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

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

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

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

Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced

The Landguard Partnership has announced the twelve winning photographs in this year’s Landguard Photography Competition 2017. Categories: Wildlife – Philip J Hill, Jill Adam, Jo Reynolds, Richard Copestake   Macro – Kevin Healy, Mark Thompson, Philip P Greene, Stephen Squirrell   Wow – Andrew Whinney, Neil Walker, Paul Causon, Tanya Rees The overall “Judges Choice” Winner was Philip J Hill, whose picture taken on the … Continue reading Landguard Photo Competition – Winners Announced