Free Activities for OAP’s On Silver Sunday

Older residents from across East Suffolk are invited to take part in a number of free activities on Sunday 1 October, as part of a national campaign to reduce loneliness. Silver Sunday is an annual celebration of older people and raises awareness of the social isolation which affects so many. To mark the occasion, free events and activities are taking place in Suffolk Coastal and … Continue reading Free Activities for OAP’s On Silver Sunday

Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

With the suggestion that Suffolk Coastal is planning to introduce charges at what are now free car parks in April 2019, they have decided to consult with residents on the proposals. Civil Parking Enforcement is necessary because cut back to the police force mean that councils have got to take over the enforcement of parking restrictions. The aim of this consultation is to gain an … Continue reading Have Your Say On Car Park Charges

SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

On Monday 18th  September from 4 pm – 7.30pm at Felixstowe Town Hall there will be a chance for the public to find out more about the district council’s Local Plan for the area and ask questions or raise issues. With SCDC being overruled recently by the Government after an appeal from Christchurch Estates over their previously rejected plans to build 560 houses on Candlet … Continue reading SCDC Local Plan – Have your Say About Felixstowe

Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe

With the continual cut backs in our police service there has inevitably been knock on effects in certain areas – and one of these could see the end of free car parks across east Suffolk – with council officials needing to raise £240,000 a year to offset the cost of taking on enforcement of yellow lines from the police. Suffolk Coastal, which along with other … Continue reading Counsil Proposals Set To End Free Parking In Felixstowe

Beach Hut Owners Win Victory On Licence Fees And Rents

After a year long battle to prevent proposed huge increases in their rents and changing of the way licenses are administered – SCDC has caved in to demands of the beach hut owners of Felixstowe. But there will be some changes – and punitive charges for new owners. At its Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, Suffolk Coastal agreed a series of recommendations, including … Continue reading Beach Hut Owners Win Victory On Licence Fees And Rents

Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Government Overturns Council Objections to Candlet Rd Development Christchurch Land and Estates have been granted permission by Whitehall to build an estate of 560 homes on farm land at Gulpher Rd/ Candlet Rd between the old golf range and the Grove woodland, making a mockery of local planning agreements and flying in the face of years of protest by community groups. Two years ago there … Continue reading Government Overturns Council Objections To Candlet Rd Development

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Do you need funding for your group or project? There are a number of funds available from Suffolk Community Foundation that have deadlines coming up in September and October.  Suffolk Giving & Private Donor Funds Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing need within Suffolk. The fund will accept applications for both core costs and project costs and … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Available

Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

  Do you walk your dog on Suffolk’s Beaches? Do you object to seasonal bans? Suffolk Coastal is asking the public to have their say on proposed changes to dog controls in the district. Currently, there are several by-laws, enactments and a local “order” in the Suffolk Coastal District which impose requirements on dog owners. These include: controls under the Dogs (fouling of land) Act … Continue reading Local Regulations on Dogs – Have Your Say

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

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