Wickhambrook Parish Council

Crime Updates

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Crime updates for November

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Wanted/For Sale

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Wickhambrook Parish Council Minutes and Reports

Below are listed various Minutes of Parish Council and Estates Committee Meetings.

Events and News

Adobe pdf document Parish Council Agenda


Adobe pdf document Estates Committee Agenda

Adobe pdf documentVehicle Activated Signs (VAS) Report

Adobe pdf document Devolution Notes from County Cllr Mary Evans

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Wickhambrook Parish Council
LITTER PICK
Sunday 12 Nov 2017 at 10.00 a.m. meet at the MSC car park to collect your kit.

Grab a bag and fill it with trash
Bring it back – we won't give you cash
A cup of tea and a biscuit or two
Is our way of saying a big 'thank you'!

The Farmers Market will also be on Sunday 12 Nov so plenty of time to visit the stalls following the pick. For further information please contact the Clerk on 01440 821861 or email parishclerk@wickhambrook.org




Facebook - for more news and information, please visit our Parish Council Facebook page


Mary Evans

Cllr Mary Evans
News and Information

General news and latest information from Cllr Mary Evans on County Council affairs and general matters - take a look


Parish Council meetings in 2017

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 2017 are as follows:
Thursday 19 Jan, 23 Feb, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May (Annual Parish Council), 29 June, 27 July, 31 Aug, 28 Sept, 26 Oct and 30 November. Annual Parish meeting Thursday 18 May 2017

Estates Committee meetings in 2017

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 2017 are as follows:
Thursday 9 Feb, 13 April, 8 June, 10 Aug, 12 Oct and Monday 4 December

Keep up to date with Parish matters by reading the Parish Council notice board at Thorns Corner, 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

Public Transport

Connecting Communities is a new service – bringing the traditional community transport services such as Dial a Ride, Suffolk Links and Community Car service under one new single identity.
Our service enable passengers to travel locally, for example to visit friends and relatives, attend medical appointments or take a trip to the shops. Access Education and workplaces, linking with other scheduled services.

Read more including contact numbers here

Winner of Biscuit Barrel Award

Winner of 2017 Alf Hicks Biscuit Barrel Award

Maggie Elers, the recipient of the Alf Hicks Biscuit Barrel award 2017
Maggie has given many years of time and effort to worthwhile causes and events in the village. To name but a few she has helped run a playgroup, was a member of the Community Association helping to run village events such as the firework display and helped organise dances raising money for the village hall. Maggie has made costumes for the Wickhambrook Players pantomime and carol concerts and most recently is a stalwart member of the Carnival Committee, reviving this annual event which has proved to be an ongoing success every summer. Maggie was the unanimous choice by the Parish Council for the award this year and the photograph shows Chairman Paul Couzens with Maggie who will hold the Biscuit Barrel for twelve months and have her name added to the list of previous worthy holders of the award.  The presentation was made at the Annual Parish Meeting on 18 May 2017.

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.

Save money and be more green - without any costs or hassle
As well as being available to businesses, the rent a roof scheme is also available to village halls, community centres and other organisations - read more information here


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2017 Minutes

Parish Council Minutes

January | February | March | April | Annual Parish - draft | Annual | June | July | August | draft September | draft October

Estates Committee Minutes

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2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes

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Estates Committee Minutes

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2014 Minutes

Parish Council Minutes

January | February | March | April | May Extraordinary | Annual | June | September | October | November

Estates Committee Minutes

February | April (cancelled) | August | October

2013 Minutes

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2012 Minutes

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2011 Minutes

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2009 Minutes

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2008 Minutes

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2007 Minutes

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2006 Minutes

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2005 Minutes

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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 2016/2017
- Asset Register 2016-17
- Audit Conclusion Notice 2015/2016
- Budget 2017-2018 plus 2016-2017 actuals
- Complaints Procedure
- Financial Regulations
- Financial Risk Assessment
- Financial Standing Orders
- Financial Statement with comparisons 2016-2017
- Freedom of Information Scheme
- Policy for dealing with press and other media
- Policy for Training New Staff and Councillors
- Publication Scheme
- Standing Orders
- Standing Orders - Estates Committee
- 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

Useful links and information