May 2nd is polling day for both the new district council of East Suffolk and our parish councils. Polls will open from 7am until 10pm on May 2nd and the count will take place at Waterlane Leisure centre in Lowestoft from 9am the following day. Counting in the Town and Parish elections will begin at 9.30am on Saturday May 4. This article will look at … Continue reading Local Elections Coming Up – Who is Standing For East Suffolk?
Bawdsey RADAR Trust goes from strength to strength. After securing Heritage Lottery Funding and completing a major transformation of the Transmitter Block at Bawdsey last year – the newly refurbished shop within the Block has now won the prestigious 2019 Shop of The Year award at the Association of Cultural Enterprises Event held on 28th February in Brighton. ACE is an association of Members who are … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Transmitter Block Wins New Award
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’!
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
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
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
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’
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
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
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