Council Projects

The Councillors are committed to making Rendlesham a quality place to live.

Jubilee Masterplan

The results of the extensive Neighbourhood Plan and other Jubilee Park consultations fed in to the Jubilee Park Master Plan which comprises a series of outcomes to be delivered by the Parish Council over the short term, medium term and longer term.

Short term results are being seen already: the edging boards have been replaced to hold in place the bark chippings for a safer playground surface, the bark has been renewed and the fencing repaired. The outdoor gym has been installed alongside a new tarmaced pathway to increase accessibility, the fencing replaced on the multi sports court, the tennis courts and Pavilion opened up to private bookings, the Wildlife area landscaped and Youth Football introduced. In addition, new play equipment has been installed for the Under 5s within Jubilee Park where the existing play area is located. This will enable children of differing ages within a family or group, to play together in one place with parents and carers able to participate in the fun using the nearby outdoor gym.

Fireworks Display

The Fireworks Display is held annually at Jubilee Park.  

Christmas Lights

The first Christmas Lights display was launched in December 2011 in the village square. Following on from its success, Cllr Kay Nash now organises the annual switch on event which signals the start of the festive season for Rendlesham. Usually the switch on takes place on the first Sunday of December. The Christmas Craft Market, first launched in 2014, is a welcome addition to the proceedings as is the Christmas Card Competition and now the Christmas Tree festival run by St Felix Church which usually takes place on the first weekend of December.

Rendlesham Show

Following on from the hugely successful Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in June 2012, the Parish Council now holds an annual summer show in early June each year. Carole Wilson has led the way with outstanding shows attracting massive audiences and great entertainment.

The 2018 event - with a Magic Myths and Legends theme - was held on 9th June 2018. The 2019 Show will be held on Saturday 8th June so watch this space!

Safer Rendlesham Project

This project aims to investigate and take forward more Neighbourhood Watch Schemes, Street Watch Schemes and to develop the Community Speed Watch Scheme. The Scheme has also been responsible for attracting the Police Mobile Speed Camera to the outskirts of the village in an attempt to slow down traffic along on the A1152.

Cllr Harding kindly heads up the Community Speed Watch Team and more volunteers are invited to join. For more information, please contact Nigel Harding or the Parish Office.

Rendlesham Parish Council takes any anti social behaviour very seriously and works with the Safer Neighbourhood Team (Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Coastal Council Officers) to make the community in which we all live, a safer place. In the first instance please report any non-emergency ASB direct to the Police (phone 101) or call the Suffolk Coastal Safer Neighbourhood Team on 01394 444 763.

Motor vehicle ASB Reporting forms can be found by clicking here.

Youth Group Charity

To ensure the future of a Youth Group in the village, the Parish Council is the Charity Trustee and oversees the running of the club. Supervised junior sessions for the under 12s are held in the Community Centre every Tuesday during school term time, and two 'drop in' senior sessions are held for the over 13s every Wednesday and Thursday term time only. The sessions are constantly under review and change from time to time to suit the age groups using the youth services.

Installation of additional grit bins

Following consultation with residents, the Parish Council have installed an additional 4 grit bins around the village bringing the total to 15 grit bins. The Parish Council is now looking for "Snow sponsors" to sponsor the upkeep of the bins, and "Snow Champions" to spread the grit. Insurance is available through Suffolk County Council for all registered volunteers who kindly volunteer to clear the snow. For further information, please contact the Parish Office.