East Suffolk - Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council

12/18/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/18/2019 07:08

Work to improve beach access in Felixstowe has been completed

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 18 December 2019 | Comments

Tags: Felixstowe, beach huts, investment

Work to improve access to Felixstowe beach and beach huts has been completed at a cost of £250,000.

East Suffolk Council has invested £250,000 to improve public access to the beach and beach huts in Felixstowe following a survey of the area, which revealed that some of the older steps had deteriorated and were potential hazardous.

The work included renovating the steps at Golf Road car park and removing the old steps at Brackenbury car park to create a new set of wooden and concrete steps. Access has also been improved for beach hut licence holders at Brackenbury Cliffs with the refurbishment of new platforms in front of the huts.

Cllr Craig Rivett, East Suffolk Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: 'The Council has invested a quarter of a million pounds to improve the public access to Felixstowe beach and the huts and I am delighted with the excellent work carried out by our partners, East Suffolk Norse. The steps are in constant use and the feedback we have received has been very positive.

'A lot is happening in Felixstowe, and East Suffolk Council has invested a lot in revitalising the town. We believe it is vital that we continue to build on this investment and create developments that benefit local people and visitors to the area.'