Star 2015 04 April

The magazine of the Palgrave and District Community Council
Registered Charity 269132
PDCC Chairman:
Vice Chairman:
Membership Secretary
Bookings Secretary
Alan Spoors
Martin Dyer
Emma Callaghan
Heather Goddard
Helen Thorburn
(01379 651749)
Susie Dyer
(07554 945682)
[email protected]
Committee Members:
Hugh Bunbury, Emma Callaghan, Susie Dyer, Diane Gibbons, John
Gibbons, Di Grantham, Gill Heriz, Jan Hicks, John Kilgannon, Ted Ling,
Lee Lockwood, Jane McClintock, Robert Moore, Jean Potter, Val Pudney, Pat Simms, Margaret Spoors.
Applications for membership are always welcome. Application
forms are available from Committee members, and at the Community Centre.
If you would like to advertise in The Palgrave Star, or have material for publication, please contact Alan Spoors at [email protected], or by ‘phone
on 01379 650639. Please include your name and telephone number. Material
will be included at the editor’s discretion.
The deadline for the May edition is
Monday, 20th April
Dates for your diary ...
Members of the PDCC Committee have been busy planning activities for the
coming year. Make a note of these dates; come along and enjoy yourself at
the Centre; and help put the Pal into Palgrave!!
12th April
Our annual Spring Craft Fair - more on page 8
17th May
Garage Sales are back - for full details see page 5
23rd May
the Big
New this year - Eurovision Party - The Song contest on
30th May
Coffee Morning (10.00 - 12.00)
21st June
Afternoon Tea - a truly elegant occasion; more details later
5th July
Summer Barbecue
12th and 13th September Late Summer Flower and Produce Show, and the
Annual Village Fete
26th September Coffee Morning (10.00 - 12.00) and a chance to renew your
1st November
29th November Christmas Fair and Coffee Morning (10.00 - 2.00)
Film Nights will go on, of course throughout the year. Forthcoming attractions are advertised on page 11; and I am sure that we will be adding more activities as we think of them!
Rain or Shine it’s always fine at the Palgrave Community Centre
Sunday 17th May 9.00am – 2.00pm
Our village garage sale days, have proved to be very successful for the past five years. My
own garage sale in the past has raised £206, the only “big” item sold being a cycle for £60
A chance to de-clutter your home, garage shed and garden without leaving your property.
You can join in this event for £6.00 (PDCC Members £5.00)
We will provide a map with addresses for the garages available from the Centre on the day,
for a nominal charge of 50p.
If you do not have a garage you could display your wares in your garden, drive or yard.
For this event to take place we need several households to take part.
If you would like to participate please register your interest now by phoning Helen
(651749) as soon as possible.
The entry date deadline is 1
May to allow time for maps to be printed and advertising organ
Refreshments and of course parking will be available at the Community Centre.
Palgrave Welfare Trust
Did you know that the Trust, which is a combination of several old charities, one of them
dating back to 1653, still exists to offer modest financial help to residents of Palgrave?
The Trust can help for example with travel expenses for repeated hospital appointments,
or frequent visits to someone in hospital or after they have been discharged. It can also
make grants for educational activities such as school field trips and visits, and certain
other unexpected costs that could not readily have been covered by insurance or State
If you feel the Trust could help you, or you know of someone else in need of help, please
do not hesitate to approach any of the Trustees (or e-mail [email protected] All
matters are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
The current Trustees are Siân Bunbury, Ted Ling, Michael Lockett (Chairman), and
Pauline Whistlecraft.
Palgrave Parish Council
Annual Parish Meeting
Friday 24th April at 7.30 p.m in the Community Centre
(please note the change of date)
Your chance to find out what’s going on in the village,
and to make your own contribution
Need help with transport?
Borderhoppa is a local Community Transport charity operating in this area.
We can pick you up from your home and take you shopping, to work, to your local job club/ job
centre or to visit a friend or relative, for appointments at doctors, dentists, hairdressers, vets
etc. and take you home again. Maybe you would like to join in with a local community group or
go to an event but can’t get there and back. Borderhoppa is here to help you make all of your
journeys with ease.
We also run members outings to the seaside, gardens, shopping trips, boat trips, pub lunches
etc. and we hire our mini buses with a driver to local not for profit community groups.
Become a member and enjoy all the benefits of our door to door service and join us on our
monthly organised outings.
(Membership £6 for 6 months or £10 for 12 months and journeys are priced on distance travelled) Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept concessionary bus passes.
Borderhoppa Outings:
April 2015
Mon 13th
The Range, Norwich & lunch at The Village Inn, Little Melton - £15 (lunch extra)
Mon 20
Thetford - £10
Mon 27th Lunch at the Flixton Buck & shopping in Bungay - £8 (lunch extra)
May: 2015
Thurs 7th
Lunch at the Chip Inn, Long Stratton - £5 (chips extra)
Mon 11th
Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Fritton & Gorleston for shopping - £16
Thurs 21
Waveney Stardust, Stalham - £25 (includes boat trip). Spaces limited
Thurs 28
Highway Nurseries - £14
If you would like to make a booking please call 01379 854800
Email: [email protected]
or for more information visit our website:
Events at Redgrave and Lopham Fen, nr Bressingham, IP22 2HX
April, 2015
Tuesday 28 April, 7.30pm
‘Garden birds’ - a talk by Clare Simm of the BTO
followed by the AGM
Organised by the SWT Valley Fens Wildlife Group
£2 per person (includes refreshments)
All welcome, no need to book
Tuesday 26 May, 2pm- 4pm
Messing about by the water family afternoon
£2.50 per person
Watery activities, games and crafts
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking essential 01379 688333
Saturday 30 May, 10am - 3pm
Botanical Illustration
Join professional botanical artist, Christine Grey-Wilson, on this relaxing and supportive
workshop looking at a range of illustration techniques.
£25/£21.50 Booking essential 01473 890089
Regular events
Guided fen walks
Saturdays 4 April, 2 May 10.30am - 1pm
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fen with enthusiast and naturalist John Hill.
£3 Meet at the Education Centre, no booking required.
