Probably the best village in the world
This website has been created for the benefit of those who live and work in Bucklesham or for those who are interested in finding out more about our village.
We invite you to explore our pages and learn more about Bucklesham in the past, present and future, see how our Parish Council works, catch up on all our news and view our lovely gallery.
The Parish Council will be discussing the Planning Application for a major new development on ground opposite the Crematorium on Felixstowe Road, Nacton, at an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday 24th January at 7pm in the Bucklesham Village Hall.
Monkey Challenge Climbing Wall on the Playing FieldWe have some exciting new equipment on the Playing Field - a Monkey Challenge Climbing Wall.The equipment is ready, so who will be the first 'little monkeys' to have a go?As with all the equipment on the field, all children must be supervised by an adult.
Small Village of the Year Award - Bucklesham receives 'Highly Commended' The Suffolk Association Of Local Councils' ‘Suffolk Community Awards’ were held on 25th September.
Local Elections are taking place on 4th May 2023.
Bucklesham resident, Lelayla Baker, lobbied the Parish Council to ask for a Nest Swing for the Playing Field, and we are very pleased to report that it has now been installed in the Play Area.Lelayla approached the Council last year, explaining that there were no facilities for children with disabilities.
On Monday 15th August 2022, representatives from Bucklesham Parish Council met with a Community Liaison Officer from Suffolk Highways and Suffolk County Councillor Patti Mulcahy to discuss the ongoing problems in the village with regards to speed, bad parking on Levington Lane and Field View, parking at the school and the lack of passing places on Nacton Road.
THURSDAY 21st July & FRIDAY 22nd July 7.30pm
Community Information Event - Bucklesham Solar Farm
Four new signs have been installed on our lanes thanks to money from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
Thanks to East Suffolk Council Community Partnership, we have two new Chat Benches on the Playing Field.
With the help of an East Suffolk Council Boost Scheme Grant, the Parish Council have provided 4 pieces of outdoor gym equipment for use by villagers and their guests.
Following the Public Consultation Meeting, Bucklesham Parish Council is now hoping to be in Wave 2 of the Quiet Lanes Project.
News to Shout about!
A note from Bucklesham Friends Group ~
...OK, so not that sort of fencing.
Ex Bucklesham School pupil, James Lobley, has been spending hours each weekend for months litter picking our lanes and paths for his bronze Duke of Edinburgh.
Bucklesham's Knitters have created a 7ft Christmas tree which stands proudly in the font in St Mary's Church.
Councillor Lenton has been busy again, putting up more signs for the Village ~ someone needs a hobby!
Today our drains have been emptied, our roads swept and our gutters cleared.
Bright and early on Friday morning your Bucklesham Parish Councillors donned their High Viz vests and started an annual clean and straighten up of the roadside signs.
Unfortunately due to copious amounts of litter being left by visitors to our Playing Field, we have had to shut the vehicle access gate.
As of 4th July 2020 the Play Area on the Playing Field will be open again.
Bucklesham has a new Village Website.