Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

When the shared space in Hamilton Rd was first muted there were understandable fears for pedestrian safety – and many argued that it should be shut to vehicles during certain hours of the day. Well one of the consequences of covid-19 is that this is exactly what has now happened. From Saturday 4th July and for the next month at least, for most of the … Continue reading Easing of Lockdown Opens more Felixstowe Businesses – But Brings Changes to High Street

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Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Covid has not only attacked people’s physical health. With the collapse of the economy and so many businesses forced to shut and make staff redundant – or workers put on reduced hours – its has left many suffering financial hardship. And for those who already had problems – it has plunged many of them into crisis.  East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice … Continue reading Financial Worries? Citizens Advice Are Still Here To Help

Felixstowe Book Festival – On Line This Weekend

Felixstowe Book Festival is going online from 26th June -28th June and will be free for all to enjoy! Across the weekend they will be hosting a series of live-streamed author Q&As and interview, plus recorded talks and children’s activities on their Facebook page and via their website. You can either log in to Facebook and visit https://www.facebook.com/FelixstoweBookFest or alternatively, tune in to the online page on … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival – On Line This Weekend

Felixstowe High Street Re Opening – New Measures Proposed

From today the Government has announced that non essential retail stores can re open as long as social distancing and other safety measures are in place. This mean that a number of shops in Felixstowe that have been closed since the beginning of lockdown are planning to re open this week including Peacocks, Russell Smiths, Coes, Clarkes and Poor Richards Books.   But due to … Continue reading Felixstowe High Street Re Opening – New Measures Proposed

Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

After standing empty for some time Suffolk County Council have transferred the old Deben School Site to East Suffolk Council  – and they have big plans to redevelop the site for both sport and housing.  Deben High School closed and left the site in 2012, after merging with Orwell High School and the property was vacant for a year before Suffolk County Council leased the … Continue reading Deben High School Site Sold for Leisure and Housing Development

New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

At the Felixstowe Town Council virtual AGM via zoom on May 20th Councillor Mark Jepson was elected as the Mayor of Felixstowe for 2020-21 and Councillor Sharon Harkin was appointed as the Deputy Mayor. A challenging time to take on this role – but with Mark’s background in the police force ( 30 years rising to the position of Chief Inspector) and his experience in … Continue reading New Mayor of Felixstowe Elected Via Zoom

Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

It has just been announced that  Felixstowe Book Festival is going ahead this year, albeit  in a ‘virtual’ form of  live streamed interviews with some of the authors who were booked to come to Felixstowe before coronavirus struck. A JustGiving page has also been launched to help cover the costs of the virtual festival.  “It was a huge relief that everyone, the committee, all our enthusiastic volunteers, … Continue reading Felixstowe Book Festival Goes Digital – Line Up Announced For June 2020

FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Unfortunatly with at the moment no clear idea of when the lockdown can ease or social distancing be relaxed,  another popular annual event in Felixstowe has had to be cancelled Days after announcing that they hoped the Felixstowe Book Festival would go ahead if it was safe to do so, the organisers have accepted that the current situation regarding coronavirus means that it cannot be … Continue reading FELIXSTOWE BOOK FESTIVAL CANCELLED 

Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

While the rest of us are in lockdown – developers have been hard at work pushing forward proposals and seeking to finalise planning permission on a number of controversial developments on the Felixstowe peninsula. At a time when emergency measures have had to be brought in to discuss planning applications – public meetings are banned and it is very difficult for town and parish councils … Continue reading Developers Exploit Covid-19 Lockdown to Push Forward Planning Proposals

Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now

In amongst all the doom and gloom it is important to find something a bit lighter to think about. The Felixstowe Photo Competition, organised and supported by Visit Felixstowe, Felixstowe Town Council and the Landguard Partnership, allows both professional and amateur photographers alike to capture and share their favourite scenes of the town. The competition has attracted around 70 entries from all ages (12 to … Continue reading Felixstowe Photo Competition – Vote Now