Clean-up of Felixstowe Ferris wheel site, opposite Mannings Amusements in Sea Road, sees delay due to poor weather
A clean-up of a site which housed a town’s popular attraction has been delayed due to bad weather.
A Ferris wheel in Felixstowe was installed on one of the grass patches between Mannings Amusements, in Sea Road, and the promenade in August.
The 34.5 meter high seafront ride, which spinned for the last time nearly four weeks ago, proved popular for thousands over the summer.
Since then, the site has been left empty and blocked off by metal barriers.
However, the state of the site – mainly the alleged mess it has been left in – has sparked complaints from some Felixstowe residents, with them calling for the council to clean it up.
Although some residents have acknowledged that this will take time.
A spokesperson for the East Suffolk Council said the cleaning operation has been postponed due to poor weather.
In a statement, it said: “East Suffolk Council remains in contact with the operator of the observation wheel since its removal from the site on Felixstowe seafront.
“An agreement for the operator to restore the area to its usual condition has been in place as a condition of planning permission and is expected to take place following a short, agreed delay due to inclement weather.”
It is anticipated that the clean-up will take place within the next two weeks, but a specific date cannot be provided, according to a spokesperson for the council.