New website puts spotlight on Felixstowe for everyone
8 August 2012
The latest new partnership initiative to promote all the unique attractions of Felixstowe saw the launch today (Wednesday) of the town’s very own website.
Thanks to the efforts of the Felixstowe Futures team, the Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Suffolk Coastal District Council, www.visitfelixstowe.co.uk will bring together all the information about the town and resort in one place.
“We have been promoting Felixstowe as a place for Great Days by the Sea for over a year now, and this website will give any potential visitors lots of different reasons as to why they should come and enjoy what we have to offer,” said Andrew Rowdon, Chairman of Felixstowe’s Chamber of Trade and Commerce and member of the Felixstowe Futures steering committee.
“The great thing about the site is that it is packed with information that will not only be invaluable to potential visitors but also to the town’s own residents who will also now have a one-stop virtual shop for all their leisure needs.
“So now if anyone wants to know what’s on, or where to go shopping, or where they or children can have fun, or where they can learn about our long history, or about our beaches and top quality clean sea, then from anywhere from the Ferry to Landguard Fort, VisitFelixstowe is the place to go,” added Mr Rowdon.
The new site has been designed with help from the onesuffolk team, and has a bright and vibrant feel to match the town. There are specific sections on leisure, shopping, history, fun, walking, and nature, as well as an events listing, directions and weather news.
Already the site is being prepared for improvements, with students from ITS Training helping to compile a new online directory of businesses which will also mean places to eat and drink in the town will also be added. The students are already making contact with local businesses to get their details.
“It is easy to forget how well Felixstowe is doing in these economically very challenging times. The £20m spent making the beaches great and the town safe, the £20m project to regenerate the South Seafront, the £2m Spa Gardens project, the shared space scheme in Hamilton Road, the massive investment at the Port, the thriving Landguard Fort area, and the proposals to redevelop the pier.
“The reality is that Felixstowe is probably faring far better than most and we want to build on that positive news and make even more people aware of what our town and resort has to offer.
“I hope that businesses will provide their details for our online directory that aims to give all of our local shops and companies a presence on the web. The more we get, the more indispensible VisitFelixstowe will be to both visitors and residents,” added Mr Rowdon.
Anyone wanting to contribute information about their own favourite great days out by the sea at Felixstowe, or wanting their business details added onto the website, can email email@example.com