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Supporting Safe Re-opening of our Town Centre Shopping



The latest update from the Felixstowe Town Council and Mayor of Felixstowe, Councillor Mark Jepson…

The 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 will be pleased to see familiar doors opening for business once again and encourage our residents to show their support by buying locally.  We will be introducing several changes in the Felixstowe Town Centre and seafront. As soon as we can legally do so the Hamilton Road Shared Space will be made pedestrian friendly with traffic restrictions in place to assist people to observe social distancing rules and our businesses to trade effectively. Deliveries will have access outside these times and emergency vehicles will always have access. Blue badge parking will remain available nearby on Cobbold Road and other locations.”

Other plans include signage to help direct safe shopping and movement in key locations. Public conveniences will remain open with appropriate facilities, information and government guidelines on hand washing.

Businesses will be implementing their own arrangements for protecting staff and customers.  Visitors to Felixstowe are encouraged to use cycle, walk, or if arriving by car visitors to park in the nearest available car park as there will be restricted on street parking availability.

East Suffolk Council is overseeing local actions, which are being supported by Suffolk County Council Highways and East Suffolk Norse. East Suffolk Council’s Assistant Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Steve Wiles, said “We are supporting a range of measures across the district and working with partners to ensure our towns can reopen and trade safely. The most important thing is we work together to keep ourselves and each other safe while out and about enjoying our lovely towns as they re-open for business.”

Other measures include an increased provision of litter bins and improved street cleansing with everyone being encourages to play their part in keeping the town and beach litter-free and clean.

In July when we expect more cafes and restaurants to open, we are looking at how we can make better use of outdoor spaces to maximise opportunities for them to trade profitably and maintain safe social distancing measures for customers.

Felixstowe Town Council will continue to work with businesses and stakeholders to review and adapt measures as appropriate. 

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The Mariners Freehouse Full Makeover Ready for Re-Opening



After a total refurbishment inside and out, we’re looking forward to opening our doors once again at 10am Saturday 4th July.

We will have a one way system with an entrance and a separate exit. When entering you will be asked to sanitise, we will show you to your table and once your settled, you can download our app and order straight to the bar. We will be offering full table service, so no one has to leave their table unless they need the toilet. At the moment, we will not allow tables bigger than 6 customers at a time but hope we will be able to review this in the coming months.

All the garden, bar and restaurant areas are set out to at least a metre giving comfort and safety. There will be sanitiser points at each doorway and in both the gents and ladies toilets. We have some Pop up screens which we can move round the pub and use at different tables if required. Only one person will be allowed in the toilets at one time. Once people vacate their tables, they will be completely sanitised ready for our next customers. 

We are offering food all day Saturday from 12-9pm. And after this weekend, we hope to be adding tapas to enjoy every Saturday afternoon. Perfect for sharing with friends and family. On Sunday we will be cooking our normal classic menu but adding our Homemade Sunday Roast as a special between 12-6pm. But be quick as once the roasts go as a special you’ll have to choose off our classic menu which is just as yummy. 

We will be operating a booking system to help us stagger our customers arrival time to help avoid queues. Of course your always welcome to pop in without booking, but you may be disappointed… the crew look forward to welcome you aboard our trusty ship once again.
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Toggs Clothing Back in Business



“We are pleased to be back open from tomorrow and we are looking forward to seeing you all very soon!

Toggs opening times will be:

Tuesday – Friday: 10-2
Saturday: 10-3
Appointments are available upon request after 2pm. Drop us a message to book!


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Safety is Top Priority as The Hearing Care Centre Re-Opens Services in Felixstowe



As it begins to re-open its services after lockdown local hearing care specialists The Hearing Care Centre have a very clear message to anyone needing support with their hearing “Your safety is our priority”.

The company which offers audiology services from the Grove Medical Centre has 27 centres spread across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Audiologist Karen Finch, founder of the company said “Following the comprehensive COVID-19 joint guidance from the UK’s audiology professional bodies, we have examined every single aspect of how we deliver our service to ensure that we can do so safely as we move forward. This has taken weeks of work and preparation but we are now totally confident that we can offer you the support you need in a safe way.”

Karen added “The most satisfying part of being able to re-open for care is knowing that we offer a valuable and much needed service. The relief for patients after receiving our help and treatment has been overwhelming and emotional.

“It is great to once again be able to offer services in Felixstowe and we are saying if you have discovered during lockdown you need support with your hearing, please don’t let hearing loss prolong your isolation. We are here for you.”

To book an appointment for audiology or earwax removal or to find out more visit 

Further Information:

Adrian Rawlinson (Marketing Manager) 07718 149307 or

About The Hearing Care Centre Ltd:

With over 20 years’ experience in the Hearing Care industry, The Hearing Care Centre Ltd is local, award winning, family run business, offering independent and private hearing care service to patients throughout East Anglia.

Established in 1998, the main practice is situated in Ipswich with a further 26 centres located locally in: Aldeburgh, Attleborough, Aylsham, Beccles, Bury St Edmunds, Carlton Colville, Dereham, Eye, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Hadleigh, Halesworth, Harleston, Hethersett, Hoveton, Ipswich East, Needham Market, Norwich, Southwold, Stowmarket, Sudbury, Thetford, Watton, Wickham Market, Woodbridge.

The company is managed by Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA who has been involved in the Hearing Care industry for many years. Further interviews with Karen Finch can be arranged by contacting Adrian Rawlinson (Marketing Manager) or for further information visit


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