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May
23
Thu
Annual Meeting of the Parish Council – 7.30pm Thursday 23rd May 2024 @ Cockfield Village Hall
May 23 @ 19:30

Members of the Council:

You are hereby summoned to the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council which will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 23 May 2024 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the business below.

Members of the public:

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and may address the Council, during the Public Participation Session, Item 15 on the agenda.

Reporting on Meetings

Except where members of the public have been excluded due to the confidential nature of the business, any person is normally able to film, photograph, audio record or use social media to report on meetings of the Council, including any public comment and/or questions.

AGENDA

1. To elect the Chairman of the Council for the coming year.

2.. To elect the Vice-Chairman of the Council for the coming year.

3.. To receive the Chairman’s and Vice-Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

4. To receive any apologies for absence.

5. To receive, from Members, any declarations of interest in items on the agenda in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct.

6. To approve the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 25 April 2024.

7. To agree any Council committees, sub-committees and/or working groups and their membership.

8. To appoint Representatives to external bodies, as appropriate.

9. To appoint Council officers.

10. To appoint Council portfolio-holders.

11. Adoption of Governance Documents. (Circulated to Cllrs in advance of the meeting)
11.1 To review and adopt Standing Orders
11.2 To review and adopt Financial Regulations
11.3 To review and adopt Asset Register
11.4 To review and adopt Risk Register
11.5 To review and adopt LGA Councillor Code of Conduct
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12. To review progress on all outstanding actions from minutes of previous meetings.

2022/178: Pavilion Balustrade:
No progress since the last meeting.

2023/195.2.1 & 215.2.1: Greens Management:
The Clerk has accepted Vertas Group Ltd 3-year option for Grounds Management services and is awaiting the contract from Vertas Group Ltd to sign.

2023/209: Speed Limits on A1141:
Cllrs Levett, Morley and the Clerk are meeting SCC on site on 26th April at 2.00pm to discuss the PC’s concerns about current speed limits and potential Safety Risks.

2023/215.2.3: Earls Meadow:
Cllr Morley has purchased an engraved stainless-steel plaque on a hardwood base and steel legs for the School Tree. The School will be arranging a small ceremony on Friday 3rd May to fix the plaque by the tree in Jeffreys Green. (Action Closed)

2023/215.2.6 Village Hall Car Park:
The Clerk instructed a local Contractor to clear out the build-up of silt. The work has been undertaken and the invoice included on the Payment Schedule. (Action Closed)

2023/215.2.7: Parish Paths:
Clerk has written to SCC about the condition of Footpath 1 between Howe Lane and the Church. The Clerk was advised to raise a fault on the SCC Website.

2023/215.2.9: Other Assets:
The Clerk has received a quotation of £25 (per strim) from Anthony Creasy to strim around the Bus Shelter base as and when required. It was proposed by Cllr Morley and seconded by Cllr Brinkley that the quotation be accepted. The proposal was carried. (Action Closed)

Cllr Morley has spoken with Hodge Farms who have agreed to light the Beacon for the D-Day 80 Event.

2023/224.1: Suffolk County Cllr’s Report Cllr Report:
Suffolk County Cllr Lindsay to provide update on SCC Cabinet’s decision on 27th February regarding the use of Glycosulphate alternatives to control weeds.

2023/229: Bio-Diversity Expenditure Initiative:
Cllr Levett has arranged a meeting on 6th June at 1.00pm with BMSDC’s Richard Parmee at the potential Bio-Diversity site behind Jeffreys Green.

2023/232: D-Day 80:
The Clerk has purchased a D-Day 80 Flag of Peace and the invoice is included on the Payment Schedule. (Action Closed)

. 234.2.7 Parish Paths:
Cllr Baber has inspected the bridge on the footpath in Old Hall Lane following reports of slips and falls but found it to be in acceptable condition.

234.2.8 Pavilion (including storage shed): The Clerk has had the barrels of both locks on the Pavilion entrance doors replaced and two Sets of keys have been provided to Cockfield FC. The invoice is included on the Payment Schedule. (Action Closed)

234.2.10 Notice Boards & Benches: Cllr Levett will review maintenance register for scheduled dates to rub down and clean all benches and provide update next month.

13. Public Participation Session: (15 minutes).

13.1 Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor Reports.
13.2 Public comment.

