High Street, Walton will be closed on the evenings of Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th June 2022 from 19:00 on each of these dates until 05:00 the following morning to allow for resurfacing works and will affect the following journeys on Felixstowe Flyer services.
Ex Ipswich OCM –
18:45 / 19:15 / 20:15 / 21:15 / 22:15 / 23:15
Ex Felixstowe, Coronation Drive –
19:03 / 20:03 / 21:03 / 22:03
From Ipswich services will follow the usual route until Trimley and then take the first exit at the roundabout onto Howlett Way. Then join the A14 towards Felixstowe taking the first exit at the Dock Spur roundabout and then via Garrison Lane to resume the usual route at the junction with High Road West.
From Felixstowe – reverse of the above
UPDATE – we have been advised that on the first night, Tuesday 21st June the closure will not take effect until 21:00 due to an event at the school. On that evening only the journeys above highlighted in yellow will be able to operate their full route.
We will be unable to serve any stops in Trimley (St Mary) High Road, Walton High Street or High Road West and apologise to all customers affected by this diversion
Invitation to respond to a new Planning Document by East Suffolk Council
East Suffolk Council is inviting comments on a new planning document which provides guidance on the development of small scale housing, of up to five dwellings, in the countryside.
The Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides further guidance on the application of Local Plan policies SCLP5.4 Housing in Clusters in the Countryside (Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, 2020) and WLP8.7 Small Scale Residential Development in the Countryside (Waveney Local Plan, 2019).
You are invited to give your views by visiting www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning-policy-consultations and providing your comments on the draft document. Paper copies of the draft SPD and Initial Consultation Statement are also available to view in libraries and the Council's Customer Service Centres. Please contact East Suffolk Council on 01394 444557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance in viewing the documents.
All comments received will be considered and taken into account when finalising the SPD, which will be adopted later in 2022. Once adopted the SPD will be a material consideration in determining planning applications.
The consultation period for this is Friday 17th June - Friday 5th August 2022 at 5pm.
Some of the standard streetlights maintained by Suffolk County Council in the area are set to be upgraded to more efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lanterns as part of a project being delivered during 2021/22 by Bouygues.
Work in Trimley St Mary and Trimley St Martin is set to start within the next month. Black and yellow ‘Work Starts Here’ signs will appear on specific streets shortly before upgrades take place in that location. Please note that Buoygues will not be replacing all streetlighting lanterns, as some have already had LED units fitted and some areas will be upgraded separately as part of dedicated improvement schemes.
Bouygues report that any current heritage lanterns have been identified to ensure that a similar lantern is installed. Due to procurement timescales heritage works will take place towards the end of the programme in 2022.
To help answer any queries, there is a dedicated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on the Suffolk County Council website at LED Streetlighting upgrade project | Suffolk County Council
Are you 18 or over? Would you like to make a contribution to your village and add something a bit different to your CV at the same time? We currently have vacancies for three parish councillors. To find out more about eligibility and how you could contribute in this interesting and varied role please email the parish clerk: email@example.com
Cycling and Walking Strategy Consultation
If you are interested in new opportunities for cycle routes locally take a look at the East Suffolk Council draft Cycling and Walking Strategy. There are some really significant ideas here. The time allowed for comments has passed, but it is still interesting to see some of the ideas which were proposed for this area. To see more go to the strategy and click on "recommendations" , then scroll down to the Key Corridors information where you will find a short menu from which you can select "Ipswich to Felixstowe". This will take you through to a map - zoom in to see the detail. Each section of the route has a number e.g F1, F17, F21 and so on. Click on these numbers to see a description of the proposal for that particular section. The picture below shows what the individual recommendations look like using F10 as an example
Temporary Bus Timetable
A shortage of bus drivers has resulted in changes to the bus timetable. The temporary timetable was put into place from 25 October. You can access this via the following link:
Following a public consultation, Trimley St Martin Parish Council support Suffolk County
Council’s proposals to designate certain roads as Quiet Lanes.These are Grimston Lane (part) Thorpe Lane and Capel Hall Lane. The notice of proposal to designate, including details of how to make representations, and a map of the proposed Quiet Lanes in Trimley St Martin can be viewed on the Quiet Lanes page of this website:
Concerned About Anti-Social Behaviour?
In addition Suffolk Advice and Support Service Helpline (SASS) 0800 068 3131 provides help to access information or support relating to debt, benefits, housing or employment in response to the financial impact that Covid-19 has had, and continues to have, on people across Suffolk. You can find out more by clicking on Help and Support
Land Adjacent to Reeve Lodge
East Suffolk Council have received an outline application for the erection of up to 139 new homes (including provision of up to 46 affordable homes), land for a 2-form entry primary school with pre-school, open space, SUDS and all associated infrastructure provision. You can see details of the application which has the reference DC/20/5279/OUT on the East Suffolk Public Access site
For advice on safe and considerate use of bonfires please refer to this leaflet Bonfires
A Message from our Web Hosts
As you may be aware, website accessibility for those people with differing forms of visual impairment is becoming an ever more important feature of modern websites. Indeed for local government websites, there is a requirement to meet the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guideline) 2.1 Website Accessibility Standard by September 23rd 2020.
Here at One Suffolk we make all our websites accessible and I'm pleased to be able to update you on some additional works, to help in the area of accessibility, we have completed and launched in the last couple of days. On all One Suffolk websites you will now notice a small "disability icon" on the left hand side of all pages on your site. This provides in-built facilities for users with forms of visual impairment to change the colour contrast of the page and change the text size.
Spread the Word – Save Our Birds
Unfortunately, we have seen many of the wild bird populations decrease dramatically over the past 15 years. While our estuaries provide a fantastic place to walk with our families and dogs, the area is also a valuable habitat for birds in the winter. To find out more about how you can help protect birds on the Orwell estuary please click on this AONB link http://www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/news-and-blogs/spread-the-word-save-our-birds/
The Village Recorder's Blog
Go to the blog page to learn more about the role of the Recorder and read her blog.