The SNT Eye newsletters are being replaced by a different form of communication by Suffolk Constabulary sometime over the spring of 2019. . As soon as we have the new version, we will post it on this website f.y.i.
2019 was an election year and as a result all Parish Councillors had to stand for re-election. Despite having an active Parish Council, we are still short of members and would like more people to come forward as potential Parish Councillors. If you feel passionate about Palgrave, please consider putting yourself forward. We still have 4 vacancies. So if you would like to contribute to the running of Palgrave, please contact the clerk or any Parish Councillor. The following link may be helpful:
Become a councillor: https://beacouncillor.co.uk/
PARISH INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PLAN (PIIP) - Lots of you came forward at the Conversation Cafe held on Saturday 2 March. We had several Parish Councillors available to talk to people and we deemed it to be a great success. Lots of ideas were put forward on how to spend our CIL income and we have incorporated these into the Draft PIIP which is available here to view. Further comments have been received since the deadline but we will take them all into account. We are currently awaiting MSDC approval before final adoption.
LORRIES DRIVING THROUGH PALGRAVE - If you witness a HGV vehicle travelling on a restricted or unsuitable route, please lodge a complaint directly with Suffolk Highways via the reporting tool at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/lorry-management/report-a-heavy-goods-vehicle-incident/ or you can contact the parish clerk. The more details you can provide, the more useful the information. Examples are Owner / Livery on the vehicle, registration number, date and time.
DISS AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN for full details of the Plan and Palgrave's involvement visit: http://www.dndneighbourhoodplan.co.uk. Ideally we are looking for another representative from the village to join the DDNP as a voice for local residents. If you are willing to attend monthly meetings alongside one of our Councillors, please contact the clerk who will provide further details.
TREE WARDEN - On behalf of the Suffolk Tree Warden Network, we are seeking a volunteer to become a Tree Warden for Palgrave. This is a fairly new initiative due to Mid Suffolk District Council no longer being able to co-ordinate the role. If you are keen, please contact the clerk and she can put you in touch with the relevant people.
Palgrave Parish Council currently has 7 elected members who serve on the Parish Council. They are:
Mrs E Collins, Miss M Sneddon (Vice-Chair), Mr N Weston (Chair), Mr M Brown, Mrs W Cooper, Mr D Long and Mrs S Cousins-Clarke.
Councillors' Registers of Interests can be viewed on the Mid Suffolk District Council website - www.midsuffolk.gov.uk.
For a list of Councillor's responsibilities and appointed representatives, please click here.
If you require further information with regard to Parish Council matters please contact the clerk:
Ms Caroline Emeny
2 Old School, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DL
phone: 01986 798422
mobile: 07899 857351
County Councillor: Jessica Fleming
District Councillor: David Burn
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
All meetings are held at the Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. The Parish Council meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month.
The next monthly meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday 12 September at the usual time of 7.30pm in the Community Centre lounge.
Members of the public are welcome to attend, and may be invited to speak during an adjournment of the meeting. Plans relating to planning applications under consideration are available to view via the links on the agenda. Information about all planning applications is available on the Mid Suffolk website.
These meetings and other detail / information is displayed on the Parish Council notice board near Forge Close.
For further information about the Parish Council and its responsibilities, please click here or follow the following links.
The Role of a Parish Councillor
To view full details of planning applications in Palgrave, please visit