Announcements

 

Urgent notice

13 June 2017

In order to avoid inaccurate information being circulated via social media, the Town Clerk has released this statement:

‘The Trustees of Clare Castle Country Park have asked the Town Council to consider a change to the legal documents in order for the park to be eligible to apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.  Although this item appears on the Town Council agenda for this Thursday’s meeting, the chairman is minded to propose that no decision is made until further information and advice has been taken.  Therefore this item will be proposed to be deferred until the July Town Council meeting.’

Clare Castle Country Park logoClare Castle Country Park survey – update

22 May 2017

Do visit the park’s website and click on ‘have your say on the future of the Park – CLICK HERE’.  It’s a short survey for all visitors and residents which will help the consultants who are advising the park trustees on the full Heritage Lottery Fund bid.

You can also collect a printed copy from the Library or Platform One cafe in the Park.

The latest newsletter from the Trust can be seen here.


Clare  Open Gardens 2017

19 May 2017

Residents of Clare invite you to Clare in Bloom Open Gardens weekend.

CPen gardenome and visit 10 town-centre gardens in Clare during the weekend of Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June between 2 and 5 pm each day.

There will be a variety of gardens open in different locations and of varying size, some of them never before open to the public.  Refreshments with homemade cakes will be available and a Plant stall will enable you to buy  plants to take home. Sunday will include musical diversions  performed by students from Stour Valley Community School.

Cost : £5 admits one adult to all gardens on both days ; children are free.  Tickets available on the day at each open garden or beforehand at Hudgies, Harris and Harris,  and the Pharmacy in Clare.

Clare in Bloom
All Proceeds to Clare in Bloom
Further details Nickie Carpenter, Chair Clare in Bloom
Tel: 01787 278 275   E: cpetenickie(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)aol.com
Find us on the Open Gardens National Directory

Clare Combined Charities Support FundCombined Charities Clare

19 May 2017

Could you use a little extra financial help?

The Support Fund is a new arm of Clare Combined Charities.  Small grants of money are available for ‘residents in the greater part of Clare’ (Clare Parish).  The residents of Clare have for many years been supported through historical trusts managed by the Trustees of Clare Combined Charities.  This includes the management of the Common and of the adjacent land partly set for allotments, the Almshouses and some smaller trusts for making grants for Education support for pupils of secondary school age.

The Charities, through the Trustees, are now able to make small grants to individuals who find themselves in need of a little extra financial help.  These grants may be available from the Charities by application in writing to the Clerk to the Trustees: address below.

Ron Longland, 23 Clarence Road, Clare CO10 8QN
T: 01787 277 769   E: ron.longland(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)btinternet.com


Vehicle-activated signSpeed Indicator Sign

15 May 2017

A new page has been created on this site to show results from our VAS equipment, data that is forwarded to Suffolk Police as part of their attempt to apply enforcement to speeding motorists.


Community Survey

12 May 2017

Community Plan Highlights, the short version of the results and the consequent action plan, is being distributed to residents over this weekend.  The full report may be found in our pages here.  This is the culmination of a town-wide survey collected by councillors and compiled into a set of actions to be completed not just by the Town Council but by other authorities and the people of Clare themselves.  Take the trouble to view these pages and share in our progress.


New book launchClare: a photographic record of the 20th century, by Robin Stone

2 May 2017

Harris & Harris, our town’s leading (and only) bookshop is holding a launch for a new book: Clare, a photographic record of the 2oth century, on Thursday 11 May from 5-7pm.  Compiled by Robin Stone, the 196 page book contains 380 photographs of Clare.  The person who first pre-ordered the book will be presented with the first copy hot from the press.  Robin will be on hand to sign copies.

 


Clare Castle Country Park logoClare Castle Country Park survey

2 May 2017

Do visit the park’s website and click on ‘have your say on the future of the Park – CLICK HERE’.  It’s a short survey for all visitors and residents which will help the consultants who are advising the park trustees on the full Heritage Lottery Fund bid.


Works at Church Farm – again

28 April 2017

A successful attempt was made by Dyno Central to connect up Church Farm surface water drainage to drains in the High Street.  They dug a trench close to the property, temporarily closing part of the pavement.  They completed the work on time within the week.  Entrance to the cemetery was unimpeded; there were parking restrictions in the immediate area.

 

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