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Grove Farm and Co-op "elephants in the room" at neighbourhood planning feedback meeting

Posted by James Hargrave on January 20, 2015 at 7:30 2 Comments

Around 40 Stradbroke residents were at the Community Centre last night to hear the results of market research carried out by David Spenser on behalf of the neighbourhood plan.

David met with eight groups of five or six Stradbroke residents of all ages from teenagers to retired people and told the small but interested hall that he was struck by the similarity of views expressed by residents. Unusually the views united the age groups and "life stages".

Key areas of agreement he found were:

  • People are proud of Stradbroke and its facilities
  • People want Stradbroke to remain a small friendly working village and not turn into a small town
  • People wanted the views and rural character of the village retained and not to see all the open space in-filled
  • Schools and shops were seen as critical to the village
  • Most felt Stradbroke was "on the up" after a difficult period when the shop and post office closed
  • Many supported new development if it was small, gradual and sympathetic to the existing character of the village
  • Traffic, especially on Queen Street was seen as huge issue that needs to be addressed
  • Divisions between individuals are distracting from sorting out issues on the Parish Council
  • Poor mobile phone signals, broadband and public transport hamper development opportunities for Stradbroke and create a "perfect storm" especially for younger people

What was particularly striking though was what people had to say about the two large proposed developments that loomed large over the meeting. Grove Farm and Co-op.

The consensus was clear. Grove Farm was seen as too big and the co-op as a safety risk to children as a result of traffic.

Asked what the Parish Council…


Popularity of new post office leads to opening hours review at Stradbroke Library

Posted by The Court House on January 19, 2015 at 22:00 0 Comments

Due to the popularity of the new post office in Stradbroke Library, Suffolk Libraries and the Stradbroke Courthouse and Library Trust are now considering changes to the opening hours to include a Monday afternoon opening to allow an extra mail collection.

Two options are being proposed which would mean the library would be open the same number of hours overall, but would open on a Monday which is felt would be of more help to local people. The library is currently closed on a Monday and the extra hours would be balanced by reducing opening hours on other days.

Maureen John, Stradbroke Library Manager, said:

“It has been some time since the opening hours at Stradbroke Library were reviewed and with the introduction of the post office and the plans for increased use of the Courtroom, we want to ask local people for their views on two potential options for changing the opening times.”

You can contribute to the survey online, or by paper in the library. The survey will be open from 19 January to the 23 February with the aim to introduce any changes in April.


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