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2019 is an election year and as a result all Parish Councillors must stand for re-election. Palgrave currently has a shortage of Parish Councillors and needs more members of the public to become active Councillors in their village. If you feel passionate about Palgrave, please consider putting yourself forward to become a Parish Councillor. The Parish Elections were uncontested and therefore the results have been issued. Please click here for the Notice of Uncontested Election and the Statement of Persons Nominated. We can co-opt 4 Councillors after 2 May 2019 so if you would like to contribute to the running of Palgrave,please contact the clerk or any Parish Councillor. The following link may be helpful:
Become a councillor: https://beacouncillor.co.uk/
PARISH INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN (PIIP) - Lots of you came forward at the Conversation Cafe held on Saturday 2 March. We had several Parish Councillors available to talk to people and we deemed it to be a great success. Lots of ideas were put forward on how to spend our CIL income and we have incorporated these into the Draft PIIP which is available here to view. Please let us have your final comments by mid June at the latest so we can finalise the Plan and have it officially adopted in the summer. All feedback should be directed to the Parish Clerk. See the June issue of the Palgrave Star for more information.
The general guidelines are as follows:- We have a duty to spend CIL income on providing, improving, replacing, operating or maintaining infrastructure that supports the development of the PC area or anything else concernced with addressing demands that development places on the area.
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/
DISS AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN for full details of the Plan and Palgrave's involvement visit: http://www.dndneighbourhoodplan.co.uk
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 Parish Council currently has seven elected members who serve on the Parish Council. At present there is a need for four more councillors so if you are interested in finding out more details on becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Council or the Clerk. The Councillors are:
Mrs E Collins, Miss M Sneddon (Vice-Chair), Mr N Weston (Chair), Mr M Brown, Mrs W Cooper, Mr D Long and Mrs S Cousins-Clarke.
Councillors' Registers of Interests can be viewed on the Mid Suffolk District Council website - www.midsuffolk.gov.uk.
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
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.
The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday 16th May at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre lounge.
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 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 click here or follow the following links.
The Role of a Parish Councillor
To view full details of planning applications in Palgrave, please visit