Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Felixstowe: Resort gets ready to light-up for Christmas

15:05 20 November 2012

Felixstowe Mayoress Annie Deacon, Mayor Mike Deacon, President of the Felixstowe Lions Club Philip Weatherhogg and Felixstowe Freight Club chairman Shaun Rudduck at the handover of the sponsorship cheque for the Felixstowe Christmas tree.

Felixstowe Mayoress Annie Deacon, Mayor Mike Deacon, President of the Felixstowe Lions Club Philip Weatherhogg and Felixstowe Freight Club chairman Shaun Rudduck at the handover of the sponsorship cheque for the Felixstowe Christmas tree.

Archant

MEMBERS of the maritime community in Felixstowe are helping the town sparkle this Christmas – with a £1,000 donation towards the resort’s festive season lighting display.

shares

The Felixstowe Freight Club has given the money to Felixstowe Lions, which organises the town centre display, as sponsorship for the Christmas tree on The Triangle in Hamilton Road.

Chairman of the freight club and director of Globex Freight Management, Shaun Rudduck said it was the fourth year running the club – which comprises people working in shipping, forwarding and transport at Felixstowe – had helped out.

He said the club was delighted to play a part in a project benefitting the whole community right in the heart of the town.

Volunteers from the Lions spend hundreds of hours each year maintaining and improving the lights and putting up the display, with traders contributing to the cost and the town council paying the electricity bill.

The lights will be switched on at 5pm on Saturday, December 1 after a day of celebrations and entertainment in the town.

shares

0 comments

Roadworks at the junction of Handford Road and Portman Road in Ipswich.

Ipswich leaders have voiced their outrage as a major Ipswich road is being dug up for the sixteenth time in ONE year – bringing chaos to parts of the town centre.

Police burglary investigation - stock photo

A burglar who targeted elderly people living in sheltered housing accomodation in Suffolk and Essex has been jailed for seven years.

Jo Churchill has heard many concerns about Syrian refugees.

Three Suffolk MPs have added their calls for Britain to join other European countries in offering more Syrian refugees a safe haven.

The Woodbridge Heritage Group are campaigning against the proposed relocation of

Campaigners fighting for a statue to remain in the town where it has stood for 35 years have received backing from a relative of its original benefactor.

Web fire

A primary school has been forced not to open this morning for the first day of term after a blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning.

The female driver of the car was not injured but shaken.

A lorry reportedly failed to stop after colliding with a car on the A14 near the Wherstead turnoff.

Cars for sale at the roadside

Trading Standards experts have revealed the top 10 most frequent consumer complaints.

From left to right: Moira Ely, Leah Fuller and Colin Ely presenting the cheque for £2,000 to St Elizabeth Hospice after Colin's bungee jump in July

An Ipswich landlady has vowed to follow in the footsteps of her extraordinary dad – and tackle a charity bungee jump for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Mars

A physicist who worked on a high-resolution camera that sent images back from Mars has turned his hand to writing.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages