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

High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

The High Sheriff of Suffolk, Geoffrey Probert, has launched the 2018 High Sheriff’s Awards and is calling for voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for the annual community awards. The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work, to make … Continue reading High Sheriff’s Awards – Nominations Needed

Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Felixstowe councillors are working together to support young people who are members of Felixstowe’s RAF Air Cadet unit. Eight of Felixstowe’s ward members gave £7,750 from their Enabling Communities Budgets to support the unit that is formally known as 356 (Felixstowe) Squadron, Air Training Corps. The funding awarded from councillors Steve Gallant, Stuart Bird, Andy Smith, Richard Kerry, Doreen Savage, Tracey Green, Peter Coleman and … Continue reading Felixstowe Councillors Support Air Cadets With Funding

Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

Suffolk Community Foundation administers a number of funding streams – but they have a limited life. Check the ones below to see if you meet the criteria.  High Sheriff’s Fund Grants of up to £1,500 are available for work with young people (aged 8-25) that addresses citizenship, community safety and crime prevention. Applications will be accepted from charities, voluntary and community groups in Suffolk as well as schools … Continue reading Suffolk Community Foundation – Funds Closing Soon

SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

At a time when there is globally even more of a push to be ‘green’ and save the planet Suffolk Coastal District Council is to introduce a charge for collecting garden waste from homes during next financial year (2018/19), which they admit will probably lead to a drop in recycling and will give householders the stark choice of yet another bill or finding some way … Continue reading SCDC To Introduce Brown Bin Charges

New Fund Announced By Felixstowe Town Council To Support Armed Services

A  new fund has been set up to provide a lasting legacy following the success of the Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend in June 2017, using the  surplus fund , totaling £10,796.  This fund was made possible by contributions from Suffolk Coastal District Council and others who supported the 2017 Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend event.   Thousands of people flocked to Felixstowe for a fun-filled weekend to celebrate … Continue reading New Fund Announced By Felixstowe Town Council To Support Armed Services

Suffolk Coastal & Waveney Councils A Step Closer To Merger

Although Babergh and Mid Suffolk Council’s plans to combine seem to be hitting the buffers – Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District are steaming ahead with their plans to merge in order to create a new ‘super district council’. The proposal moved an important step closer yesterday Tuesday, 7 November, by gaining the formal backing of the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government the Rt Hon … Continue reading Suffolk Coastal & Waveney Councils A Step Closer To Merger

Annual Voter Registration – Have You Responded?

Official canvassers are now calling on Suffolk Coastal residents who have not yet responded to their annual voter registration form. The forms, which are pre-printed with the names of any occupants currently registered to vote at each address, were sent to all Suffolk Coastal households earlier this year. Residents are legally required to confirm or update the details of anyone at the address who is eligible … Continue reading Annual Voter Registration – Have You Responded?