Monks Eleigh Parish Council
The newly elected Parish Council will meet on Monday 19th June at 19.30 at the United Reformed Church Hall, The Street, Monks Eleigh.
This is an update on the election process and the business of the council. There was only one nomination for the council for the 4th May Election and
James Hodges was duly elected without contest. But the council did not have sufficient membership to be legal and a call for a further election was issued.
A further 3 councillors were elected as a result of this process, and we now have 4 councillors which is sufficient to be legal. We will be looking for 3 additional
councillors to be co-opted in the next 3 months to get to our full statutory complement of 7. Please consider taking on this important community role.
Your councillors are:
James Hodges, Angela Forrest, Alan Braithwaite, Rupert Perry.
This explains the scope of duties of the councillors in the hope that more will come forward and volunteer.
The council maintains important links with both our District Councillor, Bryn Hurren and County Councillor Robert Lyndsay. We have an income through the council tax
precept of just over £21,000. Your money is used to;
- Manage, maintain and improve the assets and land of the village such grass cutting, play area, tree cutting and footpaths
- Support our local voluntary organisations such as the village hall, shop, church and other local charities
- Pay the clerk and all appropriate insurances and fees.
Additionally, the council has a formal role as a consultee on planning matters and can comment / recommend. We are not the decision-making authority. We are
considering joining in the production of a local plan to guide future planning decisions on development in our village.
We need your help and support in this work. Becoming a councillor is not hugely onerous and is an important contribution to village life.
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A Who's Who on the Parish Council
The table below lists your current Parish Councillors and their areas of responsibilities
Chair Person - Alan Braithwaite - email@example.com 01449 740813
Footpaths & Highways - Rupert Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
Millennium Green Representative - Angela Forrest email@example.com 01449 74041
Planning - Rupert Perry firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing Fields & Common Areas - Angela Forrest email@example.com 01449 74041
SALC Representative - Alan Braithwaite - firstname.lastname@example.org 01449 740813
Parish Council Finance - James Hodges email@example.com
Asset Manager - James Hodges firstname.lastname@example.org
Village Hall Representative - Angela Forrest - email@example.com 01449 74041
Website - Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerk to the Council
2 Northfield Road
Should you have any issues which you would like the Parish Council to assist with - please, in the first instance, contact your Parish Councillor, details as above.
- To encourage owners of those less tidy areas of the village to smarten up and improve those areas.
- To do all that we can to ensure that any proposed new buildings are in line with the Babergh Local Plan and that any building that takes place only enhances the village.
- To improve road safety, especially at the difficult junctions at each end of the village.
- To pledge ourselves to conserve the lovely environment in which we are privileged to live - both aesthetically and ecologically.
- To continue to promote a caring spirit amongst our community and to promote the sustainability of our village.
- To represent the interests of the whole community.