The Martlesham Flyer May '24| Flyer Magazines

The Martlesham Flyer Magazine May ’24

In the Martlesham Flyer magazine May ’24. We share the March update from Martlesham Parish Council with an update. Also we hear from local community groups and charities.

Martlesham Flyer Magazine May ’24

Martlesham Council – Biodiversity

Under the 2021 Environment Act, public authorities including town and parish councils must consider what they can do to conserve and enhance biodiversity.
National Hedgerow Week, one of the Tree Council’s seasonal campaigns, will be celebrated this month (6th-12th May 2024).
Hedgerows are often the unsung heroes of the British countryside, they form the UK’s largest wildlife habitat, are a major part of our landscape and cultural heritage and are crucial to halting biodiversity decline and tackling climate change.
Martlesham Council embraces the importance of hedgerows and in March, the Martlesham tree wardens ordered and planted two areas of hedging at the Recreation Ground. All the plants selected were native species and sourced locally. A dog rose hedge was planted just in front of the pumping station and a further section of native mixed hedging was planted near to the Bowls Club. The cost of the plants was covered by a grant from the Tree Council.
At the end of March, the Council also heard that they had received a grant of £9,700 from the East Suffolk Council Kesgrave, Rushmere St Andrew, Martlesham, Carlford and Fynn Valley Community Partnership. The Council is looking forward to using the money to facilitate a sensory area which forms part of its Biodiversity, Enhancement and Accessibility in Martlesham, ‘BEAM’ project.
A reminder that Martlesham Council is running a wildlife friendly garden competition to be judged in November. Prizes, kindly provided by Martlesham in Bloom, will be awarded at our next volunteer evening towards the end of this year. Further details of that evening will be forwarded to our volunteers and prize winners nearer the time.
As the days are getting longer, May is an ideal time to get out into the garden to take some photos for your competition entry. You may submit up to three photos per person per month if you wish.
Look out for the arrival of swifts in Martlesham this month and report any sightings to Martlesham Council. We will be turning on our own swift calling system very soon to help encourage swifts to visit the Council’s boxes. In the last couple of decades, swift numbers have dropped by around 50%. If we can make our gardens and community spaces insect friendly, this will help feed good numbers of young.
Please send your wildlife friendly garden competition photos and any explanatory notes or sightings to

Forthcoming meetings

Parish Council meeting – Wednesday 1st May
Recreation & Amenities Committee – Wednesday 8th May
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.
For more information please see our website: http://martlesham.

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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