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Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk Coastal UK locator map.svg
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Suffolk
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Melton
Incorporated1 April 1974
Government
  TypeNon-metropolitan district council
  BodySuffolk Coastal District Council
  Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
   MPs Therese Coffey
Dan Poulter
Area
  Total344.2 sq mi (891.5 km2)
Area rank (of 309)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank (of 309)
  Ethnicity
98.1% White
Time zone UTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code 42UG (ONS)
E07000205 (GSS)
OS grid reference TM2756349450
Website www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
Coastline at Aldeburgh. AldeburghCoastline.JPG
Coastline at Aldeburgh.

Suffolk Coastal was a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council was based in Melton, having moved from neighbouring Woodbridge in 2017. Other towns include Felixstowe, Framlingham, Leiston, Aldeburgh, and Saxmundham.

Contents

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the municipal borough of Aldeburgh, along with Felixstowe, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Saxmundham and Woodbridge urban districts, and Blyth Rural District and Deben Rural District. The population of the district was 124,298 at the 2011 Census. [1]

Suffolk Coastal district was merged with Waveney district on 1 April 2019 to form the new East Suffolk district. [2]

Election results

There were new ward boundaries in 2003 [3] and 2015. [4]

Party 2003 [3] 2007 [5] 2011 [6] 2015 [4]
Con Conservative 43454437
LD Liberal Democrats 10952
Lab Labour Party 2141
Ind Independent 0022
Greens Green Party 0000
UKIP UK Independence Party 0000
FAC Firefighters Against Cuts 0n/an/an/a
ResultLargest partyConConConCon
Majority31353332
Total no. of seats55555542

Wards represented

Below is a list of wards with the number of councillors they returned in the relevant periods. There were 118 civil parishes and towns distributed amongst these wards.

WardNo. of Cllrs. 2003-2015 [3] Communities 2003-2015 [7] No. of Cllrs. 2015-2019 [4] Communities 2015-2019
Aldeburgh2 Aldeburgh Ward: Aldeburgh Town
Buxlow Ward: Aldringham cum Thorpe,
2
Deben0n/a1
Earl Soham1Earl Soham Ward: Brandeston; Earl Soham; Easton; Kettleburgh; Letheringham
Hasketon Ward:, Charsfield
Otley Ward: Cretingham, Hoo, Monewden
0n/a
Farlingaye1Farlingaye ward: Farlingaye ward of Woodbridge Town
Woodbridge Central ward: Central ward of Woodbridge Town (part)
Woodbridge Seckford Ward: Seckford ward of Woodbridge Town (part)
0n/a
Felixstowe East2Felixstowe East Ward: East ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe North Ward: North ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe South East Ward: South East ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
2
Felixstowe North2Felixstowe Central Ward: Central ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe North Ward: North ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe South East Ward: South East ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
2
Felixstowe South2Felixstowe Central Ward: Central ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe South Ward: South ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe West ward:West ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
2
Felixstowe South East2Felixstowe Central Ward: Central ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
East ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe South Ward:South ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe South East Ward: South East ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
0n/a
Felixstowe West3Felixstowe Central Ward: Central ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
Felixstowe West Ward: West ward of Felixstowe Town (part)
2
Framlingham2Framlingham Ward Framlingham Town
Dennington Ward: Dennington (part); Badingham
Earl Soham ward: Saxtead (part)
2 Framlingham
Fynn Valley0n/a1
Grundisburgh1Bealings Ward: Great Bealings (part); Little Bealings; Grundisburgh & Witnesham Ward: Culpho (part); Grundisburgh;1
Hacheston1Dennington Ward: Bruisyard; Cransford; Rendham; Swefling
Glemham Ward: Great Glemham; Hacheston; Little Glemham; Marlesford; Parham
1
Hollesley with Eyke1Hollesley Ward: Boyton; Butley; Capel St Andrew; Hollesley; Wantisden
Tunstall Ward: Chillesford; Ufford Ward: Eyke
0n/a
Kesgrave East3Kesgrave Ward: Kesgrave East;
Martlesham Ward: Martlesham West
2
Kesgrave West2Kesgrave Ward: Kesgrave West;2
Kirton0n/a1
Kyson1Woodbridge Kyson Ward:
Woodbridge Seckford Ward
0n/a
Leiston3Buxlow Ward: Knodishall
Leiston Ward: Leiston Town
2
Martlesham2Martlesham Ward: Martlesham 2
Melton0n/a2
Melton and Ufford2Melton Ward: Melton
Ufford Ward: Ufford; Pettistree
0n/a
Nacton2 Kirton Ward: Hemley; Newbourne; Waldringfield
Nacton Ward: Brightwell; Bucklesham; Foxhall; Levington; Nacton; Purdis Farm; Stratton Hall
0n/a
Nacton and Purdis Farm0n/a1
Orford and Tunstall1Orford Ward: Gedgrave; Iken; Orford; and Sudbourne
Tunstall ward: Blaxhall; Tunstall
0n/a
Orford and Eyke0n/a1
Otley1Hasketon Ward: Boulge; Bredfield; Burgh; Dallinghoo; Debach; Hasketon (part)
Otley Ward: Clopton; Otley
0n/a
Peasenhall1Bramfield an Cratfield Ward: Cookley (part); Cookley; Cratfield; Heveningham; Huntingfield; Linstead Magna; Linstead Parva; Walpole; Yoxford Ward: Peasenhall (part); Sibton 0n/a
Peasenhall and Yoxford0n/a1
Rendlesham1Tunstall Ward: Campsey Ash; Rendlesham 1
Riverside1Martlesham Ward: Martlesham North ward
Woodbridge Central Ward: Central ward of Woodbridge Town
Woodbridge Riverside Ward: Riverside Ward of Woodbridge Town
Woodbridge Seckford Ward: Seckford ward of Woodbridge Town
0n/a
Rushmere St Andrew3Rushmere Ward: Rushmere St Andrew 0n/a
Saxmundham2Kelsale Ward: Kelsale cum Carlton; Theberton
Saxmundham Ward: Saxmundham Town
2
Seckford1Woodbridge Seckford Ward: Seckford ward of Woodbridge Town (part)
Woodbridge Central Ward: Central ward of

