Parish Council Snippet

The annual litter pick will be on Saturday 7th April, same day as the ACC Spring Flower Show.
This is an opportunity for anyone to help clear the litter from around the lanes surrounding our village. As always volunteers are asked to gather at The Hut at 10am and will be supplied with gloves, bags and litter pickers. It is never a difficult task and open to all age groups. A short walk along some of the lanes around Sweffling can be a great experience and by clearing the litter that will have accumulated over the winter it can remain a pleasant experience for all. So if you are fit enough to walk we would love to see you do your little bit for our environment. Come along and join us for an hour or two on Saturday morning. All equipment provided, including hi-viz jackets. Questions to Audrey, please, on 663465

Could you benefit from a better bus service?

Some people from Sweffling and the surrounding villages of Great Glemham, Bruisyard and Rendham are trying to get a bus service established in this area. At present they are exploring the possibility. If you think you would use a bus service through Sweffling could you please contact Councillor Audrey Lummis on 663465 as she is kindly acting as our liaison with this group.

Broadband for Sweffling

I recently attended a meeting with an official from Broadband for Suffolk, BB4S, together with Councillors from Bruisyard and Cransford. At present most of the properties in Sweffling are served by a Fibre To The Cabinet, FTTC, solution through the cabinet at Rendham exchange. Whilst this can provide a better service here in Sweffling compared to our neighbours in Bruisyard or Cransford there are still areas in our parish with very poor speeds. This is mainly due to the dependence on the old telephone lines that carry the signals to each premises. A new cabinet has been installed along the B1119 opposite Bridge Farm and when that goes active, sometime this summer, most premises will benefit from slightly higher speeds. To address the problems in out lying areas BB4S and their partners, BT Openreach, are proposing a Passive Optical Network, PON, solution. This will eventually provide a Fibre To The Premises, FTTP, service to properties along both Low Road and Woolnough Lane. Unfortunately this Superfast solution will not be available until 2019.

The next meeting of Swefling Parish Council is scheduled for Tuesday April 10th at 7.30pm in The Hut. All are welcome.