West Ward News from the Labour Party

Promenade cycling and charity event


Consultation on Felixstowe Promenade Cycling

There is currently a bylaw which prohibits cycling on the promenade at Felixstowe. However, the ban is not enforced and is often ignored by cyclists. Felixstowe Town Council has asked that Suffolk Coastal District Council remove the signs and allow people to cycle on the promenade. However, before any decision is made, the Council want to hear what local people think about the issue and has asked Felixstowe Forward to carry out a consultation exercise. This will run from Monday 18th April to 1700 on 27th May. Felixstowe Forward is a joint venture between the three local Councils working with a range of partners and stakeholders to tackle the Town’s challenges and improve Felixstowe. There are two clear options for this consultation – keep the signs and prohibition on cycling on the promenade making it unlawful, or remove the signs and allow cycling making it legal. We want people to give their view and urge people to take part in the consultation. Details are on the Suffolk Coastal District Council website and responses can be emailed to Felixstowe.forward@eastsuffolk.gov.uk. Replies will be used to produce a report to Suffolk Coastal District Council for a decision.

Charity Event

Tracey went along to Brackenbury Sports Centre to take part in a three hour boxercise class to help raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Charity. Brackenbury Sports Centre offers an excellent range of boxercise classes delivered by three qualified staff and suitable for all ages and abilities.

Land at Philip Avenue

Stuart is currently working to get an area of land at Philip Avenue tidied up. Readers may be familiar with the area of open space at the rear of the newly built homes in Charles Road. The land is in a shocking condition with overgrown brambles and some deteriorating sheds. The site is an eyesore and needs to be improved, residents can be reassured that we will do all we can to achieve this.

Christina Barham              01394 282538     christinabarham15@gmail.com

Stuart Bird                           01394 275128     stuart.bird@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

Tracey Green                     07759 218476     traceygreen1@tiscali.co.uk

Graham Newman            07802 397905     graham.newman@suffolk.gov.uk