Wildlife Watch Group
Saturdays 11 April, 9 May 10.30am - 12.30pm
A club for 6 – 12yr olds, £2
Contact [email protected]
or call 01379 688333
Don’t miss ...
The Palgrave Spring Fair
Sunday, 12th April
10 am - 2 pm
All our usual stalls and attractions; refreshments;
and the famous Palgrave welcome!!
Every Friday from 10am - 11am
In the community centre
£6 per session
Great fab dance workout,
energising and exhilarating!
Contact Jill on 01379 897055 or 07800639141
Email: [email protected]
A big “Thank You” on behalf of all residents to the team of model citizens who were
out on Sunday morning picking up the litter which the less considerate of us have
dropped all over Palgrave.
It’s a great shame, of course, that this sort of effort is necessary, but how fortunate we
are that some of our neighbours are willing to spend time and energy in such a publicspirited way.
I believe that the initiative was co-ordinated by Mike and Di Brown; many thanks!
Our group, which now regularly attracts between 20 and 30 walkers, meets on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month leaving Palgrave Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group but it is regretted that dogs cannot be allowed on our walks. Additionally Palgrave Walking Group, or its walk leaders, cannot be held liable for any injury sustained whilst on any walk they organise. Please contact Brian Beecroft on 01379 642208 or Sam
and Eileen Turner on 01379 643160 if you would like further details.
April 2015 Walks
Tuesday 14th April
Joan Thorpe and Ann Gaze will lead a walk of approx. 4.25 miles around Brockdish. There are
three stiles and the walk starts just across from the Kings Head where Joan and Ann have arranged for parking and where we can return afterwards for refreshments – a choice of coffee is
offered along with alcoholic drinks as well of course. The walk was quite wet and muddy underfoot when Ann and Joan trialled it, but they are expecting it to be drier by the time we all do it. We
do have to cross the busy A143 so be aware. There is the option to add another 1.75 miles to the
walk if any of us wish to – Ann and Joan will give us details on the day.
Tuesday 28th April
Julie Moore will take us on a circular walk, round Redgrave. Whilst out we will pass Redgrave
Church which was taken into the care of the Churches Conservation Trust in 2005 and much
work has been done to restore the Church to its former glory. The circuit is about 5.25 miles,
with two stiles and there should be plenty of wildlife to see. Most of the walk is along footpaths
and bridleways although there will be a very short stretch along country lanes. If it rains much
beforehand, some parts may be muddy. We will go to the Bell in Rickinghall/Botesdale for refreshments afterwards.
Future Walks
The following are future walking-dates with the names of the volunteers who have agreed to lead
a walk. If you feel able to plan and lead a walk on the vacant dates please let us know so that we
can add your name to the list. Details of the walk can be supplied at a later date although we do
have a deadline for inclusion in the Palgrave Star of approximately the 17 th of the previous
12th May
Martin & Larraine
Details to follow
26th May
9th June
Caron & Alan
Details to follow
23rd June
Details to follow
14th July
no leader yet
Volunteer required
28th July
Sue and Carol
Details to follow
11th August
25th August
8th September
no leader yet
Volunteer required
22nd September
Details to follow
13th and 27th October, 10th and 24th November, 8th and 22nd December - leaders still required
If you wish to join us on these walks (or any future walks) please be at Palgrave Community Centre car park ready to leave for the starting point at 9.45 a.m.
All the best
Sam and Eileen
Recently, I was delighted to be invited to Thames Ambulance Service in Westerfield to see at first hand the kind of opportunities which are now available to help
people into work. The Thames Ambulance Service is part of a new scheme involving the Job Centre and a training company called The Light Bulb, which helps unemployed people back into work via six weeks of training and work experience.
This is real “joined up” thinking at its best. Job Centre Plus identifies potential recruits and recommends them to The Light Blub. Here the candidates complete a
two week pre-employment training programme which includes literacy, numeracy
and Level 2 NVQ Health and Social Care. These are a valuable set of transferable
skills which will help with future employment prospects. The final part of the process is provided by Thames Ambulance Service who give first class work experience and training. This leaves the students in a position to participate in the selection process to become a trainee ambulance care assistant with Thames.
Even those students who do not progress into a career with the Thames Ambulance Service, have been given invaluable training and skills in the health and
care sector, providing them with opportunities to enter further healthcare training
and job opportunities.
Since August 2014 the Thames scheme has seen 12 students secure employment with Thames Ambulance Service. I was extremely impressed with the work
of Light Bulb and the Thames Ambulance service and found the dedication and
enthusiasm of both the staff and students a real inspiration. As a doctor, I know
that there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help someone who unwell,
and I was delighted to be invited to congratulate the latest group of graduates and
present their awards.
Schemes such as this show how our economy is recovering, and offer important
opportunities to people here in Suffolk to get on in life and provide a safe and secure future for their children and grandchildren.
I hold regular constituency advice surgeries locally to help people who have problems. If you think that I may be able to help you, please contact me on 01728 685
148, or email using [email protected]
For more information please visit
Palgrave Film Nights
All films start at 7.30
Entrance to all films £5 (£4 for PDCC members)
Tickets bookable at [email protected]
Saturday April 18th
18 (note adult theme)
Saturday May 16th
Ocsar forBest Actor
SaturdayJune 6th
Oscar for Best Film
Were you the person with the little dog who allowed it to leave a mess in the gateway to
the church? Are you the person who always allows his dog to do so?
Everyone is responsible for clearing up after their dog and 99% of the villagers with dogs
do so. Please remember that the children getting the coach to Hartismere School have to
stand in this gateway to wait for their bus. Some of the younger children at Palgrave
School cut through the churchyard (it is a safer route that going round by the road) Dogs’
mess is a health hazard. PLUS SOMEONE has to clear it up so PLEASE, PLEASE,
PLEASE, show some consideration and CLEAN UP after your dog.
Beryl Dyer
Church Warden
The gardening club held their March meeting on the 2nd of March at Denmark
Court. Gabrielle (Gabby) gave a superb talk on how she started 'Gabrielle's Garden'
from a derelict piece of ground into a thriving garden growing our favourite flowers
for cutting and using for special occasions such as weddings, to having them in the
house to look at and admire.
