Archive for Month: January 2014

  • Highpoint … Collecting the evidence

    I have been back to the Highpoint Estate again tonight to borrow documents from local residents which demonstrate their claim that the MoJ is liable for the upkeep of the roads around the estate. Local people say when they bought their homes the arrangement was they paid a sum equivalent to 1/78 of the purchase…

  • Turbine threat lifted … for now

    Great to read in the Suffolk Free Press this weekend: The company behind proposals to place a 100-metre high wind turbine in Cavendish has chosen not to progress with a planning application. Renewables First, a hydro and wind firm, was exploring plans to locate a turbine at Wales End Farm in Peacocks Road. It lodged…

  • Did the jet wash work?

    No it didnt!  Within a day the water was pouring across the lane again ….     highways are returning ….          

  • Highpoint Meeting Tonight

    Highpoint Estate Residents Association Meeting Wednesday 22 January 7 pm Happy Days Nursery Mary Evans, Councillor for the Clare Division, Suffolk County Council Assistant Cabinet member for Roads and Transport, will lead the meeting.  Mary is working on assembling the evidence that Matthew Hancock, our MP, requires in order to lead a delegation to see…

  • Will the jet wash work?

    As long as I have lived in Stansfield the lane to the village hall has flooded. A few years back the local farmer, Phil Dennis, had the ditch above the lane dug out but still after heavy rain the pipe under the road would be unable to cope and water would flooded the road. This…

  • Meetings Today

    Tuesday 21  January: I am helping out at a session on political awareness for SCC council staff being run from 12noon to 2pm at West Suffolk House. The programme is part of the professional development scheme ASPIRE promoted by SCC Chief  Exec Deborah Cadman. The idea is to give council staff the opportunity to increase…

  • TURBINE THREAT

     A possible proposal to erect a 100 metre high wind turbine a mile from Stansfield has emerged more than three months after being lodged with local planners at St Edmundsbury borough council. The site, at Wales End Farm, Cavendish is in picturesque countryside about a mile from Stansfield and  close to three sites of special…

  • A BIG WELCOME TO THE NEW COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS GROUP

    An impressive group of 11 dedicated volunteers from Ousden, Lidgate, Wickhambrook and Stradishall has set up a new Community First Responders group to cover the four villages. The group’s co-ordinator, Peter Vince says there were 37 incidents in the last year across the four villages to which they could have been called and provided assistance.…

  • Welcome home for II Squadron RAF Honington

     People from Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages will be giving a warm welcome home to No 2 Squadron RAF Honington on Saturday to mark their return from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The troops, who were responsible for the defence of Camp Bastion, will parade through Bury St Edmunds starting from the…

  • Highpoint Estate … the fight goes on

    Although the Ministry of Justice has rejected the appeal Matthew Hancock and I made for it to honour its obligations and repair the roads and street lights … the fight goes on. In a letter to Matthew, Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright,  says responsibility for the maintenance of the estate infrastructure passed to the residents when…