New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

For some time the grass land just past the Leisure Centre on the South seafront has been a bit neglected – and the installation of the ‘trim trail’ didn’t really improve things – being as it was a rather half hearted attempt at an outside gym. There has also been increasing concern at the falling levels of the beach  which has prevented beach huts being … Continue reading New ‘Beach Village’ Plans for Felixstowe South – Have Your Say

Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Weekend Word – EDITOR’S COMMENT  On the week when Persimmon Homes finally gained permission to start the first phase of what is ironically called the North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood, I watched David Attenborough’s new series ‘A Perfect Planet’ Having spent a lifetime making wildlife documentaries you would be forgiven for thinking Attenborough had nothing new to tell us. Yet this series shows more clearly than … Continue reading Developers vs Climate Change – Which Side Is Winning In Suffolk?

Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

Another day – another reduction in services due to the pandemic! If you have taken the opportunity during this latest lockdown to tackle some home DIY,  and you have lots of bulky items to dispose of – there’s some bad news this morning.  To ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to … Continue reading Council Suspends Bulky Waste Collection Service

Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

Are you a cyclist fed up with weaving round parked cars in cycle lanes? Are you thinking of getting into cycling more but are concerned about road safely?  Or are you a car driver who feels cyclists already have too many rights? With covid changing many aspects of all our lives – transport and the way we all get about has come more sharply into … Continue reading Big Changes Coming for Cycling Routes In Felixstowe – Have Your Say Before It’s Too Late

Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

You may wonder what our MP gets up to – if anything – as far as local issues are concerned. How much has she been involved in the last six months with the issues that have been in the forefront of our communities? Does she know what’s going on with our local NHS providers, our schools, our environment? Does she care? In Felixstowe she did … Continue reading Therese Coffey MP Sums Up Her Work for the Suffolk Coastal Community

Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

In an attempt to show that new development is not all bad, East Suffolk council have released figures for the amount clawed back from developers through the The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and what the money has been spent on.  CIL is a tool to help deliver new and improved infrastructure to support the development in the area. The scheme was launched in Waveney District … Continue reading Developers Pay Back Into The Community Through Council Levy Scheme

Dog Death At Felixstowe Ferry Prompts Major Study Into Toxic Shellfish

Dog owners know that their pets tend to pick up things they shouldn’t on the beach – and some things like fisherman’s hooks can be very dangerous. But after the winter storms of January 2018, over a two-week period, nine incidents of illnesses in dogs were reported, including two fatalities – one in Holkham, Norfolk, and the second at Felixstowe Ferry. The dog deaths occurred … Continue reading Dog Death At Felixstowe Ferry Prompts Major Study Into Toxic Shellfish

Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

On Thursday night Felixstowe Town Council formerly accepted SCDC’s controversial Local Plan in principal – with its main proposal being a 2000 home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood being created on land that is an AONB site. In spite of a good deal of growing community opposition only three councillors voted against adopting the plan – the Labour Cllrs Mike Deacon and Kimberly Williams and Conservative … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

Although the idea was only recently touted at a public meeting – and there it was insisted that this was early days and a full consultation process would be gone through – a planning application for a proposed development of a new beach front café on Martello Park has already been submitted by Suffolk Coastal District Council to itself! The proposal sets out plans for … Continue reading SCDC Submits Planning Application For Beach Café At South Seafront

Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now

If you use your brown bin for garden or food waste and you want to continue to do so – you only have a few weeks left to sign up to SCDC’s new paid scheme. The first paid-for collections are scheduled to start from the beginning of May, after Suffolk Coastal District Council introduced a £43 a year charge for collecting garden waste this financial … Continue reading Brown Bin Collection – Sign Up Now