Thought for the Month
If you don't like things in the garden, change it!! You're not a tree ~ Jim Rohn
Recipe of the Month
Root Vegetable Tangle
(serves two as a light main dish)
Quantities below are only a rough guide
250g potatoes
One large parsnip
2 large carrots
One red onion, peeled and finely sliced
One heaped tablespoon of rosemary leaves
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds.
5 tablespoons of olive oil
Very finely shave (preferably with a mandolin) the potatoes, carrots and
parsnip into a bowl . Add the remaining ingredients and toss them well together then spread them on a baking sheet (you will probably need two
sheets for they should be in a shallow layer). Bake in the oven on Reg 6
(or equivalent) for about 20 minutes or until tender and lightly crisp
around the edges.
Tip of the Month
Early potatoes should be earthed up as the shoots begin to push above
the soil. This will help to protect them from the frost and will suppress
weeds. Repeat 2-3 times as the stems grow.
Anyone interested in the above or in Membership of the Group please contact Diane
Gibbons on 01379 641760.
From our Primary School ...
Friends of Palgrave School would like to thank everyone who brought tickets for the
School Christmas Raffle at the end of last term. The raffle raised £524 which is an
amazing total. We have spent some of the money on new goalposts and made a contribution towards the cost of a trip to Norwich Castle, which formed part of the children's
learning about the Romans. The remainder of the money raised will be spent throughout the year on other educational trips and equipment. Again, thank you very much for
your support.
Hannah Whitehouse from Class 2 is one of the children who visited the Museum. This
is her account of the day ...
A Day in the Life of a Roman
Where we went ...
On the 3rd March 2015 we went to Norwich Castle and we took a coach. We went there
to find out about the Romans and how they lived.
What we did ...
We met a Roman and I got to hold a real sharp Roman sword. All of us also made a
torc to take home and we made it with…..
Tin foil
Bits of coloured cardboard
Tissue paper
What I found out ...
The Iceni existed and they fought the Romans but the Roman always won. The Iceni
tribe had things that were important to them, so they buried their treasure under the
ground so that the Romans couldn’t find it. The Iceni fought the Romans by running and
screaming their heads off thinking it would scare the Romans but it didn’t. Also I found
out that Romans used spears and they would first throw it to try to get stuck in enemy’s
shield to trip them up. Then they would throw the next one right into them.
My favourite bit ...
Holding the sharp and extremely heavy sword and going to buy some shiny things at
the gift shop. I bought a shiny glass purple thing that would go on a necklace and a big
gold crystal.
Advice from the Police
Suffolk Police has joined forces with the online property database Immobilise to help
keep property safe and reunite stolen items with their rightful owners across the
Many items of identifiable property are either lost or stolen each year. By taking the
time to register property on the Immobilise database, people can take a positive step
towards reducing the crime.
Their registered property would be identifiable to all law enforcement agencies across
the country. This in turn will help the police reunite property to their lawful owners and
will also help to catch criminals.
Almost any possession with a serial number can be registered for free, including:
Mobile phones
iPods, other MP3 players and games consoles
Laptops, computers and PDAs
Satellite navigation and in-car equipment
Watches, jewellery, art and antiques can also be registered for a small fee. Users who
upgrade can also add photos and certificates of ownership to their account.
Many items of property which are recovered from criminals are not restored to their
rightful owners, as without information on serial numbers or property marking police do
not know who they belong to.
If you would like register your valuables visit
Bike & Property Marking Event
There has been an increase in ‘cycle thefts in the area. In order to protect ‘cycles and
to bring awareness to the problem, there will be a 'Mobile Police Station' at the Rickinghall Farmers’ Market, at the Rickinghall Village Hall, from 9am until it closes, on
Saturday 11th April 2015. Police and Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators will be present. As well as ‘cycle marking, there will be security products available to inspect and
or purchase. All c’ycle users please attend with your ‘cycles and all other interested
people are warmly invited.
Palgrave Parish Council
Annual Parish Meeting
The following pages carry reports from the Parish Council, our District
and County Councillors, and the other groups which shape Palgrave.
This year’s Parish Meeting takes place on Friday, 24th April, at 7.30 pm
in the Community Centre. Please come along to discuss these reports,
and to offer your suggestions as to how the village might develop over
the coming year.
There will be refreshments to help discussion along, and a warm welcome from your Parish Councillors.
Elections 7th May - Are YOU registered to Vote? If not yet but you are eligible you can still register up to 23rd April. Register on-line at https:// or download the postal form.
Parish Council News
At the last meeting on March 12 we discussed amongst other business results of the ‘Lorrywatch’ survey, arrangements for the ‘Community Clean-up’ and responses to the Local Plan Review preconsultation. The ‘Community Clean-up’ was held over the weekend of 20th-22nd March with some 42
bags of rubbish, used tyres, car parts, old exhaust system, Tesco trolley and a toy (not cuddly) being
collected. Many thanks to the organisers and everyone who came forward to litter pick.
The final meeting of the year, and of the present Parish Council, will be held on 9 th April at the Community Centre from 7.30 p.m. We are again without a Clerk so please send correspondence to:
Mike Bootman, 2 Blands Farm Close, Palgrave IP22 1TD, 01379 640211, [email protected]
Palgrave Parish Council - ANNUAL PARISH MEETING - Friday 24th April 2015
All Registered Electors of the Parish of Palgrave are invited to attend this meeting, which will be held in
the Main Hall of the Palgrave Community Centre from 7.30 p.m. - refreshments afterwards. The Annual
Meeting informs Electors of the work of County, District and Parish Councils, Police, Parish Church,
Community Council and others. It provides an opportunity to discuss current issues.
