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The members of your Parish Council

Chairman: P. Wright

Vice Chairman: N. Merriam

Treasurer: B. Kemp


H Bowes

K Knights

M Blair

T Thorogood


Clerk to the council - Tara Goodacre - contact - 01449 768696

To view the Register of Interest for Parish Councillors, please click on the following link:

Allocation of Topics to Parish Councillors

as at November 2017


P Wright:        Chair + Housing, electoral issues and policing

N Merriam:      Vice Chair + Community Safety, Village Green, Fishing

B Kemp:         Treasurer + Finance, Auditing, Insurance

T Thorogood:  Health, Social Services, Local and Community Services

K Knights:       Education, Cultural and Leisure Issues

H Bowes:         Highways, Bus Service, Rights of Way (Public Footpaths)

M Blair:           Environment, Climate Change, Waste

M Appleby:      Tree Warden

All Members:     View General Correspondence, Reports, Consultation Documents for consideration etc within Circulation Files and report back at meetings as appropriate


The next Parish Council meeting will be on Monday 14th of January in the village hall at 8.00pm. The public and press are invited to attend.   To view the agenda please click here.







Wickham Skeith Parish Council


Seek to appoint Treasurer


After 15 years, Cllr Barry Kemp has given prior notice to stepping down in his position as Treasurer to the Parish Council.


Barry has been very valued in this position.  He has been a great support to the Parish Clerk and to the Parish Council, and is even volunteering to assist his replacement by producing a manual and providing training prior to his departure, which is scheduled for March 2019 (but it would be helpful to start the hand-over process in January 2019).


It is not necessary to have formal accountancy training, but a basic understanding would help - the main requirement is to be organised!


Are you good with figures?  Would you like to learn more about the Parish Council?  If you would like to have a chat about this role, we would like to hear from you - please contact either Barry direct on 07751 059014 or the Parish Clerk on 01449 768696.




2017 10 09 Local plan flyer 1 P2



To download and print the Local Plan document please click HERE

The link as shown on page 1 of this document appears not to work,  Please try this one instead






The traditional orchards of the East of England are coming under scrutiny in a new Heritage Lottery funded landscape project. Orchards are an integral part of our historic landscape, but have been relatively poorly researched. They are important for landscape and biodiversity as well as being valuable to people and their local environment. The project team, based at the University of East Anglia, will survey and record traditional orchards, and research the history of fruit growing in the region. The project will also involve the restoration of important old orchards, and the creation of entirely new ones. It builds on the recent work of the Suffolk Traditional Orchards Group.

As part of the project, volunteers are asked to survey their parish for any remaining old orchards. What orchards still exist and what fruit varieties do they contain? Over the late summer and autumn I will be around the village recording any orchards that survive and asking to record which fruit varieties still grow there. If you would like further information, would like to help with the survey or talk to me about an old orchard that you own, please contact me on

After the survey, the Parish Council will give further consideration to the plan to create a new community orchard on the Little Green. Thank you – Melinda Appleby