The Messenger - Serving Gislingham, Mellis and the Thornhams

Parish Council Notes - January

Date: 5 February 2020

The draft Minutes from the Parish Council meetings held on 16th December 2019 and 20th January 2020 can be found on the Parish Council Website  


When Minutes have been approved at Parish Council meetings, they will be uploaded to the Parish Council Website and a paper copy will be put on the Parish Council Noticeboard (outside the Village shop). At Parish Council meetings there is time set aside for the public to voice any concerns they have in the Village.

At the December Parish Council meeting Cllr J Fleming advised that she and Cllr Urwin had attended a meeting at Suffolk County Council on Tuesday 10th December regarding Bus timetabling.  A further meeting has been arranged for Monday 13th January 2020, to which Cllr Urwin will be attending.  Cllr Fleming stated that the current Bus service would continue until the end of March 2020.  Funding is to be investigated and sought, initially to continue services beyond March 2020, but also with the intention of providing an enhanced service. One suggestion has been to utilise School buses outside of School service hours. Costs appear to be feasible, and collaboration with other Parish Councils to be pursued. The Parish Council will keep residents updated on any information they receive.


If you have any issues or concerns relating to Footpaths, please can you advise our Footpath Warden, Martyn Bryant.  email: quoting the Footpath number.


The Parish Council would appreciate you advising us on of any new residents moving into Gislingham so that we can deliver a copy of our recently updated Welcome Pack which gives lots of useful information. Alternatively, the Chair can be advised on 07900 963471.


In the December edition of The Messenger it was advised that Chris Terry had stepped down from maintaining the Triangle.  The Parish Council are very grateful to Emma Bryant who has agreed to take on the maintenance of the Triangle and has lots of exciting ideas to develop this area.


We have now uploaded the CIL Consultation Survey together with an application form for completion, if you wish to apply to the Parish Council for funding from our CIL monies.


Generally, the first point of contact for any matters relating to the Parish Council, is the Parish Clerk on (please note new email address) or alternatively please contact the Chair, Cllr Julie Bell on (please note new email address) or 07900 963471.  

The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 17th February at 7.30pm