Welcome to the Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council website

The next meeting of Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 7pm in Kelsale Village Hall Committee Room – Agenda to follow.
 2018 Parish Council Meeting Dates – 2018 Meeting dates
Click here for the latest newsletter from the two churches of Kelsale cum Carlton – Kelsale Church Info sheet Feb 2018
Local people can now sign up to the new Garden Waste Collection Scheme being provided by Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Suffolk Coastal District Council is introducing a £43 a year charge for collecting garden waste this financial year (2018/19).

The scheme is optional, with the first paid-for collections scheduled to start from the beginning of May 2018.

It’s quick and easy to sign up, either:

Go online at:  You will need to register, or login to, your My Eastsuffolk account and then complete the form for garden waste

Call Customer Services on 01394 383789, and choosing option ‘0’.

Or, pop in to see our Customer Service staff in the Customer Service Centre in Felixstowe and Woodbridge Libraries.

You will need a debit or credit card to pay. The fee for one bin is £43 for a year (the equivalent of paying about £1.65 per fortnightly collection). You can place your order now and don’t forget to say ‘YES’ to the upgrade.

To view the Parish Council’s Response to the review of the Local Plan – Please click here – KCC Local Plan Response 2017

Parish Councils Response to Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation – Local Plan Response 2015Parish Council’s Response to Local Plan Consultation – Local Plan Response May 2016

Sizewell SZC Stage 2 Consultation:  Kelsale-cum-Carlton Parish Council submitted the following response on behalf of the Parish (please see pdf).  This document was approved at the meeting on the 25th January 2017 .  The Parish Council is not a political organisation and the response was prepared on that basis, however you may wish to be aware that individual Parish Councillors also submitted responses” – Response to Stage 2 Consultation – Sizewell C Stage 2 Pre-Application Consultation – KcCPC Authorised Response 25th January 2017 (1)

Response to Local Plan Consultation – Local Plan Response May 2016
Response to Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation – Local Plan Response 2015

Kelsale and Carlton were formerly separate parishes that became united civilly on 25 March 1885 under the Divided Parishes Act.

The Parishes lie about one mile north of Saxmundham and straddle the old A12 trunk road, with part extending west of the Saxmundham By-Pass that is the new A12.  Kelsale-cum-Carlton is roughly mid-way between Ipswich and Lowestoft and about 100 miles from London.

Kelsale-cum-Carlton is a large Parish, largely agricultural land.  Within the village nearly a thousand folk live, many of whom work in nearby towns or further away in Ipswich or Lowestoft.

We are still fortunate enough in the village to have a Post Office that opens one morning a week. Please make use of the weekly post office as often as you can… We have our own Public House, The Poachers Pocket  and a Village Hall which is the main focus for village activities, hosting all sorts of clubs for the young and old. including the Social Club. The recreation ground provides some great facilities for the younger members of the community.  Why not come along and have a game of boules on the recently installed Petanque pitch.