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.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor - Your Village Needs You!
It is with regret that we recently accepted the resignation of Anna Thomason from the Council. We are very grateful for her input to our work, which included representing us well on MHHL and taking on the inspection of a play area. This leaves a vacancy and the Council will consider co-option at its meeting on 02 April 2014.
If 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
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.
During December a working group of users of the Bike Trail did a fine job maintaining the site. Some photo's of the results are shown below. Thanks to all those helping out.