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Battisford Parish Council



Tuesday 12th MAY 2020 7.30 pm

At Battisford Village Hall

The Chairman of the Parish Council cordially invites you to a

Cheese and Wine event

Please come along and meet your local councillors and voluntary groups: find out what`s been going on in Battisford in the past year!

Contact Nicky Glading, parish clerk: clerk@battisfordpc.org.uk  tel: 01842 337488


Battisford Parish Councillors:

Cllr Nicola Cleaver (Chairman) - Tel: 01449 678064

Cllr Stella Zethraeus - Tel:   01449 721920

Cllr Clive Nicholas - Tel: 01449 745889

Cllr P. Lambotte - Tel: 07545 967855

Cllr D. Wicking - Tel: 07796 336578

Cllr J. Pope - Tel: 07885 175078

County Councillor:   C/Cllr Kay Oakes  - Tel:   07724 700695

District Councillor:    D/Cllr Daniel Pratt - Tel:   01473 658 398

Parish clerk: Nicky Glading Email: clerk@battisfordpc.org.uk

(Please note that the clerk works 5 hours a week; emails will be answered as soon as possible. If the question is urgent, please phone 01842 337488) 


************************ BATTISFORD PARISH NOTICES ***************************



 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 8th January 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice excluding dies non), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy.

 Otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

Nicola Glading

Proper Officer

Dated 16th December 2019

Battisford Cemetery seat

The bench in remembrance of Cllr Betty Buckle needs replacing. Could any resident that knows of any of 
her relatives please let the clerk know. The commemorative plaque will be transferred to any new bench

Message from Cllr N Cleaver, Battisford Parish Council Chairman:

Dear All, In light of the recent break-ins and attempted break-ins within the village and surrounding area, the Parish Council have received a number of disappointing reports whereby the Police have either refused to come out or shown a real lack of interest in the offences being reported, despite their alarming reoccurrence. We have had no visual police presence within the village over the last few weeks to act as a deterrent, we have had no correspondence from them about the clear pattern of criminal activity and no warnings. As a result, the Parish Council will be writing to the Police & Crime Commissioner (and others) to express the deep dissatisfaction in no uncertain terms. We have also arranged for a PCSO/Police Rep to come along to our next PC Meeting. In the meantime, those who wish to have their details/experiences included in our correspondence to the authorities should message me. Unfortunately, it appears two further break-ins have been reported within the last 48 hours and so I would urge everyone to keep their properties and outbuildings as secure as possible. Some of these break-ins have been facilitated by the use of secluded footpaths/set asides on the fields, so think about all of the possible access points to your properties and outbuildings. I've attached a link to the crime stoppers website advice on keeping safe/secure. I noticed just before the bins were collected a few big cardboard boxes left outside certain properties, one for a new Smart TV and one for a Hedgecutter. I realise this is insignificant to most, but to a burglar it is an advert for the things you have, and as such, things they can attempt to steal. Lastly, if you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours who aren't using the internet, be a real neighbour, knock their door, let them know about all of this. Nic