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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • NOTICE Virtual meeting of the Parish Council 7.00pm Wednesday 28th April 2021 If members of the public or press wish to join the virtual meeting, please contact the Clerk for connection details. If however you are unable to join and wish to have any of the information regarding the business

  • Notice of Public Rights

    Please note that due to a technical issue the notice is smaller than we would like. However, if you click on the image it will provide a full page image

  • The Cowslip Survey

    Plantlife, the wild plant conservation charity are asking for people to help them with a national Cowslip Survey. Cowslips are one of our best-known spring flowers and often appear along banks in April and May. An important symbol of our once flower-rich meadows, did you know that cowslips can also

  • On Wednesday 14th April the Planning Inspectorate Examination Team announced the completion of the third and final day of the Preliminary Meeting. In so doing they effectively started the 6 months of Examination when the Sizewell C proposals will be scrutinised, prior to a report being made to the Secretary

  • How to Report Anti-Social Behaviour
  • The councillors and Clerk of Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time. The Chairman said: “On behalf of Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council, our residents and community, I would like to

  • In the latest ‘Community News’ you will have received a ‘reply paid’ card asking for your views on the proposed Sizewell Link Road [SLR]. Briefly, should the twin reactor Sizewell C Power Station get planning approval later this year (or early 2022), the SLR is likely to be accessed via

 

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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