Woodbridge Town (part)
Woodbridge Riverside ward: Riverside ward of Woodbridge Town (part)

0n/a
Snape1Buxlow Ward: Friston (part)
Snape Ward: Benhall; Farnham; Snape; Sternfield; Stratford St Andrew
0n/a
Sutton1Alderton & Sutton Ward : Alderton, Bawdsey, Ramsholt, Shottisham, Sutton; Sutton Heath (from 2012) [8]
Ufford Ward: Bromeswell
0
Tower0n/a2
The Trimleys0n/a2
Trimleys with Kirton3Kirton Ward: Falkenham; Kirton
Trimleys Ward: Trimley St Martin; Trimley St Mary
0n/a
Walberswick and Wenhaston1Bramfield & Cratfield Ward: Bramfield (part); Thorington
Walberswick Ward: Blythburgh; Walberswick; Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet
0n/a
Wenhaston0n/a1
Wickham Market1 Wickham Market 1
Witnesham1Bealings Ward: Playford (part); Tuddenham St Martin; Westerfield
Grundisburgh & Witnesham Ward: Swilland (part); Witnesham
0n/a
Woodbridge0n/a3
Yoxford1Westleton ward: Darsham; Dunwich; Middleton; Westleton
Yoxford Ward: Yoxford
0n/a
Total5542

Arms

Coat of arms of Suffolk Coastal
Notes
Granted 10th December 1975.
Crest
On a wreath of the colours in front of a port between two square towers Proper issuant therefrom a rising sun of seven rays a mitre Or.
Escutcheon
Barry wavy of eight Azure and Argent a lymphad sail set Or flying flags and pennon of St. George on a chief Or three pellets that in the centre charged with a cross engrailed and the others each with an escallop of seven lobes Or.
Motto
New Views To Life. [9]

Related Research Articles

Aldeburgh Human settlement in England

Aldeburgh is a North Sea coastal English town in the county of Suffolk, north of the River Alde. Its estimated population was 2,276 in 2019. It was home to the composer Benjamin Britten and has been the centre of the international Aldeburgh Festival of arts at nearby Snape Maltings, founded by Britten in 1948. It remains an arts and literary centre, with an annual poetry festival and several food festivals and other events. As a Tudor port, Aldeburgh gained borough status in 1529 under Henry VIII. Its historic buildings include a 16th-century moot hall and a Napoleonic-era Martello Tower. Second homes make up about a third of its housing. Visitors are drawn to its Blue Flag shingle beach and fisherman huts, where fresh fish are sold daily, by Aldeburgh Yacht Club, and by its cultural offerings. Two family-run fish and chip shops are listed among the best in the country.

Leiston Town in Suffolk, England

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East Suffolk line

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Suffolk Coastal (UK Parliament constituency)

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The Aldeburgh branch line was a railway branch line linking the town of Saxmundham on the East Suffolk line and the seaside resort of Aldeburgh. There were intermediate stops at Leiston and Thorpeness. Part of the line remains in use for nuclear flask trains servicing Sizewell nuclear power station.

Suffolk Coastal District Council in Suffolk, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 55 councillors have been elected from 34 wards.

North Warren RSPB reserve

North Warren RSPB reserve is a nature reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in Suffolk, England. It lies on the Suffolk coast on the north edge of the town of Aldeburgh and to the south of Thorpeness and includes the Aldringham Walks area of heathland to the north. It is within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Suffolk Heritage Coast area. Noted for its populations of Eurasian bittern, European nightjar and other bird species, it covers a range of coastal habitats and is protected with SSSI, SPA conservation status.

East Suffolk District Non-metropolitan district in England

East Suffolk is a local government district in Suffolk, England, which was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts. At the 2011 census, the two districts had a combined population of 239,552.

All of the 55 Councillor seats for Suffolk Coastal were up for election on Thursday 5 May 2011. This was held on the same day as other local council elections across England.

All of the 55 Councillor seats for Suffolk Coastal were up for election on Thursday 3 May 2007. This was held on the same day as other local council elections across England.

All of the 55 Councillor seats for Suffolk Coastal were up for election on Thursday 3 May 2003. This was held on the same day as other local council elections across England. The elections were held after boundary changes.

Firefighters Against Cuts was a political party formed in 2003 which fought a small number of seats in the 2003 United Kingdom local elections. It was registered on 20 March 2003.

References

  1. "District population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (24 May 2018). "The East Suffolk (Local Government Changes) Order 2018". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  3. 1 2 3 Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2003 Suffolk Coastal". Local Elections Archive Project. Andrew Teale. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. 1 2 3 Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2015 Suffolk Coastal". Local Elections Archive Project. Andrew Teale. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  5. Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2007 Suffolk Coastal". Local Elections Archive Project. Andrew Teale. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  6. Teale, Andrew. "Local Election Results 2011 Suffolk Coastal". Local Elections Archive Project. Andrew Teale. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  7. "Final recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Suffolk Coastal" (PDF). Local Government Commission for England. 2001. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  8. "Suffolk Costal District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) (Sutton) Order 2012" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England . Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  9. "East of England Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 9 March 2021.

Coordinates: 52°05′46″N1°19′22″E / 52.0961°N 1.3227°E / 52.0961; 1.3227