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Updated Welcome leaflet

There's an update to the Welcome leaflet here.

The Kirton & Falkenham Emergency Plan

Dear Parishioner

In 2018 the Kirton & Falkenham Parishes Emergency plan was updated. In the process many of you registered that you may, under difficult circumstances, be willing and able to offer some assistance. A few also registered, that they may be vulnerable and possibly in need of some assistance in emergencies.

With the occurrences of “The Beast from the East” winter and the current pandemic, the plan has been found to be ineffective and, with the General Data Protection Regulations being in force, it has been unsustainable in its current form. Because of the regulations the lists of people offering assistance and of those possibly needing help have been withdrawn.

Welcome leaflet

There's a new version of the Welcome leaflet available here
Please let me know of any errors/deletions/additions.


I'm sure you have all seen the horrific scenes coming from Afghanistan, and the terrible tragedy that is unfolding.
Suffolk County Council have already helped a small number of families and there is the anticipation that help will be needed by more displaced families.
At this current time, they have no need for any donations, but this may well change over coming weeks. Therefore, if this requirement changes, i am hoping to organise a collection of items that could be used or are needed - this may be anything from food to toys, clothing or bedding. Some families arrive with literally all they are wearing so will be in need of any items to help them start their new life here.
I have registered my details with SCC and will keep you posted as to how things stand, but I know we are a generous, caring community and therefore hope that you may be able to offer any unused or unwanted items, should the call arise.
I cannot begin to comprehend what these poor people have been through, or those that are left behind face, but hope that in some small way we could help make those who have arrived here feel welcome and part of our community.
Thank you very much in anticipation.

Julie Durrant

East Suffolk Garden Waste service

Blue & Green bin collections

This is set to return to normal as from Monday 28th September, in accordance with the original bin collection dates.
This means that households who subscribe to the service will once again have their garden waste bins collected on the same day as their recycling bins. 

Welcome brochure

If you are new to the villages, or been here a while and are looking for local information and organisation contact details, please download the latest (6 Feb 2020) edition of our Welcome brochure. Read More...

Co-op green tokens for Village Hall

Felixstowe Co-op (Solar) have accepted Kirton & Falkenham Village Hall into their token scheme. If you are a Co-op member or shop at the Co-op you will know that they offer green tokens at the till which you can put in the appropriate box. At the end of the 3 months the charity with the most tokens receives £500 with the other two receiving smaller amounts. It would be great if you could put your green tokens into the K&F Village Hall box, thanks! Read More...

Kirton Community Shop & Café

Coming soon....
Kirton Community Shop & Café
Having recently purchased the Old Post Office building, we are in the process of setting up a Community shop and Café.
The intention is that it is run by the community FOR the community.
We will have a stall set up at the Village Fete on the 3rd of June at the Rec so please come and have a chat with us if you have ideas, would like to get involved or just want to know more about what we are trying to do.
Hope to see you there!
Jo, Des and Grace

New edition of Village Welcome brochure

There’s an updated Village Welcome brochure – download from here.

Village Hall fees

Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall
There has been a small increase in the rate charged for 3 hours.  

Rate for 3 hours    £28

The rest remains the same.  

Alison Mellors
Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall

Revised version of the Welcome brocure available

The Welcome brochure provides you with a printable list of many local organisations and contact details for schools, surgeries, churches and other organisations.
Download it here
If you spot an error, please let the webmaster know.
Thank you.

