After a change of legislation, Town and Parish Councils are now permitted to hold meetings remotely, via systems such as Zoom, Skype and MS Teams (others are available!). HPC will hold their first meeting via Zoom on 21st May and it is likely that monthly meetings will continue in this way for a while, at least while the Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings are in place.
Hollesley residents are getting ready to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020. Check out all the lovely pictures on our Gallery.
The HPC Accounts for 2019/20 are now prepared and have been audited by Mr Trevor Brown CPFA. The Accounts, Audit Reports and PKF Documentation (these are for an External Audit to take place) are all on the PC’s website and can be found here
Over the winter of 2019/2020 Hollesley Parish Council applied for numerous grants for the new Play Park Equipment. In many cases we were successful but in one major application, to the National Lottery, unfortunately we were not
Please note that, with immediate effect and until further notice, following advice from the Suffolk Association of Local Councils, Hollesley Parish Council will not be holding physical meetings. This includes meetings of the Parish Council and the Annual Parish Meeting which was due to take place on 12th May 2020.
As at 9.00am on Tuesday 17th March we are still awaiting instructions as to how we should proceed with regard to Parish Council meetings. If the meeting scheduled for 19th March is cancelled an announcement will be made here and on the Hollesley Grapevine.
During 2020, HPC are reviewing the way we manage the Cemetery and all the processes and documentation we use. There will be much more at the Annual Parish Meeting but at the February meeting some decisions were made.
The unveiling of the new Hollesley Village Sign will take place on Sunday 15th March at 3.00pm.
Over the past 10 or 15 years heavy snow fall and high winds have resulted in the electricity being off for a number of days at a time for some residents and back in 1987, following the Great Storm, the electricity was off for 2 weeks for some people!
Please note that a resident of Hollesley has reported another experience of 'quick sand' on the beach at Shingle Street.
The incident happened at very low tide and the person stuck had to abandon her wellington boots to be pulled free. The whole experience was very distressing for all concerned and has been reported to both the Environment Agency and East Suffolk Council.
Please take extreme care when walking along the shore, especially at very low tides and near the lagoon.