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A field of lupins to the rear of a house in Kelsale
Lupins at The Forge
Tiggins primroses 2021
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Welcome To Kelsale-cum-Carlton

Parish News

  • 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 30th June 2021 at 7.00pm in the Main Hall, Kelsale Village Hall MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND Warning: Meetings may legally be

  • In a radical shake-up of Parliamentary constituencies in Suffolk and Essex, Kelsale-cum-Carlton could become part of a huge North Suffolk constituency, leaving Coastal Suffolk and presumably getting a new MP. Under sweeping changes to Parliamentary representation, KcC would join other Parishes stretching from as far as the border with Thetford

  • E-scooters and the law….

    Local Police have become aware of incidences of e-scooters being used in public places in coastal Suffolk. The Parish Council are providing the following information for residents to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Although the sale, purchase & possession of an e-scooter is not illegal, their use in public places in

  • The Parish Council are delighted to report that Suffolk County Council approved the recommendations from SCC Highways Safety for all the proposed quiet lanes in KcC to be designated as part of the larger network in Wave 1.  A formal notice of designation will be published in the EADT.  There

  • The Parochial Church Council is arranging for a new hard standing to be installed for the bins in Kelsale churchyard.  This work is planned to take place during the week commencing 22 June, and will move them away from the Lych Gate.

  • Sizewell C Update

    Copies of the Parish Council’s initial Oral and Written Representations to the Examination Panel for the Sizewell C Development Consent Order Hearings are available to view and download, under ‘Consultations’ below the Events tab on the top level Menu.

  • Whatever your views on the proposed building of Sizewell C you should watch this TV programme tonight,  2nd June on BBC2 9pm, called ‘Building Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Power Station…at Hinkley Point.’ It is all about the Nuclear Power Station currently under construction at Hinkley Point in Somerset However as Sizewell


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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