Residents draw the town's future

PEOPLE in Felixstowe have put down their ideas for the future of the resort on paper - leaving an artist with plenty of inspiration.Artist Hill Jephson Robb has been commissioned to carry out the public art project in to the town and is to use ideas supplied by the public during a two-day drawing event.

PEOPLE in Felixstowe have put down their ideas for the future of the resort on paper - leaving an artist with plenty of inspiration.

Artist Hill Jephson Robb has been commissioned to carry out the public art project in to the town and is to use ideas supplied by the public during a two-day drawing event.

Residents were invited to take part in the Big Draw and were given pencils, pens, crayons, and chalk, and even sticks for drawing in the sand, to show how they felt about their town and how it should become.

The result will be a major piece of public art for the new Martello Park development, a £25 million-plus regeneration scheme for the south seafront.

The project - which will be built on 17 acres between Orford Road and the Manor Club - will feature homes and a maritime themed park, with play facilities aimed at families.

The aim is to have a piece of art as a centrepiece, and talks are underway to find an artistic and educational use for the Martello Tower which stands in the heart of the site.

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Suffolk Coastal cabinet member Mary Neale said the aim was to reflect “a vision of how Felixstowe should be in the coming years”.

It was great that the public had taken part and given up their time to join in.

“Felixstowe is changing, and we want everyone to make their feelings known and be a part of its future,” she said.

What would you like Felixstowe to be like in the future? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk

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