It’s Spring – and that usually means in Felixstowe that it signals the Beach Huts getting moved back onto the sand from their winter quarters on the prom. But 55 huts near the Spa Pavilion look to be stuck for the third year running after East Suffolk Council abandoned their latest plan to create concrete platforms on the beach on which to re position them. … Continue reading Felixstowe Beach Huts Location Problem Remains After Storms Force Council To Abandon Plans
One section of the community has really suffered during the lockdown are those people living on their own and trapped within their four walls through age and vulnerability. There have been a number of charities and groups that have tried to help – including Felixstowe Helping Hands and BASIC Life Charity, Suffolk County Council’s Home but Not Alone scheme, and Suffolk MIND. Now Felixstowe … Continue reading Schools Get Funding To Reach Out To Isolated On Felixstowe Peninsula
Arts facilitators Pier Projects have already announced a new paid commission for an artist to develop work around the concept of walking in Felixstowe .Now they are seeing members of the public to form a ‘community panel’ to select the winning artist. Pier Projects want to work with an artist to develop an exciting project for Felixstowe based around walking. .The aim of the project … Continue reading Call Out For Community Panel To Select Artist For Felixstowe Commission
During this pandemic life hasn’t been easy for anyone, but in the professional world the creative industry has had a particularly hard time of it. And the Felixstowe peninsula is particularly rich in creatives, from musicians and theatre practitioners to visual artists. With venues closed or at limited capacity it has been very difficult to get work out there – but now arts facilitators Pier … Continue reading Pier Projects Announce New Art Commission for Felixstowe
Last year we all had high hopes that lockdown would be eased fairly quickly and by March 2021 everything would be more or less operating normally In that spirit plans were put in motion for a weekend to celebrate women’s creativity to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th entitled WAMfest (Women Arts and Music). Unfortunately, as we all know, covid and lockdown have … Continue reading WAMfest – New Festival Celebrating Women In Art & Music Moved To September
In these uncertain times mid pandemic and post Brexit you would be forgiven for thinking we are short on good news – especially in the area of trade. Love it or loath it, with the demise of local manufacturers and now the decimation of the retail industry, job security in our region relies to a great extent on the prosperity of our ports – and … Continue reading Felixstowe & Harwich Bid for FreePort Status – What Does It All Mean?
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
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?
Are you a passionate lover of your local heritage? Would you be willing to give up some time to protect, preserve and administer that heritage for the benefit of others? Bordered by the North Sea, Orwell estuary and the Port of Felixstowe the Landguard Peninsula contains a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Nature Reserve, Bird Observatory, Museum and Grade 1 listed Fort. … Continue reading New Charitable Trust For Landguard – Looking for Board Members
So the roll out is finally happening. Whatever you may think of the speed with which these vaccinations have been developed and approved – or concerns about older people being guinea pigs – nevertheless with the new strain cutting swathes through the population and lockdowns having very little effect, it is probably the only way to try and halt the spread of this most virulent … Continue reading Vaccination Centres for Felixstowe Peninsula Revealed