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Every year parish councils are audited to check they are doing things correctly. In Laxfield's case, the size of the precept - the money paid by council tax payers - means the scrutiny is particularly intense. Mid Suffolk District Council collects around £42,000 a year to meet village requirements and the turnover is about £55,000.
That means the parish council is examined locally by Suffolk Association of Local Councils and nationally by PKF Littlejohn in London.
The 2018-19 year accounts have been completed and approved and the council's policies, procedures, records and minuted actions examined by SALC.
For six weeks from June 17 you can ask questions of last year's parish clerk Nick Woodhead and make representations to the national auditors.
To see the documents go to the finance section on the parish council page and open the 2019 folder at http://www.laxfield.online/parish-council/audit-2016/http://www.laxfield.online/parish-council/audit-2016/
Patience has been rewarded in the parish council's search for a successor to Nick Woodhead. She, too,is from Badingham. Her name is Karen Gregory and she has a wealth of top-level experience in the field of human resources and change management. Watch this space for more about Karen.
Mid Suffolk District Council has confirmed it has more than five years' supply of building land available to developers.
That’s enough to remove the presumption in favour of planning approval and to make the emerging Laxfield Neighbourhood Plan and the district’s Joint Local Plan “material considerations” in planning applications.
Thomas Mills High School’s children will potentially benefit from changes in how their mental health and emotional wellbeing is supported, after taking part in a county-wide report focusing on the challenges young people face in and out of school.
The Parish Council does not ban dogs from the playing field lightly, it is for everyone's SAFETY.
Dog owners please clear up after your four-legged friend and either take it home to dispose of or use one of the five designated dog bins which are located around the village and paid for out of your council tax.
To contact the Parish Clerk: email: firstname.lastname@example.org