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’!
Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief that development is planned, it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting
Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award 2018 The online vote for the first ever Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award has gone live – and the public are now invited to vote for their favourite. This new annual award is designed celebrate the tourist industry Felixstowe by rewarding a tourist related organisation or businesses which has excelled during the past year, although the selection of organisations or events to … Continue reading Voting Open For Visit Felixstowe Tourism Award
It may be bitterly cold and warm weather just a distant memory – but Felixstowe Forward and Visit Felixstowe are gearing themselves up ready for the main 2018 visitor season… with a special launch event as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March). An informal evening is being held at the Copas Bar at Manning’s in Sea Rd on Thursday 22nd March from 5pm … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event
If you haven’t got time in the day – or you just want a bit more Christmas atmosphere – Felixstowe shops are staying open a bit later on the next three Fridays coming up to the big day. And the ice rink will also be open again this year on Friday 22nd. On Fridays 8th, 15th and 22nd December, around 50 retailers from High Street … Continue reading Late Night Xmas Shopping In Felixstowe
Suffolk Coastal is helping to support local businesses in the area by working with MENTA, Suffolk’s enterprise agency, to provide a variety of training courses at a subsidized cost. Whether you’re an established business or a new start-up business, if you’re looking to build your social media presence, MENTA has many business skills courses covering all aspects of marketing in the Suffolk Coastal area. Ones … Continue reading Social Media Support For Business – Courses Available
Do you run a small business in East Suffolk? Are you concerned about the rise in business rates? Did you know that there is help available? Suffolk Coastal District Council is calling upon the business community to have their say on a local business rates discretionary rates relief scheme which is designed to help businesses hardest hit by the business rates revaluation earlier this year. … Continue reading Businesses Urged To Have Their Say On Rates Relief