Minutes of Previous Meetings
The 2019 Parish Council Election results can be seen at the Parish Council Election results.
Vacancy for a Parish Councillor
Notice has been given of a vacancy for a parish Councillor.
Westleton Parish Council now has a vacancy to fill under the co-opted process and is looking for people who are interested in standing as a representative.
FLY TIPPING WARNING
Westleton seems to have succumbed to the problem of fly tipping which has unfortunately been on the increase and blighting wide areas across Suffolk.
Recently a truck load of soil/construction material was dumped on the edge of The Common at the entry point to the track/footpath link known as 'Black Slough' between Mill Road down to the B1125. The right of way has effectively been blocked. This also follows an incident in May where a chemical drum & electrical wiring was dumped in the Reckford Road lay-by.
The District Council are responsible for clearing public sites [but not where private land is involved].
Please can everyone in the village be extra vigilant to any suspicious activity - do not though put yourself at risk by directly challenging the perpetrators but instead try to record any vehicle details so that these can be passed on to the authorities.
The Parish Council will look to monitor the situation and obviously we hope these are ‘one-off’ instances and won’t be repeated but clearly if particular sites do become 'targeted' then we will have to look at possible deterrence measures.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Westleton Parish Council
Westleton Parish Council normally meets at 7.30pm on the last Monday of each month with the exception of August and December when there is no meeting, or if that date is a Bank Holiday. The Parish Meeting in April and the AGM in May start at 7.00pm.
Dates of meetings in 2020.
Details of any additional meetings will be posted on the village notice board.
The meetings are held in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Members of the public and press are welcome to attend, there is normally the opportunity to raise queries or matters of concern at the beginning of the meeting.
Cancellation of Meetings because of Coronavirus Covid-19 Restrictions
Westleton Parish Council has been unable to meet since February 2020 because of the Covid-19 outbreak. In order to keep you up to date with the work the council is doing Ian Haines, the Parish Clerk, has written a bulletin which is available here. Earlier editions of this bulletin are available with the minutes of meetings in the box on the left.
Agenda for Council Meetings
The agenda for meetings of Westleton Parish Council is normally available a week before the next meeting is due. Read the Parish Council meeting agenda.
Parish Council Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting Cancelled
Because of Coronavirus restrictions the Westleton Parish Council Meeting and the Annual Parish Meeting, which were both due to be held on 27th April 2020, have been cancelled.
The Westleton Parish Council Annual Report 2019 to 2020 is available to read.
The Register of Members' Interests is available from East Suffolk Council.
Advisory Group Members
(a) Community Field – Cllr C Freeman (Chair) & Cllrs, P. Holmes, A. Freeman, N. Shearme.
Co-opted Roy Swindell, Craig Alexander, Jonathon Alexander.
(b) Bonfire – Cllr N. Shearme (Chair) & Cllrs A. Clough, C.Fisher, C. Freeman,
P. Holmes, J. Alexander.
Co-opted Kevin Smith, Kevin Berry, Craig Alexander, Jonathon Alexander.
(c) Commons – Chair - Cllr Nick Shearme. Cllrs, Julian. Alexander, Chris Freeman.
Co-opted David Rouse, John Bebbington, Arlette Smith, Roy Swindell, Roy Jones.
(d) Planning – Cllr A.Turner (Chair) & Cllrs J. Alexander, C.Fisher, C. Freeman.
(e) Housing Needs – Cllr C. Fisher (Chair) & Cllrs P. Holmes, I. Johnson, A. Turner.
SIZEWELL C STAGE 4 CONSULTATION
The Parish Council have submitted their response to EDF's stage 4 consultation. Read Westleton Parish Council response to EDF's stage 4 consultation.
Please read a copy of the Council's Employers Liability Insurance.
BOTTLE BANK UPDATE
The site to the rear of the White Horse Inn (adjacent to the pond) is now being used as the collection point for glass/ bottle recycling and two bins located there are allocated for public use. A weekly collection is in place.
The Parish Council, working with the White Horse, are intending that a nearby permanent store can eventually be used to house all the bins [both commercial and for community use] so that this will improve the appearance of the whole area.
In the meantime, thank you to everyone for your patience during the period that the bottle bank facility had to be removed altogether and apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Westleton Parish Council
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE & LOCAL FLOODING ISSUES
The Parish Council have been pressing County Highways to deal with the many potholes and water surface issues which unfortunately seem to blight the approach roads to Westleton. We recently met with an Engineer on site and visited a number of locations to identify specific problems. Improvements are being directly taken as a result but we have been informed that limits on budgets and spending mean some larger works, where new drainage measures are required, will have to take their place in a long line of other priority schemes earmarked across the county.
In the meantime, if you come across flooding on any road and it poses an immediate danger or safety issue to the public do please report this yourself by contacting the authorities on the emergency line number – 0345 606 6171. This will at least prompt a call out and hopefully mean that signs are placed on the approaches to forewarn motorists.
We would also encourage residents to visit the County Highway website reporting tool www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/highway-maintenance/report-a-highways-issue/ to directly log other defects such as potholes etc. This is a very straightforward process to follow and the more people who go online to report a problem then the greater impact/credence will result prompting an inspection and for a repair to be prioritized.
Thank you for your support.
Westleton Parish Council