Welcome to the Parish Website
The parish consists of the villages of Aldringham, Thorpeness and part of the hamlet of Sizewell together with the areas in between these communities.
The purpose of the website is to provide an additional information and communication route for the residents of the parish in particular and everyone else in general.
From the site you can learn about the parish and its communities, read news and see what events are taking place here. As well as information about the area you can find details of local businesses and important contacts.
The Parish Past & Present area of the website holds a growing list of histories. Here is the obvious place to gather information and images before they're lost to time. Please let us know if you can add to this.
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Make sure you know what's happening in and around the Parish...
- In the News & Events section see details of current Planning Applications in your neighbourhood (normally checked weekly, last updated on 24.12.16); read about the Consumer Rights Act and of scams being tried on the internet and by doorstep or telephone callers on the Warnings page (normally updated weekly). There's a link to a webpage telling you how to spot fraudulent websites.
- The Good Neighbour Scheme may be able to help you, a relative or a friend - Minutes of AGMs and other updates are published on their page.
- Read about developments regarding the proposed Sizewell C Nuclear installation, including Stage 2 of EDF's Public Consultation, EDF's and the Sizewell C Joint Local Authorities Group's monthly updates, and the Environment Agency's response to the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Opinion. There's a link to EDF's website which keeps you up to date on their consultation process. (updated 9.11.16).
- Keep an eye on progress on Thorpeness Coastal Protection (updated 1.12.16), and if you're concerned about looking after the Alde & Ore Estuary see what's being done on the Environment page or get involved with other A&O Estuary Partnership activities. Their Estuary Plan has been approved and work has begun on the Aldeburgh River Wall. (updated 17.6.16)
- Check the Charities page if you'd like to take part an event, donate or volunteer for St Elizabeth's Hospice, or otherwise help the Hospice and other Charities (updated 13.1.17) and keep an eye on the Ogilvie Pavilion & Sports Ground if you're feeling active or sociable! The Parrot & Punchbowl Inn and the Dolphin Inn each have Petanque teams and matches are played at both venues.
- Join Neighbourhood Watch and read the Neighbourhood Watch Information page which tells you how to track crime in the area and gives you advice from the Police.
Let us know what you're arranging so it can be included on the website. If you have any news or items of interest don't forget to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact form below.
There's plenty to do in the Parish so make sure you check the Events page - something for everyone!
Take a look at the Gallery - there are some interesting photographs of the parish. There are more on the Parish Past pages of the website, as well as local history. If you have anything we'd all like to see please send it to the Parish email address - email@example.com or use the Contact form above.
Can't find what you want? Use the Search... box at the top of each page.
Have you seen the latest Parish Newsletter?
Mrs Pippa McLardy's role as editor of the Parish Newsletter is much appreciated, and we look forward to reading forthcoming issues. Contributions to the Newsletter, published three times a year, are welcomed - see this page for details on how to submit them.
The Parish Magazine is produced each month by Mrs Pat Challis. The magazine includes information relating to the villages in the three Parishes within the Whinlands Benefice - Aldringham-cum-Thorpe, Knodishall and Friston. The copy date for the magazine is around the middle of each month (usually 16th - 18th) for publication the following month. If you would like something to be included in the magazine you can contact Mrs Challis by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. Emails to the website do not go directly to the Parish Council, but are forwarded as necessary.
If you wish to contact the Parish Council more quickly please do so via the Parish Clerk or a Councillor.
Aldringham-cum-Thorpe Parish Council