Snape in the Domesday Book

Snape appears in 2 entries in the Domesday Book Entry 1 Taxable units: Taxable value 4.9 geld units. 40.0 villtax. Value: Value to lord in 1066 £7.2. Value to lord in 1086 £7. Value to lord c. 1070 £6. Households: 8 villagers. 16 smallholders. 25 free men. Ploughland: 5 lord’s plough teams possible. 8 men’s […]

The Snape Saxon Ship Burial

The Snape Boat Grave By R. L. S. BRUCE-MITFORD, F.S.A. Snape is an East Suffolk village on the north bank of the tidal estuary of the Alde, about five miles west of the small coastal town of Aldeburgh (Fig. 1). Here in 1862 and 1863 a pagan burial- ground was partially excavated.’ It lay exactly half […]

Speed Warning Signs arrive in Snape

Speed warning signs have been introduced to the village by Snape Parish Council. There are two battery powered signs which may be moved to locations on either the A1094 Aldeburgh road or the B1069 going through the village centre. The signs will be managed by the council and periodically moved between the locations in a bid […]

Repair of the River Wall post Surge

The East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board have recently completed the first phase of the repair to the wall which has been raised to 2.9m (to allow for settlement to 2.7m) a significant improvement from the 2.4m it was in December 2013.  The local landowner, Adnams, EA and SCDC have all contributed to the cost and thanks also […]

Road closure – U2313 Gromford Lane

Road closure U2313 Gromford Lane, Snape – Outside The Ferns Reason for closure Repairs to burst water main Date of closure                          06/09/2015 to 09/09/2015 Alternative route Wadd Lane, A1094, Church Road, the Hill, The Street and vice versa  Enquiries regarding this closure should be made to the following:- Applicant TMO Highways Limited Contact Name […]

Police target motorists who fail to belt-up

The following is a Police Connect message. Dozens of drivers have been caught not wearing a seatbelt as police in Suffolk continue with a week-long enforcement campaign. Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit are carrying out checks on motorists and their passengers as part of the Europe-wide TISPOL seatbelt enforcement initiative running […]

UCS Community Safety Survey passes 1000 respondents

The following is a Police Connect message.   An online community safety survey launched by University Campus Suffolk (UCS) this summer has now received over 1000 responses, as members of the public continue to be encouraged to take the opportunity to make their views known. UCS is working with police in Suffolk and Norfolk to […]

Warning on illegal raves ahead of bank holiday weekend

The following is a Police Connect message. Police are urging members of the public and landowners across Suffolk to report any suspicious activity during the August bank holiday weekend, in a bid to crack down on illegal raves and unlicensed music events (UME). Warnings are also being issued to anyone organising an illegal rave or […]

Parish Council Minutes – August 2015

SNAPE PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Snape Parish Council Meeting, held on Monday, 10 August 2015, 7.00pm in the Village Hall. Present:– Cllr Malcolm Varley – Chairman, Cllr Bill Hough, Cllr Graham Woodcock, Cllr Russell Rainger, Cllr Matt Roberts, Cllr Marion Walker, Cllr Mike Hill & Cllr Mary James. In Attendance: SCDC Maureen Jones, 3 members […]

Village Hall Update for August

Snape village fete and fun day proved to be a popular event for those hunting out a bargain! Lots of families enjoyed a great day out and in addition, found plenty of bargains on our bric a brac stall. Hall funds were boosted by £110 thanks to Ilse and Liz and all their hard work […]