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In October this year we begun the enormous task of getting our Neighbourhood Plan Household Survey agreed and plans in place for distribution to every household in Ufford, plus a few businesses by the end of the month. In the first week in November we began to see returns roll in to the post box at the Community Hall and into the on-line system.
Ufford's Neighbourhood Plan is coming to life. We had had a successful launch and volunteers for the Steering Group met at the inception meeting on 24 June 2022. Assisted by our consultants, the members of the Group considered the What's and How's of gathering information for: Assessing how the village has evolved over the centuries, compiling a character appraisal of the built environment, involving the community, producing the plan and the things we have to do to have a 'made' plan. Visit the 'Neighbourhood Plan' pages on this website to keep in touch with our progress and to see what is happening.
The 2022 Ufford Spring Clean will take place on Saturday 12th March, between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Please meet at the Community Hall Car Park (anytime between 9.30am and 10.00am) to collect bags and gloves. There will be a limited number of ‘Grab Sticks’ so please bring your own if you have one.
As you will have read on PUNCHLine, the launch meetings for the Ufford Neighbourhood Plan, scheduled for 12th and 13th January, were cancelled, due to Covid. The provisional date for their rescheduling is 6th and 7th April, however there will be full details in the April PUNCH.
It will not surprise you that the issue of dog mess being left in public places is one of the most reported issues to a Parish Council. We thought it would be helpful to set out what are the responsibilities of the individual and the two Councils:
Read more on Dog Mess – What are individual’s and Council’s responsibilities?
Following the resignation, or more appropriately retirement, of Cllr John Skinner, a vacant seat on UPC has arisen. East Suffolk Council have given permission for UPC to co-opt a Councillor and we hope to achieve this at our November meeting.
Ufford Parish Council are currently considering the merits of establishing an ‘Emergency Plan’ for the parish. These plans can range from simple 2 page documents that contain details of residents willing to help out in the event of an emergency, right up to a document tens of pages long that caters for every emergency imaginable!
A Parish Council is permitted to give grants to local village organisations with a view to enhancing the lives of all or some of its residents. Ufford Parish Council undertakes this task once a year, in order to budget for the funds when it requests its annual payment from the District Council.
On 6th February 1952, The Queen ascended the throne, upon the death of her father, King George VI. Throughout 2022 the United Kingdom will be celebrating the Queen’s 70th Jubilee, this being denoted by Platinum.
Are you handy with maintenance jobs? Ufford PC are looking for a person to carryout occasional maintenance jobs for them. We are happy to pay £15 per hour for the work (plus materials) but we must insist that the contractor holds valid Public Liability Insurance.