This preliminary summary is published in The Stradbroke Monthly
The full minutes are available at the Library after they have been signed off at the next Parish Council Meeting
Prior to the commencement of business there was a minute’s silence in memory of Pte James Grigg.
There were no applications for consideration.
MSDC approved the following application.
3630/09 proposed rear extension, conversion of garage & internal alterations 3 Chapel Close
The application for an increase in the number of chicken sheds at Fennings Farm was to go before the Planning Committee of MSDC on 14 April 2010.
Village of the Year
An invitation to enter the Village of the Year competition had been received. It was agreed that the Parish Council would co-ordinate the entry and will be in touch with groups, clubs and individuals to encourage as many as
possible to take part.
The Parish Council would like to thank all who participated in the recent Housing Needs Survey. There was a good return rate of 31.25%. The analysis of the data illustrated a requirement of eight
affordable homes in the village. A meeting would be convened between a
Working Party of the Parish Council, Suffolk ACRE’s Housing Enabler, her
counterpart at MSDC and a representative from Flagship Housing to discuss the
findings and ways to move forward.
There would be reductions in the warden service at MSDC’s sheltered complexes. Residents would still have call buttons for emergencies but fewer complexes would have a resident warden; those remaining would share the
Cllr Gemmill reported that joint working with Babergh District Council would continue as economies continue to be sought in local government. MSDC wholeheartedly supported the proposed gym facility at Stradbroke Pool and,
if planning permission was forthcoming, it should be ready by the end of 2010.
Cllr Gemmill announced his nomination as Chairman Elect of MSDC and was warmly congratulated.
Cllr McGregor reported briefly that an unexpected amount of money had been granted to the County Council by central government for repairs to potholes throughout the county however, there would be a need for severe cost
savings regardless of the result of the general election.
PCSO Steven Long was pleased to report Stradbroke had been a crime free zone for the past month.
The Parish Council was disappointed to learn of graffiti on the Community Centre building. The police will be informed.
The next meeting of the Parish Council: 11
May 2010 at 7.30pm
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING 29th APRIL 7.30pm in the Community Centre:
Come along to hear about the work of many village organisations and ask any questions of the Parish Council.
Tea and biscuits will be served after the meeting.
Clerk to the Parish Council: Carol A Smy tel: 01379 384679
**please make non-emergency calls to the Clerk between 0830 and 1800hrs Monday to Friday only
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