Welcome by Chairman of Palgrave Parish Council
To receive Apologies
To approve the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 8 th May 2014
To receive and discuss Reports from:
4.1 Suffolk Police, Mid Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team - PCSO 3240 Dave Faulkner
4.2 Suffolk County Council - Cllr Jessica Fleming
4.3 Mid Suffolk District Council - Cllr David Burn
4.4 St Peter’s Parish Church - Hugh Bunbury, Parochial Church Council
4.5 Palgrave & District Community Council - Alan Spoors, Chairman
4.6 Palgrave Parish Council - Cllr Mike Bootman, Chairman
To acknowledge the work carried out by the Palgrave Welfare Trust, St John’s Liaison Group,
Neighbourhood Watch, members of Palgrave Gardening and Social Group, School and others
To discuss matters of current interest, including:
6.1 Roads and Traffic - to report recent developments and seek views on specific issues
6.2 Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Joint Local Plan Review - now entering public consultation stage
6.3 Footway Lighting - to seek views on (i) phased conversion of lamps to LEDS and (ii) option to switchoff overnight between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. or during other acceptable times
6.4 The Green - following Listing as an Asset of Community Value, to reaffirm the view that efforts
should be made to purchase it should the present owners be willing to sell
6.5 Any other relevant matters previously notified to the Chairman
Parish Council Elections 7th May 2015 and Annual Parish Council Meeting 14th May 2015
Closing Remarks followed by Refreshments
(signed) Mike Bootman (Chairman) 20th March 2015
Note to Palgrave Electors: if you would like a relevant matter to be discussed that is not covered by the
Agenda please submit it in writing to Mike Bootman no later than 1 week before the meeting. Inclusion is
at the Chairman’s discretion.
Note to Palgrave Groups and Organisations: if you would like to put on a table display to promote your
work or activities please contact Mike Bootman no later than week before the meeting.
Minutes and Reports: To save time at the meeting the Minutes of last year’s meeting and Reports for
this are reproduced below. Please remember to bring your ‘Palgrave Star’ to the meeting.
3. Minutes - Palgrave Annual Parish Meeting held in the Community Centre, 8th May
2014, 7.30pm
Present: Councillors Siân Bunbury (Chairman), Jan Hicks (vice-Chairman), Mike Bootman, Elaine Collins, Ted Ling, Marion Sneddon, Valerie Pudney and Neil Weston
Also present: County Cllr Jessica Fleming, District Cllr David Burn, PCSO 3240 David
Faulkner and 28 Members of the Public on the attendance list
5.14.1. APM
Apologies: were received from Marion Sneddon, Katherine Jones and
Brian Beecroft.
5.14.2. APM
Meeting Opened: Cllr Bunbury opened the meeting by welcoming the
public and announcing the displays of Charities and also the 4 picture albums/scrapbooks
on display compiled by Jean Thorndike. There was also a display showing the progress
made by the Wind Turbine working party.
5.14.3. APM
To confirm the Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting 9 th May 2013: Signature of the Minutes was proposed by Cllr Jan Hicks and seconded by Cllr Mike Bootman. The Minutes were signed as a true record.
The following Reports were read out and copies (where available) are attached to the
5.14.4. APM
Parish Council Annual Report 2013-14: Councillor Siân Bunbury.
5.14.5. APM
County Council Report: County Councillor Jessica Fleming.
5.14.6. APM
District Council Report: District Councillor David Burn.
5.14.7. APM
Police Report: PCSO David Faulkner.
5.14.8. APM
Palgrave & District Community Council: Alan Spoors.
5.14.9. APM
St Peter’s Parochial Church Council: Hugh Bunbury.
5.14.10. APM St Peter’s Primary School: Andrew Berry.
5.14.11. APM St John’s House Liaison Group: Jan Hicks.
5.14.12. APM Reports from other Village Organisations: Representatives then read brief
reports of their activities over the last year - Walking Group, Palgrave Welfare Trust, Table Tennis Club and the Gardening and Social Group.
5.14.13. APM Discussion - Supporting Charities with Grants: Regarding donations to
Charity it was suggested that this needed to be looked at year by year but on the whole
members of the public were in favour of them.
5.14.14. APM Discussion - Village Green as an Asset of Community Value: The question of the Council’s intention of applying for registration and the possibility of purchasing
the Village Green as an Asset of Community Value was welcomed by those who attended and with a show of hands, the majority were in favour of a possible purchase if the
opportunity arose.
5.14.15. APM Discussion - Volunteering: The public were asked if anyone would be willing to volunteer for maintenance within the village.
5.14.16. APM Discussion - Amalgamation with Stuston Parish Council: A suggestion by
Stuston Parish Council of amalgamation with Palgrave was noted but it is still waiting further information.
5.14.17. APM Discussion - ‘Access Only’ Road: Should the ‘Access Only’ road be
closed (at the north end)? Members of the public were in agreement with the Parish
Council, which had been trying to progress that over the past year.
5.14.18.APM Parish Councillor: Siân Bunbury announced her retirement from the Parish Council. Ted Ling gave an appreciation of Siân for her work as Councillor over the
past 25 years and Chairman for the last 10 years. Her work had been much appreciated
and a presentation was made to her.
5.14.19. APM Meeting ended.
5.14.20. APM Next Parish Council Meeting is Annual Parish Council Meeting 15 th May
4.1 Police Report for 2014-15: PCSO Dave Faulkner, Mid Suffolk Safer
Neighbourhood Team North
Crime Statistics - Since the 1st April 2014 to the time of writing there have been 23
crimes reported to the police. These break down as:
8 x Theft; 1 x Distraction Burglary; 1 x Wildlife Offence; 5 x Criminal Damage; 1 x
Handling Stolen Goods; 1 x Arson; 3 x Burglary; 2 x Harassment; 1 x Other
Policing Action - in accordance with Tasking Priorities and at the request of the parish
council speed checks are routinely made at various places in the village as well deployment of the mobile camera van, reports of HGVs ignoring the 7.5T weight restriction are
followed up and advice given to those drivers who persist in driving through the ‘Access
Only’ road alongside the church and school.
Crime Prevention - advice on various topical crimes is regularly provided throughout the
year, for example preventing theft of heating oil in winter and securing sheds and garden
tools in summer. Bike and catalytic convertor marking events have been held. Various
other initiatives can be found on the Force website
Neighbourhood Watch - Palgrave’s scheme, co-ordinated by John Sparks, is supported
by the Mid Suffolk North Community Watch Liaison Officer based at Stowmarket who provides regular advice.
