The County Council revised speed limit proposals are due to be considered by the Development and Regulation Committee of Suffolk County Council on 11 June 2019. The meeting will take place at 10.00am at Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich. Read our views here and for more information please click here
East Suffolk Council has been looking at the effectiveness of orders prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in public places and would like your views. Read more here
The Parish Council is aware that many residents have expressed concerns about the auction of the Doctors' (eastern) car park by The Square, the adjacent grassed area and the old runway. Read more...
We are pleased to report that Suffolk County Council Highways has reviewed the proposed closure of Felixstowe Road associated with the installation of a pedestrian crossing. As a result the proposed daytime closures of the Felixstowe Road will no longer be required. Proposed overnight closures (two or three nights) will still be required to undertake the carriageway resurfacing on the Anson/Gloster/Felixstowe roads junction in order to incorporate the approaches to the two new zebra crossings. These closures are currently anticipated during the last week of June. Work on the paving/kerbing necessary for the Felixstowe Road zebra crossing can be completed from behind barriers whilst still maintaining two-way vehicular traffic flow. These works will immediately precede the overnight carriageway surfacing works. We are advised that, whilst these works are being undertaken, pedestrians will be diverted around the works, in a similar fashion to diversions during the Anson Road installation of the pedestrian crossing.
We are excited to have a fairground at this year’s event, featuring bungee trampolines, a mini coaster ride, toy roundabout, inflatable slide, adventure play, and kiosks selling sweets and candy floss.
We are also pleased to announce that there will be a new and fabulous Mini Sports Tournament, incorporating competitions for individuals in a range of different sporting skills, for all ages.
This is kindly being organised by staff at Copleston and Kesgrave High Schools.
The tournament will be split into four age ranges: under 11, 11 to 17, 18 to 64 and over 65s, with a host of prizes for winners. We are grateful to Aldi for donating the prizes.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer or just ask a question.
Studies of the invertebrates on Martlesham Common have begun. By periodically identifying the variety of insects present on the Common we can ensure our Management Plan for the heathland is working well and it gives us valuable data. We are adding the study results to the recent flora and fauna study results for the Common. Together they help evidence the great environment in which we live.
Important changes to the Suffolk County Council School Transport Policy mean all parents MUST opt-in by 31st May each year for school travel to be provided in the following school year for their child as this will no longer be provided automatically. (For more information, please see our news item on this page)
Finance and General Purposes Committee - Wednesday 29th May 2019
Parish Council Meetings - Wednesday 5th June and 3rd July 2019.
Development Plans Committee - Wednesday 12th June 2019.
For the full 2019 calendar of meetings, please click here or please see our Event Calendar on this page. All meetings start at 7.30pm in the Parish Room, Felixstowe Road, and are open to the public, who are welcome to ask questions or make comments to the Council during a public forum.
We are pleased to announce that we have recently been granted the funding for this by Suffolk Coastal District Council. The project is taking shape with exercise stations to be located at 7 locations with 10 items of static equipment in total. The trail will extend around Martlesham Heath and The Common. We shall keep you updated on progress.
Further plans have been posted on the Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC) website, www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk, including a new design for the entrance. Work is now scheduled to commence Spring 2019. We shall monitor the situation to ensure there are no unnecessary delays.
With its recent designated status as a Local Nature Reserve, the Parish Council is working with the Greenways Countryside Project under a new Management Plan to manage the wildlife and public access over the Common, until 2024. Read more on martlesham-common-nature-reserve.