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Felsham Parish Council is an elected body, which reflects local views and functions as the first tier of government for the parish of Felsham. The Parish Council is committed to working together with the residents of Felsham for the benefit of the parish.
Next Meeting - Annual Meeting of the Prish Council on Tuesday 18th May 2021 and will follow the Annual Parish Meeting.
Recent legislation enabling us to hold virtual council meetings comes to an end on 7th May therefore future meetings will be held in the Village Hall.
Period of National Mourning – NOTICE OF COUNCIL MEETINGS
While it should generally be ‘business as usual’ for pubic authorities during the official Period of National Mourning (Friday 9th April – Saturday 17th April), it is noted that days falling within this period cannot be counted in the three clear days’ notice required for meetings of a Council, or a committee.
Section 243(4), Local Government Act, 1972 specifically excludes days of public mourning from being counted when computing time periods required by the Act.
The first date that can be counted is Monday 19th April.
This affects the April Felsham Parish Council meeting therefore it has been rescheduled to Tuesday 27th April 2021.
On the 4 April 2020, the government brought The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings) (England) Regulations 2020 into force to allow local authorities to conduct their meetings remotely.
The Parish Council meeting scheduled for 7.30pm on Tuesday 19th May 2020 will be held remotely using a Zoom videoconference.
All meetings remain open to the public and should you wish to join the meeting it is requested that you contact the clerk on the details below before 5pm on the Monday before the meeting in order that you can be issued a link and information on how to join the meeting.
Due to these unprecedented circumstances we do ask that you give us prior notice of any item that you wish to raise during our Public Participation. This can be done through the Parish Clerk on the details below.
As always we look forward to seeing you.........
Meetings of the Parish Council have been cancelled due to the current Covid 19 emergency and social distancing rules. We will of course constantly review this in the coming weeks and dependant on what business may arise will make safe decisions about how we conduct our business going forward in the short term and Government legislation will help us with this.
On 4 April new Government legislation came into force within "The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020."
which enables District or Parish Council meetings to take place remotely via electronic, digital or virtual locations such as internet sites, web addresses or conference call telephone numbers.
New council audit timeframes final regulations will also come into force on 30 April. These will extend the statutory audit timeframes for 2019/20.
The Full Council meets every third Tuesday of each month, except August, in Felsham Village Hall. Each meeting commences promptly at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. All meetings are advertised on the village notice board and on this web site.
Next meeting: Scheduled Parish Council meetings are temporarily suspended.
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New Telephone Contact Number for the District Council
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are committed to transforming how they work with their customers.
Their focus is on moving all of their processes on-line to make them easier, quicker and more accessible for customers to use. This means that they will be trying to minimise the need for face-to-face and telephone contacts in favour of web and digital services wherever possible.
If you do need to speak directly to a member of staff they will offer you an appointment at a mutually convenient time and place.
Contact 0300 1234000 to be connected to any council service.
Mid Suffolk District Council
131 High Street
Ipswich IP6 8DL
The job of the Council is to represent the interests of the whole community.
Parish Councils can: give views on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish; undertake projects that benefit local residents; work in partnership with others to benefit the parish; advise relevant authorities of problems or action that is needed; and help the other tiers of local government to engage with, and understand their local communities.
Members of the public are invited to attend each meeting and time is set aside for public participation so that Felsham residents have an opportunity to speak to The Council on any matter relating to the village. This opportunity is given at the beginning of each meeting so if you raise or comment on a topic which is on the agenda for that meeting, Councillors will be able to take account of your views when that subject is discussed.
If you speak on a matter which is not on the current meeting agenda, your topic will not be discussed at that council meeting, but the Council will consider including it at a future meeting.
You can also raise suggestions, comments and matters of concern at any time with one of your Councillors or the Clerk. In this way, they can act as your voice on the council and ensure that your views are made known.
District and County Councillor, Penny Otton, attends meetings regularly.
A member of the Mid Suffolk South Safer Neighbourhood Team also regularly attends meetings or sends a written report.