Parish Council

Latest update regarding Combs Lane:

I have spoken with Network Assurance and they have updated me that National Grid are carrying out major works on Combs Lane to replace a gas main with all the relevant connections and services. The works and road closure will continue until Jan 2018, more details can be viewed on Cll. Otton



Latest road closure notice:


Suffolk County Council intends to make an order closing the: 

· C433 Fen Street, Buxhall; 

· C433 Stowmarket Road, Rattlesden; 

· U4954 High Street, Rattlesden; and, 

· C433 Felsham Road, Rattlesden from the junction with High Street to outside the Baptist Church 

This is to facilitate cabling works. Other coordinated works may also take place during this period. Access will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.  

The diversion route will be Lower Road, Borley Green, The Heath, Heath Road, The Green, Green Road, Drinkstone Road, Woolpit Road, The Street, Gedding Road, Rattlesden Road, Drinkstone Road and vice versa. 

It is intended that the closure will operate from 23/10/2017 - 27/10/2017 but if necessary the order may remain in force for 18 months (or longer if extended by the Minister). 

Enquiries should be made to Ben Watkins of Hire-A-Lite. Tel: 0844 332 9009. Email: 

Date: 12/10/2017

Buxhall Parish Council is an elected body which reflects local views and functions as the first tier of government for the parish of Buxhall. The Parish Council is committed to working together with the residents of Buxhall for the benefit of the parish.

The Full Council meets regulary in Buxhall Village Hall with meetings comencing at 7.30pm. Please note the change in meeting date for November to 13th November (previously scheduled as 20th November)

The dates for future meetings are:

November 13th 2017

January 15th 2017

March 12th 2018 and

April 16th 2018


Our next planned Full Council Meeting will take place on Monday November 13th @ 7.30pm. A copy of the agenda will be here from Tuesday November 7th 2017

Planning meetings take place as required and details will be posted on line and advertised on the Village Hall notice board with seven days notice.

Parish Councils can: give views on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish; undertake projects that benefit local residents; work in partnership with others to benefit the parish; advise relevant authorities of problems or action that is needed; and help the other tiers of local government to engage with, and understand their local communities.

Members of the public are invited to attend each meeting and time is set aside for public participation so that Buxhall residents have an opportunity to speak to The Council on any matter relating to the village. This opportunity is given at the beginning of each meeting so if you raise or comment on a topic which is on the agenda for that meeting, Councillors will be able to take account of your views when that subject is discussed.

If you speak on a matter which is not on the current meeting agenda, your topic will not be discussed at that council meeting, but the Council will consider including it at a future meeting.

You can also raise suggestions, comments and matters of concern at any time with one of your Councillors or the Clerk. Councillor Contact details In this way, they can act as your voice on the council and ensure that your views are made known.

District Councillor John Matthissen and County Councillor Penny Otton attend meetings regularly and a member of the Mid Suffolk South Safer Neighbourhood Team also regularly attend meetings or send a written report.