The Martlesham Flyer April 2023 | Flyer Magazines

The Martlesham Flyer April 2023 edition 

In the April edition of the Martlesham Flyer. We share the March update from Martlesham Parish Council with a new feature on the tree of the month. Also we hear about the  Martlesham Brass Spring concert is on Saturday 13th May 2023. And we also hear from other local groups.

Martlesham Council

Tree of the Month

Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is distinctive because of its needles in pairs which are often quite blue. The orange coloured bark is also a feature.

And this magnificent pine is located on the Western Corridor, Martlesham Heath, towards the Foxhall Road on the path which runs parallel to Dobbs Lane. Also, it’s girth measurers 2.1m making this tree approximately 100 years old.

Tree planting for the King’s Coronation

Martlesham Council aims to plant 10 oaks within the parish to mark the King’s Coronation. So, the first of the oaks has already been planted on the Recreation Ground in the vicinity of the Treebilee Oak planted last year to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

And if you know of a suitable site within the parish where one of the remaining 9 oaks could go. And you or your local club/group would be able to help water it during its first few years of life, then please let us know using the email below.

A plaque for the new Coronation oak will be installed closer to the day of the Coronation, Saturday 6th May.

Also are you having a street party to mark the Coronation? Drop us a line, we would love to know what you were planning!

Local elections – Thursday 4th May 2023

And don’t forget that elections for district, town and parish councils are this year in May. And for the first time voters will need to show ID before voting. For information on the elections and voter ID go to East Suffolk Council (ESC) website –

If you’re thinking of becoming a councillor for Martlesham Council make sure your completed nomination paper is delivered by hand to East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT by 4pm on Tuesday 4 April. Nomination papers are available online from the Electoral Commission –

Forthcoming meetings

Parish Council – Wednesday 5th April 2023

Development, Environment & Transport Committee – Wednesday 19th April 2023

Please note that Parish Council meetings will be held in the Parish Room, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, IP12 4PB. All meetings start at 7.30pm and are open to the public, who are welcome to ask questions or make comments to the council during a public forum.


Before attending, we strongly recommend you check our website or noticeboards in case of changes.

Contacting the Council

Clerk to Martlesham Parish Council, Parish Room, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4PB

Telephone: 01473 612632 – please leave a message if no reply and we will get back to you as necessary



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