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IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Churchyard Lime Trees
Chat Benches for the Fens
Volunteers Needed- Water New Trees in Cemetery
Armed Forces Day
Roadside Nature Reserves
CCTV for Fram Town Centre
Learning How to Change a Lightbulb
Dates for Your Diary
Volunteers Needed for Events
Framlingham Calendar 2023
NHS England Information
Fram Library News
Summer Rights of Way Walk
CHURCHYARD LIME TREES
The delay of the felling of the 4 x Lime trees was due to the potential need for a road/pathway closure and therefore it was agreed to delay this work until the end of June after the Jubilee celebrations.
However, if a road/pathway closure is deemed necessary then revised quotations will need to be considered and it was agreed that it would be best to avoid the summer holidays if possible.
East Suffolk Council’s Arboricultural Officer has confirmed that a delay in felling until the end of the summer would be acceptable but not beyond then.
The Town Council will be considering quotations at the August meeting and following the felling re-placement trees will be considered.
CHAT BENCHES FOR THE FENS
Thanks to a grant from the East Suffolk Small Grants Fund two new Brandon 1.8 Iroko benches with carved lettering have been ordered from Orwell Mencap and will hopefully be delivered and installed in the autumn.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WATER NEW TREES IN THE CEMETERY
Would you be able to help once a week watering four new trees in the Cemetery?
We already have one volunteer but the trees need watering twice a week. We have a water supply and watering cans.
There are still some spaces for flowering hawthorn trees and if you would like to purchase one with a memorial plaque, orders will be placed for planting between September and October just contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The flower tubs are now looking their best with the red, white and blue Jubilee theme and we are very grateful to our sponsors for their annual funding.
A brilliantly gorgeous day for Suffolk Day on the 21st June - atmospherically decorated Framlingham Castle with bunting and flags.
Thank you to Mark Murphy and BBC Radio Suffolk for asking Framlingham Town Council to host the event. Invited guests included the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Mayors, Town Councillors, Suffolk Medal winners, Thomas Mills High School students reading the proclamation and the Suffolk Punch horse (winner of the top 25 Suffolk icons).
An acre of uncut grass can contain thousands of flowers and produce over a kilogram of pollen & nectar supporting several thousand bees and butterflies. 🌼🐝
Roadside Nature Reserves in Suffolk are marked with white posts indicating the direction of the protected verge.
Further details on Roadside Natures Reserves in Suffolk can be found online Here.
CCTV FOR FRAMLINGHAM TOWN CENTRE
All being well CCTV cameras should be installed in the town centre by the end of this Summer.
Framlingham is very lucky in having far less crime than the national average but strong support for CCTV was demonstrated in the surveys undertaken in 2019. The aim of CCTV will be to help reduce and solve crimes in the town centre, and potentially expanding it across a wider area in the future. The effectiveness of the cameras will be monitored and analysed.
How does it work?
The images will be captured in a secure box in the Town Council office and stored and monitored in accordance with the latest legislation on capturing images in a public space. The Town Council will only share with the Police specific images or passages of film which could help in solving crimes.
The sodium street lamps in Framlingham are nearing the end of their lives, and so the Town Council decided it is now time to change them with more efficient LED ones, meeting its commitment to reducing CO2 in the climate and biodiversity emergency declaration.
By the end of August the town should be benefitting from a full replacement of the Town Council owned street lamps fit for another 20 years. The electricity savings should be significant. They will resemble the existing ones as closely as possible.
Whilst most of the street lamps in Framlingham are either owned and maintained by the County Council (or on new estates by their management company) we own 81 of the street lights across the town. All of these are fitted with sodium lamps, which give off the familiar street lamp yellow light. Many of these lights are atop lamp columns which are 25 years old.
The Highways Committee began investigating how to change to LED lights - changing a light bulb seems such a simple task…..
Available soon from the Town Council Office, Library and Bookshop on Market Hill.
With a ‘Then and Now’ theme it would make a fabulous gift for a reasonable £5.
Also available for sale are:
Frambags @ £3
Jubilee T Towels @ £6
Jubilee Mugs @ £5
Available to purchase from the Town Council Office, 10c Church Street IP13 9BH.
HOW DOES THE NHS IN ENGLAND WORK AND HOW IS IT CHANGING?
See the video animation to find out:
FRAMLINGHAM LIBRARY NEWS
Young Readers – Big Ideas
As we roll into summer our thoughts turn to the Summer Reading Challenge. This encourages young readers to maintain and improve their reading over the long summer break. The theme this year is Gadgeteers, so expect science and gadgets to feature.
Our first exhibition ‘Wild’ is open in the Court Room Gallery – Tues, Thurs, Sats 10.30-12.30 and other times by arrangement. Art on display is for sale with commission going to Suffolk Libraries. In late July the theme will change to ‘Science’ to link with the Summer Reading Challenge and our young Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer is curating that exhibition. Please get in touch if you would like to be considered or know of local professional artists or art students with work to share.
We are thrilled to have been donated two works: ‘lilypond’ by the elusive artist The Hat and ‘Green Pan’ by local sculptor Spadge Hopkins. These works will be auctioned later in the year to help raise funds for our proposed Children’s Library. The mood boards for the Children’s Area are on display in the library and we welcome your comments.
Remember that our regular activities such as Citizen’s Advice, Job Club, Library Larks and Charlie the Dog continue and if you follow us on social media you will receive more information about activities and events on a regular basis.
We have a group of players of Dungeons and Dragons, if anyone knows other players who would like their names forwarded please let me know.
The latest Wellness on Wheels is Healthy Eating, keep an eye on this trolley the themes update frequently.
Come and join our friendly Framblers for their walk at the end of this month.
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 beow 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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