...that a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council, following the resignation of Christopher Eames. If by 17 February 2016 (14 working days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, IP7 6SJ by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 22 April 2016. Anyone who would accept co-option should notify the Parish Clerk as soon as possible.
Dated: 28 January 2016 | Nicola Smith | Proper Officer

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In 2015, Government launched a consultation Strengthening Parish and Town Council Accountability.

This was largely aimed at larger town and parish councils, but has bearing too for all local councils. Here are some reference document with full information on these consultations:

Village sign detail Sign restoration

You may have noticed that the village sign at the bottom of Church Hill, was not looking at its best. There were signs of decay and general weathering. So the sign has be taken down and will now undergo extensive restoration work in the coming weeks. There is quite a bit of work to do on it, but it will look as good as new when it is finally completed.

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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Today's Date

Parish Council Meeting

The next scheduled Parish Council meeting will be on Monday 8th February at 7:30 pm, held in the Monks Eleigh Village Hall. The agenda for this meeting is published below.

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