East Anglia THREE Consultation Events

East Anglia THREE Consultation Events
In September 2013 East Anglia THREE Limited (a subsidiary of East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited and 50/50 joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall) published a Statement of Community Consultation, outlining how we would consult with local communities and businesses throughout our development of the proposed East Anglia THREE Offshore Windfarm.
We will shortly be publishing the Preliminary Environmental Information Report, presenting further detail on our proposal.
In June we will be hosting consultation drop-in events, in line with Section 42 and Section 47 of the Planning Act 2008, giving you the opportunity to meet the project team, review the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and ask any questions you may have.   We welcome everyone to attend.
• 16th June, Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT
• 17th June (am), Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX
• 17th June (from 2pm), Bawdsey Village Hall, IP12 3AH
• 18th June, Burstall Village Hall, Burstall, IP8 3DR
Further information about the project, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and our Statement of Community Consultation is available on
For more information please email
Philip Watkins Director t:  01502 509305 m: 07795 196011 w:

Electoral Review of SCDC 

The Boundary Commission has published its draft recommendation for new electoral arrangements for our District.
Briefly the recommendations, that affect Kirton & Falkenham, are that a new ward be established, represented by 1 District Councillor, named Kirton Ward
encompassing Kirton, Falkenham, Waldringfield, Hemley, |Newbourne, Bucklesham and Levington; as opposed at present, in available on that Kirton & Falkenham are in a Trimley Ward.
Comments on the proposals are invited until 28th April 2014,
In writing to The Review Officer (Suffolk Coastal), LGBCE, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG
By Email
Twitter: @LGBCE
More information and maps are available on and
Colin Shaw, Clerk

Community Shop meeting tonight now at Church Hall

Due to power outage at the Recreation Ground, the meeting tonight (Monday 28 Oct) about the Community shop is being held in the Church Hall.
If you know of anyone intending to come to the meeting who may not see this message do please contact them. Read More...

We're on Twitter

You can follow us at
Thanks to Derek Jacobs for setting up and running the Twitter account.

East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited

East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited (EAOW), the joint venture owned 50:50 by
ScottishPower Renewables Limited and Vattenfall Ltd, will be carrying out
site investigation works at key points on the onshore cable route from 13
January 2013.

Welcome Brochure

There’s a new edition of the villages’ Welcome Brochure.
Even if you are not new to the village, you may find the information useful.
Download a copy from here.

Last posting dates for Christmas


Fire prevention

The Fire and Rescue Service is offering to go into the homes of elderly and vulnerable and provide free smoke alarms along with Fire Prevention advice. The Fire and Rescue Service is also happy to have a representative talk about Fire Prevention at any community group meetings.

Further information can be obtained by contacting your local Fire Prevention Officer
by email at or
by telephone on 01473 260588.

Welcome brochure

There’s a revised version of the Welcome brochure in the downloads section or here.
If you have new neighbours, please take them a copy. Read More...

Temporary closure of Footpath 17, Kirton

Suffolk County Council proposes to close footpath 17, Kirton for its entire length, approximately 100m either side of Kirton Sluice, to enable urgent repairs to the Sluice flap gate. There is no suitable alternative route. The closure will operate between 24 February 2012 and 6 April 2012, but if necessary may remain in force for six months (or longer if extended by the Minister).
Colin Shaw, Clerk

Mobile Shop

The mobile shop, which has regularly been visiting the Village Green on Wednesday mornings, has (following suggestions from parishioners) begun making a stop in the region of No 100 Bucklesham Road, on its way to the Green. Parishioners in this part of the village are encouraged to make themselves known to the shop and support this stop.
Colin Shaw, Clerk

Pub walks

Pub Walk Guide downloads
Plan your post Christmas indulgence walks now!
Click here for a list of PDF files of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Pub Walk Guides, produced in partnership with Adnams to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the area’s designation as an AONB in 2010. The guides feature a selection of 25 specially chosen walks, linked to 29 Adnams pubs in, or close to, the AONB.
Each, full colour, fully illustrated guide includes a map of the walk(s), together with a description of the route and information about things of interest along the way. They also provide information about the Adnams pubs on the route, including full details of the facilities they offer. You can pick up the leaflets individually from the participating pubs or buy them as a complete set from the AONB Unit and local outlets.


In the light of the sometimes hysterical news headlines and coverage of the situation at the Japanese nuclear power station, here is a more considered view and also here.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with all in Japan and with those around the world who have friends, relations, colleagues who are injured, bereaved, dead or missing. Read More...

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