The Martlesham Flyer March 2023 | Flyer Magazines

The Martlesham Flyer March 2022 edition 

In the March 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 have a update from Martlesham in Bloom. And we also hear from local groups and schools.

Martlesham Council March Update

Tree of the Month

This month our tree wardens will be launching a new initiative called ‘Tree of the Month’ to raise awareness and promote our local trees. Each month one of Martlesham’s trees will be photographed and mentioned on our social media and in local magazines. These trees could be anything from newly planted saplings to a fruit tree in our community orchard or one of our spectacular ancient trees as long as it’s in Martlesham.

The tree for March is the magnificent yew that stands by the porch of St Mary the Virgin Church. It is a tall yew with a girth of 3 meters which makes it approximately 400years old.

Yews can grow to a great age. The oldest UK yew, according to The Woodland Trust, is the Fortingall Yew set within a churchyard in Perthshire, it is said to be between 2,000 and 3,000 years old.

Precept and budget

At its meeting on 11th January, Martlesham Council set a budget of £167,573.00 and a precept (parish council element of council tax charges) of £146,300 for the financial year 2023/24.

In order not to increase the financial burden on its parishioners unduly to compensate for the loss of taxpayers (residents in Martlesham North Ward will become part of Woodbridge on April 1st), Martlesham Council has chosen to transfer £7,000 from its earmarked reserves into its general reserve to help meet the budget, as well as using some of its general reserves. Despite setting a lower precept than in 2022/23, this represents an increase of approximately 3% per Band D property, however, this is only an additional £1.99 per annum.

Forthcoming meetings

Parish Council – Wednesday 1st March 2023

Recreation & Amenities Committee – Wednesday 8th March 2023

Annual Meeting of the Parish (APM) – Wednesday 22nd March 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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