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’

Felixstowe Town Council To Fund Resort’s Own PCSO

With police funding cut backs and the closing of Felixstowe Police Station the level of police presence in Felixstowe has become dire. Now the Town Council have decided to spend £68000 over two years to hire a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) from Suffolk Constabulary to put some sort of low level police presence back on the streets of our town. In 2015 two PCSO’s were … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council To Fund Resort’s Own PCSO

SCDC Announce Free Parking Inititive in Run Up To Xmas

There has been a lot of discussion about how to protect and boost our High Streets in the face of increased on line shopping and climbing costs to shop owners. Now Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have announced free parking at their car parks across East Suffolk on Armistice Day and in the build up to Christmas. However this seems a gesture supporting community … Continue reading SCDC Announce Free Parking Inititive in Run Up To Xmas

Major Changes to Felixstowe- Ipswich Bus Routes Announced

First Bus are introducing some significant changes to the bus service between Felixstowe and Ipswich from 18th November which affect bus routes:  75|76|77|X7 First Bus maintain the changes are needed due to congestion on some roads in both towns and after detailed analysis of passenger numbers. They maintain they are designed ‘to offer a simpler, more attractive service for the majority of our passengers that … Continue reading Major Changes to Felixstowe- Ipswich Bus Routes Announced

Shock Closure of Second Nursing Home in Felixstowe

In 2016 Leopold Nursing Home on Leopold Road closed its doors after 28 years trading, with owners citing under capacity making the home un- economic to run. Now the same owners have announced the closure of their second care home and put the company – Leopold Nursing Homes Ltd – into  voluntary liquidation, with spokesperson Rema Jayarajan citing the same reasons – meaning  St Marys in Undercliff … Continue reading Shock Closure of Second Nursing Home in Felixstowe

Heritage Open Weekend 8th&9th September

Heritage Open Weekend in Felixstowe is the 8th & 9th September and there are lots of heritage buildings open to enjoy. The Heritage Information Hub will be based this year at The Hut on the prom –towards Cobbold’s Point end opposite The Bartlett. Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Here you will find information about what’s on during the two days and you can book the … Continue reading Heritage Open Weekend 8th&9th September

SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

Suffolk Coastal’s Garden Waste Scheme will shortly go hi tech –  yet  many households are facing a poorer waste collection service in general, with roads being missed and individual bins often missed and then left for days in spite of continual phone calls to Suffolk Norse who manage collections for the council. SCDC started charging for brown bin collections in May and has since collected … Continue reading SCDC’s Garden Waste Scheme To Go Hi Tech -Yet Many Face Poorer Service

Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

The following funding streams are available through application to the Suffolk Community Foundation – but time is running out. If you are part of a group, society or club that fulfils the criteria – this could be a useful source of extra support for you. Dulverton Trust Fund Grants up to £5,000 for small charities and charitable organisations with an annual income of under £200,000 that … Continue reading Grants & Funding Available – Deadline Approaching

SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation and there will be a drop in session at Felixstowe Town Hall on Thursday 2nd August from 4pm – 7.30pm for you to have a look and put forward your views. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over … Continue reading SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain

SCDC has made the decision not to change the existing rules which ban dogs from the beach between 1st May and 30th Sept from Arwela Rd to the Spa Pavilion. The reason the current dog ban came up for review was that the existing bylaws have got to be changed to Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) anyway – so proposals were put forward to vary … Continue reading Dogs On The Beach – Existing Rules To Remain