Do you take children to the play areas in Martlesham? If so would you help us please. We conduct regular safety checks of all our play areas but one of our regular inspectors is unable to continue. In particular we need someone to help inspect the Centenary playspace so you could do it on the way to or from Gorseland School for example or any other time when you might pass the site. If you can help please contact the Celrk.
The referendum held on the 24th May 2018 has been counted and the vote for the plan was 1138 (93.4%.) Thank you to all those that voted and told us what you want.
There is also information on the Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan website at http://martleshamnp.onesuffolk.net/
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.
We have now had all your views on sports facilities and thank you all for telling us what you want. We have been collating all the responses and analysing the results. The trim trail seemed to be the most popular so we are working on finalising the route and then we will be getting suppliers to quote for providing the required equipment for the exercise stations and signposting. Depending on cost we may then look at whether we can provide any of the other suggestions that were proposed. We will update you on progress on this site. If you would like to help us 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.