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Local Elections are taking place on 4th May 2023. You will be able to vote for your Parish Councillors and your District Councillors. Please see details of the elections including how to obtain a nomination paper (should you wish to stand) and all the relevant dates.
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. She asked the Council to install a Nest Swing that could be used by children who had difficulties in sitting upright in the standard swings. We were very happy to oblige such a polite and proactive young resident.
The Nest Swing was purchased with grants from Cllr Richard Kerry and Cllr Mick Richardson from their Enabling Communities Budget. The remainder of the money came from the Community Infrastructure Levy, paid to the Parish Council from new builds in the Parish.
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). We hope you feel they are an improvement on the rusty old ones. They show the way to St Mary's Church, the Playing Field and the Village Hall.
Thanks to East Suffolk Council Community Partnership, we have two new Chat Benches on the Playing Field. They have been positioned along the new woodland walkway in the top two corners of the 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. This is for over 14s only and is not play equipment. Please read the notice before use.
Following the Public Consultation Meeting, Bucklesham Parish Council is now hoping to be in Wave 2 of the Quiet Lanes Project. For full details please view Suffolk County Council's Notice of Proposal here.
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