Leiston cum Sizewell is a rural town with a population of 5,500. It is situated one mile from the Suffolk Coast and is included in the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Suffolk Sandlings and RSPB Minsmere being close by. This area is a haven for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the Suffolk coastline. It has a diverse community and owes much of its heritage to the Richard Garrett Works, established at the end of the 1700’s. It ran until the early 1970s and the town developed alongside the industry. This is apparent in the style of the town architecture which bears resemblance to the pit towns of south Yorkshire. The Long Shop museum in Leiston displays many of the engines manufactured by Garretts.
Leiston is the home of the oldest purpose built cinema in the country and celebrated its centenary in 2014.

The parade in Leiston partially followed the route of the town’s H company of the 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, on their way to Leiston station to set off for wartime service on August 5, 1914, the day after war was declared.

The parade passed through Old Post Office Square, pausing at the Old Railway Station, before continuing to the Alde Valley Sixth Form Centre Field for a Drumhead Ecumenical Service of commemoration.

The afternoon featured an open-air band concert of music of the First World War period community stalls, and children’s activities.

A new Leiston in the Great War exhibition was also officially opened at the Long Shop Museum.

Leiston 016WHAT SORT OF PLACE WILL YOUR LEISTON BE IN 15 YEARS’ TIME?
Leiston-cum-Sizewell are currently taking advantage of Government legislation to produce something called a “Neighbourhood Plan”. This, once complete, will become a mainstay of the planning system and ensure the town is developed along the lines we, its residents, want.
“What power will this give us?” The neighborhood plan will provide some of the important policies which future planning applications – of all kinds – will be judged against. Therefore it is a document that will have a major say in whether applications in the parish are approved or refused. And that power is in your hands. This has never been the case before, so this is genuinely ground breaking.
To download a copy of the consultation Plan please click Here

Sizewell beach Image by Fiona

Suffolk Coastal’s electoral wards and parishes

Suffolk Coastal District Council is now represented by 42 councillors following the elections on 7 May 2015 – thirteen fewer than previously. Those councillors will represent eleven single-member wards, fourteen two-member wards and one three-member ward across the district – 26 electoral wards in total.

You can view maps of the new and previous arrangements by following the links below:

So who did you vote for to represent Leiston Town Council?

Leiston TC 2015

For images and profile please click here

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WANTED  Cyclists to form cycle club in Leiston…

Interested? to find out more infoprmationm – please contact Phil Willsher on 01728 830149

 

Leiston Chit Chat

May be some off the culprits reside here so here we go Rant started: Too all those that obstruct the single footpath with their vehicles down Orchard road Leiston down side off police station. This is the only safe footway we have too travel down our street. Please park in your postal address street. If you do reside in Orchard road please do not park on the pavement you should know better. Rant over :) PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS POST ... See MoreSee Less

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LOVE THIS...Summers is coming!! Perfect!! Freeze water and chicken stock with toys, carrots, treats, etc to keep dogs from getting bored and overheated in the backyard. For all our dog friends!!! Prob...

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Please take note!! Already heard of one poor dog that had to be rescued today...i mean today of all days- 30°c people!!! Why on earth would u want to take ur dog with u anyway?? Unless ur driving ur dog/s to the beach or for a nice walk somewhere, then leave them at home indoors where they are happy & cool, with food & lot's of fresh water esp on hot days. I would definately safely smash a car window in order to get a dog out, if it was extremely distressed & i would stand up in court & tell them exactly 'why' i did it too!! It's animal cruelty!! Rant over :)..... ... See MoreSee Less

There is a dog in a vehicle that appears hot and distressed, what should I do? For the answer to this question and many others, visit our FAQ section - ow.ly/P7TBJ

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Pleasantly surprised this morning after all the reports of rubbish etc on Victory Road rec, how clean it now is, all I had to do was place three plastic bottles in waste bin & clear up after dirty dog owner, not best pleased about that being a dog walker myself..Selfish dog owner. grrrrr. ... See MoreSee Less

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Suffolk Road Cycling
WANTED Cyclists to form cycle club in Leiston…
Interested? to find out more information – please contact Phil Willsher on 01728 830149
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Sizewell B before the storm, just a figment of our imagination. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here’s your chance to WIN with Balloons Galore Suffolk! Up for grabs is a bottle of Bollinger Champagne and Luxury Thorntons Chocolates. Simply LIKE and SHARE this post to your wall. OVER 18’s ONLY. Closing date for entries is 31/7/15. Good luck! www.balloonsgaloresuffolk.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone need a baby sitter dog walker? Or know of any jobs in Leiston or surrounding areas ... See MoreSee Less

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Leiston is the home of the oldest purpose built cinema in the country and celebrated its centenary in 2014.
Leiston is the home of the oldest purpose built cinema in the country and celebrated its centenary in 2014.
Leiston is the home of the oldest purpose built cinema in the country and celebrated its centenary in 2014.
Leiston is the home of the oldest purpose built cinema in the country and celebrated its centenary in 2014.