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Speeding through our village

1 September 2017

As a result of requests to consider the use of  Speed Indicator Devices  (SIDs) by some villagers, the PC last night agreed to undertake an assessment of possible locations for a moveable sign (the principle is to have 1 or more locations & the sign is moved between them).  Given the cost (estimated between £1,500 and £3,500) we are also considering trying to work with other nearby PC in order to share the cost burden.

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Footpath Closure

1 August 2017

Falkenham Creek to Kings Fleet (Deben shore walk)  15/08/2017 - 22/10/2017  

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Rogue Fish Sellers

24 July 2017

Trading Standards have received reports of them being in the Felixstowe and East Ipswich area. Desc. - 3 men in white coats, operating from a white van. Trading Standards regularly receive calls from home owners who have been duped or bullied into spending large amounts of money on poor quality and misdescribed fish, sometimes not even fit for consumption. These traders travel nationally, cold calling consumers’ homes selling the fish. This is often misdescribed, mislabelled or unlabelled, overpriced and sometimes underweight. They are targeting vulnerable consumers and using high pressure sales techniques. Trading Standards urge caution if consumers do decided to buy on their doorsteps — make sure you get fish that is accurately described, reasonable price and that you don’t feel bullied into making quick decisions on purchasing.

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UPDATE - EAONE and Scottish Power Renewables meeting 28th June

28 June 2017

K&F PC met with SPR to progress the key issues outstanding from their presentation on 10th April.  

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EAONE and Scottish Power Renewables

10 April 2017

The presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting on 10th April by Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) raised a number of concerns which are being taken up.  The matter relates to cable works across the parish in connection with off-shore wind farms and impacts the Parish in respect of traffic magement, footpath closures and the management of recycled materials used in the project.  The most significant concerns relate to the proposal for HGVs to transit through the 7.5 Tonne weight restriction by the school, and anticpated inadequate inspection of recycled materials in accordance with Environment Agency recommendation. For further information see: Details of current communications with SPR (11th May & earlier); Footpath impactsTraffic management planTraffic notification to residents of Park Lane

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Neighbourhood Plans

3 April 2017

Neighbourhood Plans are a Government led initiative to give voice to parishioners as to where housing and other development should take place.  If you would like to get involved or learn more about developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Kirton & Falkenham please contact John Fothergill on 01394 448872 or by email

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SCDC Response to Innocence Farm Scoping Request

31 March 2017

The SCDC response to Bidwells addressing the Innocence Farm Scoping Request is now on the SCDC planning website

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Port of Felixstowe Local Authority Liaison meeting - 17th March 2017

20 March 2017

This twice yearly meeting hosted by the Port of Felixstowe is used as a vehicle for updating local councils on Port operations/plans and includes Port and associated land developments. At this meeting Bidwells (acting for Trinity College) notified that the following areas have been submitted as part of the 'SCDC call for sites' response for housing.

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Innocence Farm meeting with SCDC Planning - 16th March 2017

16 March 2017

K&F PC together with other local Parish Councils met with Philip Ridley (SCDC, Head of Planning) during which our collective concerns were raised. We were advised that no Planning Application is in place, and Bidwells had been advised that it would be unwise for them to pursue an application outside of, or prior to, the Local Plan Review (to cover the next 20 years) which is currently underway within SCDC and first consultation with Parish Councils expected to start in June/July, with a target of mid 2019 for full adoption. SCDC expressed their desire is to ensure full community engagement in the Review and anticipate commencing communications to that effect within a couple of months.

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