Parish Council List (updated May 2019)
Clerk: Mrs Kay Gregory. The Old House, Ash Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BB
Tel: 01986-785250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman: Janet Heath, Dormy House, Linstead Parva, Halesworth IP19 0AD
Tel: 01986-785289 Email: email@example.com (LINSTEAD)
Vice-Chairman: John Ibbott, Town Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BE
Tel: 01986-785352 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (CHEDISTON)
Titchiner, Mark, Kiln House, The Pottery, The Green, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0BB
Tel: 01986-785242 Email: email@example.com (CHEDISTON)
Tooze, Terry, Mill House, Halesworth Road, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0AE
Tel: 01986-785401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (CHEDISTON)
Ward, Sarah, Valley Farm, Linstead, Halesworth IP19 0LQ
Tel: 01986-785203 Email: email@example.com (LINSTEAD)
Wareham, Joanna, Herne Hill Farm, Chediston, Halesworth IP19 0AG
Tel: 01986-875536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (CHEDISTON)
Could You Be A Parish Councillor?
If you want to do more for your community, if you want to spend your time productively, and if you can think, listen and act locally — You could become a Parish Councillor.
Each councillor has their own reasons for running but the role offers the chance to make a huge difference to the quality of life for people in your local area. Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, the political party they represent (if any) and the council.
To appreciate what is involved in being a Parish (or Town) Councillor you need to know what a Parish Council is, and what it can and cannot do. We also have to get the image of the Vicar of Dibley out of our mind. So curiously, starting with the negative, the Parish Council is nothing to do with the Church or the Diocese; nor is it a voluntary and community sector body.
Your Parish Council is the local authority closest to the Electorate.
Training is available and support will be found from colleagues, the Clerk to the Council, as well as from the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, a body affiliated to the National Association of Local Councils.
There are regular elections for Parish Councillors and all Councillors retire after a four year term, but casual vacancies may well arise in the intervening period. It is a useful way of seeing if you like being a local Councillor to take a seat for a short period before the next full elections.
If interested, please contact Kay Gregory (Parish Clerk).
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, it's such a great field and it would be a real shame to lose it through lack of use.
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
Future Parish Council Meeting Dates 2020
The agenda for each meeting will appear in the left hand pane of this page when available.
- 16th March - Linstead Village Hall
- 11th May - AGM/Annual Parish Meeting - Chediston Church Room
- 20th July - Linstead Village Hall
- 21st September - Chediston Church Room
- 16th November - Linstead Village Hall
Rural Deprivation Report
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
Transparency Code for Parish Councils
Read this: Transparency Code
Freedom of Information Act 2007 (Sect 20)
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
[Charges will be made to cover photocopying, postage etc.]