Monks Eleigh Parish Council
Due to the resignation of a Parish councillor Monks Eleigh Parish Council have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.
• Do you want to serve your Community?
• Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
• Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
• Are you concerned about your local area?
• Do you want to represent the views of local people?
If you would like to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of your local Community, why not step forward and apply to become a Monks Eleigh Parish Councillor?
A Parish Council is the closest level of local government to the community. It is a local authority in its own right that makes decisions on behalf of the residents in its “parish”. Becoming a Parish Councillor is a rewarding experience and is often described by those that get involved as a way of giving something back to their community.
If you are interested in serving as a Parish Councillor, further details including criteria to be met to be eligible to apply and application form are available from the Parish Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01449 677882
Lucinda Rogers, Clerk to Monks Eleigh Parish Council
NOTICE OF VACANCY OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF MONKS ELEIGH
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 17 February, 2021 (14 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 the address below 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 on 6 May, 2021.
Dated 28 January, 2021
Proper Officer: L Rogers
A reminder that dogs are not allowed on the Recreation field
A polite notice to parishioners – please clean up after your dog!
A number of residents have complained to the parish council about the amount of dog-related fouling in Monks Eleigh, especially around the recreation field. Dogs are not permitted on the recreation field.
All dog owners have a legal duty to clean up dog mess immediately after their animal fouls a public place. Dog mess laws do not allow the excuse of ‘not noticing’ that the canine has fouled.
As well as being an eyesore, potential health hazard and a nuisance, on most public land it is an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up after your dog after it has fouled. Babergh Council has powers to issue 'on the spot' Fixed Penalty Notices of £50, or to prosecute in the criminal courts, which could lead to a fine of up to £1,000.
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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 - Angela Forrest - firstname.lastname@example.org 01449 74041
Vice Chairman - Patti Derry - email@example.com 01449 741447
Footpaths & Highways - Elizabeth Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org 07749226299
Millennium Green Representative - Patti Derry - email@example.com 01449 741447
Planning & Affordable Housing - Patti Derry - firstname.lastname@example.org 01449 741447
Playing Fields & Common Areas - Victoria Keitley-Webb - email@example.com
SALC Representative - Will Sykes - firstname.lastname@example.org
MESCAL (shop) Representative - Victoria Keitley-Webb - email@example.com
Parish Council Finance - Alan Braithwaite - firstname.lastname@example.org 01449 740813
Asset Manager - Alan Braithwaite - email@example.com 01449 740813
Village Hall Representative - Angela Forrest - firstname.lastname@example.org 01449 74041
Website - Peter Day - 01449 743686
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.