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Wire stretched across cycle paths
Many Martlesham residents cycle through Kesgrave, so be aware of this warning from Suffolk Police.
Police are warning cyclists and pedestrians in the Kesgrave area to be vigilant as wire was found stretched across the cycle path, at head height, in Mead Drive in Kesgrave.
At around 8:30pm last night, Sunday 15 March, a member of the public discovered the wire stretched across the cycle path and a second piece was also discovered. A third piece of wire was then found across a footpath from Ropes Drive.
PC Simon Mortimer from the Kesgrave and District Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
"This is an extremely dangerous and irresponsible thing to do, stretching wire across the paths at head height could cause serious injury to cyclists and pedestrians.
"We are appealing for anyone who has information about this mindless act to contact us to prevent further incidents and someone being injured.”
If you have any information about these incidents or those involved, please call the Kesgrave and District Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference WO/15/472, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
TK Maxx and HomeSense withdrawn proposals for new stores at Martlesham Heath Retail Park
Proposals to build two new stores at the retail park in Martlesham Heath have been withdrawn. See the Ipswich Star article for more info.
Martlesham Heath Control Tower Short Documentary
A nice 6-minute documentary about the Martlesham Heath Control Tower, how the museum came about and the planes that flew from the base.
Press Release - 70 new jobs at risk if new TK Maxx and HomeSense store rejected
This press release from LondonMetric (the property company that owns Martlesham Heath Retail Park) gives the other side of the arguement about local retail development. An artists impression of the development is here.
70 new jobs at risk if new TK Maxx and HomeSense store at Martlesham Heath Retail Park does not the green light
The opportunity to create 70 new jobs at a new TK Maxx/HomeSense side by side integrated format store at Martlesham Heath Retail Park could be lost if Suffolk Coastal Council does not give the go ahead for the new store. The 70 new full-time and part-time jobs would be created at all levels. Most of the staff for the new store would be recruited locally.
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