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Two SIDs in the Village

26 January 2020

SID 2Speed Indicator Signs – You will have noticed a speed indicator sign that the Parish Council purchased and installed at the end of April. Suffolk County Council provided two posts, situated at the south and north of the village on the A140 inside the 30mph zone. They require such devices to be moved every 3-4 weeks, arguing drivers become complacent after that period and ignore the signs. Our plan was to move the device between the two poles every few weeks. The headline figures show 10% more drivers keeping to the 30mph limit entering the south of the village. And a 26% improvement by drivers entering the village from the north. Daily average traffic both ways is circa 13,000 or 4.6 million per year. Some 830,000 additional vehicles will be doing 30mph or below as a result of the device. There is a lot more data and detail published on the parish website. The data gathered over the past seven months does not show a drop off in effectiveness with the volume of vehicles travelling at 30mph or less being consistent and in fact increasing. As a result of the big improvement of reducing speeding through the village and in order to achieve this at both posts at the same time, the Parish Council has purchased a second device which was deployed in December. Ironically, on that same day, the A140 was once again shut due to a tragic accident north of the village involving a lorry and other vehicles. The devices are only solar powered and are currently suffering from a shortfall in power charging due to the short daylight hours, dull days and our busy road, we are working to address this by reducing their sensitivity and display output during the winter months.

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Christmas & New Year Bin Collection

26 November 2019

Mid Suffolk District Council Waste and Recycling

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First time central heating systems for Suffolk residents

12 November 2019

A further 200 Suffolk homes without central heating will soon be able to have their first ever system installed.

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Stonham Parva Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2019

poppyStonham Parva Parish Council will honour the men from this village who gave their lives in both world wars. A wreath will be laid at the Earl Stonham War Memorial at St Mary Church on Sunday the 10th November at 11.00 and their names read out.  

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Live Well, Love Life

17 September 2019

Come along and enjoy a Live Well, Love Life Event Friday 20 September 2019, at Stowmarket Rookery Bowls Club hosted by Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan

6 August 2019

headerNOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (Regulation 18)

Notice is hereby given that Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are carrying out a consultation in relation to the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan. The consultation is being carried out under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 The consultation period is ten weeks commencing on Monday 22nd July 2019 and concluding at 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019.

WHAT IS THE JOINT LOCAL PLAN? The Joint Local Plan will relate to the area covered by Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council and will set out planning policies for the two Districts up to 2036. It will identify the amount of development required and allocate sites for development.

VIEWING THE CONSULTATION The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Preferred Options Document (July 2019) is available to view on the Councils’ websites as follows: www.babergh.gov.uk/jointlocalplan or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplan In addition, paper copies of the consultation document are available to view at the Councils’ office at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX, at the Customer Access Point at 54 Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD, at the Customer Access Point at the Town Hall, Old Market Place, Sudbury, CO10 1TL and in libraries in the Districts.

HOW TO COMMENT Comments must be made by 4pm on Monday 30th September 2019. Comments can be made electronically through the Councils’ online system at www.babergh.gov.uk/jointlocalplan or www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplan; by email to localplan@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk; or in writing to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX. To deliver comments in person please telephone 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4).

DROP-IN EXHIBITIONS Officers will be available to answer questions at drop-in exhibitions, which will be held as follows:

Date Time Venue Address Tuesday 6th August 2pm to 5pm United Reform Church Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD Thursday 8th August 3.30pm to 6.30pm Copdock Village Hall London Road, Copdock, IP8 3JN Tuesday 13th August 3.30pm to 5.30pm Stradbroke Community Centre Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN Wednesday 14th August 3.30pm to 7pm Lavenham Village Hall Church Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QT

Details of further events will be published on the Councils’ websites and through other communication channels.

Working Together
If you would like to be kept updated on the future stages of our Joint Local Plan, you can sign up to our mailing list by visiting our websites or contacting us on 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4) or by email at localplan@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk.


All information collected and processed by the District Councils at this stage is by virtue of our requirement under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. All comments received will be made publicly available and may be identifiable by name / organisation. All other personal information provided will be protected in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information on how we do this and your rights with regards to your personal information, and how to access it, please visit our website or call Customer Services on 0300 123 4000 and ask to speak to the Information Governance Officer.


July 2019

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