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]
TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY
A further Casual Vacancy has arisen on Needham Market Town Council.
Please click on the following link to see the formal notice regarding a call for Election. If there is no call for Election, the Town Council will seek to fill the vacancy via co-option, see above Vacancy Notice for information on the co-option process. The dates for submission of interest in co-option will be confirmed in due course.
Annual Electoral Register Canvass 2018
Please click on the following link to see information regarding registering to vote:
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.
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 versa
Access 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 Neighbourhood Plan – June 2018 Update
The Town Council has engaged, from the beginning of the year, with Central Government funding, AECOM (Masterplanning consultants) to produce a feasibility study on the concept of the creation of a relief road, connecting Barking Road with Stowmarket Road. The relief road is intended to form a new development boundary for the town in response to anticipated housing growth and relieving the High Street of additional traffic that will result from that growth. The approach is also intended to provide a strategic plan for new infrastructure (Health, Education etc.) commensurate with the demand new housing development generates. The AECOM report on the Feasibility Study is now finalised and will be presented to Town Councillors, representatives from Mid Suffolk District Council and Barking Parish Council (the latter as the projected route of the relief road extends slightly beyond the current Needham Market boundary) in mid-July. Immediately following that presentation, the report will be made available for public viewing and a public engagement/consultation event will be arranged.
Annual Governance and Accountability Return Part 3 2017/2018
To view the above forms, please click on the link below:
The External Auditors report will be published here once received in the Town Council Office.
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