Little Glemham Parish Council
Little Glemham,Woodbridge, Suffolk
All About Little Glemham
For those unfamiliar with the area, Little Glemham is a rural village
with a population of about 190 and is situated near the coast of
Suffolk, 16 miles North of the county town of Ipswich
Nearby places of interest include the market town of Woodbridge,
noted for its Tide Mill and the Sutton Hoo archaeological site, and
Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival.
For the latest local news, why not consult our local paper, the
Evening Star and for events in a wider area, see What's On.
Suffolk Coastal District Council has an accommodation guide and a
We have many fine listed buildings, including a 19th century
school house, the Grade 1 St. Andrew's Church and the Grade 1
Glemham Hall, once the home of Sir Thomas Glemham. Sadly, the
school has long since closed and is now a private house and we no
longer have any shops or a Post Office, either. We are fortunate in
having a flourishing local pub, The Lion Inn, a fine listed building in
the centre of the village.
The problems which concern us are probably typical of a rural
English village and include:
Road safety, particularly following a Government decision to
cancel a proposed by-pass scheme for our village and several
neighbouring ones. During 2002, the Council took part in a route
study for the A12 road, which bisects the village. This has resulted
in a 30 mph speed limit and other minor changes which should
improve safety but which fails to address all the issues of this
important strategic route. A by-pass scheme for Little Glemham,
together with the neighbouring villages of Marlesford, Stratford St.
Andrew and Farnham, would have helped enormously, but Suffolk
County Council have declined to put it forward for possible
Government Funding. The prospect of a new nuclear power station
at Sizewell has raised the possibility of funding and the Council is
participating in a joint working party with the other villages in
order to formulate a joint policy. Since the start of the Sizewell C
public consultation, the Council has been taking a full part,
including making a response to the Stage One proposals, and
attending joint meetings with other interested groups. Follow this
link to see further details.
Facilities for young people - a community area for the younger
children and meeting facilities for the 13-18 year olds. We lease
and maintain an area of "open space" for use by the community.
We provided a shelter for young people some time ago, and have
now completed the installation of safety fencing and play
equipment. We have recently added two sets of goalposts, in
response to public demand.
The upkeep of the village hall. A £22000 refurbishment, funded
mainly by grants, was completed in 2002, and has brought the hall
kitchen and access up to the latest standards, but there is further
work to be done in tidying up the site and ongoing maintenance. A
major repair of the roof was recently carried out and a new cooker
and refrigerator installed in the kitchen. The Management
Committee organises regular events in order to raise funds, the
Burns’ Night supper being particularly popular. For details of the
latest events, please see the Village Noticeboard page.
On the plus side, many social events are well supported. Many
events are held in the grounds of Glemham Hall throughout the
Our bellringing team has lapsed due to the leading member having
moved out of the district, but not before we managed to make a
recording of them in action. Click here to hear the bells.
This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of
Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Little Glemham
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