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Needham Market Town Council Meetings:

These are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings. Town Council meetings are held in The Green Room, Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8BB

Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan
Community Engagement Event

Drop-in engagement sessions taking place on:
Friday 5th October 6:30 pm to 9 pm and
Saturday 6th October 10 am to 1 pm
in the Main Hall at Needham Market Community Centre, School Street.

There will be Information on the outcome of the Feasibility Exercise which examined the potential for a new development boundary for the town based on the creation of a relief road running from Stowmarket Road to Barking Road.

Town Councillors will be on hand to explain and discuss the outcome and take any views, comments and opinions you may have.

Feedback gained from the event will be analysed and used to inform the Town Council in determining the next stage of progression of the Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan.
Light refreshments will be available

Notice of Casual Vacancy on Needham Market Town Council

Click here for details:  Notice of Vacancy – Needham Market 03.10.2018

Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan

September 2018 Update:

The September 2018 edition of the Town Council Newsletter contains a centre insert that summarises the AECOM Feasibility Report.

Please click on the following link for:

Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan – (Summarised AECOM Feasibility  Report)

To enable the Feasibility Report to be uploaded to this website, it has been split into 3 accessible parts.  Please click on the following links for:

AECOM Feasibility Report Part 1

AECOM Feasibility Report Part 2

AECOM Feasiblity Report Part 3

Needham Market Town Council
Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR)

Please click on the following links for:

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

AGAR Section 1 & 2

AGAR Section 3

Annual Electoral Register Canvass 2018

Please click on the following link to see information regarding registering to vote:

Parish Canvass poster

Lion Lane and Maitland Road, Needham Market – Drainage Scheme
July to September 2018:

Road closures in place 24hrs continuously

Suffolk Highways will be carrying out drainage improvements along the two locations detailed above. The scheme will involve installing a new upsized drainage system including new gullies and new catchpits. This is necessary to alleviate internal property flooding and improve the drainage system in the area.

The work is planned to start on the 30 July 2018 and will continue for 6 weeks.
There is a possibility due to tight timings on works currently in progress that we may not start on site until Tuesday 31 July 2018.
Work will be carried out from around 7.30am until 4pm weekdays.Suffolk Highways offer their sincere apologies for the late notification.The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions.
If they do change, information will be updated on the information signs on site.
The roads will be temporarily closed to through traffic for the duration of the works.
The road closures will be in place for 24hrs continuously.Access to properties and businesses will be available but controlled by staff on site.
Please speak to one of our staff if you require any information or assistance.
Please be aware that the works will involve extensive excavation of the carriageway on the first section of Lion Lane up to and including the top end of Maitland Road.
As the works progress vehicular access to properties on Lion Lane just past the junction with Maitland Road will only be available from the low bridge end.
The team on site will liaise with residents on site regarding the set up and timings.A compound area will be set up to store plant, materials and welfare on Lion Lane just past the junction with Maitland Road.
This will not extend across the full carriageway so that vehicles can pass. On street parking will be restricted to allow the works to be carried out unobstructed.The road closures will be running simultaneously with the 3-way temporary traffic lights on the B1113 for up to 3 weeks.During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via:B1113, B1078 and vice versaAccess to Maitland Road will only be available from the opposite end, where it joins with the B1113. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current Health and Safety guidelines.

For information: 0345 606 6171.

Needham Market Train Station – Access for All

The Town Council is pleased to be supporting a group of campaigners aimed at improving accessibility to the Needham Market Train Station.

Needham Market Train Station – ‘Access for All’ Campaign
Thank you for your help so far towards this local petition (nearly 1500 signatures April 2018) to achieve an alternative to the 49 steep steps to access or disembark from the Ipswich-bound platform. Currently wheelchair users, and many others with limited mobility, travelling with buggies, toddlers, heavy luggage or bicycles, are unable to use our train station; it is also restricting economic development in this fast-growing area.Our campaign has been busy:
Ongoing coverage in local newspapers and Radio Suffolk
Meetings with Council and Railway officials and support of local organisations, businesses, and Councils at Town, District and County level
Support of national organisations such as Campaign for Better Transport
A Facebook profile, with link to the online version of our petition
In March 2018 we met with Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport, together with MP Jo Churchill – both are now aware of our station’s exceptionally poor access facilities and of our campaign to improve this.It is likely Government will be considering new funding in late 2018 – this will be a national ‘pot’ and competition will be fierce. We need as much evidence of local support as possible to increase our chance of a Government grant – our goal is 2000 signatures.PLEASE HELP US BY DISPLAYING THIS PETITION AND ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SIGN.

This hardy group of Local Campaigners already include Town, District and County Councillors as well as our local Member in Parliament Jo Churchill, yet still urgently need your support.

Please sign the petition today:


Needham Market Community Centre

All enquiries regarding hiring or use of the Community Centre must be emailed to the Community Centre Manager, Mr Martin Spurling: [email protected]
or telephone: 07756 575158.

Needham Lake

Needham Lake is owned and operated by Mid Suffolk District Council and all enquiries relating to it should be made directly to them.
Please see their Website for contact details: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk


Events Calendar

October 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018 October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 9, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 11, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 13, 2018 October 14, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 17, 2018 October 18, 2018 October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018 October 23, 2018 October 24, 2018 October 25, 2018 October 26, 2018 October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018
October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 November 4, 2018

Contact us

Community Centre
School Street
Needham Market

Town Council Offices Opening Hours -
Mondays and Thursdays: 10am till 12 noon
(01449) 722246 Answerphone
Email us

Town Clerk
Kevin Hunter

Assistant Town Clerk
Kelaine Spurdens