What We Do

Local government in Suffolk has three levels. We are the third level. Martlesham's local council concentrates upon improving the experience of living in Martlesham for our residents. We do this by enhancing our built and natural environment, providing sports and recreational facilities and supporting community groups.
It is also a vital part of our role to represent the interests of residents before planners and when consultations on infrastructure and other developments affect our community.

Council Meetings

Parish Council Meetings are held once a month, on the first Wednesday, and are where the councillors agree actions and proceed with duties.


Responding to Planning Applications is a core part of Martlesham Council's responsibilities, and we respond where necessary and give our recommendation to all planning applications within the Parish.

Clerk/Chief Officer to Martlesham Parish Council
We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead our organisation forward in the next stage of its development. The role of Clerk/Chief Officer is a rewarding and fulfilling one requiring an individual who is flexible and committed to excellence in developing services in the community.
Salary range £19.41 - £22.04 per hour (SCP 29 - 34) depending on experience and qualifications. Full time equivalent £37,336 - £42,403.
Working hours between 33 - 37 per week; availability on Wednesday evenings essential.
Benefits include membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working and the ability to work from home at times.
You can contact the current Clerk at Martlesham Parish Council, Parish Room, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, Woodbridge IP12 4PB, telephone 01473 612632 or email clerk@martleshamcouncil.org.uk.
Deadline for applications is Monday 29th July 2024, 12noon.
Interviews to be carried out week commencing 5th August 2024.
See Relevant Documents here

Notice For The Exercise of Public Rights for Accounts for 2023-2024
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Wildlife Friendly Garden Competition
Martlesham Council has launched a photography competition to find the best wildlife friendly gardens in the parish during 2024. Please send photos of your garden as it was in January, February or March. Next month, we will ask you submit any photos you may have of your garden in April, May or June. There will be a submission limit of one photo per person per month. If possible, try to orientate your photos so that they are landscape rather than portrait.
All photos should be submitted to: enquiries@martleshamcouncil.org.uk
We are delighted to announce that 'Martlesham in Bloom' have kindly offered to provide some prizes for the winners of this competition. Please do get out into the garden this month and take some photos in order to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous garden-related prize.
March is the last chance to plant bare rooted trees until the autumn. If you have a hedge, now is a good time to fill in any gaps. Hedges provide food and shelter for wildlife and act as corridors and steppingstones helping species move from one habitat to another. This month, carry out some spring sowings of wildflower seeds, adding annuals such as field poppy and cornflowers for a burst of colour.
For inspiration here are some photos taken by one of our councillors.

Martlesham Fete
Martlesham Fete is being held 20th July!
There will be two main areas with performances from John Studd, who specialises in Elvis songs, the Kesgrave Singers, a choir of Rock singers and our very own Martlesham Brass!
We will also have a children's story teller and a sports area, where there will be demonstrations from a Street Dance Company and a Karate group - displays not to be missed!
We have stalls from last year, which include the RSPCA and Woodbridge Lions. These national bodies will be joined by smaller local groups which support charities such as the Woolly Wonders and Home Start, with quite a few more in the pipeline.
We also welcome exhibitors from local businesses which will include crafts, books and cosmetic products.
A third group of stalls will be from those organisations which make Martlesham a great place to live in, as they provide facilities and services for us all and crucially in this day and age work towards safeguarding our environment. These include the Parish Council, Martlesham Heath Householders and Martlesham Climate Action; joined by Suffolk Repair Shed and Transition Woodbridge.
Stalls are still being booked so this can only give a flavour of what to expect. If you are interested in having a stall to publicise your business, crafts or activities please contact the organisers at mvfete@gmail.com.

Upcoming Meetings

Please note that Parish Council meetings will be held in the Parish Room, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham, IP12 4PB.

All meetings start at 7.30pm and are open to the public, who are welcome to ask questions or make comments to the council during a public forum. A list of the upcoming meetings can be seen below: