NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
5th October in the Parish Rooms
On the 26th October we also have our Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting in the Parish Rooms. Members of the public are invited to attend these meetings which start at 7.30pm. All other meetings are working group meetings. If you would like to get involved, please do contact us for more information on the many projects we have underway in the Parish.
We have some exciting news for you – Martlesham Parish Council will be known as Martlesham Council. A new heading but not a new organisation; we have been with you since 1894 as the first tier of local government. Since then, we have provided all of Martlesham with a democratic voice and a structure for taking community action. It is expected the change will be largely cosmetic, as our full legal title will remain as Martlesham Parish Council. We hope that our new heading will remove any confusion which may exist between our role and that of the church, roles which are quite separate.
GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS DEADLINE 10th OCTOBER
The Parish Council will be considering all applications for grants from local organisations in the Autumn. If your Group wishes to apply for a grant, please read the Grant Policy then download the Grant Application form returning it to the Parish Council by Monday 10th October 2022. These grants are awarded for the financial year 2023/2024 and will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in 2023.
EASE THE SQUEEZE ESC FINANCIAL ROADSHOW
As part of their 'Ease the Squeeze' programme of support to help people with the rising cost of living, East Suffolk Council has organised a series of events which will offer advice and support for residents who might be worried about the cost of living. The Financial Roadshow will offer information on the services and support available to communities as well as providing helpful tips and advice as we head toward what is likely to be a very difficult winter for many individuals and families. The nearest local venues are likely to be 1st Kesgrave Scout Hut (IP5 1JF) 14th October 12.30-3.30pm, and Woodbridge Community Hall (IP12 1UA) 25th October 10-noon. Full details available on the ESC website.
The latest Back to Savvy food waste campaign is packed with information and tips to make your food and your money last longer.
A reminder to residents to display Halloween posters in your homes to let trick-or-treaters know if they are welcome or not. Halloween should be a fun celebration, dressing up as ghosts, witches or other assorted monsters, and visiting neighbours who are happy to hand over sweets and other goodies. However, seasonal high spirits can sometimes cross the line and be seen as antisocial or even intimidating. For the vulnerable or older members of the community this can be both a distressing and unwelcome experience. Halloween posters are available to download from the Suffolk Constabulary website for members of the public to display, indicating whether they welcome trick or treaters.
Planning ahead for potential 'spooks' on Halloween can also help you make your pet as comfortable as possible. Consider putting up a second sign on your front door to let trick or treaters know you have a nervous pet and ask them to pass on without knocking or ringing the doorbell. You could leave some goodies in a bowl in the porch or on a window ledge if you still want to join in the festivities.
OCTOBER 'GREEN' EVENTS
Saturday 1 October, 10:00-12:30. Greener Waldringfield – Climate Ready Homes, at Waldringfield Village Hall. An event organised by Greener Waldringfield to discuss steps that can be taken to make homes climate-ready, from the simplest to the priciest, and share experience and expertise. Admission £2, children free.
Saturday 8th October, 10:00-12:30. Martlesham Repair Cafe and Cimate Advice Hub. Bring along things to repair/mend and get advice on all things climate change and how to reduce your carbon footprint. Also, bring empty bottles for household liquid refills to reduce your ‘plastic footprint’ and items for the TerraCycle bin. If the item is portable, and fixable in a two hour time slot, the Repair Cafe can help. If the item is too big or more than a 2 hour repair, the Suffolk Repair Shed in Sandy Lane, Martlesham accepts work which goes beyond the two hour window of the local repair hubs. Here it's not a 'bring and wait' but a 'leave it with us' system in operation.
Sunday 16th October, 10:00-12:00. Portal Woods Conservation Group Volunteer Working Morning meeting at the Education Area. Please bring your own gloves, refreshments and, if possible, tools.
We all have different abilities, support and money – we can’t do everything, but each of us can do something, which will help the planet. What will you and your family do? Read the latest on Dave Green's experience buying an air source heat pump. Feel free to Contact: email@example.com for more information.
YOUR POLICE - have your say public meetings.
This is a reminder that the Acting Chief Constable, Rachel Kearton and Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, are available to answer questions and hear your views on policing in the County. These sessions will be supported by local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) Officers. Use this link to find out more - dates and location of events.
The force has rescheduled its first face to face recruitment event for the Specials since the start of the pandemic. Originally, due to take place on Saturday 17 September at Police HQ, Martlesham, the event will now take place on Saturday 15 October 10am to 12midday.
LITTER East Suffolk Council is responsible for street refuse collections and emptying public litter bins. They also manage fly tipping services. Please report overflowing or damaged public litter bins by calling 0333 016 2000. If a public litter bin is full, please look for another or take your rubbish home. We are very grateful to all parishioners who regularly litter pick.
LOCAL PLANNING APPLICATIONS For a list of local planning applications, please go to our Planning page
To report anti-social behaviour, please call 101
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