Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

We live in an age of austerity and cuts. Services like youth centres and mental health support slashed, rural bus routes removed, payments introduced for removal of green waste and just recently swinging cuts to funding for the vital work of CAB. We are told councils are strapped for cash – so we must just knuckle down and accept it. Yet just recently there have … Continue reading Suffolk Councils Under Fire For Wasting Money

Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

East Suffolk is becoming increasingly important nationally for providing electricity for the nation – with a series of major projects in the pipeline. Estimates suggest that this area will be responsible for a quarter of the country’s electricity supply by the 2030s. But the infrastructure projects to generate and produce this electricity obviously have a major effect on the environment and the local communities. So … Continue reading Sizewell C – Have your Say On The Environmental Impact

Local Plan Approved by SCDC In Spite of Community Opposition

On Thursday night SCDC’s controversial Local Plan for the Felixstowe peninsula was voted through despite a strong show of opposition from local residents and community action groups. The Local Plan has been two years in the making and identifies land to build 10,476 new houses by 2036, including a 2000 home ‘Garden Village’ in North Felixstowe and a huge container park on Innocence Farm, Kirton. … Continue reading Local Plan Approved by SCDC In Spite of Community Opposition

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

Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

On Thursday 22nd November Suffolk Coastal celebrated the best in Grand Designs of Suffolk with an award ceremony. The Quality of Place Awards recognises people’s effort to add to the quality of the environment, by creating high quality designs in both the built and natural environment and helping to conserve our historic buildings. In the category of Building Conservation the winner was Bawdsey Radar Transmitter Block commissioned … Continue reading Bawdsey RADAR Trust Win Design Award

New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

Are you worried about the proposals for the Felixstowe Peninsular contained in the Local Plan? Do you feel our councilors are not doing enough to speak for the concerns of local residents? Do you feel it’s time to stand up and say ‘No More’? This week Kirton and Trimley Community Action Group (Kirton Land Grab)  staged a protest outside the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club where … Continue reading New Protest Groups Stand Up To Major Development Proposals For Peninsular

SCDC Announce Free Parking Inititive in Run Up To Xmas

There has been a lot of discussion about how to protect and boost our High Streets in the face of increased on line shopping and climbing costs to shop owners. Now Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have announced free parking at their car parks across East Suffolk on Armistice Day and in the build up to Christmas. However this seems a gesture supporting community … Continue reading SCDC Announce Free Parking Inititive in Run Up To Xmas

Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

The rollout of Universal Credit continues across the country, and on 17th October it finally reaches Felixstowe. But SCDC wants to assure the public that there is support in place to help them through the transition. In Suffolk Coastal area the final Jobcentres to move over to Universal Credit Full Service are Leiston, Felixstowe and Woodbridge. These Jobcentres will become Full Service Jobcentres on 17 … Continue reading Universal Credit Comes To Felixstowe

Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

On Thursday night Felixstowe Town Council formerly accepted SCDC’s controversial Local Plan in principal – with its main proposal being a 2000 home North Felixstowe Garden Neighbourhood being created on land that is an AONB site. In spite of a good deal of growing community opposition only three councillors voted against adopting the plan – the Labour Cllrs Mike Deacon and Kimberly Williams and Conservative … Continue reading Felixstowe Town Council Votes To Support Controversial New Houses Scheme

First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now

The Suffolk Coastal First Draft Local Plan has been published for public consultation and you need to make your comments by 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018 Suffolk Coastal District Council has published a First Draft Local Plan for public consultation. The main areas of concern for the Felixstowe peninsular are the proposals for over 2000 new homes in North Felixstowe covering an AONB, more development … Continue reading First Draft Local Plan – Make Your Views Known Now