Port of Felixstowe

Posted by Town Hall Staff 16 March 2015

The Port of Felixstowe welcomes the opportunity to forge closer links with the local community.  Over the years, the Port has worked with local authorities, development agencies, charities, schools and other stakeholder groups on a number of initiatives aimed at building a stronger and more prosperous community, and at developing a real sense of partnership. These have included:

• Port Community Fund 
• The Landguard Partnership
• Suffolk Coasts and Heaths
• Felixstowe in Flower
• Cycle Path Development

The Port has also made a number of contributions to improve the amenities of the local area, including the donation of land at Landguard Terminal to the local authority in 1992, for use as a viewing area, and the provision of a further portion of land in 2010 to improve access and parking at what has become a very popular visitor destination in Felixstowe.  The area has been further enhanced by the Port with the opening of a new Visitor Centre in 2013. The completion of the Felixstowe South development will provide a larger, enhanced viewing area, and an upgraded Visitor Centre

The Port Community Fund 

In 2008, the Port became a Founding Partner of the Port Community Fund (PCF). Since its inception, the Fund has awarded over 100 grants totalling over £200,000 to worthy local causes. Managed by The Suffolk Community Foundation, the Fund is comprised of leading shipping and transport companies in the country, and provides a vehicle for them to help local charities. The members of the Fund are, The Port of Felixstowe, Pentalver, Cory Bros, Coscon (UK) Ltd, Harwich Haven Authority, Freightliner, Grange Shipping, Trinity Estates and MCP Plc.

Further information on the Fund and details of how to apply for a grant are available at www.portcommunityfund.co.uk