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

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

Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Following the Government announcement on Sunday 10 May, from Wednesday 13 May, unlimited outdoor activity is permitted in England and this will include all forms of boating and fishing. At Woodbridge The Tide Mill Marina is open for boat owners – and electric hook-ups are now available for those who want to get their craft ship shape and ready for the water. The public mooring … Continue reading Restrictions Eased For Boating and River Life – And Beach Huts

Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

Felixstowe Town Council has published a draft Business Plan for 2020-2024, which was developed following feedback from a community survey and a Felixstowe Horizons Engagement event, and are now seeking the public’s views on it. The aim of the Town Council’s Business Plan is to clearly articulate the Council’s priorities for the next four years. There are four main objectives: Focus on the Environment – … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Asks for Community Feedback on Business Plan

New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

In spite of a great deal of local opposition, East Suffolk Council’s Full Cabinet meeting, held on 3 September, agreed that a new Leisure Centre for Felixstowe would get the go ahead to bring a single destination facility to the town, which will service the community and also attract people from further afield. Although many in the community feel that a Leisure Centre on the … Continue reading New Leisure Centre For Felixstowe Given Go – Ahead

New Play Equipment Set To Revive Three Felixstowe Parks

Good news for families with children. Three popular play areas in Felixstowe are set to be given a £265,000 upgrade with the combined resources of SCDC, Felixstowe Town Council, Felixstowe Youth Forum,  Outdoor Playing Space Fund and Local Councillors’ Enabling Communities Budgets. Three areas have been identified as high priority; Gosford Way, Allenby Park and Cavendish Park. The project is expected to commence in June … Continue reading New Play Equipment Set To Revive Three Felixstowe Parks

Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Felixstowe Forward hosted their annual look at progress and plans for Felixstowe on Friday 6th July– and there are some big proposals in the pipeline. And whether your view is unmitigated horror at the changes proposed or welcome relief  that development is planned,  it is important you put your views across now – as the speakers stressed continually that these plans are not written in … Continue reading Felixstowe’s Future – Big Plans Unveiled at Orwell Hotel Meeting

Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

On Wednesday 9th May the Felixstowe Town Council held their AGM at Felixstowe Academy for the first time, and in an innovative move combined it with the presentation of  the Civic Awards  for the year. The winners were as follows: Mayor’s Awards: Jane Bolton For her work for Old Felixstowe Community Association for nearly 20 years raising hundreds of pounds for the Association. Robert (Bob) … Continue reading Winners of Civic Awards and First Felixstowe Tourism Award Announced

Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event

It may be bitterly cold and warm weather just a distant memory – but Felixstowe Forward and Visit Felixstowe are gearing themselves up ready for the main 2018 visitor season… with a special launch event as part of English Tourism Week (17th to 25th March). An informal evening is being held at the Copas Bar at Manning’s in Sea Rd on Thursday 22nd March from 5pm … Continue reading Visit Felixstowe To Launch 2018 Season With Evening Event

Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!

Local people are being invited to take part in a survey to have their say on how they want Leisure to look like in Felixstowe in the future – but the question is – are the council willing to listen?  In November 2017, Suffolk Coastal District Council published its Felixstowe Leisure Vision document, and the District Council has also embarked on a five-year programme to … Continue reading Have Your Say on Felixstowe Leisure Facilities – Before Its Too Late!