Clerk: Mrs Kay Gregory. The Old House, Ash Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BB
Tel: 01986-785250 Email: email@example.com
Chairman: Janet Heath, Dormy House, Linstead Parva, Halesworth IP19 0AD
Tel: 01986-785289 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (LINSTEAD)
Vice-Chairman: John Ibbott, Town Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BE
Tel: 01986-785352 Email: email@example.com (CHEDISTON)
Clifford, Shelagh, Vicarage Farm, Linstead Parva, Halesworth IP19 0LA (LINSTEAD)
Tel: 01986-785208 (LINSTEAD)
Titchiner, Mark, Kiln House, The Pottery, The Green, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BB
Tel: 01986-785242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (CHEDISTON)
Tooze, Terry, Mill House, Halesworth Road, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0AE
Tel: 01986-785401 Email: email@example.com (CHEDISTON)
Ward, Sarah, Valley Farm, Linstead, Halesworth IP19 0LQ
Tel: 01986-785203 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (LINSTEAD)
Wareham, Joanna, Herne Hill Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0AG
Tel: 01986-875536 Email: email@example.com (CHEDISTON)
Read Stephen Burroughes January 2019 SCDC Report. Click on the link: SCDC Report January 2019
Read Stephen Burroughes January 2019 County Councillor Report. Click on the link: County Councillor Report January 2019
This is now published on the left hand pane of this page.
These ae now published on the Left Hand pane on this page
These are now published on the Left Hand pane on this page.
Read Stephen Burroughes November 2018 SCDC Report. Click on the link: SCDC Report November 2018
Read Stephen Burroughes November 2018 County Councillor Report. Click on the link: County Councillor Report Nov 2018
This is now published on the next page - Parish Council/Parish Council Financial Statements.
Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, First Draft Local Plan
Public Consultation: Friday 20th July – Friday 14th September 2018 (17.00)
The purpose of this email is to inform you that the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan First Draft has been published for consultation.
The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area. It will set out the level of growth which needs to be planned for, identify where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered.
In 2017, we published the Issues and Options Local Plan document for public consultation. Having considered all the comments received and assessed all of the sites received; a First Draft Local Plan has been prepared for public consultation and you are invited to let us know your thoughts on the policies and site allocations within the document.
Consultation on the First Draft Local Plan runs from
Friday 20th July to Friday 14th September 2018 (17.00).
Please note that there will be no extensions to this consultation period, any comments must be received by 17.00 on Friday 14th September 2018.
To view the First Draft Local Plan or to submit comments please visit the Council’s website: http://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/local-plans/suffolk-coastal-local-plan/local-plan-review/
Alongside the consultation document, the Council is also publishing:
• Supporting evidence base documents,
• Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report,
• Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment,
• Analysis of responses received to the Issues and Options consultation,
Alternatively copies of the documents are available for inspection in local libraries (including mobile libraries) across the district. Hard copies of the consultation document were provided to representatives (one per parish) at the Briefing Session held on Wednesday 18th July at East Suffolk House. For those Town/Parishes who were not represented at the Briefing Session hard copies are being sent in the post.
Should you have any comments to make on the First Draft Local Plan, or any part of the supporting documents, please submit these via the Council’s online consultation portal http://consult.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/consult.ti.
Comments can also be submitted via:
• Planning Policy & Delivery Team, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1RT.
Public consultation and engagement is an important part of the Local Plan process and throughout the consultation period a series of drop in sessions have been arranged. These drop in sessions are open to anybody who wishes to find out more about the consultation and are being held in the following venues on the dates listed below:
Venue Date and Time
Kirton Recreation Ground (The Pavilion)
Back Road, Kirton, Ipswich IP10 0PW Tuesday 24th July 18
Saxmundham Market Hall
29 High St, Saxmundham IP17 1AF Tuesday 31st July 18
Felixstowe Town Hall (Council Chamber)
Undercliff Rd W, Felixstowe IP11 2AG Thursday 2nd August 18
Suffolk Coastal District Council (Deben Room)
East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1RT Monday 6th August 18
Wenhaston Village Hall
Narrow Way, Wenhaston, Halesworth IP19 9DP Wednesday 8th August 18
Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall
Humber Doucy Lane, Rushmere St Andrew, IP4 3PD Thursday 16th August 18
Yoxford Village Hall (Main Hall)
Old High Road, Yoxford, IP17 3HN Thursday 23rd August 18
If you have any queries about the First Draft Local Plan or how you can engage with the consultation, please feel free to contact the Planning Policy & Delivery Team at this office.
