Charsfield Village Parish Council meeting 20 September 2016

aCharsfield Village Parish Council




The next meeting of Charsfield Village Parish Council is to be held at Charsfield Village Hall at 7:30 pm on 20th September 2016


            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’ or Police Reports.




  1. Apologies and approval of absences


  1. Declarations of Interest


  1. To approve as accurate minutes of the last meeting of the council dated 19th July 2016


  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


6.1       County Councillor

6.2       District Councillor

6.3       Police

6.4       Recreation Ground


  1. Speeding


7.1       Savid update

7.2       Speedwatch update

7.3       B1078 calming update

7.4       Do discuss possible Meeting between Charsfield Parish Council and Robin Vickery to discuss costs, findings and recommendations of the AECOM Report.



  1. Planning

There are no planning applications





  1. Finance


  • To authorise payments as listed below:


Date Detail Reference Power Amount







SALC – Clerk’s Network Day

Westerfield Parish Council

C Warman – SpeedWatch Signs

SALC Internal Audit

Anglian Water

HMRC – tax

P Hembra – July-September








LA 2011 SS 1-8

LGRA 1997 S30

LGRA 1997 S30

LA 2011 SS 1-8


LA 2011 SS 1-8

LA 2011 SS 1-8










  • To note receipt of income as listed below:


Donation for Defibrillator from Suffolk County Council – £750


  1. Defibrillator Update


  1. To Discuss Standing Orders and Financial Regulations


  1. Overgrown land – complaints received from the public


  1. Correspondence


  1. Date of Next Meeting – 22nd November 2016





Signed:            P J Hembra

Clerk to Charsfield Village Parish Council

12th September 2016


Charsfield Scarecrows 2016

Charsfest 2016

Charsfest 2016 was a great success: An opportunity for the whole village to come together for a fun packed day and evening.

So many people work very hard to make it happen it is difficult to thank everyone but here goes:

First thanks to  those people who ran stalls for the benefit of the recreation ground: The Baptist Chapel  Teas, Megan and Katie Clark’s crepe stall, Dave Whitley, John Webber and Greg  Thomson for the BBQ, The games from the ladies of Charsfield and Dallinghoo WI, Robert Kingston for manning the Sumo Wrestling, Alan Ward for his Tedapult, Dawn Chamness and her parents for the can game and duck fishing, Martin and Denise  Lynne and Tony Ford for the shooting range, Pam Hembra and Mary Mackinlay for the plant stall, Margo Carter and Gill Winkworth for the bric a brac, and Val Volz and John Fox from  Charsfield Tennis Club.  With all their contributions we managed to raise a grand total of £980 towards the maintenance of the field.

Thanks to all those people who turned out on Friday night to help us put up the tents and Sunday morning for the clearing up, especially to Andy Wyatt (aka the Lion) and David Wolfe who worked non-stop all through the weekend at a vast variety of jobs.  To Jerry and Sharon from the Three Horseshoes for running the bar all day and evening, Georgina Jay for the evening food, John Phillips and the Farlingaye Big Band,  Sarah Turner for arranging and singing in the Harry Isaac Presley Operation, Peter Holloway for keeping things running smoothly and providing the vintage farm machinery,  Alan Ward for kindly supplying electricity and water and the Harley Davidsons,  Trevor Boyd for his marvellous photography, Mark Turner for the fire engine, Ed Winkworth for manning the car park all afternoon,  Richard Ford and the village hall management committee for supplying and delivering the village hall tables and chairs, Phil Hines for the bouncy castle and lots of other help, Andy Reeve for helping clear up and for getting rid of the rubbish, the cast of The Wizard of Oz and Charsfield Flower Show Committee for organising the Scarecrow competition, Sally Thompson for helping with advertising and  David  Wolfe and Amanda Illing for helping so much with publicity material and sponsoring the toilets!

What do we do to make it even better next year?  We will be holding a meeting to discuss Charsfest 2017 sometime in February but in the meantime please let us know any comments or ideas via

Charsfield Recreation Ground Committee

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.

Tennis Club 2016

Charsfield Tennis Club’s new season starts April 18th on the courts at Charsfield Recreation Ground.

Regular Club night on Mondays through to September.

New members are always welcome.

Membership Rates for 2016:

  • Adult £40 (£35)
  • Family £75 (£70)
  • Couple £60 (£55)
  • Student £20
  • u19 £15
  • u11 £7.50.
  • Reductions in brackets for British Tennis Members.

For more information contact Sian Kingston 01473 737777