14. Planning:

14.1 To consider any applications received which have been referred to the Parish Council:

DC/24/00522: Application for Outline Planning Permission (all matters reserved) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) – Erection of 1 No dwelling.: Plot South of Woodend House, Bury Road, Cockfield, Suffolk (Consultation Response Deadline 9th May 2024, extended until 31st May 2024)

DC/24/02162: Application under S73 for the Removal or Variation of a Condition following grant of DC/19/03793 allowed under appeal APP/D3505/W/20/3251308 dated 08/10/2020 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) – Erection of 2 no semi-detached dwellings. To vary Condition 2 (Approved Plans and Documents) to supersede approved drawings 1689/18/02D replaced by 1689/18/02E and 1689/18/03I replaced by 1689/18/03K for first floor amended design.: 4 Hedgerow Cottages, Windsor Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LY (Consultation Response Deadline 30th May 2024)

DC/24/02293: Discharge of Conditions Application for DC/23/05936 – Conditions 4 (Wall Cladding), 5 (Roof Cladding), 6 (Fenestration), 7 (Rainwater Goods), 8 (External Vents), 9 (Biodiversity Enhancements Measures) and 10 (Construction Management Plan): Highview, Great Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HN (Consultation Response Deadline 7th June 2024).

14.2 To note any Babergh District Council planning permissions/refusals received:

DC/24/00690: Householder Application – Conversion of part of outbuilding into additional living accommodation including construction of dormers South Barn, Cross Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0LG (Decision: Planning Permission has been REFUSED)

DC/24/01393: Discharge of Conditions Application for DC/23/03375 – Condition 17 (Bat Licence): Buttons Green Farm, Buttons Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0JF (NO FORMAL DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS, BUT NO FURTHER ACTION REQUIRED)

15. Finance:
15.1 To receive a financial statement and report.
15.2 To authorise Payments as presented and to note Income received

16. Neighbourhood CIL:
To review and approve the PC’s Annual Neighbourhood CIL Report for 2023-24 (Circulated to Cllrs in advance of the meeting)

17. Lavenham Airfield War Memorial:
To approve the format and inscription on the Cockfield Plaque for the 487th Bomb Group memorial on Lavenham Airfield (Circulated to Cllrs in advance of the meeting).

18. UKPN Wayleave Agreement for Great Green:
To agree the movement of overhead power cables via an underground route across the edge of Great Green to supply the Plough & Fleece Site and approve a UKPN Wayleave Agreement.

19. Noticeboards and Benches:
To approve any treatment or replacement of Noticeboards and Benches (Cllr Levett’s Schedule circulated to Cllrs in advance of the meeting).

20. Speed Limit Reduction Initiative:
20.1 To receive an update from Cllrs Levett and Morley from meeting with SCC Highways.
20.2 To authorise the commissioning of a SCC Highways 24/7 Speed Survey in two locations (30mph and Unrestricted zones) at a cost of £635 and the preparation of a Speed Report at a cost of £750 to be submitted to Head of Highways and the Cabinet Member for Highways. (Note: SCC Cllr Lindsay has offered to fund the cost of the Report £750).

21. D-Day 80 Celebration:
:To receive an update from Cllr Cutting-Keyton.

22. Maintenance Schedule and Asset Management:

22.1 Maintenance Calendar (Full review, February, June, October only)
To undertake full review of 2024/25 Maintenance Requirements for budget preparation purposes.
22.2 Maintenance Matters by exception:
22.2.1 Greens Management (including Bandstand)
22.2.2 Glebe Land (including Allotments) – Clerks update on UKPN Works
22.2.3 Earls Meadow/Bruffs Line/Jeffreys Green
22.2.4 Cemetery
22.2.5 Playground
22.2.6 Village Hall Car Park
22.2.7 Parish Paths
22.2.8 Pavilion (including Storage Shed) – Clerks update on repair/redecoration Works
22.2.9 Bus Shelter
22.2.10 Notice Boards & Benches – To review Schedule circulated by Cllr Levett in advance of the meeting.
22.2.11 Village Sign
22.2.12 Speed Indicator Devices
22.2.13 Other Assets

23. Local Needs Housing:
To consider any matters – Cllr Morley

24. Third Party Liaison:
By Exception, to receive any reports from lead members on matters which need to be brought to the attention of the Council and to take actions appropriate:
24.1 Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) – Cllr Nic Knight
24.2 Highways and Emergencies – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
24.3 Police/Fire – Cllr Cutting-Keyton.

