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QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD IN JUNE 2016

We hope the whole village will want to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and are suggesting a picnic on the recreation ground in June.

To make an event like this enjoyable for all we need a committee of volunteers to make it work.

If this is of interest to you and you feel you could help please contact:

Clerk to the Parish Council
Serendipity, Coltsfoot Green, Wickhambrook, Newmarket, Suffolk  CB8 8UW
Tel: 01440 821861
E-mail: parishclerk@wickhambrook.org

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Parish Council litter pick on Sunday 20 March.  An amazing amount of litter was collected by a super band of volunteers and we are sure you will notice a difference in the hedgerows and alongside the roads of the village.  We can only arrange these litter picks with the help of the MSC committee and special thanks must go to Mrs Barbara Merritt for giving up her time to welcome everyone and to provide refreshments for all the litter pickers upon their return.

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Parish Council meetings in 2016

All Parish Council meetings are held, once a month, on Thursdays at 7.30 pm in the MSC Pavilion (at the rear of the Main Hall). Any member of the public can attend any meeting.

Dates for 2016 are as follows:
Thursdays 21st January, 25th February, 31st March, 28th April, Annual Parish Meeting - 12th May, Annual Parish Council Meeting - May 26th, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September, 27th October and 24th November.

Estates Committee meetings in 2016

All Estates Committee meetings are held on Thursdays of every second month in the MSC Pavilion. Any member of the public can attend.

Dates for 2016 are as follows:
Thursdays 11th February, 14th April, 16th June, 18th August, 13th October and Monday 5th December.

Keep up to date with Parish matters by reading the Parish Council notice boards at Thorns Corner and at Clopton Park, looking at Wickhambrook website, making use of the Wickhambrook page on Facebook or by reading the Parish Council notes in the 'Scene'. If you need any further information contact any councillor (details on neighbouring notice) or the Clerk on 01440 821861 or parishclerk@wickhambrook.org.

Village Notices

A Men's Group for Wickhambrook?Suffolk Age UK

My name is Gavin Hodge and I work for Age UK Suffolk as Community Involvement/Liaison Officer in the west of the county. I have recently been helping to get the new monthly Meet & Eat lunch club (principally for older people but all welcome) off the ground at The Greyhound pub in Wickhambrook.

A small group of local volunteers has come together to develop this lunch club and in the discussions we have held, other possibilities for Wickhambrook have surfaced.

One idea is that there may well be a need/wish for a Men’s Group for older men in Wickhambrook.  The WI is clearly very successful and well supported but there is no equivalent group for men. Working with the Anglican Church, I helped to develop a men’s group at Claydon near Ipswich which draws its members from four parishes.  It has proved popular and activities have included outings, talks and a Photography and Reminiscences project, helped by Suffolk Artlink, which resulted in a published booklet.

Another form that a men’s group might take is as a Men’s Shed – an initiative that developed in Australia, where a shed with woodworking equipment becomes the focus and men gather to work on their own projects, or community projects such as recycling furniture for a charity perhaps. The shed also gives men a chance to make new friends and put the world to rights. This might well be possible in Wickhambrook, especially if a site such as a redundant workshop could be found, ideally on a peppercorn rent . . .

I would be interested to hear from any men who might like to be involved in a Men’s Group or Men’s Shed project.  You can telephone me on 01284 757755 , email to gavin.hodge@ageuksuffolk.org or write to me at Age UK Suffolk, Saxon House, 7 Hillside Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EA.

The right for Parish Councils to sell electricity
Currently local authorities have the power to sell electricity from local power generation schemes but Parish and Town Councils do not. There is a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act asking that the Government allows Parish and Town Councils the right to sell electricity they generate from local schemes. Wickhambrook Parish Council supports this proposal but before responding there has to be evidence of local consultation. If you have any comments please contact the Clerk, or leave a message on 01440 821861 or parishclerk@wickhambrook.org.

Grit Heaps
During recent winters the help in spreading salt/grit and clearing snow and ice from pavements was greatly appreciated. We want to build on this support so we are prepared for the severe weather during the coming winter. We hope that those that have assisted in the past will continue to do so and that those who have not yet participated will consider their involvement this winter. In past winters the public were concerned that if they helped to clear snow they may have been liable for third party claims. Suffolk County Council can confirm that anyone who clears snow from outside their own or someone else's property would only be liable for an accident if their efforts actually made the pavement less safe than it was with the snow and ice undisturbed and as a result somebody is injured. Where Town and Parish Councils keep a list of the names of their volunteers then these people would then be covered under the terms of the County Council's insurances for public liabilities.

If you are able to volunteer please contact Clerk to the Parish Council, 01440 821861.


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General Information

Correspondence for the Parish Council should be sent to
Serendipity
Coltsfoot Green
Wickhambrook
Newmarket
Suffolk. CB8 8UW.
(if you wish to correspond directly with one of the Parish Councillors, then please contact the Clerk for details).

POTHOLES - VERGES AND HEDGES
The Parish Council invite you to report problems such as potholes, verges and hedges.

Documents
- Annual Return for 2014/2015 financial year including Auditor comments
- Budget 2015-2016
- Complaints Procedure
- Financial Standing Orders
- Publication Scheme
- Standing Orders
- Suffolk Local Code of Conduct for Members
- Twelve Month action plan for Wickhambrook Parish Council

Information to read from St Edmundsbury Borough Council
- Rural News
- Economic Development Services
- ARC Park and Ride Leaflet
- Boundary Committee News

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