Mark Edgerley BSc(Hons) PgCert MA MRTPI
Planning Policy & Delivery
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01394 444558
Mobile: 07825 696543
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are working as a partnership and all emails received from us will use the @eastsuffolk.gov.uk email address
www.twitter.com/eastsuffolk | www.facebook.com/eastsuffolkcouncil
Draft Minutes (not to be relied upon until signed-off next year!). Click on the link: PC AGM Minutes May 2018
The Minutes of the 2017 AGM are now signed-off and appear in the left hand pane.
Report from Chediston United Charities Trust. Click on the link: CUC 2018 Report to AGM
Reports from Chediston Neighbourhood Watch and Parish Website. Click on the link: Chediston NHW & Parish Council Website 2018 Report to AGM
You may well find this interesting. Click on the link: Highways Newsletter March 2018
Read Stephen Burroughes March 2018 SCDC Report. Click on the link: SCDC Report March 2018
Read Stephen Burroughes March 2018 County Councillor Report. Click on the link: CC Report March 2018
The latest Authority Monitoring report for Suffolk Coastal, detailing the progress, implementation and effectiveness of the Councils Local Plan documents, the progress of any neighbourhood plans and other related matters has now been published on our website. The document can be found via the following link:
The PC Clerk's Draft Minutes are printed in the left hand column. Remember these are draft and not to be relied upon until accepted by the Parish Council.
Now published at the very end of this page!
Now published on the left hand pane
Planning Meeting (February) and PC Meeting (March) published in the left hand pane.
Item 6. Public Forum - New resident of Linstead complained that rubbish was in the pillbox and also ditches and needed clearing out. Also mentioned that at a recent serious accident it took an ambulance more than 3 hours to arrive. House alarm going off and police will not attend he was told. Also Highways signs left abandoned.
David Mantell stated he had had an approach for an alternative company able to host the PC website; this is run by a very good IT person who used to work for SCC's onesuffolk group. DM will decide later what to recommend as SCC have stated that they are to update the edit suite shortly. DM also stated that he had spoken to Stephen Burroughes who enquired who in the parish sees his reports; DM asked the PC to consider whether his reports could be published along with the minutes on the website. Defibrillator - DM stated that the website and its Facebook page had had many posts regarding this and overwhelmingly it was needed and ought to be located in the phone box. DM explained the need and asked why the PC was not actively pursuing this matter as a life could be lost meanwhile.
Stephen Burroughes - told by Passmore that no police service to rural areas and SB stated that community policing needs reviewing. Suffolk is one of the safest counties with our parish one of safest in it. SB suggests a label for each household with emergency contact numbers etc. Ambulances under huge pressure. If villagers get no satisfaction from police, MP etc then contact PC or SB. SB happy for his report to PC to be published on parish website
Item 8. Defibrillator. Discussion and decision that 2 defibs to be bought - one for each village. Location - Linstead Village Hall and on one of the sheds in Chediston Church car park. On costs to be determined. At present BT won't release the Chediston phone box as it hasn't been working and BT need to know number of calls being made; PC to decline its purchase for another year. Linstead phone box is available. SB stated that a medical helicopter could land in the Community field so the phone box close to there would have been a good decision. On cost of taking over the phone boxes to be determined.
Item 9. Vehicle Activated Signs. SB holding meeting on 12th April 7pm at Walpole to discuss. Flashing speed signs proposed. PC reps will attend.
Item 10. Inter Village Competition. This will be modelled on that for schools. Probably £10 seed money for students and they must keep accounts and do something productive with the money. Awaiting further details.
Item 11. Boundary Hedge letters. 2 response letters received. One stating a farmer owns one hedge - need to determine who. I respondent needs help.
Item 12. Various. Merger of SCDC and Waveney DC. Becomes East Suffolk DC. SB reported closure of B1123 between Chediston and Halesworth 18-24th April for road repairs. Public meeting Halesworth on 13th June to discuss local issues.
County Councillor's Report. Click on the link: SCC Report
District Councillor's Report. Click on the link: SCDC Report
January 2017. Letter from Parish Council to all residents and landowners regarding Overgrown Hedges
As 2016 saw more than average early summer rainfall, some hedges/shrubbery and verges in our villages became overgrown.
We had reports that drivers; cyclists and walkers felt unsafe and there were issues around poor visability making some roads dangerous.
