Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C


Gallery: Hundreds out on the streets as Felixstowe Carnival 2014 gets under way

13:59 26 July 2014

A beautiful day for Felixstowe Carnival 
Mencap magic

A beautiful day for Felixstowe Carnival Mencap magic

Hundreds of people stepped out on to the streets of Felixstowe as this year’s carnival procession got underway today.

A beautiful day for Felixstowe Carnival 
Felixstowe volunteer coast patrol rescue serviceA beautiful day for Felixstowe Carnival Felixstowe volunteer coast patrol rescue service

The 2014 event has seen some of the biggest changes to the annual extravaganza in more than a decade, the biggest difference being that the event is moving from Langer Park to the seafront.

The colourful procession started at 1pm today with the theme of Land, Sea and Air. It will be followed by a series of activities and funfair along the seafront today.

Tomorrow, people will be able to enjoy an air show from 12.30pm and a firework display at 9.30pm as part of the festivities.


1 comment

  • As regular visitor to Felixstowe I not only attended the carnival but was in the procession I was also on the sea front on the following day and I thought the carnival over all was excellent What I must say though is that if Felixstowe wish to retain and increase their tourist numbers they have most certainly got to sort out the toilet systems. I had to make a call with my grand children and to my disgust the toilet block at the tourist information centre was being refurbished and not fully working causing a massive queue. The toilet block at the pier was disgusting with the toilets blocked and full to the brim this being the laddies and gents and to make matters worst the gents toilet block was completely flooded which meant I finished up with wet feet. The swimming pool toilets being available at a cost of £1 Now councillors think seriously is this the way to promote Your town and most of all are the visitors wanting to come back to such a disgusting situation. I seriously hope this will be given some most urgent attention. Felixstowe is a wonderful place to be and certainly does not need this type of publicity.

    Report this comment


    Monday, July 28, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Pair claimed a neighbour in Wellington Street, Ipswich had a gun

A couple who sparked a full-scale armed police response over gun claims must pay £1,000 compensation to Suffolk Constabulary.

Joe Underwood outside the new wildlife education hut in Christchurch Park.

A new outdoor learning space in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park is set to improve knowledge of Suffolk’s wildlife.

The new electronic road sign in Rushmere

A new set of electronic traffic signs have been posted around Ipswich to help warn motorists of delays, roadworks and other essential travel information.

Call for tightening of UK border controls

Suffolk’s “horrified” Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has demanded EU border control reforms after a convicted paedophile banned from the UK was jailed again for returning to work with teenagers.

Bridge Farm Day Nursery in Martlesham is celebrating an ‘outstanding’ grade in its most recent Ofsted inspection

A day nursery is celebrating being given an outstanding grade by Ofsted at its most recent inspection.

Pupils and staff at Thomas Wolsey School on the site of the teepee that was vandalised.

The headteacher of a special school in Ipswich left devastated after a much-loved teepee was destroyed in a fire has thanked the community for its fundraising help.

The large scale police operation in Potash Road, Wyverstone.

A Suffolk police officer whose enquiries led to the discovery of more than 400 firearms - one of the biggest weapon finds the UK has ever seen - is set to be recognised.


Sites for more than 1,000 new homes on the Felixstowe peninsula have at last been revealed – with farmers’ fields set to disappear to make way for the growth of the resort.

The dog walking group.

The woman in the playing field looks respectable enough. “Expensive-looking hair”, I think; “pricey jacket”. Her dog is big and rangy. He gambols around her feet, before bounding several feet away and squatting, writes Matt Gaw.

A seal boarded Terry Davey's boat in the River Orwell.

A 71-year-old rower was joined by an unexpected companion while taking on a life-long dream to scull solo from Woodbridge to Ipswich in a boat of his own design and building.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages