The Parish Council is, at present, made up of six Councillors, including the Chairman, supported by the Clerk.
Until the Localism Act of 2011 Parish Councils were only permitted to do those things where they had the powers spelt out in statute. Under the 2012 Localism Act, the “General Power of Competence” was issued. The intention was to allow eligible councils the power to undertake an activity or incur expenditure without the need to have to identify specific powers.
In July 2019 the Parish Council adopted The General Power of Competence.
The Council meets in the Village Hall once a month normally 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm. We aim to meet on the following dates in 2022: 6th Apr, 11th May (AGM) 15th June, 6th July, 3rd Aug, 7th Sept, 12th October, 2nd November & 7th December. Please note occasionally these meeting dates need to be changed so please check the website or contact the Clerk for up to date information.
Residents are always welcome and time is set aside at every meeting for public discussion.
We currently have a vacancy for a new Parish Councillor. If you are interested in this position please contact the Clerk for further details.
Agendas and minutes are available online, as is further information pertaining to the Parish Council and village.
For information about the Parish Council please contact any of the Councillors or Clerk: (all phone numbers are 01359 prefix unless stated otherwise.)
Chairman: Carol Hammond: 43 Bishops Croft
Parish Clerk: Vicki Gay email: BarninghamPC@outlook.com Tel: 01379 898733
William Martineau: Tel: 221495
Roberta Baxter: Tel: 221471
Sue Kenyon email@example.com
Anthony Steer 07890 501992
Janice Chalmers firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the Councillors Registersof Members of Interests please follow this link to go to the West Suffolk Council page.
Our County Councillor is Joanna Spicer Tel: 230800
Our West Suffolk Councillor is Carol Bull Tel: 01953 681513