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IN THIS NEWSLETTER
Rights of Way Walk
Pigs Meadow Footpath
Framlingham Small Grants
Framlingham Calendar 2023
Dates for Your Diary
RIGHTS OF WAY WALK
Once again, the Framblers were rewarded with excellent weather for the summer Rights of Way walk on Saturday 30th July. The walks always begin in town and are designed to take around two hours without rushing so we can only cover a small section of all the rights of way within the parish boundaries. However, in the several years that I’ve been taking part, we’ve never followed exactly the same route. Our leader, Colin, always finds a way to make the walk interesting. This time the sprightly and the not so sprightly amongst us were challenged to overcome an unexpectedly locked gate. No-one failed. At one stage we were overtaken by a former Frambler who has moved up a grade and now runs! The rest prefer to keep at least a part of their energy for discussion.
We aim for four walks a year, the next will be sometime in the autumn. The date will be shown in the Council newsletter and on the website.
PIGS MEADOW FOOTPATH
Following requests that the top of Pigs Meadow footpath be improved, the first phase of the work has now been completed. A plastic honeycomb mat has been laid and infilled with stones, so this should stay put. It will now be left to settle for a couple of weeks then topped up and rolled.
FRAMLINGHAM SMALL GRANTS
Each year Framlingham Town Council awards small grants of money to charities, voluntary organisations and individuals which contribute to the well-being of Framlingham, or promote the image of the town.
The next Small Grant applications round will be considered by the Finance committee in October. Applications should be submitted to the Town Clerk by 30th September at email@example.com.
The Aims of the Council's Small Grants policy:
To enable local people to participate in voluntary groups and activities
To help the Town's voluntary groups to improve effectiveness
To ensure the provision of services, needed by the Town's residents, via the voluntary sector
To support organisations which meet the needs of people experiencing social and economic difficulties
To ensure that there is equality of access and opportunity for all Framlingham residents to the services it provides and funds
The Town Council will be leading a work party on Sunday 25th September to reduce the amount of encroachment on the footpath along Station Road between The Fens and and the river bridge. At present stretches of the footway are too narrow for two people to walk side by side or even to comfortably accommodate a buggy.
Meet outside The Station at 10am with whatever tools might be useful, especially spades and wheelbarrows.
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
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
FRAMLINGHAM SOUND & LIGHT SPECTACULAR
To be held in Framlingham Castle on Friday 4th November
Two performances 6pm and 8pm
Tickets available soon.
CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL
Friday 2nd December
Lantern procession from the Castle down to the Market Hill
Music, Entertainment, Food and Father Christmas from 5pm until 9pm in Market Hill
The Communication, Events & Partnerships Committee is working hard to organise the above two events and if you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch:
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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