M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

So M& S is closing – in spite of many valiant protests from the community and local businesses. Not really surprising in this climate with retail being squeezed by business rates and a change of shopping habits re the internet. What was surprising was the reaction by Cllr Geoff Holdcroft, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for Economic Development. Given … Continue reading M&S Felixstowe Store To Close – Councillor Decries ‘Ignoring Heartfelt Protests of Local People’!

Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan

In spite of many protests and much negative feedback SCDC passed the Draft Local Plan unanimously last week, and now it has been published for submission of representations.  In other words this is your last chance to have your say before the Council submits the Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination. The Suffolk … Continue reading Last Chance To Have Your Say On Controversial Local Plan

Nominations For Town Civic Awards Now Open

Do you know someone who works hard for the local community and deserves recognition? Or an organisation within the town that makes a real difference to the lives of those it works with? If you would like to honour a local person or organisation that has made a positive difference and special contribution to our community, Felixstowe Town Council would like to hear from you. … Continue reading Nominations For Town Civic Awards Now Open

SCDC Consultation on New Dog Controls – Have Your Say

The thorny question of whether dogs should be kept on leads in certain areas of the town has raised its head again – with the council now asking for the publics views on a range of measures which could be implemented In recent months, the Council has introduced a number of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). These have been largely to replace existing byelaws across … Continue reading SCDC Consultation on New Dog Controls – Have Your Say

Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Last night I went to the so called ‘drop in information evening’ at The Orwell Hotel concerning proposed changes to the facilities at Felixstowe Community Hospital. ‘Pathetic’ is probably a kind way of describing the one board at the back with minimal information and the rather self satisfied and totally uninterested collection of people on duty to fend off any questions from the general public. … Continue reading Changes to Felixstowe Community Hospital Services Revealed

Felixstowe Remembers – Events To Mark The Centenary Of The First World War

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To … Continue reading Felixstowe Remembers – Events To Mark The Centenary Of The First World War

Shock Closure of Second Nursing Home in Felixstowe

In 2016 Leopold Nursing Home on Leopold Road closed its doors after 28 years trading, with owners citing under capacity making the home un- economic to run. Now the same owners have announced the closure of their second care home and put the company – Leopold Nursing Homes Ltd – into  voluntary liquidation, with spokesperson Rema Jayarajan citing the same reasons – meaning  St Marys in Undercliff … Continue reading Shock Closure of Second Nursing Home in Felixstowe

SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation and there will be a drop in session at Felixstowe Town Hall on Thursday 2nd August from 4pm – 7.30pm for you to have a look and put forward your views. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan is a framework document which will outline how the council sees the district developing over … Continue reading SCDC Publishes First Draft of Local Plan For Felixstowe

SCDC Elects Last Chairman

Suffolk Coastal District Council has elected its last Chairman – and it is Councillor Nicky Yeo. Cllr Yeo, who represents the Nacton and Purdis Farm Ward, will be Chairman until the new East Suffolk Council is formed and a chairman elected in 2019. She takes over the role from Cllr Chris Blundell. She officially became the district’s first citizen, when she was elected as Chairman … Continue reading SCDC Elects Last Chairman

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