His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021
On behalf of all Councillors and staff of Brantham Parish Council we would like to send our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the sad news that His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away.
Suffolk County Council website has more information on how residents and Councillors can pay their respects which includes an online book of condolences. Use this link.
Plans exist to allow for a timely, appropriate and dignified response and the County Council website will be updated over the coming days.
A Suffolk online book of condolence has been opened at www.suffolk.gov.uk/condolences.
The Royal Household online book of condolence can be found here www.royal.uk
COVID-19 UPDATES AND INFORMATION
Lockdown restrictions in England have been eased from Monday 29th March 2021. You are allowed to meet outside, including in private gardens, in groups of six, or as two households. Outdoor sporting activities, including team sports, have resumed. From Monday 12th April, hospitality venues such as pubs and coffee shops may serve customers seated outdoors. Non-essential retail; hairdressers; and public buildings, including libraries and community centres, may also re-open from this date. Social distancing measures still apply. It is anticipated, provided the 'roadmap' out of lockdown stays on track, that all Covid restrictions will be lifted on 21st June 2021.
The coronavirus situation is fast-moving and there is an increasing amount of misinformation online. Please use government advice to inform decisions and be checking that advice regularly.
- Public Health England has FAQs that will be updated regularly
- Guidance, developed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, aims to assist employers and businesses in providing advice to their staff
- Advice from ACAS may be useful in considering any employment-related matters
Please click here to find attached a flyer detailing what the current restrictions from 12 April 2021 mean for you.
For updates from the Parish Council please click here.
How to protect yourself and others - for all information please use the links below:
REMEMBER: Coronavirus - what you need to do:
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
YOU CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE SYMPTOMS
Welcome to Brantham's website
This website is provided to keep residents of Brantham updated on the latest news and events, inform potential visitors and new residents about the facilities available. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@pc_brantham).
Brantham is a large village of about 2,482 acres in the Stour Valley with a population of more than 2,300. The river forms one of its boundaries and it is surrounded by picturesque countryside including the villages of Stutton, Tattingstone, East Bergholt and Flatford (famous for inspiring many paintings of John Constable and known as Constable Country).
The village is ideally situated halfway between Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk and historic Colchester, Essex. Their shops, facilities, bars, restaurants and nightlife are easily accessed by public transport as well as by car.
Manningtree, reputedly the smallest market town in England, lies across the River Stour and its railway provides fast links to London, Norwich, the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe and the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
Brantham is lucky that it has many amenities including, churches, pubs, a local foodstore that also has a Co op, a cafe, chinese restaurants, a vet, three play areas, a preschool and a primary school. There are many groups within the village covering most age groups and a diverse range of activities. Some of these are held at the Village Hall whilst many of the sporting activities take place at the popular Leisure Centre with its playing fields and courts.