Administration

Contact Information
25 Shakespeare Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1TU
Telephone: 07767 163706

Email:buxhallpc@live.co.uk

 
Council Staff
Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer: Tina Newell

 

Councillors agree to work under the Councillor Code of Conduct and are guided by the Good Councillor Guides produced by NALC:

 
Meetings
Following the lifting of Covid 19 restrictions meetings will recommence in the village hall.
Council meetings will usually be held on the first Monday in the month and the full schedule can be found here.  Public participation is encouraged at meetings.
 
Planning
All information is available on the Babergh Mid Suffolk District Council website here.
Information on what is a material consideration has been provided by the Planning Portal and the government provides guidance on determining planning applications.
 
Key Documents for Councillors
The Annual Governance and Accountability Return and details on the Inspection of Accounts can be found on the Annual Finance page here.
 
Governance Documents
The Council’s Standing Orders can be found here
The Council’s Financial Regulations can be found here
Council operations are conducted within policy set by Council.  The extensive policy list can be accessed here.
A Councillor checklist for General Data Protection Awareness will soon be available in order to assist Councillors to understand the basic requirement on them.
 
Websites
The recommended websites for Councillor information are:
National Association of Local Councils (log in required for some parts – please contact the Clerk)
Suffolk Association of Local Councils (log in required for some parts – please contact the clerk)
Also of interest might be the paper from the House of Commons Library 
Legal Topic Notes from NALC
The legal topic notes provide extensive guidance and those relevant to Buxhall Parish Council will be  downloaded to a Legal Topics page for Councillor information soon