COMMUNITY LED PLANNING - our series of events for you to participate in planning for the future of Palgrave will commence this Friday, 26May at the Community Centre. Please see more details under the agenda heading. 

ROAD CLOSURES - there will be several road closures in the village over the next few weeks; Denmark Hill on 18 and 19 May, Millway Lane on 26 and 27 June and Lion Road from 12 to 16 June. For further details visit or email 

2017 ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - The Annual Meeting for Electors of the Parish of Palgrave was held in the Community Centre on 21st April. Almost 70 residents were present, together with Councillors from the County and District Councils and various local bodies and organisations with the meeting chaired by Cllr Mike Bootman. A summary report of the meeting is published on this website. 

It was wonderful to have so many electors turn up, approaching 10% of the adult population, and with the range of questions asked and issues raised it fulfilled its purpose admirably, not least by the 100% endorsement for the Community-Led and Neighbourhood Plans.Hopefully, our County and District Councillors have a greater sense of the feelings of the residents of Palgrave and will in turn be able to better express their views to their own officers and leadership - we in High Suffolk must also be taken note of and receive the same attention as other areas.

With that positive endorsement the work of the Parish Council becomes clearer, and concerningly its planning consultation workload is going to increase dramatically in the near future. We share common aims regarding the aspiration for a new school, but in the most appropriate location, for a reduction in the traffic on unsuitable roads for the safety of our residents and children, and in manageable and sustainable development and associated supporting infrastructure enabling improvements in quality of life whilst retaining that essential closeness and spirit of a village community.

The Annual Parish Meeting was the first of many ‘conversations’ with residents and stakeholders on these themes. We need you and your respective organisations to support and work with us in developing the Neighbourhood Plan. Please offer your help and share your ideas by either emailing the Parish Clerk ( or the Parish Council Chairman ( 


LORRY WATCH - any concerns regarding HGVs travelling through the village can still be reported to

Palgrave Parish Council has nine elected members who serve on the Parish Council. If you are interested in finding out more details on becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk. The Councillors are:

Mrs E Bootman, M. Bootman (Chairman), Mrs E Collins, Ms. V. Pudney (Vice Chairman), Miss M. Sneddon, N. Weston, M Brown, Mrs W Cooper and J Shirley-Smith.  

Registers of Interests for all Parish Councillors can be viewed by clicking HERE

If you require further information with regard to Parish Council matters, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council, Sarah Foote, on 07554 733621 or email:

Or the Chairman: Mike Bootman, 2 Blands Farm Close, Palgrave Diss IP22 1TD. Tel: 01379 640211.

County Councillor: Jessica Fleming

District Councillor : Mr David Burn



NEXT MEETING - Thursday 18 May, Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council.

    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.  Due to the announcement of the General Election, the June meeting has been deferred from 8 June to 15 June.

    Members of the public are welcome to attend, and may be invited to speak during an adjournment of the meeting. Plans relating to planning applications under consideration are usually available to view. Information about planning applications is now only available on the Mid Suffolk website.

    These meetings and other detail/information is displayed on the Parish Council notice board near Forge Close.


    Mid Suffolk D C Planning Pages
    Mid Suffolk District Council Planning Pages 

    Report a problem

    directly to your local authority from fly-tipping to noise



Minutes of previous meetings