It is the responsibility of land and home owners to make sure that roadways are not obstructed by hedges and shrubbery.
If you, or one of your neighbours are experiencing difficulties in keeping roadside boundaries trimmed, Chediston and Linstead Group Parish Council may be able to help with hedge cutting. Please contact Kay Gregory (Clerk) on 01986785250 or one of your Parish Councillors and we will see if we can be of assistance.
During the public forum Janet Mantell read out the following notes prepared by David Mantell (ill) concerning the possible future use of the public phone box in Chediston.
Defibrillator - Why? Extra line of assistance whilst waiting for a paramedic or ambulance. It can take 20 minutes for anyone to arrive and that can be the difference between life and death. How would we all feel knowing that maybe we could have done something to keep a patient alive? You may have seen the comments on the website regarding this matter. Clearly it seems to be worthwhile.
A few comments that have come to me recently are:
Stephen Burroughes: Some locate the units in the centre most part of their village (which Chediston doesn't have) or attached to their village hall, for example. A phone box is a logical place, and is usually well known and well positioned and many other parishes use them in this way. I thought the PC had applied to have the phone box listed. What happened to that? I wouldn't want to see the box removed or neglected. It seems a good idea to place a defibrillator in it, and I would be willing to support it financially. If I can't attend the next meeting, I will certainly let the pc have my thoughts.
Another reader - - The issue with the village hall (or our equivalent - the School Room) is that it's down that bumpy, uneven track. It would take longer to get to the defibrillator in an emergency (which, of course, it would be by its very nature....) The phone box seems a far more logical location, in my humble opinion.
Another reader - Would Linstead people have use of it as well, it is a joint council.
Another reader - Reading the news on the Chediston website regarding the phone box we think it is a really good idea to keep it and have a defibrillator in the phone box where it can be housed and used. It would be situated in the busiest part of the village and beside the road so everyone would know where it was and would have easy access to it.
The advice about AEDs from the British Heart Foundation is that they should be kept unlocked as obtaining an unlock code takes additional time and requires a telephone signal which is not always available at the phone box site. The box would have no phone in it if adopted. Would have already requested help via 999. We may be able to have a fixed dedicated line installed in the box. Alternatively most have smartphones and one should have a signal. Alternative is to knock on a door and use a fixed line. Can immediately request unlock code from 999 operator
I believe the offer of the box is not ownership but a lease with requirement to maintain and insure. OK - how much? Perhaps a small price to pay!
The additional cost would be training for first aider(s) as the instructions for use specify that CPR should be attempted first, and the first aider would have to be able to recognise the difference between a stroke, for instance, and heart stoppage. The AED will only work if the heart has stopped. It's no bad thing to have people who are first aid trained. Rosie Collier is already trained and perhaps she would come out. However it is possible that nobody is around. The defib unit just will not work on a stroke victim etc. It can detect automatically if heart has stopped
AEDs seem a good idea in conjunction with the right operator, why would they need to be anywhere other than in the care of a trained first aider? How many of us in the village have the stamina for CPR or know how to do it? How will lone villagers call for help in the first place? The defib unit does not require any trained operator. It is self-explanatory and foolproof. That is the whole point. Lone villagers can call for help via their fixed line or smartphone. If its themselves that are in trouble all alone, then obviously they wouldn't be able to get to a unit.
Suggestion made that the defib unit could be at the Schoolroom. The phone box is more central and known by all. If the unit was placed in the schoolroom (accept that it wouldn't need an unlock code) but one would have to get the door key etc and some people do not know where that is. If the unit was sited externally on the wall of then Schoolroom, then an unlock code would still be required.
Suggest - Get costs for the phone box. Can we have a fixed line phone therein solely for this purpose? Cost of unit and installation budget £2000. Battery is £175 and should last several years. The pads are £30 a set but the unit does come with a spare set.
Funding. I would suggest that initial and ongoing funding could come from the PC, or perhaps SB's fund or indeed the Chediston Charity.
Paul Spill - Rumburgh - experience. Unit outside Rumburgh Buck as its central. He would be able to come and speak to the village to demonstrate the advantages of the unit.
It was agreed that further information would be sought from Southwold town clerk to assist with a final decision (phone box in Southwod presently used for a defibrillator). The PC considered important to try and keep the phone box in the village and also that in Linstead.
The next item was a Planning Application concerning The Firs. One additional property plus a driveway. Overall there were no major objections.
