Wickham Market Parish Council Website


Important Notice - Work is underway on a review of the Suffolk Coastal District Council Local Plan. The new Local Plan will guide development in the District over the next 15 to 20 years. As part of the review, SCDC are looking for sites that have the potential for new development. This includes new housing (5+ dwellings), employment and industrial, retail, community facilities, open space and more.

Sites received will be included in the first consultation on the new Local Plan in early 2017.  Sites should be submitted to the Council by Friday October 28th 2016 either by completing the online e-form or downloading site submission forms or alternatively by contacting the planning policy team. Details can be found on Suffolk Coastal District Council’s webpages.  For further information please see poster - Call for Sites Poster

 Please find below a link to the public consultation on the devolution proposal for Suffolk and Norfolk. 


Please find below the link to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough public consultation.


What is devolution? 

Devolution is the redistribution of power and funding from central to local government.

This means that more decisions are made locally by combined authorities.

A combined authority is a partnership where councils join together to make collective decisions on matters that affect the whole area.

Watch the video for a quick guide to how devolution works. To learn more about devolution, click the button below to visit www.local.gov.uk  

Wickham Market is a friendly, thriving community of around 1700 people.  We have our own local school, library, GP surgery, dentist, library, shops (including a World renown quilting shop) and village hall.  We are uniquely placed in a semi rural setting yet only half an hour from Ipswich, 90 minutes by train from London and well served by public transport.

Please use this site to gain information on what is being discussed by the Parish Council, local news, events, local businesses, clubs and societies in Wickham Market. And if you would like to promote your own local charity, business or event, please contact Jo Jones (Parish Clerk on wickhammarketparishclerk@gmail.com or 01394 459400 so that we can help you to make it a success.  If you are an organisation and would welcome volunteers or you yourself want to be a volunteer, please go to our Volunteer page.

We welcome any comments or suggestions about this website so please don't hesitate to contact Jo Jones Parish Clerk.

Please do take a look at our PhotoGallery of our beautiful village, both past and present. If you have photos you would like to see on the site, please e-mail these to Jo Jones (Parish Clerk on wickhammarketparishclerk@gmail.com. 

Wickham Market Primary School is looking for people who could spend a couple of hours a week to listen to some of the school children read.  Training will be given and you will need to go through a CRB check (the school arranges and pays for this). The children are great and enjoy the valuable experience. If you are interested, please e-mail wickham.admin@avocetacadamy.org.  

Could you offer support to a family raising young children? Home-Start  - a brilliant organisation- is looking for volunteers. For more information click on Home-Start.

Val, a Wickham Market befriender with Age UK Suffolk, has given an interview sharing her experiences of being a volunteer befriender. You can hear her by going to the Age UK website.  typing wireless Val befriending into Search and click on 3rd or 4th item down - David Hamilton interviewing a volunteer.



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