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

Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Do you have a spare room you aren’t using? Would you like to make some money and help someone in need at the same time? In a joint scheme run by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Solo Housing, single people in need of affordable accommodation are being matched up with householders with a spare bedroom. The ‘Lodgings Service’ scheme, which aims to increase access to affordable … Continue reading Lodgings Service Extended To Match Spare Rooms With Housing Need

Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

Do you walk your dog on Felixstowe beach? Have you got a strong opinion on those who do? At the moment there are a number of byelaws in place across Suffolk Coastal concerning dog control and restrictions in public spaces but the council is committed to replacing these with Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs). As far as Felixstowe beach is concerned there are two options now being … Continue reading Dog Bans On The Beach – Have Your Say

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

Felixstowe Flood Gates To Be Closed This Weekend

SCDC has announced that the flood gates in Felixstowe will be closed, and shingle boards put in place, from Friday afternoon and will remain closed this weekend, because of the forecast of a combination of strong NE winds and high tides.  The flood gates are being closed, as a precautionary measure, to stop the wave wash from the expected strong wave action crossing the promenade into … Continue reading Felixstowe Flood Gates To Be Closed This Weekend

1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition

On 31st January 1953 Felixstowe suffered its worst natural disaster when 41 people died, including 13 children, and many were made homeless as the East Coast experienced a freak sea surge  which culminated in a total  of 307 dead , 30,000-plus people evacuated, sea defences smashed, river walls breached, and 160,000 acres of farmland left under water. On Saturday 27th Felixstowe Town Council and St … Continue reading 1953 Floods Commemorated in Concert Of Memories and Exhibition

Successful Campaign Sees Free Parking Reprieve For Felixstowe

In a move that should give heart to those who are campaigning against other issues in our town – after SCDC’s initial suggestions to start charging for parking in areas that have traditionally been free – Felixstowe Town Council and local SCDC representatives have successfully lobbied for the plans to be dropped in all but one of the areas in question. SCDC wanted to install … Continue reading Successful Campaign Sees Free Parking Reprieve For Felixstowe