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Suffolk Free Press Village Hall article

Angela Forrest, Chairman of Coronation Hall Trust/Monks Eleigh Village Hall and a Parish Councillor, and the committee of village hall trustees and Cllr Peter Day, also of Monks Eleigh Parish Council, would like to make clear that the article that appeared in the Suffolk Free Press on Thursday August 17th, entitled "Fresh Start for Monks Eleigh Village Hall" was written without the involvement, knowledge, consent or approval of Angela Forrest, Peter Day or any of the other village hall trustees or Parish Councillors. A public apology is being sought from Suffolk Free Press and it has been pointed out to the newspaper editor and the author of the article that most of the detail about MESCH is factually inaccurate and misleading. The article reads as though Cllr Angela Forrest and Cllr Peter Day had each been interviewed for the article. In fact the author of the article extracted content from village websites for the words in quotation marks. His source of the incorrect information about MESCH is not known.

Parish ClerkParish Clerk

Applications are invited to the post of: Parish Clerk
Monks Eleigh Parish Council

The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of the Parish Council
The Parish Clerk will be offered training to support this role and must be able to attend evening meetings of the Parish Council. Download the 3 documents here to find out more about this opportunity: Job Description, Person Specification, Full Advert

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Community Speed Watch

The Parish Council have been asked to consider re-starting the Speed Watch Scheme in the village. The Police team that run the scheme have advised that we require a minimum of 6 volunteers before the Police will consider approving the scheme in the village. We therefore need some volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like some further information, could you please contact the Parish Clerk Nicola Smith: by email on monkseleighpc@gmail.com
or by telephone on 07817 170906
or in writing at Stable Flat, 47 High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PY.

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...

What's on...?

The latest edition of What's On in Monks Eleigh is now on-line. Read more here...

Grow your own!

Like to rent an allotment plot?

The rent is £15 per annum, (1st April - 31st March) for a full plot. Smaller allotments could be rented for a "pro-rata" rent. For further information please contact Nicola Smith, the Parish Clerk by:
Post: Stable Flat, 47 High Street, Lavenham, CO10 9PY
or Email: monkseleighpc@gmail.com
Tel: 07817 170906

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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.

Come and grab sally!

Come and join the bell ringers! We need more people to keep the bells ringing out over the village. Find out more here...

Today's Date

Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Monks Eleigh Parish Council will be held on Thursday 21st and then Monday 25th September 2017 at 7:30 pm, in the United Reformed Church Hall. The agenda for this meeting will be published below.

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