A14 Resurfacing

Highways England are writing to people who live along the diversion route about their plans for resurfacing on the A14. The work starts on 10 August. You can find out more on their website:  https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a14-junction-58-to-junction-62-resurfacing-works-in-both-directions.

Covid 19 - Making a Difference

The following contribution has been received from East Suffolk Council:

"East Suffolk Council want to celebrate the people, organisations and businesses that have given up their time, knowledge, and skills to help make a difference in their communities during the Covid-19 outbreak. As part of this, the Council has decided to create a unique eBook which will tell the stories of some of our volunteers and showcase the important work they have carried out, and continue to carry out as many still need support, even as lockdown restrictions are gradually easing.

We want to thank each and every one of these unsung heroes, we want to produce a unique eBook to tell some of their stories and celebrate their amazing achievements. To help us, please can you help share this with your community and consider putting in nomination for the people, organisations or businesses that have helped in your community during the crisis by filling out this short form.

If you have photos or video of how people, organisations or business have come together and stepped in during the response to Covid-19 then please add this to the form as well.

All nominations must be entered by Thursday 27 August 2020 using this link https://thebridge3.typeform.com/to/eAAIJ8Dd.

Concern about Dog Thefts

The police advice can be seen via this link:


Bridleway Bridge

Maintenance works will be carried out on the bridge ramps between 2 September and 16 September. The bridge will not be available to horse riders, cyclists and wheelchair users at this time, but pedestrians able to make use of the stairway will be able to cross as normal.

East Suffolk Environment Team Learning Zone

The Environment team are pleased to announce that East Suffolk has designed some lessons for home schooling.

Lessons include problems of plastic pollution  and engagement on the importance of clean air .

These lessons can be found on the  East Suffolk webpage here :


Councillor Vacancies!

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: parishclerk@trimley-st-martin.org.uk

Boundary Commission Review

The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Suffolk County Council.

The aim of the electoral review is to recommend division boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.

The aim is to ensure that the division boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.

To achieve these aims, the Commission need to re-draw division boundaries across Suffolk. You can find out more about the review here https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/eastern/suffolk/suffolk-county-council-0.

Heath Record Sharing

Many people do not realise that in an emergency medical situation, the person treating them will only have access to their basic health information. By completing a simple form and handing it in to your GP practice, you can agree to share your health record – meaning every health professional called upon to treat you will be able to access useful information about your health. From January 2020  changes have made sharing easier through the new My Care record system.

My Care Record – joining up information to deliver better care

Health and care organisations across Suffolk and north east Essex are signing up to a shared framework, called My Care Record, which will make it easier to deliver more effective joined-up care from January 2020.

Over time, the NHS has been investing in secure systems that allows information to be viewed between organisations for care. My Care Record provides an agreement to ensure that information is safe and only used by professionals directly involved in an individual’s care. For example, a hospital-based doctor or a community nurse could view information from an individual’s GP record.

Benefits of joining up information across organisations include quicker diagnosis and treatment. My Care Record will also support the best use of clinical time, with less duplication of paperwork, allowing more time for direct patient contact.

Health and care professionals may access records from different services to improve the overall care an individual receives. In some areas, anonymous information from care records may also be used to help to plan and design how to deliver better services for individuals and the local population as a whole.

Individuals who do not wish for their information to be shared can contact the health and care professional working with them at the organisation who holds their record.

More information is available at www.mycarerecord.org.uk.







White Lines

The Parish Council has been concerned about the loss of the centre white lines along Howlett Way.. The following explanation has been received from Suffolk County Council Highways:

"Suffolk Highways' policy is, following resurfacing/surface dressing, not to reinstate dashed centre lines on B, C and U classification roads.  Warning centre lines will be replaced. 

(For clarity, centre lines are those that have large gaps and short lines and warning centre lines small gaps and long lines - typically installed on the approach to obstacles such as traffic islands or at blind/steep bends).

 In Howlett Way, Trimley the warning centre lines on the approach to both roundabouts have been replaced as well as those associated with the pedestrian crossing point.  The centre lines between these has not been replaced. 

Non-replacement of centre lines at this location is in-line with the policy and their absence does not contribute to any safety concerns.  The decision also reduces future maintenance costs for replacement.  "

School Travel Policy Changes

Suffolk County Council have made changes to the School Travel Policy. You can find out more about this here