At the Annual Parish meeting a warm presentation was made to Clr Ian O'Brien Baker to recognise that he has served Martlesham Parish as a Councillor for 50 years. The Chairman expressed his thanks for the considerable contribution Ian has made to Martlesham over the years. More on the Annual Parish Meeting on news
We do have a Councillor vacancy currently - you do not have to sign up for 50 years but any contribution you could make to the work of the Council would help. Please contact the Clerk for more information.
A referendum will be held on 24th May 2018 for Parishioners to decide whether to adopt the Neighbourhood plan. Do please make sure you vote. The Parish Room is being used for some voters so do check your polling station.
This plan has been prepared on the basis of what parishioners have said they want so this is your chance to confirm that or reject it. Either way have your say. Full details are available on Suffolk Coastal website at http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/neighbourhood-planning/neighbourhood-plans-in-the-area/martlesham-neighbourhood-area/ Parishioners interested in information about the referendum should look at the "Information for Voters" section but the Notice of Referendum is available here.
There is also information on the Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan website at http://martleshamnp.onesuffolk.net/
We have now had all your views on sports facilities and thank you all for telling us what you want. We will be collating all the responses and analysing the results. Then we will be deciding how to move forward and where and how funding will be spent to provide what you have told us you want. When this has been done we will update you on this site. If you would like to help us with any of this please contact the Clerk
Do you have what it takes? We are still seeking a Parish Councillor. See our news page for more information. Its your chance to help influence what the Parish Council does for the Parish of Martlesham
Martlesham Common is the parish’s first Local Nature Reserve. The new designation recognises the importance of the habitats and species on this remaining pocket of heathland that the Parish Council in partnership with the Greenways Project has been managing for wildlife. The site is a mosaic of woodland, acid grassland and expanding areas of heather which is a marvellous place for people to get close to and enjoy nature on their doorstep.
Thanks go to Suffolk Coastal District Council’s legal department for transferring the legal power to the Parish Council enabling it to go ahead with the designation which was done in liaison with Natural England.
This new designation for the common will be celebrated later on this year at the site’s Open Day on Saturday 1st September. More details on the celebrations to come…
Meanwhile, as it is the nesting season, it would be helpful if dog walkers would keep dogs on a lead please, to give ground nesting birds the chance to raise their families.