The Parish Council plays an important role in providing services such as the Village Hall in Framsden, and is a statutory consultee for planning applications in the village. Applications are discussed in a meeting which is open to the public.
Meetings are normally held on the second Friday of alternate (odd) months (January, March, May, July, September, November) in the Village Hall (The Street, Framsden, Stowmarket IP14 6HQ) at 7.30pm. All members of the public are invited to attend. If you would like to receive agendas and/or minutes by email please contact the Clerk.
The Parish Council's responsibilities include: -
The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Council expenditure, annually analysing future funding requirements and recommends the precept to be raised. Arranging insurance of parish property, loans and donations and other associated activities requiring finance.
The Parish Council receives and considers consultation copies of all Planning Applications relating to the parish. Recommendations from the Council either in support of the application or as objections, are passed to Mid Suffolk District Council who, as Planning Authority, will make use of these comments in their determination of the application.
The Parish Council provides and maintains dog waste bins, notice boards, benches, street lights, the flag pole and church floodlights. It also maintains the Village Hall, Village Play Area and Village Sign.
Highways and Lighting
The Parish Council oversees highways matters such as the need for road repairs, signposting, street lights and the supply of electricity for street lighting.