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SAVE OUR BLAXHALL 165 ANGLIAN BUS

Blaxhall is about to lose its 165 Anglian bus service.

Instead of calling at Blaxhall, from the 1st September it will go directly from Snape to Tunstall.

You may not currently use it but many villagers, visitors and tourists do. It’s an essential service for those that don’t or can’t drive - for work, for socialising, for shopping, for banking, for visiting the doctor and dentist. It helps those that live in our rural community from being isolated. It lets us keep our independence and stay in the village that we have chosen to live in.

It is also a “Greener “ way to travel and this is what Suffolk County Council say they want – for Suffolk to be the Greenest County.

We have been told to use the Suffolk Link bus instead, but this isn’t a reliable public transport service. You have to book it well in advance and it’s not always possible to get this service at the time that you need it on the day that you need it, even when you try to book it days ahead.

The bus users have only just found out about the cuts to our service. There was no consultation and even the Parish Council had not been informed.

How can you help?

1. By writing to our local MP
2. By writing to our local County Councillor
3. By writing to our local District Councillor
4. By writing to the Company Chairman of The Go-Ahead Group that owns Anglian Buses

Please write to them, asking them to put our village back on the 165 bus route. Their names and addresses are over the page.

1. Therese Coffey MP - National Hall, Sun Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1EG

2. Cllr Andrew Reid - Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich Suffolk IP1 2BX

3. Cllr Ray Herring - Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk

4. Sir Patrick Brown, Company Chairman, The Go-Ahead Group plc, 6th Floor, 1 Warwick Row, London SW1E 5ER

Blaxhall Parish Council extraordinary council meeting 27th July 2012

BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED TO ATTEND AN EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL ON FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2012
AT 7:30PM IN BLAXHALL VILLAGE HALL
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence

2. To Receive Councilors’ Declarations of Interests

3. Public Forum

4. To Consider and Adopt the Suffolk Code of Conduct

5. To Consider and Approve any Dispensations

6. Update on Mill Common

7. Mill Common Allotments and to Consider a request from the Allotment Committee

8. To consider the following Planning Application:-
Application No: C12/1417 & C12/1418 (Listed Building Consent)
Location: Fir Tree Farmhouse, Farnham Rd, Blaxhall. IP12 2DX
Proposal: Extension to form new garden/sunroom

9. Any other matters arising

AN IN-CAMERA COUNCIL MEETING WILL FOLLOW THIS MEETING
(“Pursuant to section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 it is resolved that, because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, that the public and press leave the meeting”).

7th June Blaxhall Parish Council Extraordinary council meeting to dicuss Mill Common Blaxhall

BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL

AN EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING OF BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL ON THURSDAY 7TH JUNE 2012 AT 7:30PM IN BLAXHALL VILLAGE HALL

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence

2. To Receive Councilors’ Declarations of Interest

3. Chairman's opening statement

4. Public Forum

5. Mill Common

Blaxhall Parish Room/Village Hall Centenary Tea Party and Archive Film Show

Why not come along on 17th December, 3pm to 6pm to celebrate the 100th birthday of Blaxhall Parish Room/Village Hall.

Tickets £5.00 including commemorative mug.

Contact details archive@blaxhall.com

Its here - Blaxhall Voices CD by Blaxhall Archive Group

The village of Blaxhall in Suffolk holds a unique place in the history of recording the spoken word. Probably no other English village has such a wealth of recorded material collected over nearly 60 years.

An exciting and creative mix of some of these workers and their memories is gathered together in this CD which runs for nearly an hour.

Blaxhall Archive Group are pleased to announce that the long awaited CD called Blaxhall Voices is now available for £6.99 plus £2.00 P&P.

If you would like more details or to order contact; Blaxhall Archive Group on archive@blaxhall.com

Blaxhall Parish Council Meeting Agenda 7th September 2011

Blaxhall Parish Council on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 7:30pm in
Blaxhall Village Hall
Members of the public and press are invited to attend
________________________________________________

AGENDA

1.Apologies

2.Declarations of interest regarding matters on this agenda

3.To Approve the draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 6th July 2011 and the draft minutes of the In Camera Council meeting held following this meeting.To approve the draft minutes of the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on Wednesday 10th August 2011.

4.(a) Report by County Cllr Andrew Reid
(b) Report by District Cllr Raymond Herring
(c) Police Report

5.Matters Arising:-
5.1 - Report from Steve Aylward and Ben Calvesbert - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
5.2 - Newsletter
5.3 - Resolution to Consider donating up to £200 towards hedgerow planting within Blaxhalll
5.4 - Resolution to Consider donating £100.00 to Blaxhall Village Hall/Playing Field Committee towards Centenary Celebrations
5.5 - To review and Adopt Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Policies
5.6 - Garthwaite Charity
5.7 - To review and Adopt the Freedom of Information Act Model Publication Scheme
November 2008.
5.8 - To consider adopting a Planning Sub Committee
5.9 - To approve and adopt Allotment Committee Standing Orders

6.Parish Clerk's Report

7.Planning Matters
7.1. Existing Applications
Application No: C11/1226
Location: Rosemary Cottage, School Rd, Blaxhall
Proposal: Erection of air source heat pump
The Parish Council recommended Approval for this application subject to the following condition: The Parish Council recommend that the noise from the operation of the
device is controlled within limits of the appropriate regulations. This Application has been
Granted by SCDC with 4 Conditions.

