Chairman: P. Wright
Vice Chairman: N. Merriam
Treasurer: B. Kemp
Clerk to the council - Tara Goodacre - contact email@example.com - 01449 768696
To view the Register of Interest for Parish Councillors, please click on the following link: https://babergh.firmstep.com/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=UKfV4C1azPW&HideToolbar=1
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
I hereby give you notice that a meeting of Wickham Skeith Parish Council will be held at the Village Hall on
Monday, 12 November 2018 at 8.00 pm.
2.To receive members’ Declaration of Interest on Agenda items
3.To confirm: Minutes of Meeting held 10 September 2018
4.Village Forum: An opportunity for the public to raise any relevant
issues to the council.
5.1. SCC: A Stringer
5.2. MSDC: A Stringer
5.3. Suffolk Police
5.4. Parish Clerk
5.5. Parish Councillors:
5.5.1. Allocation of Councillor Topics
5.5.2. Community Speed Watch
5.5.3. General Data Protection Regulation
5.5.4. Community Emergency Plan
7.1. Financial Position as at 31 October 2018
7.2. 2019/20 Budget
7.3. Parish Precept
8.Planning Matters (to include any applications/decisions received
after publication of this agenda.
10. Village Green:
10.1. Working Parties
10.2. Grimmer Fishing
11. Matters for next Agenda and Any Other Business
12. Next Meeting: 14 January 2019
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.
Parish Councillor Vacancy
We welcome Margarita Wade who was elected as a new Parish Councillor
at the May 2018 meeting.
BUT Paul Wright, our Chair for the past two years, sadly stepped down as
Chair and Parish Councillor (as from July) at the Annual Parish Meeting.
Paul's term in office has seen many consultations, reviews and new legislation,
all challenges that Paul gallantly took on,
for which the Parish Council is very grateful - thank you Paul.
Paul's resignation will leave the Parish Council with a further vacancy for a
from July 2018 and we would invite those interested in representing the community
to contact Tara Goodacre on 01449 768696 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your village really does NEED YOU and we would welcome interest
from anyone currently residing within Wickham Skeith.
Tara Goodacre, Parish Clerk, Wickham Skeith Parish Council
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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 email@example.com
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