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
TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY
A Casual Vacancy has arisen on Needham Market Town Council.
The period when a formal election could be called has elapsed with no call for an election and the Town Council must now seek to fill the vacancy through a co-option process. Councillors will consider expressions of interest received at the full Town Council meeting on 1st August. There is no ‘application’ form. The advice to those considering expressing an interest is to provide a brief personal overview and what Councillors look for most, is what any candidate can add to the Council by way of commitment. Alternative to submitting an expression of interest is for any candidate to come along to the Council meeting on 1st August and opportunity will be given to make a verbal submission to Councillors during the meeting.
If you would like further information / advice, please contact the Town Clerk, Kevin Hunter, Tel: (01449) 722246 or email: [email protected]
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’ CampaignThank 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.
SUPPORTERS CAN ALTERNATIVELY SIGN ONLINE AT: tinyurl.com/needhamstation
AND CAN ‘LIKE’ OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: @NMaccessforall~ THANK YOU ~
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 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
Click on the following Link for Needham Market Town Council Annual Report 2017/2018: