A Village Community
Councillors are grateful to representatives at the Post Office for providing formal notification of the temporary closure of the Bramford Post Office, in conjunction with the refurbishment of the Co-op store.
Bramford residents will need to find alternative options to the Co-op store in The Street from the end of October as the building will be shutting down for a complete refurbishment throughout November.
We're looking for local parish residents, or individuals with tangible interests in the village, to join the Parish Council, after the recent departure of two Councillors. The Council meets on the third Monday of each month and monitors and funds a number of local services and amenities, comments on planning matters, manages the local Lawn Cemetery and donates funds to relevant charitable causes that benefit the parish. If interested in getting involved with these, and other, community matters please contact the Parish Clerk, Diana Stroh, for further details.
The Parish Council has arranged an extra-ordinary meeting on Monday 21st August, to discuss the re-submission of a planning application relating to changes to parking provisions at 3-5 The Street. Bramford residents are welcome to attend and make representations should they wish to do so. The meeting commences at 7.30pm.
Bramford residents and local motorists are urged to take care along the stretch of road between junction 52 of the A14 and Bullen Lane for the foreseeable future, as work starts on the 'haul road' accessing the power station earmarked to receive power from the off-shore wind farm at Lowestoft.
The Council's accounts have been sent for independent assessment as per current procedures, however, from 21st June anyone wishing to inspect these accounts can make an appointment with the Parish Clerk. Please find further details on the Council noticeboards, or here on the website under 'Finances' on the 'Council' page. Please note the accounts available to view are subject to external audit.
Bramford Parish Council, as a local burial authority, are required to issue Grants of Exclusive Rights of Burial to those purchasing a new grave or cremation plot in the Lawn Cemetery. Unfortunately, changes to this legal process have meant a delay in issuing these documents in recent months with efforts being made to catch up as soon as possible. Please be aware that this will not affect any future internments as complimentary documentation is available to the Parish Council to ensure the lawful undertaking of its responsibilities.
Some visitors to our Lawn Cemetery have expressed concerns as to a possible vagrant living in the shed. The only 'vagrant' we have is a cat, and many visitors have been concerned as to its welfare in these cold conditions. On that basis the Parish Clerk, as administrator for the cemetery, has made provision for the cat to have shelter available, as per the Animal Welfare Act 2006, within the shed. It is noted that the access is disproportionately large and appropriate alterations are to be made very soon. Thank you to all those who have contacted the Parish Council on this matter.
My apologies for not updating these news pages for some time - there seems little point in saying that the Council agenda and minutes pages are updated.
As in previous years, we have to hold a meeting in August to consider planning issues that cannot wait until after the holidays. The agenda is on our Council pages.