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On Tuesday 19th May 2020 Ufford Parish Council made history and held its first Parish Council meeting via Video Conference. This method of meeting was made possible by a change in the legislation and we were delighted to welcome our County Councillor and a member of the public who also dialled in.
The Annual Parish Meeting of Ufford for 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, the report on the activities of the Parish Council over the previous year has been produced by the PC Chair, Dr Kathryn Jones and can be found here.
It is now VERY IMPORTANT that as many residents as possible receive the PUNCHLine. We are aware of a major planning application for a large development in Melton that is on the brink of being submitted (by the time you read this it may already have been!). The only realistic way we can alert residents to development such as this is through PUNCHLine. If you are not already receiving the PUNCHLine e-mails, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you signed up that day.
East Suffolk Council have released a document that might help parents explain the Covid-19 virus to children. It can be downloaded here: Covid-19 - An explanation for Children
Like all other organisations, clubs, societies and groups, Ufford Parish Council is having to find new ways of working, whilst the country observes the strict social distancing rules put in place by the government to combat COVID-19.
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).