Author Archives: Chris Pitt

Parish council update

At the Parish Council meeting held on 16 May, many thanks were expressed for the large number of volunteers who turned up on Sunday 1 May to pick up litter. As ever, it was not the centre of the village which had most litter but the roads leading into and out of Gislingham, indicating it was most likely car drivers who

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Parish council update

Due the early deadline for The Messenger this month it had not been possible to provide a summary of the Parish Council Meeting that was held on 21 March. The draft Minutes, however, are on the web site and the notice board outside the shop. Instead here are some notices which might be of interest.

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Parish Council – Village review and lights

At the February meeting of the Parish Council, a number of items generated good debate and discussion. Following the decision not to undertake a Neighbourhood Plan or a review of the Parish Plan the Council felt it important to find some way of seeking views from a broad base of residents on the future of the village. It was decided that

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Parish council update

In last month’s Messenger there was a reminder to horse riders and cyclists not to use footpaths. Just to clarify, the landowner over which the footpath runs is fully entitled to ride on their own land and they may give permission for others to do so. In the case of the Charity Meadow, permission would

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Parish council report

The Parish Council meeting in September was held after the deadline for The Messenger so there is no report on that meeting. At the meeting held on 24 August, it was decided that the best way to plan for the future of the village was to review and update the Parish Plan that was published

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Parish Council update

The Parish Council meeting in August was held after the deadline for The Messenger so there is no report on that meeting. Some of you will have noticed some new smaller football goals with nets on the sports field. These were paid for and installed by the Parish Council. They are less robust than the traditional metal

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Parish Council report

At the Parish Council meeting in July a decision was finally taken on purchasing new football goals for the Charity Meadow. The debate has been rumbling for some time and it was originally intended to buy nets for the existing goals. After discussion it was decided instead to purchase two smaller goals with nets ideally

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Parish Council report

At the Parish Council meeting in June, six councillors could not attend so any controversial matters were deferred to ensure there was good representation of views. During the public participation it was reported that there had been extensive flooding of Coldham Lane resulting from the storms on Friday 12 June. The Clerk took an action to report

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Parish council report – outline planning application

The Parish Council meeting in March was extremely well attended with many people wishing to express their views over the outline planning application for 40 houses to the rear of Westview Gardens. More about that later. My introductory remarks reminded all that the Council would be debating the award of the Watson Bowl at the meeting

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Parish council update

The Parish Council Meeting held on 18 August was relatively short due a seasonal reduction in council business. After some intervention by Cllr Jessica Fleming (our County Councillor), Suffolk County Council Highways Dept confirmed that the replacements for the village sign on the Mellis Rd and the 30mph sign on Finningham Rd were both on order and should be

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