Barnham Parish Council meets every second Tuesday of alternate months at 7.30pm in the side room of the Village Hall.
There is a full council meeting in January, March, May, July, September and November and all meetings are open to the public.
Additional planning meetings may also be held according to need.
Draft minutes of the Barnham Parish Council held on Tuesday, 14th November will be posted on the Parish Council page of this website and displayed on the notice board by the Village Hall shortly. The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Minerals and Waste Local Plan – Preferred Options Consultation. Following Suffolk County Council’s consultation at the village hall on 6th November, the parish council will be submitting a statement of objection. Residents are also able to make comments until 5pm on 11th December 2017 direct to Graham Gunby, Senior Policy Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 264807. This link refers to the Barnham site www.suffolk.gov.uk/assets/planning-waste-and-environment/Minerals-and-Waste-Policy/Barnham-Site-Selection-Report.pdf. Please contact the clerk by 6th December if you have comments that should be taken into consideration for the parish council’s response.
Polite Notice - Parking on village green. Please could parents/carers NOT park on the village green when dropping off and picking up children!
Possible funding for a community/youth project. The former Barnham Cricket Club funds have been deposited with the Parish Council. Please contact the clerk if you have a project in the village that could benefit from a little financial help.
Reminder ... Don't forget it's really, really easy to report potholes, faulty lamp posts, flooding etc. Just check out the Suffolk County Council website's home page. For information, following the November meeting the clerk will be looking at a possible new "dog litter" bin in Water Lane and requesting the missing sign post for "Mill Lane". There are still some lamp post issues and tree works that need completing in the village.
Barnham Parish Council Facebook Page. A facebook page has been set up and we will be using this as a virtual "Notice Board" for a couple of months to see if local residents are interested. Please contact any of the parish councillors or the clerk if you have any queries regarding this.
Village Life - Take a look at the News & Events page to see what is happening in the village - "The Link" is delivered to every house each month.
BT Payphone and kiosk - The parish council has now "adopted" the village telephone kiosk. Thanks to local residents who will be taking care of it. In particular, thanks to Karen Inge and her husband Trevor for organising the new paintwork - do take a look if you are passing!
Community Speedwatch - Barnham Parish Council's Community Speedwatch scheme is up and running - you may have seen them in the village by the church ... this will help to ensure that traffic through the village sticks to the speed limit. We have a number of volunteers already but are looking for more. The commitment will require a couple of hours per month and you will be fully trained by Suffolk Police. If you would like to take part please contact John Bauer on 01842 890093 or click here to email him. Cllr. Bauer would like to thank volunteers already helping and in particular Mr. R. Aitken who stores the equipment and often stands in at very short notice.
New single council for west Suffolk - There is a proposal by Forest Heath District and St Edmundsbury Borough to create a new single council for west Suffolk. You can go to www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/singlecouncil to find out more.
Older Persons' Information Fair - Taking place in the Apex on Friday 1st December 10:30AM-1:30PM, Jo Churchill MP is hosting an Older Persons’ Information Fair in Bury St. Edmunds. This is a helpful community event, with the specific aim of providing information to older people, on a range of issues.
Cold calls from bogus bailiffs - West Suffolk Council have asked us to share the following information: There has been an increase in cold calls to the public from bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. Fraudsters are requesting payment by bank transfer and if refused they threaten to visit the people’s homes or place work in order to recover the debt that is owed. From the reports we have received a range of different businesses and individuals are being targeted. How to protect yourself: Make vigorous checks if you ever get a cold call associated with a bailiff; If you work for a business and receive a call or visit from bailiffs or debt collectors, be sure to speak with your manager or business owner first. Never pay the debts yourself on behalf of the business you work for; some fraudsters have suggested employees do this whilst talking with them, suggesting they can then be reimbursed by their employer, when in reality the debt is non-existent; Request details of the debt in writing to confirm its legitimacy; Do not feel rushed or intimidated to make a decision based on a phone call. Take five and listen to your instincts.
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