A working rural community set amidst quiet rolling countryside yet within 45 minutes of Norwich, Ipswich and the beautiful Suffolk coast. Elegant old buildings, a magnificent church and plenty of footpaths.
Stradbroke is a thriving village.
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The Court House Café is now open on Thursdays and Saturdays 10 am until 12.30. An initial offer for £2 includes coffee or tea cake or sausage roll. Drop into the Café for some light refreshment or just a friendly chat and a look at the local paper. Free WiFi available too!
Our new coffee machine has just been installed and once volunteers are trained we will be able to offer a full range of expresso based drinks including Americano, Cappuccino and Lattee
Following a public consultation in Stradbroke and approval by Suffolk Libraries, Suffolk County Council and the Post Office there will be new opening hours for Stradbroke Post Office and library from Monday 3rd August 2015.
The new opening hours will be:
New Opening Hours For Stradbroke Post Office/Library
Monday - 2pm-5pm
Tuesday - 2pm-5pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Friday - 2pm-5pm
Saturday - 9am-1pm
Sunday - Closed
The changes include opening on Mondays which was something Post Office customers requested and longer opening on Saturdays.
A detailed response from Suffolk County Council's landscape planning officer recommends that Mid Suffolk refuses the proposed Grove Farm housing development due to the significant detrimental impact it would have on the landscape.
Following a site visit in April feedback was emailed to Mid Suffolk by the County Council but for unexplained reasons this was not published on the planning portal website until a follow up letter from the County Council was sent in June.
Suffolk County Council recommend that the impact of both the proposed co-op store and this development should be assessed together:
The proposed COOP store site to the south of The Hall and moat is another development which if it proceeds in the future will have an effect of the landscape setting of this part of the village and conservation area. The cumulative effects of both developments on the setting of the Conservation Area and moated site are likely to be significant. If a new store is needed to serve the village then perhaps this should be considered in conjunction with the current application
The report considers the impact of the development on the street scene and also on the ancient hedgerows and moat. It also points out the lack of play space for children and teenagers.
The document concludes with a list of problems with the application as submitted and it is clear this document is the reason that the developers Durrants have decided to amend the proposal and reduce the number of houses.
Fed up with speeding vehicles travelling through our village? Then maybe you could help?
We are in desperate need of more volunteers to join our small team of Community Speed Watchers.
Presently, we are a group of six people who try to meet as regularly as possible, but with life's usual commitments its difficult for a number of this amount to make the best use of the camera when its in our possession.
If you feel you could help by giving a minimal amount of your time on a voluntary basis then please let me know.
Training is provided.
All of the ten houses removed from the proposal are "affordable homes".
The revised proposal will go out for consultation again and is then likely to be go to Mid Suffolk's Development Control Committee on 29th July. Mid Suffolk apparently intend to carry out this "consultation" at the same time as preparing for the committee hearing.
The letter from John Pateman-Gee who is a senior planning officer at Mid Suffolk is below:
I have met with the agent for the Grove Farm this week. There were a few details to discuss, but the key points were around the impact of the development on the countryside, ditch with hedge/trees and Heritage asset to the south. It was concluded that the development going beyond the existing ditch and hedge/tree line was unacceptable encroachment and adversely affected the setting of the Moat and Hall significantly beyond the public benefit of the scheme. There was a question of viability being realistic as well.
Accordingly the scheme is being revised and includes the reduction of dwellings from 54 to 44. Hopefully this will be the final revision. I will have revised drawings in a week and then these will be the subject of re-consultation. Given the upcoming CIL I am likely to have a goal for 29th July committee and so consultation may run alongside my committee preparations.
The ten dwellings being removed from the scheme are some of local needs housing. While this is a loss of local need units, the scheme remains above normal policy expectation of up to 35% at 38.6%…Continue
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You can buy your tickets from Spar or the Library in Stradbroke or online at http://stradisphere.co.uk
Here at Radio Stradbroke we broadcast our Pre-Stradisphere Roundtable show last week where we previewed most of the acts performing at the festival. You can now listen to or download the show below:
Radio Stradbroke will be broadcasting live from the festival as well as managing one of the stages and producing the "Stradbroke's Got Talent" show at 12 noon on Saturday which will feature three local acts.