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We are delighted to welcome Amy Johnson as the Clerk for Mendlesham Parish Council.
Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
We are also very pleased to welcome Peter Grogan as the Clerk for Mendlesham Parish Council from 1st January 2024. Peter has a wealth of skills and experience, including working many years for a District Council in the West Country. Peter and Sharon are currently working together to ensure a smooth handover.
Phase one of the transition to the new domain www.mendlesham-pc.gov.uk is complete. This website is now live under the new domain and requests for the old domain will be transferred to this domain.
We are excited to announce that our website is evolving to better serve the Mendlesham community. The current website will soon transition to a new domain: www.mendlesham-pc.gov.uk. This change marks the first phase of our digital upgrade, reflecting our commitment to accessibility and modernisation.
The 2024 walks schedule is avaiable on the Walking Group page
Mendlesham Parish Council have been authorised to proceed and co-opt a new Parish Councillor further to the vacancy since the May 2023 elections.
Please see the latest update: 11.10.23
"Following the most recent update (dated 27 September), we are writing to advise of amendments to the upcoming abnormal load movements. As detailed below, there is an alternative route option for the second half of the move, which has been suggested by Drax and Allelys, and has recently gained approval from National Highways.
Suffolk Highways, in conjunction with Suffolk Police, are fully supportive of this option, as the journey time will be reduced allowing each load to be moved on three consecutive Sundays. However, if this is not possible, then the contingency plan to move the loads over six Sundays is still available. Please be assured, the A140 will only be affected for three Sundays regardless of the route taken.
Sunday 22 October 2023 (Load 1)
6am – Depart Ipswich Docks
The second half of the journey will be reviewed when it reaches Bury Road/Old Norwich Road, Ipswich and will only continue to Eye Airfield if safe to do so. A decision will be made by Suffolk Police based on safety and daylight hours restrictions, as to whether the load stops at Old Ipswich Road, Claydon (bus section south of Hill View Business Park) or continues along A14. If it is deemed unsafe to continue, the second half of the journey will continue on Sunday 29 October 2023.
If the load movement continues on the following Sunday, the previous route will be followed, via Claydon/Coddenham.
A14 (possible second route) – Should the decision be made to continue along A14, traffic will be managed by Suffolk Police to allow for the loads to travel safely along A14 from Whitehouse (J53) to A140 (J51), leaving and rejoining at Claydon (J52) to allow traffic to flow. The load will travel in the wrong direction and a rolling roadblock will be in place with traffic being held temporarily.
Sunday 29 October 2023 (Load 2)
6am – Depart Ipswich Docks
Sunday 5 November 2023 (Load 3)
6am – Depart Ipswich Docks
Other possible move dates – 19 and 26 November and 3 December 2023.
The A140 will be closed on 3 of the 6 Sundays detailed above.
We understand that the letter recently received from the transport company, Allelys has caused some confusion. The road closure duration/timings detailed on the letter, are for the road space booking times only, which include contingency times and dates.
To confirm, the only hard closure point will be at Brockford Bridge whilst the temporary bridge is installed, and the abnormal load has crossed. We anticipate this section to remain closed for approx. 5 - 6 hours. However, this will be dependent on progress.
The A140 will be closed at the A14 and Castleton Way, Eye junctions. However, access will be available for local traffic either side of the load, via side roads. The diversion route will be in place and should be followed, especially by HGV’s until the road is clear. Road users will not be able to pass the abnormal load at any point.
We are advising road users and businesses to follow the route and updates via the Suffolk Highways twitter account @Suff_Highways. We will issue updates as soon as they become available regarding timings etc.
Please see the following link for further information.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to vote on 18 April 2023. Particular thanks to Cllr. Ann Arnold of Wetheringsett Cum Brockford Parish Council who provided independent verification of the count.
Tuesday 18 April 2023 Main Hall, Mendlesham Community Centre 7.30pm
The Annual Parish Council meeting is an opportunity for the electors of the Parish of Mendlesham to meet and discuss items of interest to them. It is not a Parish Council meeting, although it is organised by the Parish Council.
The Parish Meeting includes the opportunity to discuss any matters of concern or interest from Mendlesham Parish Residents and to note any reports received from parish organisations. Any representatives wishing to submit a report, please can you contact the Clerk as soon as possible to confirm you wish to submit a report and then ideally do so in writing, before Friday 14 April. Please note written reports will be uploaded to the Mendlesham web site.
As in the past part of this meeting will include Awards to individuals and organisations of the Parish for their service to the community.
Mendlesham Parish Council