What have we been doing recently

  • Clearing graffiti from our bus shelters

  • Carrying out regular inspections & maintenance of the play areas & bike trails

  • Developing a Management Plan for the Recreation Ground, The Street

  • Commenting on planning applications

  • Meeting the District Council re important planning issues for Martlesham

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor - Your Village Needs You!

We currently have two vacancies for Parish Councillors. If you have an interest in the local community or there are things you think we should do and you would like to know more, the best way is to come along to a full Council or committee meeting.  The Clerk is also happy to provide information or put you in touch with a councillor to get first-hand knowledge!

Your parish councillors represent many walks of life and their work experience and local knowledge is invaluable in advising others and ensuring that the interests of the Parish are taken into account. We need input from both young and old, irrespective of gender, employment status or race.  The Council's current activities include:

  • maintenance of footpaths and the Common
  • provision and maintenance of bus shelters, litter and dog-dirt bins and seats
  • maintaining four play areas and bike trails
  • grass cutting and maintenance of the Green and Recreation Ground
  • major challenges at this time include Neighbourhood Planning, the BT & Bloor Homes developments

Bike Trails - Dig and Ride

During February 2014 another Dig and Ride Day was held to help maintain the site. Thanks to all the young people attending.


Dig and Ride

Maintaining the Junps

Changes to Street Lighting

The County Council has already made changes to street lighting timings. Now Suffolk Coastal are planning changes too. There is an opportunity to feedback your views by 30 April 2014. Further details are available here. If you respond to Suffolk Coastal it would help the Parish Council if you send the Clerk a copy of your views.

Circular Walk

Please be aware that the Circular Walk is currently flooded at the area near Martlesham Creek known as Smugglers Run. Our Councillors are liaising with those concerned with a view to identifying a possible diversion but in the meantime the circular walk is incomplete.

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Events Calendar

April 2014

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