Business Funding

Menta has partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. Start Up Loans is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. We will help you through the application process, including advice on … read more …

Canine Conundrum

Can you help the Martlesham-based Canine Crèche Group? They are hoping to find a suitable franchise site in the Felixstowe area and you can help. Franchise support manager Valerie Friend, who was at our recent Chamber Breakfast meeting explains: “I am looking for a commercial property to lease in Felixstowe, Walton or Trimley with a minimum … read more …

Dementia Friendly Chamber

Felixstowe Chamber’s Vice Chairman Roger Abbott attended a ceremony of thanks last week to accept a certificate from Mayor of Felixstowe Jan Garfield. The certificate was to congratulate the Chamber on becoming Dementia Friendly after one of the Dementia Friendly co-ordinators Gill Bishop, kindly visited last month’s breakfast meeting to enlighten us and our assembled … read more …

Felixstowe Peninsula’s summer plans revealed

Details of an ambitious programme of summer fun with a series of events and other exciting plans aimed at attracting thousands of new visitors to Felixstowe were revealed at a special gathering in the Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Helen Greengrass, of Felixstowe Forward, told the town’s tourist chiefs, business leaders and councillors that highlights … read more …

Chamber Diary of Breakfast Meetings 2017

The Felixstowe Chamber host a breakfast networking event each month from 7am and once a quarter we join forces with the Flyer Breakfast Club. Below is a list of dates for your diary of the future breakfast meetings planned for the rest of 2017:-   August 16th – Orwell Hotel (Buttery) – Speaker is our … read more …

Adoption of Local Plan Documents

Your local Felixstowe Chamber was involved in the conception of the following plan …. In accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, you are advised that the Council formally adopted two Local Plan documents on 26th January 2017. The Site Allocations and Area Specific Policies Development Plan Document … read more …

Strolling or cycling along the prom?

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 … read more …

Brexit? Are you in or out?

The Felixstowe Chamber would like to know the views of its members on the question of Brexit. Let us know if you are in favour of staying in the EU or whether you feel for you and your business we’d be better off without EU membership. If you are a member of the Felixstowe Chamber … read more …