Policing Precept - Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore announced on Friday
January 30th that he will be asking council taxpayers to pay an average 6p a week extra
towards policing in the county in the next financial year. The PCC presented his proposal
to the Police and Crime Panel meeting at Suffolk County Council’s HQ for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the proposal. For the past two years the policing element of Suffolk’s council tax precept has been frozen but this year the PCC felt in
view of the financial challenges we are facing and the enormous demand the Constabulary is managing, he should implement a small increase of just less than 2%.
Priorities - On Tuesday 6th January, Eye SNT held its quarterly priority tasking meeting.
During the meeting it was decided that the following priorities would be set:
Rural Crime - target incidents of Rural Crime in Mid Suffolk North - Rural
Crime is defined as ‘Any crime of an agricultural, livestock wildlife or heritage nature. Includes fly tipping, unauthorised metal detecting and hare coursing.
Excess speed – target vehicles exceeding speed limits in Mid Suffolk North Due to the increased number of complaints, received in the meeting and through
the last period.
The next meeting is set for Thorndon Village Hall, Thorndon at 7.30pm on 27th April
Your Local Safer Neighbourhood Team - Your local team is always willing to assist
with crime prevention, and can often assist with inexpensive methods of helping you ensure your property is better secured. Feel free to contact us at the address below with
any questions or concerns.
For those of you who engage in Social Media, Mid Suffolk Police now have a Twitter account. This is regularly updated with crime prevention advice, crime information, witness
appeals and other local policing news. You can access the account at
Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) - Your local officers are: PCSO 3240 Faulkner & PC
80 Wiggins
Mid Suffolk North SNT, Police Station, The Lodge, Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7BH
Tel: 101 (in emergencies dial 999)
e-mail: [email protected]
4.2 County Council Report for 2014-15: County Councillor Jessica
Fleming, Hartismere Division
Over the last year, County issues of most importance to Palgrave residents appear to
have been road safety and traffic control, heavy goods vehicles using inappropriate
roads, and the limited space available for any expansion at the Primary School. We have
also been involved with managing the gypsy and traveller encampment on Rose Lane
which is now closed off, management of the Lows footpath, and the application by Progress Power for a gas powered peaking plant at Eye and Yaxley. I will touch on these issues in turn and then look into the crystal ball to 2015/16.
Road Safety – Several meetings have taken place with parish council members lead by
Mike Bootman, myself and Suffolk Highways. Josh Kerridge has stepped into John Simpson’s shoes at County Highways and has been out to look at the various road and traffic
issues in the village and parish. The main focus is on the ‘no access’ lane in the village
green. We looked carefully at this recently and are optimistic that a solution in some form
will develop over the coming year that will benefit both the primary school and local residents. The County Highways team has been working on new risk assessments for several proposed vehicle activated sign (VAS) locations and expect to hear that at least 2
locations are approved shortly. The Parish Council will then organise posts and circulate
the VAS between locations.
‘Lorrywatch’ Scheme and HGVs – The parish council has signed up to the ‘Lorrywatch’
scheme but it unfortunately is limited to restricted routes rather than those designated as
‘unsuitable for HGVs’. We are waiting to hear that the formal scheme can be set up by
Suffolk Trading Standards. Aside from heavy and large vehicles use of Denmark Hill,
where there is a ban and where the scheme would be directly applicable, the parish
council and I are working on limiting HGV use of Crossing Road and Priory Road through
clearer signage off the A143, Highways has agreed to install and reposition signs in both
cases. We see this as an interim measure as our aim is to see HGV bans on both these
routes as they are clearly inappropriate. The public can report HGV problems on https:// . It
is necessary to have the reg. no and preferably the name of the carrier.
Better Broadband Suffolk - The fibre upgrade commitment is to offer all customers fibre
access by 2020, and 95% by start of 2018. We are on target to supply fibre BB to at least
85% of premises by the end of 2015 and enable universal access to at least 2MG by the
end of 2015. The 2MG access is an interim measure until the fibre programme reaches
those in the last 5% and satellite cover may be needed, further details will be announced
later this year. When an area is upgraded users must actively sign up and pay a small
additional premium to benefit. It is important to sign up as reaching a 20% uptake threshold triggers a payback from BT which we will invest back into communities where access
is more difficult and it helps to keep costs down for customers.
If you have queries, please contact our BB development team on [email protected]
Lows Lane/The Lows - Over the past year, the farm tenant who used The Lows for access has vacated the woodland largely thanks to work by County Highways staff and local police and the lane has received new wooden bollards to prevent future vehicle passage, the situation will be monitored to see if any further work is needed there.
Level Crossings - This year the County Council has been engaged with Network Rail
(NR)’s plans to assess all level crossings on the Norwich - London mainline to allow increased speed and frequency of services. To date NR has not provided a programme or
priority order for assessing crossings but this is expected in summer 2015. The County
transport team is in negotiations with NR about Gypsy Lane in Needham Market and it is
felt that if we get Gipsy Lane right, we will have a good precedent for other crossings.
Progress Power Infrastructure Application – An application to the Planning Inspectorate was made at the end of January by Progress Power/ Stag Energy/ Watt Power. The
Inspector will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State on April 24 th, and a decision
may be issued in July. The project, if approved, would clearly impact upon future plans for Eye
Airfield, the countryside around Mellis and Yaxley, and local traffic.
Looking towards 2015/ 2016 - It is the season for national, district and parish elections. As
May 7th approaches the County Council will enter a short period known as purdah between the
end of March and the middle of May when county-level decision making is paused although
Councillors will continue to work and be available to communities. I hope that everyone comes
out to vote, and that anyone interested in standing for election in any capacity expresses interest. It is gratifying when individuals engage with their neighbours and communities and take on
projects that are of interest, you cannot complain if you are unwilling to act!
Regardless of election outcomes politics as we know it is bound to change with a trend for
‘devolution’ (that is, passing power from a higher to a lower level of government) and
‘transformation’ (the County’s programme for reshaping the way services are provided).
