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:
- Churchyard and Cemetery
- Street lighting
- 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 but as Covid restrictions ease, we will need more volunteers to share the load of changing batteries and alternating capture direction. If you would like to be part of our team of volunteers, please get in touch with the clerk.
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 will be on Thursday 14th October at 7.30 pm in the lounge of the Community Centre. You may still attend remotely as a member of the public, but Councillors are required to attend in person. Full details of how to access the meeting are published on the agenda as usual, available 3 full working days in advance, as required by law, and will be displayed in the left hand column on this page, and on the notice board. The wearing of face masks is a personal choice.
There will be a meeting of the Cemetery Committee in the lounge of the Community Centre at 7pm on Wednesday 22 September. Please refer to the agenda on the left hand side. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
Previous information regarding meetings:
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 links 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