Suffolk Village of the Year 2023

Parish Council Meeting

July 25, 2019 @ 19:30
Cockfield Village Hall
Steve Ball, Parish Clerk

Members of the Council:

You are hereby summoned to the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council which will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday 25 July 2019 at 7.30pm for the purpose of transacting the business below.

Members of the public:

Members of the public are welcome to attend and may address the Council, during the Public Participation Session, Item 4 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 may film, photograph, audio record or use social media to report on meetings of the Council, including any public comment and/or questions. Would any person intending to report please give notice before the start of the meeting to the Clerk or Chairman of the Council to enable reasonable facilities to be afforded.


1. To receive any apologies for absence.

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

3. To approve the minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 17 July 2019.

4. Public Participation Session: (15 minutes).

4.1 Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor Reports.
4.2 Public comment.

5. Parish Clerk’s Report:
To provide update on outstanding actions.

6. Finance:

6.1 To receive a financial statement and report, including the latest position with the 2019-2020 Council budget.
6.2 To authorise payments as presented and to note income received.
6.3 Clerks Salary Review.
6.4 To consider reimbursement for services by Internal Auditor and Resident responsible for maintenance of War Memorial.

7. Governance.

7.1 To review and adopt Asset Register
7.2 To review and adopt Risk Register

8. Land Acquisition Updates:
SCC Meadow Land Purchase from SCC.

9. Refurbishment of Telephone Boxes:
To consider contractors to undertake refurbishment of Parish Council’s two Telephone Boxes.

10. BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation:
To nominate two Cllrs to attend one of the BMSDC Briefing Sessions.

11. Planning:

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

DC/19/02020: Application for Reserved Matters – Submission of Details under Outline Planning Permission DC/18/00306 – Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale for the erection of 10 no dwellings: Land to The West of The Plough And Fleece Inn, Great Green, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 0HJ (Consultation Deadline: 31 July 2019)

11.2 To note any Babergh DC planning permissions/refusals received including:


12. Working Groups, Representatives to External Bodies, Officers and Portfolio-Holders:

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:

12.1 Greens Management – Cllr Brinkley
12.2 Local Needs Housing – Cllr Morley
12.3 Pavilion – Cllr Southgate
12.4 Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.5 Earl’s Meadow – Cllr Williams
12.6 Cemetery – Cllr Turner
12.7 Parish Paths – Cllr Turner
12.8 Highways and Emergencies – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.9 Police/Fire – Cllr Cutting-Keyton
12.10 Play Equipment – Cllr Southgate
12.11 Village Hall Car Park – Cllr Morley
12.12 Neighbourhood CIL – Cllr Morley

13. Correspondence:
To consider the list of correspondence received and to agree any appropriate actions.

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

15. Next Meeting:
The next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council will be Thursday 26 September 2019 in the Village Hall beginning at 7.30pm.

Parish Clerk: Steve Ball, Proper Officer of the Council
Address: Green Ridge, Howe Lane, Cockfield, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 0HA
Tel: 01284 828987
Published: 19 July 2019

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