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A ripened field of wheat in the Parish waiting harvest
A field of lupins to the rear of a house in Kelsale
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Lupins at The Forge
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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • An open letter has been published urging people to become friends of St Mary & St Peters’.  The Churchwardens wish to encourage residents, relations and well wishers to contribute with donations or help (whatever your beliefs) to keep this Community Asset, which has served the Parish for so long. The

  • NOTICE Meeting of the Parish Council Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 7.00pm in the Committee Room, Kelsale Village Hall MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • Christmas Lunch

    We hope that you have a Happy Christmas and are looking forward to a Healthy New Year. The Parish Council decided not to hold its traditional Christmas Lunch this year because of the potential risks to attendees and volunteers. However we intend bringing the event back in 2022 for residents

  • NOTICE Meeting of the Parish Council Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 7.00pm in the Committee Room, Kelsale Village Hall MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • Quiet Lanes

    The installation of the signs for the nominated Quiet Lanes in the Parish has commenced.  The signs for Rendham Road and Rosemary Lane are in place and the remainder should follow in due course.

  • NOTICE Meeting of the Parish Council Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 7.00pm in the Committee Room, Kelsale Village Hall MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • A copy of the St Mary and St Peter’s activity calendar for September and October can be viewed and downloaded at the churches page under the ‘Facilities’ tab in the main menu.

Protect yourself and your home from property title fraud for free.

Millions risk their homes being sold under their noses as property title frauds rise.

Official figures showed 99pc of property owners have not signed up to a safeguard which helps to protect their homes from crime, despite a rising tide of scams recorded during the pandemic property boom.

Only around a quarter of a million of Britain’s 29 million homes are registered with the Land Registry’s anti-fraud “property alert service”, launched in 2014.

Users of the free service are notified when local authority searches are carried out on their property, an indicator a conveyancer may be preparing the property for sale.

If the owner does not recognise the activity, it flags that a fraud may be being carried out.

How do I protect my property?

  • Homeowners can register up to 10 properties with the Land Registry’s ‘property alert service’, which is free to use
  • Once you have signed up to the service, you will receive email alerts when certain activity occurs on your monitored properties, allowing you to take action if necessary
  • Email alerts are sent when official searches and applications are received against a monitored property
  • If you receive an alert about activity that seems suspicious you should take swift action. The alert email will signpost you to who to contact.
  • You don’t have to own a property to set up an alert.
  • The same property can be monitored by different people.
  • The property you want to monitor must be situated in England or Wales and registered with HM Land Registry
  • You must create an online account to use the service, although you can use the service “offline” by calling 0300 006 0478.

Source: Land Registry

Spotlight on Spinney Pocket Park

The management of Spinney Pocket Park has been passed to the Parish Council’s Biodiversity Group and they are working through a management plan to improve the biodiversity of the Spinney Pocket Park.

Spinney Pocket Park – excerpts from the Draft Outline Management Plan
The area is a surviving part of the southeast corner of Carlton Park. 19th Century maps show it planted with both deciduous and coniferous trees. Some of these remain as mature oaks in the spinney and a large oak and pine in the school grounds.

To increase biodiversity and nesting opportunities for birds it is recommend that selective removal of some of the more crowded trees be undertaken. This would allow more light to reach the ground and retained trees and shrubs the opportunity to reach their full potential. Felled timber could be used to create log and brash habitat piles to encourage diversity.

It is also recommended more native shrubs such as holly, hazel, spindle etc. are planted. This would give structure to the woodland which could then be managed as a traditional ‘coppice with standards’. Once established, consideration could be given to introducing appropriate native ground flora such as bluebells, etc. It is also recommended the hedge adjacent to the main road should be retained to suppress traffic noise and fumes.

 

 

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