After discussion with East Suffolk Norse, Mr David Bracey and, most importantly, users of the old play equipment, a decision has been made NOT to relocate it to next to the new equipment. It was felt the old equipment would probably not withstand being taken apart and that surfacing would need to be renewed. It was also felt that this equipment was more suitable for very young children who may enjoy a less noisy play experience. Instead, we will now look to refurbish the old equipment to ‘spruce’ it up for a few more years.
Hollesley Parish Council recently engaged the services of Playgrounds Inspector, Mr David Bracey, to review the Hollesley Recreation Ground and make recommendations.
Hollesley Parish Council would like to correct any misunderstanding about decisions it has taken with regard to the village hall roof.
In April 2021 it was necessary to fell a very large Beech Tree in Hollesley, which was hollow inside and very dangerous. The work to fell the tree was captured by a neighbour and can be seen in these three videos:
Residents in East Suffolk are invited to have their say on how periods may impact those who experience them in a new survey.
Back in 2015 HPC drafted an Emergency Plan, in line with local guidelines. However, it was never completed because very few volunteers stepped forward to be ‘Wardens’ and so the plan fell apart. In 2018 the subject was re-visited but again, virtually no one stepped forward to be part of the plan.
Twelve Peninsula residents joined the Clerks of Hollesley and Bawdsey Parish Councils, along with Andrew Cassy from the Quiet Lane Suffolk team, at a Zoom meeting on 24th February. A presentation was offered and a number of questions were asked and answered. These, along with many comments received beforehand, will now go to Suffolk County Council for them to consider the lanes proposed. In some cases traffic surveys are required and the Covid restrictions may result in these being delayed but they will remain on the list and will be picked up in a later phase of the project.
The Annual Parish Meeting is NOT a Parish Council meeting, it is a meeting of the Parish, organised by the Parish Council. Last year the requirement for one to be held was suspended due to Covid-19. However, this year, in the absence of further guidance, the Parish Council feel it should take place.
There has been a marked increase in recent months of dog mess being left on the Recreation Ground. If you have a dog in the household please remind whomever walks it that it is their responsibility to clear up after it (even in the dark!).
At the January meeting of Hollesley PC, a decision was made not to increase the Precept for 2021/22. The Precept is the amount of money passed to Hollesley PC from East Suffolk Council and is collected through your Council Tax. Like so many other Parish Councils, Hollesley PC realise that 2020 (and in to 2021) has been a very difficult year (financially and otherwise) for many residents, and we hope this helps, even if in a very small way.