Welcome to Martlesham Parish Council
Works at the Council Car Park for the Community Hall, Richards Room, Council Office and Room
The Council Car park accessed from Felixstowe Road will have some work carried out on the 4th July 2017 to improve line marking. It is planned to start work at 5am to try and minimise any disruption. If you are using the car park please co-operate with those conducting the work and follow any instructions they may give about where you should leave your vehicle. We are grateful to RG Carter who are conducting the work on our behalf, without any costs to the Council, for the benefit of the community.
We held our annual litter pick on 13th May - more information here.
Play Equipment Maintenance
Following recent damage to some of the play equipment we have recently carried out repairs. More information here.
Development to the Land South and East of Adastral Park
Many thanks to our parishioners who came along to the public display and planning meeting held in May and also provided us with copies of their comments to Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) on the planning application for 2,000 dwellings. Information about our response is shown here.
An update on the current situation is shown here.
Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting was held on 26th April 2017. Further information is available here.
Sports Fund Project
Do you know that we have some funding to provide sports facilities for those aged 14 and over? There is more information here.
Do You use the Council Car Park - Felixstowe Road?
We have had problems with anti social behaviour in the car park and we are working with the police on ways to deal with the problem. Preventing access to the site for those who are unable to behave properly has been suggested but with many different users accessing the car park at different times of the day/night operation of any gate or barrier may be an issue. If you use the car park how might the opening and closing of any barrier affect you? Do you think the hirer of the halls could manage operation of the gate? Do you have any thoughts on how we could keep out unathorised users without spoiling its use for those that are legitimate? We have a group looking at this problem and a structured survey of users may be conducted to help us, but in the meantime if you have any views or suggestions please let us know.
Martlesham Recreation Ground
We have had problems with cars driving inappropriately across the Recreation Ground and as a result a a barrier and bird mouth fencing have been installed to limit access to the site and to encourage people to park in the car park. Arrangements have been made with the Bowls Club and Martlesham Youth Football Club to provide access when needed.
Council Tax Contribution to the Parish Council
Our budget for 2017/18 and the resulting precept required has been agreed. More deatils are here.
Are you aware of what amenities are provided within the Parish? More information here.
Jubillee Play Space and Diamond Jubilee Bike Trails
New plans are being considered for this area following the approval of a planning application for 47 homes at the end of Black Tiles Lane. Do let us know if you have any views. More information here.
Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan
The consultation on the pre-submission neighbourhood plan closed on 31st January 2017. This was the chance for everyone in the Parish to see the plan and feed back comments before the plan is finalised and submiited to the Planning Inspecor and a formal referendum carried out.
The document had been distributed throughout the parish for consultation and there were public displays and drop-in sessions which you were able to attend. Dates for sessions were 6th, 12th and 15th December 2016 and 30th January 2017.
The consultation ran from 14th November 2016 until 31st January 2017.
Further information is available at http://martleshamnp.onesuffolk.net/
An update on the latest sitution is shown here.