This website is run and managed by Palgrave Parish Council on behalf of the village and strives to include as much village information as possible or will direct you to additional websites where applicable.
Please refer to the new Coronavirus page along the top banner. This will be kept as up to date as possible in the current climate. There are new drop down pages to Mid Suffolk District Council and Doctors Surgeries, Prescriptions and Chemists. Please also be aware of any scams surrounding the current situation. There ARE unscrupulous people out there who will try and exploit the situation. Please refer to the Neighbourhood Watch page for the latest information on these scams.
AUGUST 2021 UPDATE REGARDING THE ACCESS ROAD ON THE GREEN:
The Access Road works are currently being constructed. The official order prohibiting vehicles from entering the Access Road from the Diss direction i.e southbound at the Priory Road junction, will take effect from 26 August 2021.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
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 either Suffolk Highways or The Green. 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
Dead Animals on the Road; If you see a dead animal on the road, please report it direct to Mid Suffolk via the folowing link: https://www.babergh.gov.uk › environment › street-care › dead-animals Note this should be for fairly large animals only e.g. badgers and muntjacs etc.
Fly Tipping; If you come across an incident of fly-tipping, please also report it direct to Mid Suffolk via the following link, 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
Bin collection dates for 2021: BMSDC have also issued their annual collection calendars for 2021 on their website.
Please find some useful links to get you started:
The 3 main messages –
- Put glass in a bottle bank, not in your wheelie bin
- No bagged items. Keep your recycling empty, clean and dry
- Keep all food out of your recycling bin. Put any food you cannot eat or compost in your rubbish bin.
- Christmas calendars and information about Christmas tree recycling
- Tool to check your collection day – most residents should know their own collection day, however, anyone who doesn’t have internet access can contact our waste team to check.
- Information about reducing waste and food waste
- What can go in your bins
- Glass recycling
- Recycling Centres
- Recycling specific items A-Z
- Home composting
- Hazardous waste? Head to a household recycling centre or check our hazardous waste collection service.
You can access roadworks information by logging onto one.network for day to day traffic interruptions. They will endeavour to post major road closures where possible. The latest updates on their works can be found on their website at "Temporary road closures for Suffolk Highways roadworks” and on One.Network website. Note that the works to the Access Road will be carried out in the 3rd week of August and temporary diversions will be in place.
Suffolk On Board Public Transport
Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE)
Parking is changing in Suffolk. CPE powers allow authorities to enforce against illegal parking based on existing traffic regulations, aiming to promote safer parking. Find out more about CPE in Suffolk
- Find a map of current traffic regulations in Suffolk - this includes regulations which can be enforced through CPE
- In Palgrave, West Suffolk Council will manage CPE on behalf of SCC.
POLICE REPORTS and Constable's County
As a result of one of July's on-line Police locality meetings, questions were asked about speeding, an issue affecting almost every parish & town. Of the various means of tackling excess speed, one is a two year pilot project being trialled by Suffolk County Council using Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras. These are devices which capture the registration of a vehicle exceeding the speed limit in 20mph & 30mph zones, the data from which generates a warning letter to the registered owner. Should the vehicle be captured by ANPR exceeding the speed limit again, the information is passed to Police for targeted enforcement.
The link below is information from the Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership website explaining the pilot and providing a link to a PDF document including an application form for parishes & towns interested in applying for an ANPR.
The Police newsletters are now called Constable's County. These are issued bi-monthly and the last two editions will always be published for you to view.
The Police are issuing a new flyer in regard to Community Policing during Covid. The latest update from the new Suffolk Constabulary Lead Officer for Covid response, Superintendent Simon Mills is set out below:
LORRIES DRIVING THROUGH PALGRAVE - If you witness a HGV vehicle travelling on a restricted or unsuitable route, please lodge a complaint directly with Suffolk Highways via the reporting tool at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/lorry-management/report-a-heavy-goods-vehicle-incident/ or you can contact the parish clerk. The more details you can provide, the more useful the information. Examples are Owner / Livery on the vehicle, registration number, date and time.
TREE WARDEN - On behalf of the Suffolk Tree Warden Network, we are seeking a volunteer to become a Tree Warden for Palgrave. This is a fairly new initiative due to Mid Suffolk District Council no longer being able to co-ordinate the role. If you are keen, please contact the clerk and she can put you in touch with the relevant people.
Palgrave Emergency Planning
If there was an emergency locally, what would you do? What action would you take? What action would we take as a village? We are developing our own Emergency Plan alongside BMSDC. We need you to contribute to this valuable piece of work by completing the questionnaire that will be delivered with the April 2020 edition of the Palgrave Star. There is also an online version available to those who prefer this option by following the link:- https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SPDQ5QH
Please help us to help YOU by completing the survey by whichever means suits you. Thank you. In the meantime please refer to the Emergency Planning page on the website for up to date severe weather information .
Palgrave is a hive of activity as well as being picturesque and a sheer delight to live in.
If you need modest financial assistance than please visit the Palgrave Welfare Trust page, there could be help at the end of the telephone.
Our Parish Council is an active one and meets regularly at the Community Centre and has a list of projects for 2020 / 2021 to enhance life in the village.
St Peter's is our village church and you will be able to find information and details of church services on their dedicated page.
The Village School page will take you through to information about Palgrave Primary School.
Although Palgrave is only a mile by footpath from the centre of Diss we are right in the countryside so it is not surprising that the village has a Walking Group you can find details of their walks and where they meet on their page under Clubs and Groups.
There is much much more that can be added to the History page so if you have anything to add to the information already published under that page, please e-mail us to get in touch. You can also access the Gallery of Old Photos and Postcards from the History page.
Palgrave Community Centre
Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, IP22 1AE.
To book the centre for an event please contact the Booking Secretary on 07554 945682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Palgrave Community Centre and their objectives by visiting their website www.pdcc.co.uk
The Palgrave Star is now issued online via the PDCC's website and all issues from September 2018 onwards are available to read on their dedicated site.
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