7.2. New Applications -
Application No: C11/1706
Location: Stone Farm, Station Rd, Blaxhall
Proposal: Change of use/conversion of traditional horse stables to residential annexe
involving removal of adjoining nearby modern buildings, and use of existing vehicular
access.
An Extraordinary Council meeting was held to discuss the above application and the Parish Council recommended Approval for this application. No decision has been made by SCDC.

8. Finance
Bank Balances: A/C 10796573 - £9014.53, A/C 90184039 - £3516.83
Receipts: Nil
8.1 – Payments to be Approved:-
Chq No 100513 - £224.42 - Clerk's Salary & Expenses
Chq No 100514 - £162.00 – BDO External Audit Fee
Chq No 100515 - £467.64 – SCDC Election Costs
8.2 - To approve the 2010/11 Annual Return
8.3 - Parish Clerk/RFO Annual Salary Review
8.4

9. Correspondence

10. Chairman's Notices

11. Items for the next meeting to be held on Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Blaxhall fete

Don't forget to come along to the fete on Saturday at 2.30pm, see you there!

VOTE!

You have the opportunity to vote for your next parish council in the local elections on the 5th May. You can see the nominees on page 7 of this pdf:

http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/83F40181-1FB6-425C-84C6-4B...

Agenda for Parish Council meeting 11th May

Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council

The Annual Meeting of Blaxhall Parish Council will be held on
Wednesday 11th May 2011 following the Annual Parish Meeting
in Blaxhall Village Hall

Members of the public are invited to attend
________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

1. Election of Chairman
2. Signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office
3. Election of Vice Chairman
4. Signing of Declaration of Acceptance of Office
5. Apologies
6. Declarations of interest regarding matters on this agenda
7. To Approve the Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 2nd March 2011
8. To Approve Parish Council Cheque Signatories
9. To Elect a Chairman for the Allotment Committee
10. To Nominate Councillors to represent Village Hall/Playing Field Committee
9. Matters Arising
6.1 - Travellers on Common
10. Correspondence
11. Parish Clerk's Report
12. Planning Matters
9.1. Existing Applications
Application No: C10/0777 (Variation of Condition)
Location: Stone Barns, Station Rd, Blaxhall. IP12 2DF
Proposal: Conversion of and extension to redundant agricultural buildings to form one
dwelling with attached 3 bay cart lodge without compliance with condition 13 of Planning Permission C09/1855/FUL (programme of archaeological work). This Planning Application has been GRANTED by SCDC.
Application No: C10/2633 (Lawful Development Certificate)
Location: Waterloo House and Admiral Cottage, Stone Common, Blaxhall
Proposal: Application for a lawful development certificate for the subdivision of an existing
dwelling to two dwellings. No decision has been made to date by SCDC.
Application No: C11/0016
Location: Stone Farm, Station Rd, Blaxhall
Proposal: Erection of building to provide implemented store and house livestock.
This Planning Application has been GRANTED by SCDC.

9.2. New Applications -
Application No: C11/0788
Location: Acorn Cottage, Langham Road, Blaxhall. IP12 2EF
Proposal: Conversion of storage barn to annexe for guest accommodation.
The Parish Council recommended Approval for this application.
13. Finance
13.2 - To Approve the End of Year Accounts
13.3 - To Approve Section 1 of the Local Councils Annual Return
13.4 - To Approve Section 2 of the Local Councils Annual Return
11. Chairman's Notices
12. Questions/comments/items for the next meeting to be held on Wednesday 6th July 2011

Signed: J. Jones, Parish Clerk Date: 30th April 2011

Peter Fletcher Dies At 97

Blaxhall's oldest resident, Peter Fletcher, died earlier this week at the age of 97, following several weeks of declining health. Peter's grandparents, Lawrence and Rachel moved to Blaxhall in 1883, with Peter's father, also Lawrence, being born here the following year. Lawrence, a bricklayer like his father, married Gertrude Philpot from Chediston in 1912 and they had Peter, their only child, in January 1914.
Peter married Iris Hewitt in 1950 and they both became very familiar figures in village circles over the following decades, until Iris' death in 1985. In more recent years he was a stalwart of carpet bowls at the village hall, a building he jointly reopened with Florrie Shaw after it's renovation in 2008. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Blaxhall Archive Group, providing much valuable input over the last 10 years. He will be much missed by all.