Our team visited the former Deben High School yesterday to remove freestanding items from the site. The Felixstowe Society were on hand to help and were delighted to find an old achievements award board hidden under the stairs. This will now be added to the items donated to the Society and take pride of place in the town’s achieve.
Other items, including lockers, shelves, kitchen equipment, bike racks and a safe will also be removed and donated to local charities, including Music in Felixstowe, Colneis Guides, the Scouts, church groups and the Gallery Players.
Cllr Steve Gallant, Leader of East Suffolk Council, said: “We know that a lot of people hold very special memories of the former Deben High School, and it is great that we have been able to save so many fantastic items from the site for the town’s achieve, so we can keep the memories alive and share them with future generations.
“Furthermore, other practical items which are still in good working order has been saved from the site and will be donated to local charities and as such, continue to benefit the wider community.”
A public consultation is currently being carried out, enabling local people to view and comment on the proposed plans for the site prior to the Council submitting a planning application.
Cllr Gallant continued: “We want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the consultation where they can view the exciting plans for the scheme, which showcases how the Council plan to transform this disused brownfield site into a sustainable housing and leisure development for Felixstowe.”