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
A14 Overnight Closures
There will be overnight closures on the A14 for joint replacement work on the Hill House viaduct, between Junction 49 Tot Hill interchange and Junction 50 Cedars Park, during the following dates:
Mon. 3rd June – Fri. 7th June, 8.00pm to 6.00am. Full closure of the A14 Eastbound for survey work.
Fri. 14th June – Mon. 17th June. Full closure of the A14 Eastbound for 24 hours a day for joint replacement work.
Fri. 21st June – Mon. 24th June. Full closure of the A14 Westbound for 24 hours a day for joint replacement work.
Mon. 1st July – Mon. 8th July, 8.00pm to 6.00am. Full closure of the A14 Westbound for road resurfacing, kerbing and lining.
The weekends of 28th June – 1st July and 5th July – 8th July have also been set aside should works overrun.
The diversion route will be via the A1120 Cedars Link and the A1308 Gipping Way, and vice versa.
Needham Market Town Council 2018/2019 Year End Accounts
Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR)
Drainage Improvements and Highway Repairs in Needham Market
Click on the following link for details of impending works by Suffolk County Council:
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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