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NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2008

The new vicar held his 1st Service for the Harvest Festival on 28 September which was very well attended and the Church was open for the historic bike ride on 13 September. The carol/christingle and communion service was held on Sunday 7 December 2008. The PCC expresses its thanks to Garry Brown for finishing the Church path.

FHDC were going to recommend refusal for the conversion of the gymnasium building into 24 apartments following objections from Manor residents as well as the Parish Council as we felt this was an over-development of the site. This resulted in City & Country withdrawing their application. The original application to develop the gymnasium building included a S106 for Herringswell residents to use the gym. Following an appeal from the Village Hall committee, we did ask that any new application, if granted, include a commitment for City & Country to provide some funding for the Village Hall. Should a further application be made. we will continue to push for funding for the benefit of Herringswell residents.

Anglian Water were unable to proceed as planned in August with the development of the new pumping station as they are unable to secure ownership of the land required to site a new station on. We are assured they will continue to negotiate with the landowner to ensure building can commence and the new pumping station is operational as soon as possible.

Cllr Lisa Chambers carried out her annual village "tour" with Guy Smith from the Western Area Highways Team, Cllr McCloud, Parish representatives and residents. The following issues were raised: 1) 3) The verges being damaged by HGVs The school bus pick up point 2) 4) The crossroads at the junction of Herringswell Road/Warren Road Flooding of the Street

A report will be available shortly from Guy and will be posted on the notice board.

The appeal made by Crest Nicholson against FHDC’s refusal to grant them 700 extra dwellings above and beyond their current housing numbers, has been dropped. The Parish Council and 5VPT were in close negotiation with both Suffolk Preservation Society and FHDC, who all felt the extra houses were an unsustainable option on this site. The Parish Council are delighted with this decision.

A call for sites by the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA), who are currently reviewing their Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS), has led to the submission for 2,000 houses by Upton Suffolk Farms. These houses are proposed in Herringswell, in a Greenfield location, on agricultural ground which is part of the Park Farm estate. The Parish Council have rejected this submission in a representation to both EERA and Suffolk County Council, illustrating the unsustainable nature of this proposal and the lack of existing infrastructure to support it. The mobile library service still visits our village on Sundays every 2 weeks and stops outside the village hall between 2.25 and 2.45 pm. Please continue to use it or we will find we are removed from the round. The dates when the library visits can be obtained from the Notice Board or from the PC website

Dear Villager In this newsletter, I thought it would be a good idea once again to cover the topic of Car Crime. Recently, one of our villages suffered a spate of car crime. In one night 4 vehicles were entered and items stolen – these 4 vehicles had all been left insecure. So that you don’t become a victim, help yourself and follow this practical but simple advice:If you have a garage use it. Always lock your car and your garage. If you do not have a garage, park in a well-lit area if possible. NEVER leave your car parked and insecure. NEVER leave the keys in the ignition – even if only for a few moments. Never leave personal effects on display, this even includes when parked on your drive. items such as vehicle documents, cheque books, credit/bank cards, cash, mobile phones, laptops or personal mail should never be left on display. Even an old coat could be a temptation to a thief. Take your belongings with with you when you leave your car or lock them out of sight in the boot, preferably before the start of your journey. Remove the front of your stereo, a stereo can only be sold on by a thief if the front section is supplied with it. If you have a satellite navigation system always remove the unit when your car is unattended. Never store the unit in the glovebox as this is the first place a thief will look, also, remove the cradle and remove the rubber mark from the screen. Keep your car keys safe. Never leave your keys in the car as it only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump in and drive away. At home keep you keys in a safe place away from doors, windows and letterboxes. Locks and security devices are a great deterrent. Steering wheel locks are not expensive and are easy to fit yourself. Electronic immobilisers are very effective for deterring a would be thief but must be fitted by an approved installer. More information can be obtained from the Vehicle Security National Helpline by calling 0870 5502006 Or logging onto www.homeoffice.gov.uk

You can contact our PCSO Dawn Rowan on: 01284 774100 or e-mail

dawn.rowan@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or iceni.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.uk .

A section of this Newsletter has been allocated to the Village Hall Committee by the Parish Council, (it does not necessary represent the view of the Parish Council) There is still an opportunity for you to complete a Questionnaire for the Village Hall. You can get a paper copy from Gloria by ‘phoning 01638 750610 or you can complete/download a copy from the Village Hall Website. Work is progressing well with the refurbishment and we have now raised a total of £22,000 to date, £10,000 from Suffolk Environmental Trust, £10,000 from Suffolk County Council and The Garfield Weston Trust, based in London, kindly donated £2,000. Please remember that the small lounge is available to hire for small events. The terms and conditions of hire will be available soon on the new Village Hall Website

www.onesuffolk.co.uk/herringswellvillagehall The website is still under construction. If you have any memories or photos you would like to share that we can put on the site, please let Gloria know. herringswellvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk

www.herringswell.suffolk.gov.uk Email: pc@herringswell.suffolk.gov.uk


				
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