High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, has launched the 2018 High Sheriff’s Awards and is calling for voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for the annual community awards. The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work, to make … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Felixstowe councillors are working together to support young people who are members of Felixstowe’s RAF Air Cadet unit. Eight of Felixstowe’s ward members gave £7,750 from their Enabling Communities Budgets to support the unit that is formally known as 356 (Felixstowe) Squadron, Air Training Corps. The funding awarded from councillors Steve Gallant, Stuart Bird, Andy Smith, Richard Kerry, Doreen Savage, Tracey Green, Peter Coleman and … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

Buildings bringing the best in design and conservation to Suffolk Coastal were recognised at the Quality of Place Awards on Wednesday 22 November – and the Bartlet Convalescent Home redevelopment by Gipping Homes was a winner. Back for the seventh year, the awards were held at East Suffolk House in Melton and also included a talk by London based architect, Jerry Tate of Tate Harmer … Continue reading Bartlet Convalescent Home Development Wins Design Award

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Suffolk Community Foundation administers a number of funding streams – but they have a limited life. Check the ones below to see if you meet the criteria.  High Sheriff’s Fund Grants of up to £1,500 are available for work with young people (aged 8-25) that addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention. Applications will be accepted from charities, voluntary and community groups in Suffolk as well as schools … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

At a time when there is globally even more of a push to be ‘green’ and save the planet Suffolk Coastal District Council is to introduce a charge for collecting garden waste from homes during next financial year (2018/19), which they admit will probably lead to a drop in recycling and will give householders the stark choice of yet another bill or finding some way … Continue reading SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

Late Night Xmas Shopping In Felixstowe

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

Student Review – The Pillowman

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio This was a fantastic, mind chilling theatre piece set in a totalitarian state where a writer, Katurian , is arrested and interrogated by two policeman who are investigating a series of child murders that have strong similarities to his short stories. In this play be ready for twists and turns, strong … Continue reading Student Review – The Pillowman

What’s On Stage In Felixstowe – December 2017

Lights – Action- Bitterly Cold! – it must be coming up to Christmas – and there’s plenty to celebrate the festive season in Felixstowe this December. On Saturday 2nd from 10am – 6pm is Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Lighting Up Day. The traditional Christmas craft market and the switching on of the lights by the Mayor. Fantastic range of gift and food stalls to … Continue reading What’s On Stage In Felixstowe – December 2017

Review – The Pillowman

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh – New Wolsey Young Company – New Wolsey Studio until Saturday 2nd Dec This modern play from the writer of films ‘In Bruges’ and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ takes as its theme one that has been reproduced in many plays and films – and with a storyline that  is almost an exact copy of  an independent 1991 film ‘Closet Land’ – although … Continue reading Review – The Pillowman

SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review

So in a policy of ‘if you can’t beat em join em’,  SCDC as a landowner has submitted its own ‘bold plan’ as part of the Local Plan Review as to what it sees as the possible new use for the land it holds in North Felixstowe, and whether as part of an ongoing wider review of housing and revamping the leisure provision on its … Continue reading SCDC’s ‘Felixstowe Leisure Vision’ Submitted To Local Plan Review