by Saxtead Parish Council
After many, many years (at least 18!) on the Parish Council, Graham Ward has now resigned, due to moving away from the village.
We would like to THANKS Graham profusely for his services to the village during his time as a Councillor and wish him and his wife the very best in their new home.
At our last meeting Simon Hordern was co-opted as a Councillor. Simon is keen to get involved in village life and we are very pleased to welcome him to the team.
The Parish Council has now also moved to a new venue- Dennington Village Hall which is larger, has better parking facilities and has easier accessibility.
The address of the Village Hall is:
Dennington Village Hall Framlingham Road Dennington IP13 8DD
We will continue to try and meet on the 2nd Thursday of alternate months, subject to hall availability.
If you would like to attend meetings and are struggling to get there, please let us know. We will try to help with lifts where we can.
We still have two vacancies for Parish Councillors.
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Could I be a councillor?
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Be a British citizen or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union
Be at least 18 years old
Be registered to vote in the area, or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12months before an election
Have lived within 3 miles/4.8km of the parish for at least 12 months before an election