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Welcome to Needham Market

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


The next Town Council Meeting in 2020 will be:

Wednesday, 19th February 2020 19:30.


Click on the link below for:

Notice of Vacancy


Needham Market
Neighbourhood Plan

Click on the Link below for the Neighbourhood Plan
Public Consultation information poster:

NP REG14 Consultation Poster Jan 20

Public Consultation (Pre-Submission Draft Plan in accordance with Regulation 14)
The consultation period continues until midnight on Friday 28th February.
Please view the Plan by clicking on the link below and let the Town Council know (clerk@needhammarkettc.f9.co.uk) if you broadly support the Plan, Object to it or you are undecided. If you have any comments/suggestions regarding the Plan please also submit them and these will be taken account of when the Plan is taken from its current draft status to become the document that will be submitted to the District Council and towards the point when there will be a formal local referendum (public vote) on whether the Plan should, or should not, be adopted. If the Plan is adopted it will carry weight in planning decisions taken by the local Planning Authority (Mid Suffolk District Council) and in situations when developers appeal against planning decisions. When adopted, the Plan remains a live document and will be subject to regular review throughout the Plan period.
If you require further information/advice on the Neighbourhood Plan, or the process by which a Plan is created, please contact the Town Clerk on the email address above.


Click on the Link below to view the draft Needham Market
Neighbourhood Plan document which was the subject
of the Public Consultation Event held in January 2020:

Needham Market Neighbourhood Plan Draft Document

 


Needham Market Town Council

2018/2019 Year End Accounts

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2018/2019:

AGAR 1 Section 1

AGAR 2 Section 2

AGAR 3 Section 3


 

Drainage Improvements and Highway Repairs in Needham Market

Click on the following link for details of impending works by Suffolk County Council:

Road Closures, Drainage Improvements

 


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 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.
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:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/nmrailaccess4all


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: needhammarket.communitycentre@btinternet.com.
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

February 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
January 27, 2020 January 28, 2020 January 29, 2020 January 30, 2020 January 31, 2020 February 1, 2020 February 2, 2020
February 3, 2020 February 4, 2020 February 5, 2020 February 6, 2020 February 7, 2020 February 8, 2020 February 9, 2020
February 10, 2020 February 11, 2020 February 12, 2020 February 13, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 15, 2020 February 16, 2020
February 17, 2020 February 18, 2020 February 19, 2020 February 20, 2020 February 21, 2020 February 22, 2020 February 23, 2020
February 24, 2020 February 25, 2020 February 26, 2020 February 27, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29, 2020 March 1, 2020

Contact us

TOWN COUNCIL OFFICE
Community Centre
School Street
Needham Market
Suffolk
IP6 8BB

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