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The Great Bealings Parish Council meets regularly in the Village Hall. Topics range from organising village events, reviewing local planning applications, dealing with traffic issues, clearing litter, and dealing with local footpath maintenance.

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

There is currently a vacancy for a Parish Councillor due to the recent resignation of Steve Condon. Parish Councils are the first tier of Local Government in England and are closest to the people. Parish Councillors have two main responsibilities: representing the whole electorate within the parish and striving to improve quality of life in the parish. They have direct responsibility for a few services e.g. determining the local response to planning applications. They can influence many things by working in partnership with East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Councillor. District Councillors attend most of our meetings.

The Parish Council is an effective way to get involved in community life. Parish Councillors are elected by the public or are co-opted by the other Councillors. No previous experience is necessary, and expenses in carrying out duties are covered. Being a Parish Councillor requires some time and commitment and a willingness to undertake training courses. Full meetings are held bi-monthly in the evening, and occasional ad-hoc Planning meetings are held in the interim period.

If any resident is interested in being considered for co-option to the Council now, please contact the Clerk as soon as possible.

If you would like more information about the work of the Council and/or the duties of its Councillors, please contact the Chairman Sue Prentice on 01473 738312 or email: chairman.gbpc@gmail.com


Name Position Telephone number Email address
Sue Prentice Chairman 01473 738312 chairman.gbpc@gmail.com
Rob Munn Vice chairman 07850 414817 robmunn.gbpc@gmail.com
Colin Hedgley   01473 738468 colin.hedgley@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
John Carter-Jonas Tree warden 01473 735255 jcarterjonas400@yahoo.co.uk
Mrs Sally Johnson Village Hall Rep 01473 735230 sallyscape@hotmail.com
Regan Scott Footpath rep 01473 735308 regan2487@gmail.com
Caroline Saunders   07789 713576 carolinesaunders.gbpc@gmail.com

Parish Clerk: Mrs Dee Knights Tel: 01473 624240
Email: greatbealingspc@hotmail.co.uk
Address: Dunure, 39 Avocet Lane, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3SF

District Councillors:

Colin Hedgley: colin.hedgley@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Tony Fryatt: tony.fryatt@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

County Councillor:

Elaine Bryce - elaine.bryce@suffolk.gov.uk

Meeting dates for 2021:

Tuesday 12th January
Tuesday 9th March
Tuesday 11th May - Annual Meetings
Tuesday 6th July
Thursday 23rd September
Tuesday 9th November

Members of the public are welcome to come to all Parish Council meetings which start at 7 pm at the Committee Room of the Village Hall. The May meeting is the Annual Parish meeting which also starts at 7 pm and is held in the Village Hall.

New Planning Applications

Regency House, Lower Street
Holywell, Grundisburgh Road


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