14th January 2021
First of all, we would like to thank all the traders and householders who supported the High Street by displaying and lighting the trees which went up a little before Christmas. We all needed a boost to morale, and the fact that our town centre looked as lovely this year as it has done in previous years was a great help toward this.
As you will now be aware, the whole country has entered a new lockdown, and the very strict rules and the growing prevalence of the virus mean that the volunteers who put the trees up were not able to take them down as planned on Sat 9th Jan 2021. The only course of action therefore is to leave them in place until it is safe to remove them. This will be carried out as soon as possible when guidelines allow.
23rd December 2020
Mayoral Note on Coronavirus Tier Update
23rd December 2020
Free Parking in HadleighIt has come to light that Babergh District Council's cabinet (on which Hadleigh is not represented) will be considering a proposal to introduce short term parking charges in our town at its meeting on 7th January. Hadleigh Town Council has not been officially informed of this and no one in Hadleigh has been consulted.
21st December 2020
Covid-19 Tier Update written by Hadleigh Town Mayor
15th December 2020
Hadleigh Town Council would like to thank everyone – contractors, volunteers, shopkeepers and residents – who enabled the Christmas trees to be erected in the High Street/Market Place. This proved particularly challenging this year with Covid lockdown restrictions and new guidelines.
Big thanks are due to the following:
for the large tree in Market Place:
Shawn from Saffa Gardens
S Cowle Electrical
Babergh District Council
for the small trees throughout the High Street & Market Place:
Hollow Trees Farm
W J Green
Phil Taylor of Brett Valley Landscapes
Mike Ager of the Kings Head
And the following volunteers whose help, as always, was invaluable:-
Farhad Abdly, Stuart Cairns, Dave Clennell, Charlie Dawson, Neil Farrow, Andy Forbes, Lucia Johnston, Tom Johnston, Graham Linge, Brian Loftus, Sarah Loftus, Ken Marchment, Gordon McLeod, Tom Miller, Katy Miller, Huw Roberts, Anita Robinson, Glenn Root, Patrick Towells, Bob Vince, Connor Whymark, Angela Wiltshire and the following Hadleigh United Vets: Steve Barton, Shaughan Bingham, Richard Cossick, Ben Dixon, Stuart Kellett, Graham Mayer, Kieron Ruddy, Paul Sheldrake, Ben Wilkins and Woody.
ALL YOUR HELP IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED
1st December 2020
TSB Bank Update written by Hadleigh Town Mayor
27th November 2020
Hadleigh Town Mayor on Leaving Lockdown
19th November 2020
Covid-19 Update from Hadleigh Town Mayor
The most recent government figures out the incidence of COVID-19 in the Hadleigh area at over 800 per 100,000. That is an extremely high number, and only emphasises how vital it is that we all follow the guidelines to get the rate down. If we do not, it is hard to see how the possible end of national restrictions on 2nd December will make any difference here.
The County Council’s community intervention team will be active in the town centre on Saturday. Please engage with them if you see them - get the latest information, learn about the support you can get if you need to self-isolate, and spread the word!
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
13th November 2020
Update from Hadleigh Town Mayor
Covid is becoming a very serious issue for Hadleigh, and we believe is the first place in Suffolk to have a Covid special alert. It is really important that we all look out for one another now - by observing all the guidance we have had about distancing, masks and hand washing, but also by keeping a look out for our friends and neighbours. Everyone here should now be avoiding leaving the house unless it is absolutely essential, to take children to school for instance, or for food. Please keep on using our local shops - they need our support at this very difficult time - but be very conscious of the rules and look out for others all the time.
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
11th November 2020
Sadly Hadleigh must now be seen as a Covid hotspot following the news that a cluster of cases has been discovered at a care home here. This must be a very difficult time for the staff and residents involved and the Town Council sends them all our very best wishes as they deal with this. It also brings home the importance of following the government’s guidance on wearing a mask, keeping a safe distance from other people and regularly washing your hands.
Stay safe, Hadleigh!
Covid-19 symptoms can include
If you have any of the above, please return home, self-isolate and book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 111.
Thank you for your understanding and assistance during this uncertain time.
Hadleigh Town Council is pleased to announce that at its evening meeting on Thursday 21st September 2020, Councillor Frank Minns was elected as the new Mayor, with Councillor Angela Gregg elected as Deputy Mayor.
Councillor Minns would like to thank the outgoing Mayor Helen Allan for her community support during a time when the whole country was experiencing Covid-19, and to praise her energy and hard work at moving the Council forward during her tenure.
Hadleigh Town Council approved a new grants and donations programme in October 2019. The community grants programme funds voluntary, charitable, and social enterprise organisations to deliver services, projects, initiatives, and activities that provide a benefit to the inhabitants of Hadleigh.
There is still a significant amount of funding available for the current financial year.
Please use the following link to find out information on the Grant Scheme, and eligibility critertia: http://hadleigh.suffolk.cloud/town-council/grants-and-donations/
All applications will be considered fairly, openly and on their individual merits.
The final decision on applications and the level of any grant made lies with the Town Council.
14th January 2021 - NHS SUFFOLK Virtual Covid Community Event
Cabinet Meeting Update (07/01/20)
Hadleigh - Top of the table in Babergh Local Football Facilities Plan