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Under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972, 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.
Ufford Parish Council are seeking the services of a local person who can carry out light maintenance duties. Tasks can include strimming around grit bins and dog bins, painting notice boards, minor repairs to fences at the Recreation Ground, etc. No electrical or plumbing work is required.
For a little while, UPC and the Friends of Parklands Wood Group have been concerned for the health of the 100’ Redwood Tree in Parklands Wood, that that lends its name to Redwood Terrace. The tree had been externally examined by a number of experts but their opinions differed so we took the decision to have a full tomography survey carried out.
At the election on 2nd May, a new District Councillor for Ufford was elected. Ufford is now in the Wickham Market Ward and our single Councillor is Cllr. Carol Poulter. We look forward to working closely with Carol on projects in the future.
On 2nd May 2019 residents of East Suffolk will be invited to vote for the first Councillors on the newly formed East Suffolk Council.
We invite you to put the Ufford Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 14th May, in to your diaries. The meeting will be held at the Community Hall on the Recreation Ground and will start at 7.00pm. We are delighted to have secured a delegation from Sutton Hoo as our guest speakers. They will bring a number of artefacts for you to see and hold and we will be serving light refreshments afterwards.
Are you interested in highways matters? County Councillor Mary Evans, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs at Suffolk County Council, will be attending the April meeting of Ufford Parish Council (16th April, 6.30pm at St Mary’s Parish Hall). Cllr. Evans will be interested to hear your comments on potholes, road works, signage and planning matters; in fact anything ‘Highways’ related. Do come along and take this opportunity to put forward questions and hear answers.
Every four years Parish Councillors are required to stand down and then, if they wish, stand for re-election; this is when other residents can also stand. The past four year tenure is almost up and during March, April and May 2019 the election process will be followed. Nomination papers will be available from late February/early March and can be obtained from your local Parish Clerk (see below). These have to be hand delivered to East Suffolk DC (the offices opposite Melton Station) by 4.00pm on 3rd April; no posting, faxing or e-mailing is permitted.
The ‘Precept’ is the amount of funding a Parish Council requests from the local District Council (DC). The DC collect this figure from local householders through the Council Tax and the breakdown of the figures should appear on your Council Tax bill (along with the amounts requested by the Police, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal DC).
Further to the article on page 6 of the January PUNCH, UPC have now arranged for EDF to visit Ufford to take specific questions from Ufford residents in relation to the Sizewell C Stage 3 Consultation. If you are concerned about any aspect of this major infrastructure project (probably the largest Suffolk will cope with over the next 20 years) then this is your opportunity to raise your concerns with EDF’s Communication Team.