Parish Council Meeting 25 September 2018

Charsfield Parish Council Meeting – 25th September 2018 to be held at Charsfield Village Hall at 7:30 pm

Public Participation

At Item 5 of the Agenda the public will be invited to give their views or question the Parish Council on issues on this agenda or raise issues for consideration at future meetings at the discretion of the Chair.  This item will generally be limited to 15 minutes duration and will be followed by any County/District Councillors’ Reports.


  1. Apologies and approval of absence
  1. Declarations of Interest
  1. To approve as accurate minutes of the last meeting of the council dated 17th July 2018
  1. Progress reports for information or matters arising from minutes
  1. Points from the public. A chance for the public to raise matters of interest relevant to Charsfield Village
  1. Reports
  • County Councillor

6.2       District Councillor

6.3       Recreation Ground

6.4       Village Hall



  1. Planning

 Planning Application DC/18/3535/FUL – The Old Vicarage – variation to original Planning Application.

  1. Finance

 1 To authorise payments as listed below:


Date Detail Reference Power Amount





Anglia Water

CAS – PC Insurance

Ladywell Accountancy Service

H M Revenue & Customs

P Hembra – services & expense

Bank Transfer




Bank Transfer


LA 2011 ss 1-8

LA 2011 ss 1-8

LA 2011 ss 1-8

LA 2011 ss 1-8


See below





9.2       To note receipt of income as listed below:

  1. Parish Council Insurance – one year £183.65; three years £174.66; five years £165.28
  1. Internal Control Documents – to approve and elect a non signatory Councillor to review
  1. Recreation Ground – request for grant towards new picnic bench at £585 ex VAT
  1. Emergency Planning – update
  1. Data Protection – PC Privacy Policy for website
  1. Telephone Kiosk
  1. Defibrillator Pads – these are due to expire on 3rd November
  1. Date of Next Meetings:

20th November 2018

2nd January 2019

19th March 2019

Signed:            P J Hembra

Clerk to Charsfield Village Parish Council

8th September 2018



Flower Show AGM

                                                                                           Charsfield Flower Show AGM

                                            Friday 16th November 2018 at 7.30pm at the Charsfield Village Hall

Are you interested in helping us keep this historic village event going? Would you be willing to stand on the committee? Could you be our treasurer or secretary? Only 4 or 5 meetings are held a year plus the show itself so the time commitment is not massive but more hands make light work so we are keen to expand our committee if possible. For more info please email Di Alexander at

All welcome to the AGM. Hopefully see you there.

Parish Council Annual Governance Statement 2018

Click here to view.

Suffolk Coastal Local Plan consultation 2018

The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan, which covers the period to 2036, contains planning policies and site allocations which will be used to determine planning applications in the area.

Although several parcels of land in Charsfield were originally identified  in the consultation document, only one piece of land has been included in the First Draft Local Plan – Land Behind 15 St Peter’s Close.  A copy of this document can be found on where comments can also be added.

I have a hard copy of this plan should anyone wish to view it.

Pam Hembra – Parish Council Clerk – 01473 737655

Charsfest 2018 – The Pictures – click on thumbnails to enlarge


local police

Pcso 3094 Sallyanna Chatten-Berry and Pc 1469 Debbie Howgego are the new neighbourhood police officers for the Parish of Charsfield, this is due to the boundary changes, Charsfield now comes under the Woodbridge and District SNT.