reat Glemham is an attractive Suffolk village situated a mile or two to the west of the busy A12 and roughly equidistant between Framlingham and Saxmundham. The parish takes the shape of an irregular triangle formed by two clay ridges flanking the channel of a seasonal watercourse, the Gull, flowing NW to SE to join the upper River Alde which forms its eastern boundary. The heart of the village is centred around a staggered cross roads and contains some fifty dwellings as well as the fine 14C All Saints Church, the Crown Inn, our very own pristine K6 Telephone Box (venue for community events and information) and the modernised village hall.
Although small, with a population of around 200, the village prides itself on being a lively community. There are several clubs and societies, many of which meet in the very well appointed village hall, and it is hoped that informal gatherings at the bar of the Crown will be possible again in the near future.
Although, alas, there is no longer a permanent village store, the village is served by a regular milkman and a grocer/greengrocer and a fishmonger make weekly visits, fresh produce is available from a stand opposite the Crown.
Special Announcement - Great Glemham Parish Council
From the Honorary Clerk, Nicholas Redman
You may have learned that I am resigning my post as Honorary Clerk to the Parish Council. I have enjoyed working as your clerk since 2008. However, it has become clear to me that the clerk’s role has since expanded considerably. Clerks now shoulder additional, significant and formal responsibilities and there are now few (if any) clerks who still work on an honorary basis.
I am working with my parish council colleagues and the prospective clerk, Caroline McEmeny, to make the change as smooth as practicable. However, there is no hiding the fact that the change will cause the parish council’s share of the council tax higher though all parish councillors are working together to limit the increase as much as possible.
The parish council will be meeting in the village hall at 7pm on 9 August. All electors are welcome to attend