We will see more joined up programmes between districts and County, and between counties.
We will see an increasing role for communities, parishes and for neighbourhood planning.
Transport will be more community led, with more ‘on demand’ services. Health care is undergoing large changes so that services provided by the NHS and Council are combined and, we
hope, better coordinated.
Lottery funding - is now available to set up community projects. Village SOS has been set up
to offer volunteers a package of support for projects such as starting a playgroup or saving the
village shop. This project is sponsored by rural charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) (operating here as Community Action Suffolk). It can match community leaders
them with someone else in the UK who has already ‘done that', and offers expert advice and
mentoring through a local support organisation. To sign up, all you need to do is visit our website at
Please get in touch with me about any issues that are of concern or about which you would like
to know more.
County Cllr Jessica Fleming [email protected] Tel: 07714-597980
4.3 District Council Report for 2014-15: District Councillor David Burn
With integration of Mid Suffolk District Council and Babergh District Council workforces
completed in the autumn mid-2013, the Council was well settled into its new way of working at
the start of the year, with the single restructured workforce under a streamlined management
team serving the two sovereign district councils to deliver the services and support that
both required. This integration was part of the District’s response to the challenge of year-onyear reduction in funding by central Government, which is expected to fall to zero by 2020.
Further, the closer the requirements of the two councils could be aligned the greater the savings the combined workforce should deliver; similarity in managing the administration and services of both councils would streamline workflow, enabling the workforce to be more efficient
and therefore more cost effective.
To that end a number of initiatives were concluded during the year, foremost amongst which
was the approval in June of a Joint Strategic Plan. The Plan sets out the Councils’ vision,
ours being ‘to ensure the economy, environment and communities of Mid Suffolk continue to
thrive and achieve their full potential.’ In order to realise the vision the Plan sets several priorities under three headings – Economy & Environment, Housing and Strong and Healthy Communities – and within each sets down the required outcomes, what needs to be done to
achieve them and what success in each will look like. The full Plan can be accessed on the
Mid Suffolk website.
Last May the contract with Customer Service Direct (CSD) ended. CSD was created in
June 2004 as a Partnership between British Telecom, Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk
District Council to provide unified ‘back office’ services. For most members of the public it was
the first point of contact with the Council, either by ‘phone or by visiting the offices in
Needham Market. Absorbing ‘in house’ all the functions CSD had provided for ten years
was a formidable task but, working with Babergh DC and Suffolk County Council, it was
achieved with very little of a hiccup.
Another major alignment initiative was the recent public pre-consultation on a Joint Local
Plan, which will set out the policies that will enable development in the two districts to be
managed for the next decade or more. Along with the directives in the National Planning
Policy Framework it is the policies in the Local Plan and the Core Strategy that guide the
determination of planning applications. Mid Suffolk’s present Local Plan has been operating since 1998 and is long overdue for review. The pre-consultation closed at the
end of March and the results will inform preparation of the draft -Plan, which will then be
subject to a further public consultation before being submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for approval. The whole process will take about two years.
So far as we in Palgrave Ward are concerned, the most important element of the new Local Plan, together with the review of part of the Core Strategy that is going on at the same
time, is that which will govern the extent of growth in our rural villages, which in Palgrave’s case is presently restricted to within the settlement boundary. Since the Core
Strategy was adopted in 2008, development in the countryside and in villages without a
settlement boundary has not been permitted save in special circumstances but we can
expect to see some relaxation of that policy in order to create space for the amount of
new development Government has charged us with achieving.
Mid Suffolk District Council has been involved in Palgrave during the past year probably
more than you might think, though unsurprisingly much of it is taken for granted. Waste
bin collections have gone smoothly and from November it became possible to recycle
more items, which should further improve our record (38% to 42% over the past four
years). Council houses have been maintained, council tax collected, benefits paid out
and grants administered, including funds for the Community Centre refurbishment. All of
these are the District Council’s responsibility. Much of your Parish Council’s business has
been with the County Council (detailed in Councillor Fleming’s report) but the District
Council’s Communities section has been helpful with unravelling the mysteries of the
ownership and management of The Green. MSDC’s Health and Well-being Communities Officer is your designated Locality Officer and the first port of call for any organisation in the village needing information or help from the District Council.
The supply of housing is always high on the Council’s agenda and one of its key roles
is to control the availability of building land. For the past 30 years housing provision here
has been by private sector developers but last year saw a release of funding that will allows us start building council houses again – 38 to start with but hopefully more to follow.
In June 2014 a Housing Needs Survey was carried out that will be used to plan the mix
of house types developers will be encouraged to build. So far Palgrave has not been included in any strategic planning but a development brief for nearly 300 houses in the
south-east corner of Eye Airfield is currently being prepared. Any development of that
size is bound to impact on this village and on many others in the area.
Determination of planning applications is one of the most important and well-known of
the District Council’s functions. In the period 1 May 2014 to 20 March 2015 a total of 19
applications in Palgrave were decided:
2 for new dwellings
2 for barn conversions
3 for extensions
4 for works to listed buildings
3 for works to trees in a conservation area
5 ‘miscellaneous’
These were all delegated decisions made by officers in the Planning Department. Only
about 2-3% of around 4,000 applications received each year are decided by the Planning
Like the County Council, the District Council was a statutory consultee for Progress
Power’s proposal to build a gas-fired power station on Eye Airfield, as were the adjoining parish councils for Eye, Yaxley and Thrandeston. The impact of this development,
however, would be felt far more widely than in just those three parishes. Other parish
councils, including Palgrave’s, felt strongly that they should be able to represent the
views of their communities and it was suggested that joining forces to give a single unified response would show a solidarity and have greater impact. So evolved the Eye Airfield Parishes Working Group (EAPWG), made up of representatives from seven parishes. I had been involved as a District Councillor since March 2013 but it was as a Yaxley and Thrandeston Parish Councillor that I found myself working alongside colleagues
from Palgrave and the other parishes, steering the EAPWG through the examination by
the Planning Inspectorate throughout the last six-months of 2014. By the end of that period the EAPWG had become a force to be reckoned with and it is certain that with the
help of a number of co-opted residents who had special skills in planning, heritage and
document research, we presented an extremely compelling case against what residents
believed would be the over-industrialisation of our area. At the end of the Examination the
Planning Inspector complimented the Group on the quality of its contribution and thanked
us for our participation. The Inspector’s decision will be made public towards the end of
Finally but hopefully not the end - I was as you might recall asked to chair a working party
to develop a plan to relocate the playing field wind turbine to alleviate the noise nuisance that some residents experience. This has stalled in recent months and an explanation is appropriate. The PDCC made a successful planning application to move the turbine to near the middle of the adjacent field and permission was granted on 3 October
last year. The landowner’s and tenant’s permission are also required, funding to be
sourced and the necessary legal agreements drawn up. The landowner and tenant both
supported the proposal in principle but unconnected business matters arose that had to
be completed before negotiations could progress with the PDCC. That business is still
ongoing but I am in regular contact with the landowner and he is hopeful that it will be
concluded soon.
