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26 February 2021

At the last Parish Council Meeting, Councillors discussed the idea of providing stickers to all households in speeding complaint areas to be displayed on their wheelie bins. This has been used to good effect in some other villages in the area.


A143 Stanton, Bury Road – Proposed speed limit changes.

26 February 2021

Following support from Stanton Parish Council and County Councillor Joanna Spicer, Suffolk Highways have been requested to consider changes to the existing speed limit on the A143 at Stanton in order to address concerns over road safety.

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Help to shape future plans of West Suffolk Hospital

16 February 2021

As the plans for a new hospital for West Suffolk get underway it is important that as many people are involved in developing the proposals as possible.
The vision for the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) project is to ensure the way that health services are delivered is fit for the local population’s current and future needs and the team need your help to do that. The new facility is for West Suffolk people and is to be designed by West Suffolk people.
The project team are establishing a Co-production Community Engagement Group (CCEG) which will help shape the public engagement around the hospital redevelopment.
WSFT are looking for community members who have an interest in hospital services which will add an additional dimension to the redevelopment proposals.
The work will get increasingly detailed as the project progresses over the next couple of years and there will be many aspects where the team will benefit from the input of members from the CCEG.
The group will meet on a monthly basis and, due to the current climate, these meetings will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. It is important that there is a good representation across the group at each meeting and the opportunity to attend will be offered to as many people as possible who apply.
If you would like to join the CCEG or to find out more information, please visit the website at https://www.wsh.nhs.uk/New-healthcare-facility/Get-involved.aspx  and complete an expression of interest form.

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Headstone testing and fixing at St Johns closed churchyard

12 February 2021

During the week commencing 15 February 2021, work will begin to carefully test all headstones for safety on the side of St Johns churchyard that is formally closed (hatched area on plan). Stones which fail testing will in the first instance be supported by a post and banding to ensure safety.
If you notice the headstone of your loved one is being supported, please contact the cemeteries administration office as soon as possible.
This work will be carried out by Abbey Memorials (Stonecraft) Ltd, a stonemason registered with the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) and the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM). The work may last several weeks.

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New Hedgerow for Stanton Allotments

5 February 2021

Stanton allotment holders are grateful to District Councillor Jim Thorndyke for his contribution of £658.50 of locality funding towards the purchase of buying bare root hedging in a crime prevention move to deter theft and damage being caused to property.

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Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

4 February 2021

Walking in Suffolk www.walkinginengland.co.uk/suffolk is the website for you!

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