Current News Items
Domain Hosting Change
Please note that the Parish Council is changing its domain hosting arrangements and that the changeover will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend - 22-25 May 2015.
There is inevitably going to be some disruption in access to the website and with e-mails. However it is hoped that by 26 May service will be back to normal. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Annual Parish Meeting
The 2015 Annual Parish Meeting was held on 29 April at 7pm in the hall at Melton Primary School.
For the agenda <click here>
- 2015 Chairman's report <click here>
- Minutes of the 2014 meeting <click here>
Woods Lane Appeal
The public inquiry into this will be held at Ufford Park, Yarmouth Road, Melton IP12 1QW starting at 10am on Tuesday 12 May 2015. For further information please see the current events section of this website.
Neighbourhood Planning Notice
The Neighbourhood Planning [General] Regulations 2012 [Article 7].
In accordance with the above Regulations, notice is hereby given that Suffolk Coastal District Council has APPROVED the neighbourhood plan for Melton.
Melton Level Crossing, Wilford Bridge Road: 24 May 2015 to 26 May 2015 (22:30 to 06:30 hours)
Alternative route: A1152, A12, A1094, A1069 and vice versa.
For a diversion route:-
For details of restrictions to be applied to Melton Road near to the entrance to the playing field on dates when car boot sales are to be held during 2015, please see the Current Events section of this Website.
Local public transport guide - May 2015
Police Connect is a messaging service connecting you to the very latest
policing news for your area via e-mail, text or phone.
There is no charge for this service - all messages you receive are free.
You can register to receive information about the issues that most matter to you and be among the first to be alerted by police in the case of an emergency affecting your area.
You can choose to receive regular updates on crime and public appeals, safety advice and meetings and events. There is the option to receive information about a range of specific interest areas – such as ‘rural’ or ‘rivers and coastal’ – as well as updates for business owners and news from your Police and Crime Commissioner. The choice is yours.
Benefits of Police Connect
There are lots of advantages to knowing what is going on in your local area or areas you are interested in - such as where you work or where a vulnerable relative lives.
You can take steps to safeguard yourself and your property, you may need to change plans, or re-route, because of an incident nearby or you may even be able to help us solve a crime.
If you are a member of a ‘watch’ scheme, Police Connect information keeps you up-to-date with the latest issues. It’s also a great way of finding out about local policing events and meetings.
By receiving messages through Police Connect, you are kept in the loop.
Keeping you informed, keeping your community safe
Information from the public is a major help in the fight against crime. We need your help to make your community a safer place.
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The simple online process takes only a couple of minutes and will ensure we have the most up-to-date contact details and preferences for you. Please find the website address below:
Any further advice then speak to the Woodbridge & District Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01473 613500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Councils are the most local of all the various local government bodies. The members of the Council are elected by the voters whose names appear on the electoral roll, just as district and county councillors are chosen.
Each sort of local authority has a range of responsibilities, the things that it must do, and powers, the things that it may do. It is often difficult to see which authority is responsible for which activity. Reference can be made to the websites for the Suffolk Coastal District Council and the Suffolk County Council for details of their functions and authority.
Parish Councils have few actual duties but they have a wide range of powers. Melton Parish Council exercises those powers that they believe are for the benefit of the village. The main ones are:
- Liaising with local authorities on behalf of the parish
- Responding to planning applications
- Managing the playing fields, the pond and Burkes Wood
- Maintaining the bus shelters
- Organising the annual parish meeting
- Offering grants and donations to local societies and charities
- Overseeing the website
The Council is told about all applications for planning permission and makes comments and recommendations that are considered by the District Council, which is the planning authority.
A LIST OF MEETING DATES FOR 2014/15 CAN BE FOUND IN THE CURRENT EVENTS SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE