Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Leiston: Chance to help shape local community in Neighbourhood Plan

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 January 2013

Leiston High Street

Leiston High Street

PEOPLE are invited to have their say on how to shape their local community.

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council is in the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.

A number of volunteers have started work on the project and now members want to hear the views of local residents. Various groups have been formed covering everything from housing, environment and business to recreation and the town centre.

Barrie Skelcher is chairman of the infrastructure group - concerned with transport, parking, environment, flooding, technology and energy. “This is not a matter of tick box questionnaires but an exercise to find out what the residents want,” he said. “We would like to hear from all residents that have relevant information, problems, ideas and suggestions or hold strong views on our aforementioned topics.

“In the first instance, just to flag up your interest, please drop a note into the town council office, marked for the attention of the infrastructure group, giving your name, phone number, email address and the topic you would like to discuss. A member of the group will then make contact with you.”

The aim of a Neighbourhood Plan is to allow people to have more of an influence over future planning applications. For more details visit www.leistontowncouncil.gov.uk or see the Leiston-cum-Sizewell Neighbourhood Plan page on social networking website Facebook.

0 comments

Life has been an uphill battle for little Lincoln Griffen since he started having seizures at the age of four months.

Work is under way to bring ashore the final cable needed to harness the power from a massive £1.5billion wind farm off the Suffolk coast.

Award-winning comedian Jimmy Carr is returning to Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion next month to perform the show he gave a sneak preview of a year ago.

A restaurateur has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after being caught speeding 10 times within six weeks, including eight times on the Orwell Bridge.

A host of cigarettes were stolen during a break-in at a newsagents in Needham Market in the early hours of Friday morning.

Farlingaye is the first Suffolk school to win to the competition organised by world leader in IT and networking company Cisco.

Emergency services have been called to a crash on the A11 near Mildenhall this evening.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24