25. Planning Alternative Uses:
To receive an update from the Planning Consultation Group from their meeting with Cockfield land owner

26. Correspondence:
To consider the list of correspondence received and to agree any appropriate actions.
• Quotation from SCC Highways for Speed Survey Works – Circulated to Cllrs
• Response from BMSDC CIL Team to Clerk’s Neighbourhood CIL expenditure queries – Circulated to CIL Working Group
• Response from SALC as to Parish Council’s legal powers to spend CIL
• Information Commissioner’s confirmation of PC’s registration
• Emails between BMSDC Planning and applicant on DC/24/00690 and Pre-Planning Advice – Circulated to Cllrs
• Resident email complaints about Firstgrade Recycling Ltd site clearance & fencing – Circulated to Cllrs
• Correspondence with Crawfords Loss Adjusters on repair/redecoration works at Pavilion.
• SCC Cllr Lindsay’s email containing SCC Highways Verge Cutting and Weed Treatment Programme.
• BMSDC Advice on Capital Grants availability – Fowarded to Cockfield Village Group.
• BMSDC School Holiday Activity Programmes – Forwarded to Marc Gilbert.
• Farmer’s complaints about overgrown footpaths – Forwarded to Cllr Baber.
• BMSDC JLP Draft Supplementary Planning Documents Consultation – Circulated to Cllrs.
• Vertas Group Ltd 3-Year Contract Agreement for PC to sign – rejected and returned to Vertas Group Ltd to correct.

27. Matters to be brought to the attention of the Council either for information or for inclusion on the agenda of a future Ordinary Meeting.

Review and Approval of the Governance Statement and the AGAR

28. Next Meetings:
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Thursday 27 June 2024 at 7.30pm, in the Village Hall.

 

Parish Clerk: Steve Ball, Proper Officer of the Council
Address: Green Ridge, Howe Lane, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 0HA
Tel: 01284 828987
E-mail: parish.council@cockfield.org.uk

Published: 17th May 2024

May
24
Fri
Cockfield Cinema presents – Typist, Artist Pirate King(12A) @ Cockfield Village Hall
May 24 @ 19:30
Cockfield Cinema presents - Typist, Artist Pirate King(12A) @ Cockfield Village Hall | Cockfield | England | United Kingdom

Arrangements for the cinema are as follows:

  • pay at the door – Adults: £4.50 / Under 16s: £3.00 – no advanced reservation required
  • seating will be set out in theatre style rows to our maximum capacity. This should create enough room for attendees to space themselves out if they wish
  • a face covering is no longer a legal requirement. Please respect those who still prefer to wear a face covering.
  • there will be tea, coffee and a bar service
  • there will be a raffle in the interval

Doors open 7pm, screening starts 7.30

Friday 24th May 2024 – Cinema – Typist, Artist Pirate King (12A)

From acclaimed writer-director Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life, The Falling, Out of Blue), comes an imaginative, laugh-out-loud, and emotional road movie putting undiscovered real-life artist Audrey Amiss on the map. With outstanding performances from Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald and Gina McKee, Typist Artist Pirate King is a magical, empathetic, hopeful journey through England and the mind. When Audrey Amiss and her psychiatric nurse Sandra Panza take to the road in an electric car, searching for an art exhibition, they meet all manner of people along the way, and as a friendship develops between them, there is reconciliation with the past

Running time 108 mins, rated 12A

Any changes to applicable guidelines will be communicated to attendees.

Any queries please contact us on cinema@cockfield.org.uk

The Cinema Team

 

Jun
28
Fri
Cockfield Cinema presents – Wicked Little Letters (15) @ Cockfield Village Hall
Jun 28 @ 19:30
Cockfield Cinema presents - Wicked Little Letters (15) @ Cockfield Village Hall | Cockfield | England | United Kingdom

Arrangements for the cinema are as follows:

  • pay at the door – Adults: £4.50 / Under 16s: £3.00 – no advanced reservation required
  • seating will be set out in theatre style rows to our maximum capacity. This should create enough room for attendees to space themselves out if they wish
  • a face covering is no longer a legal requirement. Please respect those who still prefer to wear a face covering.
  • there will be tea, coffee and a bar service
  • there will be a raffle in the interval

Doors open 7pm, screening starts 7.30

Friday 28th June 2024 – Cinema – Wicked Little Letters (15)

WARNING! CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town’s women – led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) – begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

Running time 100 mins, rated 15

Any changes to applicable guidelines will be communicated to attendees.

Any queries please contact us on cinema@cockfield.org.uk

The Cinema Team

 

Jul
21
Sun
Village Fair and Craft Show @ Great Green, Cockfield
Jul 21 @ 12:00 – 16:15
Village Fair and Craft Show @ Great Green, Cockfield

Cockfield Village Fair and Craft Show

12.00 - 16.15 pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Live Music and Entertainment

Family Races

Fun Dog Show

40+ Stalls and Side Shows

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