As of 6 May, councils can no longer make decisions at virtual meeting.
The alternative is a normal face to face meeting. Fressingfield Parish council does not think that currently these would be safe nor accessible to all parishioners.
Therefore, at a full council meeting on Tuesday 4 May, it was agreed to implement a scheme of temporary delegation.
This scheme gives the clerk powers to decide and act on behalf of the council. The clerk will arrange regular virtual meetings so that anyone can join in and discuss any matters that concern them or matters they think the council should act on. This could include any planning applications that are posted by Mid Suffolk District Council in the next few weeks.
This scheme of temporary delegation will run until July 19, at the earliest. This will depend on developments in the Covid-19 pandemic and central government’s restrictions and regulations.
Below are copies of our policies and other miscellaneous information.
Grants to support parish groups and organisations.
The council has money set aside to support organisations and groups which have a local membership. It doesn’t matter if you are a well-established or just getting going. If you have a particular event or an idea to get off the ground, then you can apply for a grant from the parish council. This is using money raised through the precept.
Detailed guidance and an application form can be downloaded from this site. For more information and advice, contact the parish clerk. He will be able to talk through the scheme and explain how you can apply.
The council also uses some of its funds to support organisations based outside the parish whose services parishioners may call on. This year these are East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Borderhoppa.
The council has adopted the model code of conduct drawn up by the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.(SALC) By following this code, Fressingfield Parish Council acts in an honest and open way, taking decisions that it believes are for the good of the parish and its development. You can read the code by click on this link – The Code of Conduct