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Laxfield Parish Council usually meets on the second Monday of the month in the Guildhall at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and have the opportunity of raising an issue for discussion.

Please note that currently and until further notice, all Parish Council meetings will again be held in the Village Hall. 

Due to continued unprecedented circumstances, the public are also invited to submit any item they wish to raise during the Open Forum prior to the meeting directly with the Parish Clerk.  This should be done through email or telephone (contact details as below).

Last Parish Council meeting 8 November 2021  CLICK HERE FOR DRAFT MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 11 October 2021  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 13 September 2021  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

(Extraordinary) Parish Council meeting 7 September 2021 CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 12 July 2021  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 14 June 2021  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

(Extraordinary) Parish Council meeting 26 May 2021  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting (Annual) 24 May 2021  CLICK HERE FOR DRAFT MINUTES

Parish Council full meetings 2021, unless otherwise notified: 

11 January 2021
8 February 2021
8 March 2021
12 April 2021
24 May 2021
14 June 2021
12 July 2021
13 September 2021
11 October 2021
8 November 2021

The May Parish Council and Annual Parish Meeting (APM) will now take place on 24th May 2021. 
It is anticipated that it will be a combined Live and Remote event, Covid restrictions permitting.

Parish Council full meetings 2022, unless otherwise notified: 

10 January 2022
14 February 2022
14 March 2022
11 April 2022
9 May 2022 [Parish Council meeting (Annual) plus APM]
13 June 2022
11 July 2022
12 September 2022
10 October 2022
14 November 2022

Laxfield Annual Parish Meeting – held on Monday 24 May 2021 in Laxfield Village Hall.

The annual Parish meeting was Laxfield’s first foray back into physical meetings. It was appreciated that some people may not have felt ready to attend in person and therefore zoom was available for members of the public to attend.

The various reports were also compiled into a booklet which will be distributed to all households in the parish.

Click here to see the APM booklet online

Laxfield Quiet Lanes

Quiet Lane signLaxfield Parish Council is committed to improving our village.

During development of Laxfield’s Neighbourhood Plan last year many villagers identified road safety as a priority for the village. Laxfield Parish Council is now exploring opportunities to designate certain rural lanes in the village as “Quiet Lanes” as part of a county-wide project. We feel that this would be of real benefit to the village and those who visit.

As part of the formal public consultation process, proposals were discussed at an Open Forum (held remotely via Zoom) on 12 April 2021.

For more info and situation updates click here to go to the Quiet Lanes page on this website.

Parish clerk  

Karen Gregory

Hill Farm Barn, Badingham, Suffolk IP13 8JL

Tel: 01728 638061

email:  laxfieldparishclerk@gmail.com

The role of the parish council

Laxfield Parish Council is made up of 7 councillors. There are ten full meetings during the year (no meeting in August and December), held on the second Monday in the month. Additional Extraordinary Meetings may be held to deal with a specific item of urgent business if agreed by the Chair and Vice-Chair. The Finance Committee meets every December.

All members of the public and press are welcome to attend all meetings of the Council and its committees and sub-committees. The members of the Parish Council elect a Chair, whose role is to ensure a fair and adequate hearing of the views present and at the same time to restrict the discussion to consideration of the business in hand.

The Parish Council acts strictly within statutory boundaries and strives at all times to retain public confidence.

The Annual Parish Meeting is organised by the Parish Council and chaired by its Chair. It is always held in May and exists to allow all parishioners to attend and ask any questions or bring up any matters relating to the village.

Committees & representatives

Planning & Amenities Committee  (4 members)

S Innes (Chair)
D Alchin
D Martindale
G Oughton

Grounds Committee (3 members)

tbc   (Chair)
D Alchin
S Innes
L Sharman

Finance & General Purposes Committee (2 members)

R Simmonds (Chair)
D Martindale


Village Hall: 

R Simmonds
D Martindale

Smith & Ward Charity:

R Simmonds

Relief in Need Charity: 

S Innes

Laxfield & District Museum:

L Sharman

SALC & County Area Committees:

D Alchin

Council members:

Chair: S Innes

D Alchin
S Clarke
D Martindale
G Oughton                  
L Sharman
R Simmonds

Contact us

Parish Clerk - please click the email link below: