Parish Council

 

This area of the website is being updated. Please contact the Parish Clerk if you require any information not present on the website.

 

A Parish Council is the bottom tier in the local government structure in England. Next is the District Council (Babergh in our case) and the top tier is currently the County Council (Suffolk).

Shotley Parish Council has nine members elected every four years. Being a Parish Councillor is a voluntary position and unlike their counterparts in the District and County they receive no payment. The Council employs a part time Clerk who has responsibility for managing the meetings, dealing with correspondence and overseeing any contracts or purchasing and a Responsbile Finance Officer who deals with all accounting matters. 

A Parish Council has a wide range of powers at their disposal including giving grants to local organisations, promoting tourism, cleaning public places and providing allotments. The most important role is as a statutory consultee on planning matters. The Local Planning Authority consults the PC on all planning applications within the Parish boundary from the smallest conservatory to the HMS Ganges site, other bodies such as the Primary Care Trust also consult us on local issues.

The Parish Council meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 7.15 pm.

Now is your chance to put names to faces, in order to get to know us better. 


Meet the Parish Council

 Clerk-Bedwell

Dina Bedwell - Parish Clerk

You can contact Dina about all Parish Council matters by emailing shotleypc@btinternet.com or phoning 01473 788248.

Messages can be left on the answer phone and will be dealt with as soon as possible.
 
or write to:

Mrs Dina Bedwell
Shotley Parish Clerk
22 Great Harlings
Shotley Gate
Ipswich
IP9 1NY

 

Barrie Powell - Chairman

Contact:
Tel:     01473 787199
Email:  beepowell.powell@gmail.com

 

Jim Catling - Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:     01473 788499
Email:  james.catling@yahoo.co.uk



Nicola Green - Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:      01473 787150
Email:  spc@nickchris.plus.com


Rob Green- Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:     01473 787250
Email:  ras.green@btinternet.com


Robert Higgs - Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:      01473 788203
Email:   robert.higgs.spc@btinternet.com


Bernard Nichols - Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:     01473 787337
Email:  bnicholspc@gmail.com

Maureen Williams - Parish Councillor

Contact:
Tel:      01473 788787
Email:  m933williams@btinternet.com

 

Richard Wrinch - Vice Chairman

Contact:
Tel:     01473 787318
Email:  richard@rjwrinch.fsnet.co.uk


Updated 7 September 2017

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