stand up and say ‘No More’? This week Kirton and Trimley Community Action Group (Kirton Land Grab)  staged a protest outside the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club where … Continue reading New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

Suffolk Community Foundation Launches ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’

Do you need your winter fuel payment – or could you donate it to someone more needy? Suffolk Community Foundation have launched their annual campaign to help vulnerable people with the cost of heating their homes over winter. It asks people to donate their winter fuel payment, if they can afford to, or simply give money to the appeal and that money is then redistributed … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation Launches ‘Surviving Winter Appeal’