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Mobile Base StationAvian Influenza update!

The UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has announced an initial 10km Temporary Control Zone around a poultry premises near Redgrave, Suffolk, following investigation into a suspected case of Avian Influenza where laboratory analysis has identified the presence of H5N8.

The affected premises is estimated to contain approximately 23,000 birds. A number have died and it has been decided to humanely cull the remaining birds. Further investigations continue into the nature of the virus detected and to establish the possible source of the infection. The 10km Temporary Control Zone consists of a 3km Zone A and 10km Zone B. The controls in these zones are equivalent to those which would apply in the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone around a confirmed case.

Defra have published full details of the controls in place. You can use their interactive map to check if you are affected by restrictions around the premise. Suffolk Trading Standards are providing regular updates via their social media channels, Twitter and Facebook, as well as to all their Consumer Champions via email (find out how to sign up here).

Starting from Wednesday 15th February, Suffolk Trading Standards will be working with their colleagues in Norfolk Trading Standards to visit all premises within the 3km zone. Read the latest advice and information on avian flu in the UK, including actions to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, advice for anyone who keeps poultry or captive birds and details of previous cases. If you keep poultry you are required to take action to reduce the risk of avian flu spreading. All poultry keepers – whether commercial farmers or those with a small backyard flock – are currently required by law to house poultry or otherwise keep them separate from wild birds.

This is because a Prevention Zone is currently in force across the UK. This applies until 28 February 2017. For advice and guidance on what to do if you keep poultry or to report suspicion of disease in animals, call the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301 or read our detailed guidance on avian influenza. Members of the public should report dead wild birds - such as swans, geese, ducks, gulls or birds of prey - to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77. Defra will then collect some of these birds and test them to help us understand how the disease is distributed geographically and in different types of bird. Public Health England advises the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency is clear that bird flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.

Public Health & Protection
Suffolk County Council
T: 01473 263579 | E: sasha.watson@suffolk.gov.uk | W: www.suffolk.gov.uk/tradingstandards

Mobile Base StationImportant Planning Update!

Proposed Base Station Installation to be located at Wyncolls Hall Farm, Swingleton Hill, Monks Eleigh.

Please see the documents linked in this article, setting out the proposals.
If you have any concerns/comments/observations then please contact Peter Cherry at Waldon Telecoms Ltd directly on peter.cherry@waldontelecom.com or by telephone on 07968 900 088.

Please note that Waldons have given 14 days from the 7 February 2017 before submitting their application to the Local Planning Authority, and as such we would urge you to put forward your comments to Peter Cherry, as a matter of urgency and before the 20th February 2017.

We would be grateful if you would advise the Parish Council of any concerns/comments/observations you make to Waldon Telecoms Ltd. You can email our Clerk at monkseleighpc@gmail.com, or by post at Stable Flat, 47 High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9PY. Thank you.

Download the Consultation Letter, and the plan drawings.

About our village

Monks Eleigh is a small and pretty parish village in the south of the beautiful county of Suffolk. It lies within the District of Babergh, and can be found just to the south and east of the historic wool town of Lavenham and is close neighbours with the picturesque villages of Kersey and Chelsworth. Nearby are the towns of Hadleigh, Long Melford and Sudbury, with Stowmarket, Bury St. Edmunds and the county town of Ipswich also within easy reach. Read more...

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Emergency Plan

The primary aim of the Emergency Plan is to safeguard and protect people and property within Monks Eleigh, and to take appropriate action quickly to recover and restore normal service to the village.
The current Emergency Plan was set up several years ago and would benefit from being updated.

Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire and return it either to:-

  • Nicola Smith, Parish Clerk at Stable Flat, 47 High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9PY, 
  • Or by emailing it to monkseleighpc@gmail.com 
  • Or by dropping into the Village Shop who have provided a secure box for you to place your completed questionnaires into.

If possible, please place you questionnaire in a sealed envelope before placing into the secure box.
Deadline: Please return by no later than 31st March 2017.

Please download a copy of the questionnaire here.

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The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 27th March 2017 at 7:30 pm, in the Monks Eleigh Village Hall. The agenda for this meeting will be published below.

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