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IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Fram Sound & Light Spectacular
Town Council Vacancies
Removal of Old Tank on Danforth Drive
Proclamation Reading at St Michael's
Message from Fram Medical Practice
Ease the Squeeze Roadshow
Cost of Living Advice
Suffolk Info Link
East Suffolk Community Partnerships
Fram Christmas Cards
FRAMLINGHAM SOUND & LIGHT SPECTACULAR:
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW - 3 weeks to go!
Noise of Art and Framlingham Town Council Eco Light Art Event for Bonfire Weekend
Framlingham Town has teamed up with Noise of Art, the national music and arts organisation, to create a special Sound & Light Spectacular within the atmospheric venue of Framlingham’s famous Castle.
The new environmentally friendly firework night will include music, lights and art projections in a creative, fun and inclusive event featuring audio visual light art projections and music.
VACANCIES AT FRAMLINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL:
Applications are being sought for the position of a part time Deputy Town Clerk and a temporary part time Responsible Finance Officer.
Please see the details below:
REMOVAL OF THE OLD TANK ON DANFORTH DRIVE:
This is one of those rare occasions these days where a big multi-national, Shell UK, has accepted responsibility for their legacy - the old oil tank sitting as a heap on Danforth road - and they actively did something about it. What was rarer still was that the communication and approach by all three companies was exceptional, and the care and attention Arcadis and Reds took during the works was exemplary. Well done to them! And to the extensive effort by the Deputy Clerk over several years in tracking down who was responsible for the tank, and persuading them to deal with it.
Local residents are now being consulted about what to do with the space. There is the issue that it does not belong to the town and the owner is not known. For this reason what is done to the parcel of land is not easy. A resident has suggested seeding the top soil with grass and possibly putting a couple of benches on it. This will be decided very soon.
PROCLAMATION READING AT ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH:
Images taken by Geraldine Smith at the Proclamation held at Framlingham Church on Sunday 11th September.
MESSAGE FROM FRAMLINGHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE:
We have been advised that the healthcare system across Suffolk and North East Essex is suffering badly with staff sickness as a result of COVID circulating again in our community.
Please try and protect yourselves by wearing masks in public if possible. This is not mandated, but we need your help to protect the health service from a rise in demand on health services, and to protect staff who can then be there for patients.
EASE THE SQUEEZE FINANCIAL ROADSHOW:
East Suffolk Council are holding a series of events across the district to help provide advice to people who might be struggling with the rising cost of living, or have concerns about their finances over the coming months. The financial roadshow is offering free professional advice on dealing with rising fuel costs, benefits and debt management as well as information on financial support available and money saving tips. As well as representatives from East Suffolk Council, advice and support will also be on offer from local groups and organisations.
The roadshow is part of a wider set of cost of living projects being developed by East Suffolk Council to help ease the squeeze on households. The roadshow will offer an opportunity for people to speak in confidence with a professional adviser, or to make an appointment for a chat at a convenient date in the future.
Dates and venues for each upcoming event taking place are as follows:
• Kesgrave Scout Hall – Friday 14 October (12.30pm - 3.30pm)
• Southwold United Reformed Church – Tuesday 18 October (11am-2pm)
• Woodbridge Community Hall* - Tuesday 25 October (10am -12noon)
• Beccles Blyburgate Hall – Thursday 27 October (11am-2pm)
• Halesworth St Mary’s Church – Tuesday 1 November (11am-2pm)
• Felixstowe St Philips Community Hub – Wednesday 2 November (10.30am-1.30pm)
• Carlton Colville* Uplands Community Centre – Friday 4 November (10am-12noon)
• Reydon Village Hall* - Friday 11 November (2pm-4pm)
• Framlingham St Michaels Church – Tuesday 15 November (11am-2pm)
• Saxmundham Smile Café (The Fromus Centre) – Wednesday 16 November (10am-2pm)
*These events will take place as part of Community Cuppa, organised by Communities Together East Anglia.
Free refreshments will be available at some events.
Suffolk InfoLink has been relaunched with a new design.
