Hollesley Parish Council are sad to report that Sgt Cullum has retired from the Police Force. He has been our area sergeant for many years and we wish him well in his retirement.
The Suffolk Punch Trust would love to speak to you on 12th August (from 2.00pm) if you have any stories to tell of working the land with the horses:
Following the recent resignation of Cllr Cyril Stammers, Hollesley Parish Council now has a further vacancy for a Councillor. It is likely that we will be in a position to co-opt at the September meeting (Thursday 7th September, 7.30pm at the Village Hall). If you are interested in joining us please come along to the meeting or contact the Parish Clerk on 01394 411405 for further details.
We are delighted to report that Anne Hardwick was co-opted on to Hollesley Parish Council at the July meeting. Anne has lived in Hollesley for 4 years and is a teacher. She has interests in the environment, young people and bringing local businesses and residents together and we wish Anne a very happy career as a Parish Councillor.
Please be aware that Hollesley Parish Council will be discussing a recent application for 5 new houses in the village, at their meeting on 1st June.
The meeting will be held at Hollesley Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm but the plans will be on view from 7.00pm
The application number is DC/17/1981/OUT and the following link will take you to the SCDC Planning Portal where the plans can be viewed:
Outline Application - 5no. new dwellings on land adjoining Longacres with access from School Drive - Land Adjacent To Long Acres School Road Hollesley Suffolk IP12 3RE
If you would like to comment on this application, please do so directly to SCDC by e-mailing them at email@example.com You are advised to quote the application number in the subject line and state clearly if you 'support' or 'object' to the application (giving your reasons in either case).
If you travel to and from Alderton or Bawdsey you will have noticed the improvements made to the Black Ditch Bridge. New signs are up and we have relocated our SID there this month. Further road markings are promised but we hope these measures will encourage traffic to slow down.
Following the resignation of Mr Chris Walker, Hollesley Parish Council now have a new Chair and Vice-Chair. Cllr. Helen Lewis has stepped up to the role of Chair and Cllr. Andy Palmer to the role of Vice-Chair. We wish them both well with their future.
We are very pleased to report that the Parish Council's Craft and Cake Bazaar was extremely successful and raised £590.53. We would like to thank everyone who helped to make it such a successful morning (too many to name!) and to everyone who came along to support us.
A report has come in to the Parish Council of a gentleman becoming stuck in what he has described as 'quick sand like' shingle, whilst walking at Shingle Street. The incident has been reported to the Environment Agency for them to investigate and thankfully the gentleman escaped without harm, but in shock.
If you walk at Shingle Street please be very careful. It may be an idea to stick to the higher ground until the EA have had chance to investigate
A very informative presentation was given by Natural England to the Parishes of Boyton and Hollesley on Wednesday 15th February. The presentation can be viewed here; please ask if you would like further details