Agenda for next meeting
Minutes of previous meetings
Parish, Town and Community Councils are the most direct form of democracy in England and Wales, being the first tier of local government. The very first Parish Councils were created in 1894 but we regretably don't know how long Palgrave Parish has been in existence.
This tier of local government is set to have more responsibilities placed upon it due to changes within the law relating to the Localism Act of 2011, the Audit and Accountability Act of 2014 and a number of other legislation currently being laid before parliament. This will result in a busier Council - from a resident's perspective a more local place to access information and raise concerns.
The Council is an elected body with eleven seats filled by Palgrave residents whose primary function is to ensure that the Parish is efficiently and economically run using a proportion of the annual Council Tax income.
The Parish Council has a broad range of responsibilities some of which can be summarised below:
- The Green (purchased in 2022)
- Churchyard and Cemetery
- Street lighting (note not all of the street lights in Palgrave)
- Statutory consultations on planning issues, working to influence Planning Authority decisions, based on Councillors local knowledge
- Ensuring that the Diss and District Neighbourhood Plan reflects the shared vision for its neighbourhood
We have 3 Speed Indicator Devices fully operational in Palgrave with a fantastic team of volunteers who keep them operational.
Note the Parish Council does not approve of the siting of posters on The Green, or other public land in Palgrave, that could be viewed as contentious. Posters for charity fund raising events are acceptable if permission has first been sought and approved by the Parish Council, on the strict proviso that they are removed as soon as possible after the event has passed.
If you require further information with regard to Parish Council matters please contact the clerk:
Ms Caroline Emeny
2 Old School, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DL
phone: 01986 798422
mobile: 07899 857351
County Councillor: Jessica Fleming
District Councillor: David Burn
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next meeting of the Parish Council is now on Thursday 8 December at 7.30 pm, in the Community Centre lounge. You may still attend remotely as a member of the public, but Councillors are required to attend in person. If you wish to attend remotely, please advise the clerk as a matter of urgency so the necessary Zoho link can be set up and sent to you in advance of the meeting. The agenda is available 3 full days in advance, as required by law, and is displayed in the left hand column on this page, and on the notice board. Note we only offer a basic online or audio service to remotely join the parish council meetings via the clerk's laptop, speakers and wi-fi. A full audio / visual kit costs several £1000's which we do not feel is a justified expense at present.
All meetings are held at the Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. The Parish Council meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month.
Plans relating to planning applications under consideration are available to view via the link on the agenda. Information about all planning applications is available on the Mid Suffolk website.
These meetings and other detail / information is displayed on the Parish Council notice board near Forge Close.
For further information about the Parish Council and its responsibilities, please refer to the following guides:
To view full details of planning applications in Palgrave, please visit