This is your online directory of all groups in Suffolk a first port of call to a wide range of services and activity. The re-design has updated the look and feel of the site and brought it up to standard for accessibility.
The digital platform hosts over 7,000 local records, providing a rich directory of services and organisations which support Suffolk communities.
The website has been in operation for 34 years, originally available through a small number of Suffolk libraries, but has since grown to become one of the largest community directories in Suffolk.
Also for sale, at £1.50 each - atmospheric cards of Market Hill decked with festive lights, with envelopes in a compostable cellophane wrapper.
Message on the reverse: Christmas Greetings.
All proceeds go towards events being run by the Council. Available from the Town Council office in Church Street.
FRAMLINGHAM CALENDAR 2023:
Available now from:
The Town Council Office, 10c Church Street, IP13 9BH & The Bookshop, Market Hill, IP13 9BB
With a ‘Then and Now’ theme it would make a fabulous gift for a reasonable £5.
Also available for sale at the Town Council Office are:
Frambags @ £3
Jubilee T Towels @ £6
Jubilee Mugs @ £5
If you are concerned about the expected increase in energy costs that are regularly being reported in the press, and worried about how you will pay these bills, it is even more important to check you are on the best tariff for you. www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/ has a host of information and a price comparison tool. If you find this whole area daunting then do get in touch and they can guide you through the process.
Town Council Opening Hours
Monday 10-12 and 2-4
Tuesday 10-12 and 2-4
Other times by appointment only
STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19?
Find out how you can manage the wide ranging effects of Covid-19 that you may still be feeling. See the NHS advice page for people recovering from Covid who still have symptoms:
The Suffolk Coastal Debt Centre has been helping people out of debt for over a year. This service is especially important now with so many being laid off work as the furlough ends - a local team supports people throughout their journey to becoming debt free.
*The links below take you to the relevant web page. Once there you may need to scroll down to find your desired content.
Full Town Council and Committee Meetings:
Details on how to attend will be published in the Notice of Meeting for all Full Town Council meetings and in the Agenda for individual Committee meetings.
The Notice of meeting/Agenda for the Full Town Council meeting is displayed on the Town Council notice boards outside the Library and in the TC Office window, 10c Church Street, a week before the meeting and can also be found by clicking on a meeting in the Local Council Meetings Calendar on www.framlingham.com. Please note *These meetings may be recorded.
Individual Committee meeting Agendas will be added to, and available to view by selecting the relevant Committee Meeting, on theLocal Council Meetings Calendar approximately one week before their meeting date.
Below is a list of contacts of key partners in the local area that may be able to address areas of concern. These are the preferred method of contact for ech organisation:
Suffolk Police - for anti-social behaviour and other crimes
Non-emergency reporting - 101
Online reporting - www.suffolk.police.uk
In the event of an emergency -999
These authorities prefer to accept details from first party representation (ie the affected person) and although the Parish Council is aware of the problems it is only a third party passing on a message and this may carry less weight.
Infomation on Changes to Testing for COVID-19in England
Click on the link below to find the latest information:
Suffolk County Council Recycling Centres Info and Booking:
Booking System Update - Visitors to all 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk can now make a new booking, change details & cancel their bookings up to 4 hours before the time-slot now! Previously customers were only able to book, cancel and amend up to a day before appointments. Leiston Recycling Centre is now accepting bookings for vans, cars with trailers & trade waste (afternoons only currently). To book a slot at any of the 11 sites click on the button below:
Reporting Faults/Problems with Street Lights, Roads, Pavements and Footpaths etc: Suffolk County Council is your one stop shop for reporting all Highways and Public Rights of Way related problems and issues. Their website is easy to use and is the most direct way to report all non-emergency faults and matters of concern, covering a whole host of categories with anything from verge cutting and trees, to damaged roads, missing signs and street lighting etc. However, any problems deemed as causing an immediate danger to public safety should be reported on the following emergency telephone number: 0345 606 6171.
For Information on Unplanned Emergency Road Closures/Works: There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates.
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