Parish Council Information


Scheduled meetings take place every other month at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm - open to the public. A copy of the Minutes of these meetings can be seen upon request from the Clerk and on this website.

The Parish Clerk
Mrs Jennie Blackburn – 01449 721369 / [email protected]

The Parish Councillors
  • Cllr Colin Woods - 01449 711747 (Chairman)
  • Cllr Deb Turner - 01449 711461 (Vice-Chairman)
  • Cllr Brian Heard - 01449 711330
  • Cllr Stephanie Challinor – 01449 711286
  • Cllr Diana Brenig-Jones - 01449 711324
  • Cllr Karl Wilkinson – 01449 711320
  • Cllr Sharon Budd – 01449 711243
  • Cllr Henry Stanford - 01449 711742
  • Cllr Jen Henderson-Hamilton – 01449 711960

The Parish Council’s responsibilities include
Finance - The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Council expenditure, annually analysing future funding requirements and recommends the precept to be raised. Arranging insurance of parish property, loans and donations and other associated activities requiring finance. Contact: Cllr Budd, Cllr Stanford, Cllr Woods, Cllr Brenig-Jones or the Clerk, Mrs Blackburn

Public Footpaths - The Parish Council oversees the maintenance of the footpaths within the Parish of Earl Stonham – Contact: Cllr Colin Woods, Cllr Budd, Cllr Henderson-Hamilton or Cllr Heard.

Planning - The Parish Council receives and considers consultation copies of all Planning Applications relating to the parish. Recommendations from the Council either in support of the application or as objections, are passed to Mid Suffolk District Council who, as Planning Authority, will make use of these comments in their determination of the application. Contact: Cllr Budd, Cllr Stanford, Cllr Woods, Cllr Brenig-Jones or the Clerk, Mrs Blackburn

Parish Property — The Parish Council provides and maintains dog waste bins, litter bins, notice boards, benches and street lights. Contact: Any Parish Councillor

Highways and Lighting - The Parish Council oversees highways matters such as the need for road repairs, signposting, street lights and the supply of electricity for street lighting. Contact for Street Lighting - Cllr Woods. Contact for all Highways issues - the Clerk, Mrs Blackburn

Earl Stonham Recorder – Contact: Cllr Turner

Village Hall – Contact: Cllr Budd

Police / Public Protection – Contact: Cllr Brenig-Jones or Cllr Henderson-Hamilton

Transport / Road Safety – Contact: Cllr Woods

Parish Communications – Contact: Cllr Turner