Martin Redbond

Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Claydon and Barham Ward Learn more

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Mid Suffolk still top dry recycler in England

by martinredbond on 26 November, 2007

 Figures have just been released by Defra (Department of Envronment, Food and Rural Affairs) which measure the levels of waste for each Council in England. The aim is to expose the best and worst performing local authorities. For the second year running, Mid Suffolk District Council is leading the way in Suffolk and is helping […]

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Constituency AGM

by martinredbond on 23 November, 2007

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich Liberal Democrats held their AGM and elected the following officers for 2008: Chair: Martin Redbond Vice Chair: Andrew Houseley Secretary: Kay Field Treasurer: Audrey Lilley Membership Secretary: John Field After the meeting members discussed the environment, in particular nuclear power, renewable energy, energy from waste and excess packaging. Members watched excerpts from […]

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Kitchen compostable collections

by martinredbond on 19 November, 2007

Attended a meeting with councillors and council officers from the Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils to investigate a kitchen compostable kerbside collection scheme. This will not only help reduce the waste going to landfill which is becoming increasingly more expensive for local authorities but will help the Councils to achieve their recycling target of […]

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Ward issues

by martinredbond on 16 November, 2007

Met with fellow District Councillor for the Barham and Claydon Ward, Mohammed Touman. We discussed issues that had been brought up in the area including provision for young people and the use of our country lanes by unsuitable HGVs. These are two subjects we will come back to.

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Mid Suffolk District Council budget

by martinredbond on 15 November, 2007

Chaired the Council’s Scrutiny Committee which meets monthly to review issues and policies that effect the people of Mid Suffolk. On this occasion we reviewed the budget setting process and made a number of recommendations regarding public consultation, elected member financial training, member input into the budget and access to external funding. The actual budget […]

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Safer Neighbourhood Teams

by martinredbond on 14 November, 2007

  I attended the Mid Suffolk South Safer Neighbourhood Team meeting at Stowmarket Police Station ( as a representative of Mid Suffolk District Council. The Tasking meeting takes place each month and decides the policing priorites in the area. The local police  have been monitoring HGV traffic movements  in Claydon village. They have contacted all businesses in […]

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Green waste recycling

by martinredbond on 13 November, 2007

   Attended the Council’s Environment Policy Panel meeting as an observer. As a member of the Council’s Household Waste Collection Task and Finish Panel I was interested in two reports, one on a chargeable garden waste collection and a second on a commercial waste and recycling scheme. Both will go forward for consideration by the […]

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Healthy Schools

by martinredbond on 12 November, 2007

Healthy Schools As a School Governor at Claydon High School I chair the Healthy School Task Group. The school has been working towards Healthy Schools accreditation for some twelve months and this meeting was with Jan McGuire, the Suffolk Healthy Schools Co-ordinator who was providing hands-on guidance on how to input on-line the evidence needed for the self-validation process. […]

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Local Development Framework

by martinredbond on 12 November, 2007

Attended Parish Council meetings in Claydon/Whitton, Hemingstone and Henley in one evening . It is extremely difficult to be in three places at once but very important as the meetings provide me with the opportunity to hear about the current issues in the villages. It gave me the opportunity to update Parish Councillor’s on the Local […]

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New website

by martinredbond on 10 November, 2007

Welcome to my website. I hope it proves to be informative to all the residents living in the villages of Akenham, Barham, Claydon, Hemingstone, Henley and Whitton Rural who re-elected me as their District Councillor in May this year.

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