PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE – 11.05.2020
Old Newton with Dagworth & Gipping Parish Council
This continues to be a very challenging time for everyone and the latest advice remains largely the same but if you are returning to work you are now being asked to stay alert, control the virus, save lives.
We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means you must:
- Stay at home as much as possible
- Work from home if you can
- Limit contact with other people
- Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- Wash your hands regularly
Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next scheduled monthly meeting to continue Parish Council business will be via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 8pm. Members of the public and the press are welcome to attend, but must contact the Clerk for the meeting ID and password by 6pm on the Wednesday of the meeting.
We are receiving a number of complaints regarding our footpaths and green spaces. Outside areas are being utilised much more than usual and it is essential we are all respectful of others.
- Dog mess on the footpaths, particularly around the playing field is totally unacceptable. Dog owners must pick up after their dogs. The Parish Council have provided a significant number of dog waste bins around the village and we urge you to use them. Thank you to those that are doing this but there is clearly a number of residents who are not.
- There are lots of brightly painted stones being left around our parish, which is great, especially for encouraging our younger residents to explore the outdoors, but please do not deviate from the designated footpaths and rights of to do so is trespassing. Please stick to the footpaths and rights of way for your daily exercise.
- As the waste recycling centre remains closed Fly tipping has also become a problem. If you witness any examples of fly-tipping please take a photo and report to Suffolk County Council or to the Clerk.
At the start of the lock down our Chairman made contact with DONG. It was agreed and decided as they already have the network and contacts they would continue to take the lead for community support. Sue Davy is now lead from Dong co-ordinating as Sue Clements is presently isolating. DONG members continue to do a fantastic job, the community engagement and support has been outstanding. Coupled with the BOB (food bank) agenda through the Churches the village is in excellent hands, with a number of people within the village benefiting. Both organisations have stepped up to the mark and are doing all manner of tasks. The Parish Council feel fortunate to have both these groups / organisations working within our parish. The network is running very well and the Parish Council are very grateful.
Thank you all for doing your bit, adapting to this 'new normal' is hard and the Parish Council recognise this. If anyone needs assistance or help whilst self-isolating please contact DONG who are co-ordinating any requests for assistance. DONG can be contacted on Tel: 07925 959605.
Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives…
To help save lives Government Guidelines are, Stay at home as much as possible, Work from home if you can, Limit contact with other people, Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible), Wash your hands regularly.
Parish Clerk & RFO: Karen Hall-Price
Lynwood, Grove Road, Brockdish, Nr Diss, IP21 4JP.
Tel: 01379 668798 / 07812 105228 Email: email@example.com
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF OLD NEWTON WITH
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That due to the resignation of Andrew Perkowski, a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 31st March, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the returning officer at the address below 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.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 8 June, 2020.
Dated 11 March, 2020
Arthur Charvonia, Returning Officer, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX
Parish Clerk Contact Details
Karen Hall-Price, Lynwood, Grove Road, Brockdish, Diss, IP21 4JP.
Telephone: 01379 668798 / 07812 105228 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Clerk has moved home address effective from 28th January 2019. Please ensure all correspondence for the Parish Council is sent to the new address of the Clerk.
For minutes and agendas (where these are available) they can be found on this website or please contact the clerk. The Agenda is also displayed on the notice board outside the the Village Shop in Finningham Road. Please note that the minutes will only be available once they have been approved. For items to be included on the agenda please write or email to the Clerk at the above contact details.
Joint Mid Suffolk District Council Ward Members (Green Party) for the Ward of Haughley, Stowupland & Wetherden – including Old Newton (with Gipping and Dagworth)
Rachel Eburne - 01449 673311, email@example.com
Keith Welham - 01449 673185, firstname.lastname@example.org
CO-OPTION - PARISH COUNCILLOR - September 2019 FOR OLD NEWTON WITH DAGWORTH & GIPPING PARISH COUNCIL Following 4 candidates standing for the position of Cllr for the Parish Council and a vote being taken, the position was offered and has been accepted by Mr Will Ratcliffe. The village is very lucky to have received 4 candidates for 1 vacancy and it says a lot about our village and our community. The Parish Council would like to thank all candidates who offered their time and service to the village and welcome Will as the newest member of the parish council.
New Cllrs for Old Newton following election May 2019 - Following the June Parish Council meeting the Parish Council are pleased to announce that two parishioners have been co-opted onto the Parish Council and welcome Mr Andrew Perkowski and Dr Michael Helliwell as our newest Parish Councillors with immediate effect.
New Cllr for Old Newton - The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that Mr James Harbidge has been co-opted onto the Parish Council for the position of Cllr for Old Newton (Sept 2017)
New Cllr for Old Newton - The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that Mr Tony Arnold has been co-opted onto the Parish Council for the position of Cllr for Old Newton (June 2017)
Broadband - Cllr Stringer and Mr Arnold have been informed that the Stowmarket P33 FTTP PON was made Customer Ready-for-Service (CRFS) on Monday 3rd April 2017. Please note, however, that it can take up to two weeks for retail service providers (RSPs) to recognise new structures that have been made CRFS, before the Retail Service Providers are able to accept orders. To avoid frustrations with the ordering process, it is recommended that people wait until after Easter before trying to place orders. Once an order is accepted, it usually takes about two weeks to get an appointment for an engineer to install customer premises equipment (CPE) and make the final fibre connection to the property. When ordering, customers should review the services and prices available from different retail service providers (ie shop around to get the best deal).
As well as a choice of retail service providers, customers will have a choice of speed, service bundle and price to suit their requirements. Those customer that wish to make telephone calls over the fibre connection, should order that facility at the same time as they order their broadband upgrade. Living rurally can present many challenges; Old Newton should shortly have one less obstacle to allow our businesses and home lives to thrive. If anyone would like Cllr Stringer to call and explain further please get in touch, he is happy to call on you at any time to suit you.
New Cllr for Old Newton - The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that Mr Richard Lawson has been co-opted onto the Parish Council for the position of Cllr for Old Newton (March 2017)
New Cllr for Gipping - The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that Mrs Kerry Baker has been co-opted onto the Parish Council for the position of Cllr for Gipping. (August 2016)
Housing Needs Survey - The Clerk has been provided by Community Action Suffolk (CAS) the results of our recent survey. The statistics that have come out are detailed below for information.
- 94% were in favour of affordable housing
- 5% would not support affordable housing.
- The survey issued received a 24% return rate. 146 household responses. 334 individual responses. The greatest return rate was from the 16 - 24yrs bracket.
- Out of 146 returned surveys - 22 people - 10 households stated they had a need.
- A further 5 households (6 people stating that they wanted to return to the village). A total of 15 households, 28 people.
There are currently 15 households claiming a local connection on gateway to home choice. Indicating a combined need of up to 30 new houses. CAS recommendation would be to bring forward circa 10 new houses to begin with. The full report to be issued to all Cllrs, however it has been stressed that the owners of the report remains CAS and we are not allowed to share the full report. Anyone who believes they should be provided a full copy of the report need to contact Sunila Osborne at CAS where they can discuss / purchase a copy. The Parish Council's next step will be to arrange a meeting with the working committee and CAS to discuss possible sites within the village.
The Parish Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month in the
Woodward Room, The Village Hall, Church Road, at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is a public forum at the end of the meeting.