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The Parish Council Accounts for the year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 have now been fully audited (by Mr Trevor Brown CPFA) and are ready for inspection by residents at a mutually convenient time, once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Please note that all meetings of Ufford Parish Council are cancelled until further notice. We will notify residents via the PUNCHLine when they are due to start again.
The annual Litter Pick and Village Spring Clean will happen on Saturday 21st March. If you can spare an hour please meet at the Recreation Ground car park at 10.00am to collect your bags and picking sticks and to be allocated an area. Please bring with your strong gloves and wear bright clothing (hi-vis if you have it). Children are very welcome to take part but MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
As residents of Ufford you will be aware that, like many other Suffolk villages, we are plagued by vehicles being driven above the speed limit through our village. This is especially noticeable along the High Street, Yarmouth Road and The Avenue. Following numerous complaints and a couple of accidents, the Parish Council asked the Safer Neighbourhood Team (part of Suffolk Constabulary) to carryout speed checks. The response from the SNT was very disappointing. Unfortunately they have very limited resources to carry out such checks, even in areas where speeding is prevalent.
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 East Suffolk Council).
The Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme provides support to individual families experiencing significant hardship. It is managed by the Family Fund and can provide essential ‘one off’ items to meet a child's basic needs. For example, a bed to sleep in or items of clothing.
The VE Day 75 weekend of 8th - 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions at home and abroad who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.
As a cost cutting exercise, Suffolk County Council are no longer providing timetables at bus stops. Henceforth the Parish Council will be printing out the timetables, laminating them and fixing them securely to the bus shelters.
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.