There has been a marked increase in recent months of dog mess being left on the Recreation Ground. If you have a dog in the household please remind whomever walks it that it is their responsibility to clear up after it (even in the dark!).
At the January meeting of Hollesley PC, a decision was made not to increase the Precept for 2021/22. The Precept is the amount of money passed to Hollesley PC from East Suffolk Council and is collected through your Council Tax. Like so many other Parish Councils, Hollesley PC realise that 2020 (and in to 2021) has been a very difficult year (financially and otherwise) for many residents, and we hope this helps, even if in a very small way.
At their meeting December 2020, HPC decided to temporarily suspend the pre-purchase of grave plots in the New Cemetery. The reason for this is that a number of plots have recently been purchased by young people. These plots will possibly not be used for decades to come. If this practice continues, it may be the case that, in the near future, families of residents who have passed away may find that space is limited.
HPC recently made a decision to postpone installation of the five new pieces of Play Equipment until the Spring of 2021. Sorry to all the young people who were hoping to be playing on it now, but the short days and Coronavirus restrictions would have made installation at this time a difficult process.
Following the resignation of Cllr. Coyne after the September 2020 meeting, East Suffolk Council have now given permission for HPC to co-opt a new Councillor. If you are over 18, a UK Citizen and are on the Electoral Register for the village then you qualify (there are other qualifying criteria). If you are interested in joining us why not give the Clerk a call on 01394 411405 and find out more.
The Village Voices is a fantastic parish magazine serving many villages on the Deben Peninsula. However, due to printing requirements the news can be three or four weeks out of date. To be alerted to the latest news you really need to sign up to the Hollesley Grapevine. This media simply sends an e-mail to you with the latest update. It may be a road closed, or a missing dog, or news of the work the Parish Council is continuing to carry out with the Ministry of Justice with regard to residents at HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay.
Just to let you know, Sutton Heath Football Club have decided to move to Sutton Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground for their home matches. We wish them all the very best for the seasons to come
Many of you will have seen the Grapevine message sent in August regarding improvements to the number 71 bus that serves some of the Deben Ward villages.
By virtue of various pieces of legislation, the Parish Council is permitted to give grants to groups and organisations who provide a service or benefit to the community.
You will have read the excellent article in the August edition of the Village Voices by the HMP and YOI Hollesley Bay prison Governor, Mr Garry Newnes. This article was prompted by the latest meeting between Garry and representatives of both Hollesley and Boyton Parish Councils.