4.4 St Peter’s Church and the North Hartismere Benefice: Hugh Bunbury, Parochial Church Council
The Rector, Michael Thompson, was given a good send-off at his leaving service in August; moving on to a parish near Durham. The particular process that the Church of England follows for seeking and appointing new clergy will, we are hopeful, soon see a new
person installed at the Rectory. In the meantime, we are well served by Ordained Local
Minister Ginny Manning, visiting clergy from the area, and a busy supporting team from
within the congregations. In this way there has been no interruption to Church activities
around the Benefice during the Vacancy.
As well as the regular Church services, we share several joint activities with the other six
parishes, including the prayer chain, bible study house group and the always enjoyable
Men’s Breakfast – at which the last speaker was our very own Palgrave and Gislingham
School Head.
Sunday services at St Peter’s Church are reasonably well attended. In particular the new
form of ‘Palgrave Praise’ does seem to appeal to a variety of parishioners. This is an entirely congregation-lead worship service using projected images instead of hymn books
and a growing assortment of instrumentalists in place of the organ. Children’s Sunday
Club continues to be well-attended and the short ‘Coffee and Cookies’ service at pick-up
time also works well.
The need to adapt our church interior to more varied use continues to be a preoccupation. We also note the school has a pressing need for additional space and would be
pleased to be of help with this as part of our plans. Church and School already work together well with various connections. Thursday morning ‘Open the Book’ is particularly
appreciated by the children, we are told.
This year we were chosen for study by the Church Recorders group of NADFAS. Over
several visits they have done much delving, describing, researching and photographing.
The end result will be a scholarly archival record of the building, its furnishings, monuments and contents. Separately, the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, in its centenary celebration, published an illustrated guide to ‘one hundred church treasures’, in which
can be found our much-admired 1440 hammer beam roof.
The churchyard is looking well-tended, for which we have to thank the Parish Council including, this year, some beneficial management of the trees.
We encourage and welcome all in the village to use and enjoy our church as was intended some six hundred years ago.
4.5 Palgrave and District Community Council: Alan Spoors (Chairman)
The year to date...
Activities - We continue to host a wide range of activities in pursuit of our Constitutional
goals: to provide opportunities for recreation and education for the people of Palgrave
(and District). The “Conversation Café” gave us some insights into how we might better
serve the Community, and a small sub-committee is working out recommendations for,
perhaps, a new direction.
Meetings of the senior citizens’ Friendship Club are hosted by the PDCC, with mem
bers of the Committee preparing lunch at one meeting every month.
The Saturday film nights are now well established monthly events, and they con
tinue trovide opportunities for audience members to chat and exchange opinions, as
well as to watch films.
Robert Moore, the Film Nights’ Chairman, has improved our cinematic facilities with
the installation of surround-sound, which will be paid for out of funds raised by Film
Nights. A new notice-board has also been installed at the end of the drive.
At the same time our fairly traditional programme of activities has continued: the vil
lage has marked Guy Fawkes Night, Halloween, and Christmas at the PDCC.
We have run a wonderful village fête and two extremely successful flower-and-p
roduce shows.
Our regular Quizzes have flourished this year.
New activities in the Bar have been well attended.
We have repeated last year’s children’s parties – at Halloween and Christmas.
In my opinion, the highlight of the year was the commemoration of the part played by the
village a century ago in the Great War. We organised an exhibition of World War One
artefacts, loaned by villagers; we hosted a lecture by a UEA historian on the origins of the
War; and we ran a short festival of WW1 films. This commemoration was the PDCC at its
best, giving Palgrave the lead in interpreting a national initiative for the village. The organisation was led by Geoff Hinchliffe, and Palgrave owes him its gratitude.
For their work over the last year the Committee should be congratulated.
“The Palgrave Star” continues to be published every month and delivered free of charge
to every house in the village, and to some outlying areas Delivery, of course, is carried
out by a small team of volunteers to whom I am very grateful.
The Building 
The hall-floor has been replaced. Gill Heriz researched flooring on behalf the Comm
ittee and hunted down the funding which has paid for most of the installation. We
are grateful to Mid-Suffolk District Council and to Suffolk County Council (in particu
lar to Cllr Jessica Fleming) for their financial contributions to the project
John Kilgannon has done a similar job in researching and finding funding for airsource heat pumps, which are reducing heating costs, and providing a very “green”
solution to the problem of keeping the place warm.
Other Committee members have been investigating the possibilities of re-decorating
he main hall, and I am optimistic that work will be put in hand this Spring.
Our Bar Manager, Martin Dyer, intends to carry out refurbishment of the bar, and is
recruiting a “self-help” team of DIY enthusiasts. The bar will be re-decorated; new
carpet will be laid; and new furniture will be installed.
I am grateful to these members for their immense contributions to the PDCC.
We have attracted a number of new members to the Committee this year, and there is no
doubt that we have been able, somewhat, to spread the work-load. On behalf of PDCC
members I thank all Committee members, new and old, for their dedication.
The year to come - We expect the work of the PDCC to carry on in much the same vein.
