Supporting safe re-opening of the High Street

Felixstowe Town Council is pleased to announce plans for the re-opening of the town in the weeks and months ahead as lockdown restrictions are expected to continue to ease. These changes will help people stay safe by following guidance on social distancing and other public safety measures.  Mayor of Felixstowe, Councillor Mark Jepson, said: “We … read more …

Getting ready to reopen …..Mark Barham from Pierrots Stationers

  Pierrot Stationers Along with other retailers in Felixstowe we have been closed since 23rd March and it has been a very strange time to see not only my shop, but so many other shops closed during what would have been a normal working day. The announcement that we may be able to open from … read more …

Mark Jepson, Mayor of Felixstowe & the Visit Felixstowe Campaign

It was quite a strange feeling being made Mayor of Felixstowe last week virtually! Unfortunately for the time being that is how we are having to communicate and interact. As we start to emerge from the lockdown we will have to remain vigilant, I strongly believe that if we do everything we are asked we … read more …

Great catch up at our last virtual evening event – Chair’s report

I thoroughly enjoyed last week’s Chamber get-together online via Zoom – not that I don’t enjoy the normal Breakfasts, of course, but sitting comfortably at home drinking wine and noting what other Chamber members had in their homes, while listening to the latest business advice and personal tales of Lockdown adventures proved a delightfully different … read more …

Chamber Member Barry Garnham on Fresh Gold Radio

What is 8 years old, based locally, available globally 24/7?  And still operating in the Lockdown? Fresh Gold Radio is proud to serve and be a part of The Felixstowe Community.  Internet-based with a top team of presenters F.G.R.  is the go-to on-line Music choice.  We cover those great decades of top tunes – 60’s … read more …

Virtual Evening Event, Thursday 14th May 6pm to 7pm

  A free virtual evening event is planned for members to get together and network in these unusual  times. Thursday 14th May 6pm to 7pm Pour a glass of wine or make a coffee and join in To book your place email the Chamber or book online

Level Two Youth Project Update

Thanks to the continued support from all our funders, we are able to continue to provide a much valued & needed service to the children, young people & families in Felixstowe & surrounding villages.   These new ways of working are not without challenge for us as a Charity, or for my Team individually & collectively.  That … read more …

Virtual Networking Coffee Morning Wednesday 29th April 10am

    You may already have found that Zoom.us is a great way for your business to keep in touch during lockdown. The Executive committee of the Chamber has its first virtual Committee meeting just last week. The Felixstowe Chamber is  looking to recreate its networking events online.  We will be using  zoom.us as a … read more …

Council encourages businesses to apply for funding

East Suffolk Council is now processing the payment of grants for local businesses provided by the government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible businesses are being asked to complete a straightforward online form which will capture the data required by central government and allow the Council to make payment to each eligible business as … read more …

Statement from Felixstowe Carnival Committee

  After careful consideration, we regret to announce that the Felixstowe Carnival weekend planned for 24-26 July 2020 will unfortunately no longer take place. The decision to cancel the event takes account a number of factors, not least of course the scale of the current public health emergency and likely continuing restrictions to prevent the … read more …