Study into town's leisure needs

AN in-depth study is under way into the future leisure needs of the Felixstowe and Trimleys area.

AN in-depth study is under way into the future leisure needs of the Felixstowe and Trimleys area.

People are to be asked to have their say by taking part in surveys and public meetings.

Suffolk Coastal council has requested the study to find out exactly what people think about leisure services and facilities currently on offer and what the demands will be in the future, particularly from people living on the Felixstowe peninsula.

“This review will cover all aspects of leisure, including arts and sports, and will give us both a snapshot of what is there at present, but also a clear idea of where there needs to be growth to meet the needs of a changing and growing population,” said cabinet member Mary Neale.

“The consultants producing this report are contacting town and parish councils, and as many leisure clubs and organisations as they can, to explain how people can help them draw up their conclusions.

“The end result will help with the planning of public, private and voluntary leisure services and facilities in the years to come, and could prove useful in attracting future finance for them.”

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The survey is available on Suffolk Coastal's website - - or can be picked up from Felixstowe Town Hall, leisure centres, the tourist information centre, schools and libraries. The closing date for comments is February 14.

Public meetings will be held at Trimley St Mary primary school on Monday, February 2 at 6.30pm and Felixstowe Town Hall on Tuesday, February 3 at 6.30pm.

What new sports and leisure facilities does the Felixstowe area need? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail

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