Activities will be advertised in “The Palgrave Star”.
4.6 Palgrave Parish Council Report for 2014-15: Councillor Mike Bootman (Chairman)
Councillors - during the year we received with regret resignations from Jan Hicks and
Ted Ling, who like Siân Bunbury was another very long-serving and active individual, and
we thank them both for the work they did. We understand that Ted is not in the best of
health at this time and we wish him a full recovery. We have been fortunate that John
Gibbons, Keith Charman, Mick Brown and Wendy Cooper came forward to work for you.
Being a councillor is not only about regularly attending meetings to contribute to and
make the best decisions for you and Palgrave but is also to help to put those decisions
into effect. We thank those who have also expressed an interest but for various reasons,
often work-related, cannot respond to the summons to attend each council meeting.
Clerks - Katherine Jones resigned last November and we thank her for her hard work. A
replacement, appointed in January, has also resigned to work for a larger parish council
in St Edmundsbury. The vacancy is re-advertised and if anyone in Palgrave believes that
they have the necessary experience then please do make yourself known to us - even if it
is to help us out in a temporary capacity.
Work of your Parish Council - we have several strands to our work:
To comply with regulation and statute. As you might have understood from our monthly
reports in “The Palgrave Star” and the previous reports from County and District, the world of local
government is constantly subject to changes to the rules and the ways in which we have to operate.
We have adopted the latest versions of Standing Orders and Financial Regulations and are putting
in place various policies, processes and procedures to comply with new rules and requirements; the
latest being to provide you with even greater transparency in our decisions and spending.
To represent the views of the electorate to government, county and district councils and other agen
cies. This involves studying regulatory or other proposals and responding to consultations about
them. A current example of this at the broad level is the Local Plan Review, while part of our routine
work is to consider the most appropriate response to planning applications small and large
(Progress Power). We have to assess the implications for you and Palgrave and present our consid
ered views, often in the knowledge that they may not always be listened to.
To look after the Parish Council’s assets and responsibilities. A substantial part of the Parish Pre
cept - the money collected with your Council Tax payment - goes towards grass cutting, cemetery
and churchyard maintenance and so on. We need to fulfil these commitments but at ‘best value’ for
you, so that means tendering for the work and making balanced decisions about what it needs to be
spent on. This year, as you have read in an earlier report, a substantial effort was made to tidy up
the churchyard and this was achieved by working with the PCC to establish a plan of action and ca
rrying out the work by a combination of contractor and the very welcome efforts of a number of vol
unteers - for which grateful thanks. Thanks also go to those volunteers from the Gardening Group
who tidied the edges of the pond on The Green. Other repairs and replacements initiated during the
year include the ‘Bus Shelter, Village Sign - again thanks to Kate Ashington for painting and Alan
Spoors for varnishing the Blacksmith - and working with the PDCC on a joint replacement for the
very dilapidated notice boards near Forge Close. In the coming year we will work with the PDCC to
replace play equipment on the field, put in place a contract for minor maintenance activities and
finalise a rolling maintenance programme.
To identify and address local issues and concerns. Our ability to identify these is tempered by our
lack of powers to achieve solutions; so much of our effort goes towards evidencing the problem and
influencing the responsible authority to act. Our main efforts over the last 2-3 years have been on
traffic-related issues and County Cllr Jessica Fleming has supported us on these, helping put our
case to County officers, whilst the local Police SNT has also assisted us. We are as frustrated as
anyone in the time it is taking to see results, especially when a recent press report explains that Nor
folk County is for a fourth year running to provide a further £400,000 in match funding for 129 speed
reduction schemes in the county, installing vehicle-activated signs without delay. On a positive note
we successfully applied for listing The Green as an Asset of Community Value, completed the small
extension to the cemetery on the land kindly offered by Ian and Jane McClintock and pressed for
action over improper use of The Lows and the woodland by the River Waveney. We are working
more closely with the PDCC to improve facilities and quality of life, supporting the school over prob
lems resulting from its confined site and road safety of pupils, and assisting some local charities that
deliver various services for the benefit of residents.
New Year, New Council - local elections for Town and Parish Councils are being held alongside
the general election on May 7th and so your present Parish Council will be dissolved. Candidates
wishing to stand as parish councillor must complete a nomination form and submit it to Mid Suffolk
DC by 23rd April. If there are more candidates than vacancies (11) then a ballot will be held. The first
meeting of the new council will be held on Thursday 14 th May when a chairman and vice-chairman
will be elected and priorities considered for the coming year. The outgoing council has set a budget
but not the detail of it, but did at least reduce the Precept by a small percentage and even though
the elections, contested or not, have to be paid for out of it. Challenges will include responding to
the Local Plan Review formal public consultation, especially over the location of planned growth in
housing, services and employment, and Mid Suffolk’s plans for the Eye Airfield site. This will inevitably increase traffic through Palgrave so bold solutions need to be considered. Other plans will be
informed by the discussion to be held at this meeting following the Reports. Do have your say!
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PDCC Diary—April, 2015
12.00 Extend
7 pm Bounce
8 pm Bounce
7.30pm PDCC
2pm Friendship
7pm Drumming
12.00 Extend
7 pm Bounce
8 pm Bounce
9.30 am Quilters
10am Fit Steps
10 - 2 Spring Craft
2pm Carpet Bowls 7pm Drumming
7pm Cribbage
7.30pm Line Dancing
12.00 Extend
7 pm Bounce
8 pm Bounce
1 pm School PE
7pm Table Tennis
17 Fit Steps
8 pm Bar Games
7.30 pm Film Night
2pm Carpet Bowls
7pm Cribbage
7.30pm Line Dancing
12.00 Extend
5.30 pm WI
1pm School PE
7 pm Table Tennis
10am Fit Steps
7.30 pm Parish
12.00 Extend
7 pm Bounce
8 pm Bounce
1pm School PE
10.30am Friendship Club Lunch
7.m Drumming
2pm Carpet Bowls 7pm Drumming
7pm Cribbage
7.30pm Line Dancing
APRIL 2015
Palgrave and District Community Council
Registered 40
Charity 269132