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Badingham is in the east Suffolk district of eastern England, in the county of Suffolk. It is situated 21.8 miles (35.1 kilometres) north east of Ipswich 35 miles away from Norwich and 13 miles away from the coast. Badingham's name is Anglo-Saxon and means "the farmstead of Beada's people". Badingham contains a significant number of farms, sparse amount of housing, numerous B&Bs as well as St. John's Church.
In the 1870s John Bartholomew, described Badingham as:
- "Badingham, par., E. Suffolk, 3½ miles NE. of Framlingham ry. sta., 3172 ac., pop. 672; P.O.(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))".
The earliest historic data of Badingham is located within the Domesday Book The recordings are indicated below:
- "Badincham / Hadincham: Robert Malet's mother and Walter, Loernic and Robert from her. Church, beehive. 60 goats, 32 pigs. Partly Norman church Okenhill Hall, 1552".
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
If you have an emergency and you don't know who to call, contact Cllr Lisa Sweeney who will do her best to assist you on 07495 122404.
In order to get your queries to the people that can actually help you as quickly as possible, please find below contact information for issues with Suffolk Highways. The Parish Council will always try and help as a conduit but your initial contact should be with the correct authority.
Suffolk Highways can be contacted via the following methods: Telephone 0345 606 6171 or you can use their online Highways Reporting Tool for any of the following concerns via the following website:- https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/highway-maintenance/report-a-highways-issue/
- Blocked drain
- Bridge or highway structure
- Cycle lanes or tracks
- Drain-manhole cover
- Debris, weeds or mud on the road
- Flooding on a road or pavement
- Heavy goods vehicle incident
- Grass cutting
- Lit sign or bollard
- Missing or damaged barriers or guardrails
- Missing or faded road markings
- Obscured, missing or damaged sign
- Pavement defect
- Public right of way
- Street light
- Traffic signal or pedestrian crossing
- Tree or hedge affecting the highway
If you come across an incident of fly-tipping, please also report it direct to East Suffolk via the following link; how to report fly tipping, or let the parish clerk know the full details so she can report it. Fly tipping remains an issue in Suffolk as it does across the entire country, with more than four and a half thousand incidents reported last year alone. It costs hundreds of thousands of pounds to clear and this is paid for by Suffolk residents, as well as farmers and other landowners.
If illegally discarded, waste is traced back to the owner and if a licenced waste carrier hasn’t been used to dispose of the waste, then the owner will be fined. Even if it wasn’t the owner who carried out the act of fly tipping. Members of the public and businesses are being urged to remember the SCRAP code to stop fly tipping in Suffolk:
• Suspect ALL waste carriers
• Check with the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506 that the provider taking your waste away is licensed
• Refuse unexpected offers to have waste taken away
• Ask what will happen to your waste
• Paperwork should be obtained – get a full receipt
THE GREENPRINT FORUM is a group formed under East Suffolk Council which looks at all things green and environmental. They have many varied and interesting projects and issue a regular newsletter full of news and events taking place locally about green issues. Their latest newsletter can be accessed via the link below which includes a section on the Warm Homes project.