The following item was a Planning Application concerning Land Adjacent to 4 Council Houses. Again there were no objections
The next PC meeting was set for January 16th 2017 in Chediston.
Since the meeting the following was received by the website from Janet Heath regarding the use of such phone boxes. Click on the link: Adopt a Kiosk
Also read this webpage: http://www.communityheartbeat.org.uk/convert-bt-kiosk
For another year I am pleased to be able to report that The Parish Council Website continues to go from strength to strength. As I mentioned in previous years, I continue to be greatly encouraged by the increasing number of villagers who mention that they have seen something on the website, and also those who say that they are regular readers. Most of the new arrivals to the village state that they had read the Parish website prior to purchasing a home here. In the same vein, we continue to have readers all over the world, many of whom have some some connection with the Parish either now or several generations back. Reunions in the Parish have taken place initiated by a chance reading of the website via google or other search engine.
Using a tracking google analytical program I note that over the last 12 months, deducting and allowing for people who mistakenly hit on the site (known as a bounce rate), there have been 10202 page reads which is almost the same as last year. The statistics show that locally we appear to have consistently an average of 16 active readers (40% up from last year) every day and these read an average of 2.76 pages on each visit. Outside of our immediate vicinity we have regular returning readers from all over the UK plus USA, France, Australia, Netherlands, with smatterings from several other countries. Locally and in order of popularity are the following pages - Home, News, Parish Council, Events, Noticeboard, Neighbourhood Watch, Gallery, Churches are the most viewed over the last year.
I do still struggle to obtain accurate and timely notification of Church Services. It is important that the website must have accurate information.
I am pleased that the Parish Council has now agreed to the publishing of draft PC Minutes in order to update villagers promptly rather than wait for signed-off minutes to be available. All such draft minutes will be suitably prefixed to ensure that readers are aware that these are Draft rather than Signed-off minutes. It would be good if the draft minutes can be more promptly issued to the website!
Over the last year the Parish Website page on Facebook has attracted increasing numbers of readers. Although this may detract from regular readers of the online website, it carries important notifications from the online website and gets messages across. It has proved popular, with many posts from villagers but more villagers need to be encouraged to post directly to the Facebook page rather than emailing the website and asking for matters to be published on the FB page! Judging by the number of ‘Likes' and ‘Comments' it serves a useful purpose by highlighting events in the Parish and directing users to the Website for further information.
Once again, I repeat that I would really appreciate more input copy from villagers. I have now taken to asking villagers to report on some events and I would take this opportunity of thanking those who have assisted with reports and photos. Linstead continues to lack the coverage that I would like but this is because very few people from Linstead submit anything; indeed this includes their up and coming events and their Team Times entry, although this year has seen a small improvement of information flow.
I would really appreciate any comments about the website and particularly any improvements that it is felt should be considered.
The website continues to take up a great deal of my time as on average it is updated many times a week.
Thanks, David. Really interesting to see the analysis of the website in particular - I hope you know how much we appreciate all the hard work you put in, and how valuable a service it is.
Read this: Transparency Code
Just a reminder that the Parish Council Amenity Field is available to all villagers of Chediston & Linstead to hire for events. Terry Tooze is the Parish Councillor in charge of taking bookings, so contact him for any further enquiries and bookings. The Hire Charge is £40 so if anyone out there would like to hire it for their event they can contact Terry on 01986 785401 for dates etc. As Terry says it would be really good to see this get used, its such a great field and it would be a real shame to lose it through lack of use.
The council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme [15-12-08] and any information is available on application to the clerk
The Information available comprises:
Who we are and what we do
What we spend and how we spend it
Priorities, Decisions, Policies and Procedures
Lists and Registers
And - the Services we offer.
This notice is applicable from 1st January 2009
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Read the Rural Deprivation Report produced for Suffolk A.C.R.E. and Suffolk County Council. The Report can be found on the Suffolk A.C.R.E. website at www.suffolkacre.org.uk/ruralreport
Apart from the signed-off minutes listed on in the left hand pane of this Page, we also hold copies of earlier minutes and can make these available to readers. If you would like to read an earlier set of minutes: Contact the Webmaster
21st January - Chediston Church Schoolroom
18th March - Linstead Village Hall
20th May - Annual Parish Meeting - Chediston Church Schoolroom
22st July - Linstead Village Hall
16th September - Chediston Church Schoolroom
18th November - Linstead Village Hall