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Social distancing in Hadleigh

24 July 2020

The Town Council is concerned about pedestrian safety in the Market. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, Suffolk County Council has agreed to our request (see map overleaf) to install a TEMPORARY closure of the “Market square” on Friday mornings which will allow the market to spread out for pedestrian safety. The other end of Market Place will be made 2-way all-day every-day to allow access to the Doctor’s Surgery and other addresses.

This is a temporary measure in response to an unprecedented event, so it is inevitable that it will need some fine-tuning. We would therefore welcome your feedback on how it works.

Please follow this link to the questionnaire

Hadleigh Local List of Buildings

20 February 2020

The Hadleigh Society is leading a project with the Town Council to identify a “Local List” of buildings that are special to our town’s heritage.  The society is seeking public involvement in the project and has created a web page www.hadsoc.org.uk/local_list.htm that explains what Local List buildings are, and what criteria are used to identify them. Around 180 properties so far have been identified by the society as potentially eligible for inclusion in the Local List, and there is a link to a Nomination Form for the public to submit for other buildings they think may be worthy of inclusion.

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Work to build a new swimming pool at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure will enter its next construction phase this Spring

1 February 2020

Babergh District Council working with its partner Abbeycroft Leisure, is investing £2.4m with £200,000 of funds provided by Hadleigh Town Council and a Sports England grant (£150k), to build a new swimming pool at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure.

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Hadleigh North By Election update

27 January 2020

The Town Council is looking forward to the election of two new Town Councillors for Hadleigh North on Thursday the 6th of February 2020.

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Make sure you vote!

17 January 2020

Hadleigh North: Town Council Bye Election: 6 February. 

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Grit Bins

12 December 2019

It's that time of year again when we receive enquiries about grit bins, so we thought it might be helpful to clarify who's responsible for them.  Suffolk County Council looks after the grit bins and Suffolk Highways replenishes them at the start of Winter and at such intervals that it considers to be appropriate, based on resources and priorities.  

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Notice of Vacancies

4 December 2019

Following the resignations of Councillors Faccini and Wilson-Downes in November, two vacancies have arisen in Hadleigh North ward.  The Town Council will fill the vacancies by co-option unless ten electors from the ward request a by-election by giving notice in writing to the Returning Officer.  To see the full notice, click here.

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Remembrance Day

8 November 2019

Hadleigh Town Council is supporting a number of community events to commemorate Remembrance Day:

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Meeting Time Changes

22 October 2019

Please note that Full Council meetings will now take place at the earlier time of 7pm following the adoption of new Standing Orders at the last Full Council Meeting.  Council committees will be also be asked to consider an earlier start time, but for now the committee meeting times remain as advertised on the Calendar. 

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Town Council Update: October 2019

1 October 2019

Hadleigh Town Council has continued to make good progress over the last month, on outstanding challenges in addition to taking action on a range of new issues.

The Council’s charity committee has had its first fundraising success, securing a grant of £17,544 from the Rural Development Programme for England and Wool Towns Local Action Group, which will help to increase usage in The Guildhall by creating a new catering kitchen upstairs and updating floor coverings in part of the building.  The Council has also arranged an assessment from the Ethical Property Foundation, which advises custodians of historic buildings how to manage them effectively and sustainably.


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